The Music of Ready Player One

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If you're like me you can't wait to see Stephen Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Kline's incredible novel Read Player One. RPO is quite possibly my favorite novel I've ever read. In the book, the creator of the groundbreaking VR universe OASIS, David Halliday grew up in the 80's and his interests become the interests of every person in the world. The book is full of references to D&D, 80's video games, movies, and most importantly MUSIC! The trailers have already given us a taste of the awesome 80's soundtrack we can expect but I put together a playlist of all the songs and bands referenced in the book. Before you make it out to the theater this weekend satiate yourself with these killer 80's tunes courtesy of James Halliday.

Singles of The Week: February 23rd, 2018


So many great singles were released this week. We wanted to acknowledge some of our favorites. Anything that doesn't make the top 10 can still be found in the playlist. Don't take the ratings too serious, they're mostly a way to stay organized. If there's a song on the playlist they are worth listening to, but there are a few we wanted to call out specifically.


Genre: Pop, Funk

For Fans of: Prince, Janet Jackson

Taken from Dirty Computer out April 27th



Genre: Punk, Post-Punk

For Fans of: Ty Segall, Cloud Nothings, Woods

Taken from Wide Awake! out May 15th on Rough Trade



Genre: Indie-Pop

For Fans of: Beach House, TV Girl, Flock of Dimes

Taken from No Going Back out now on SubPop


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Genre: Indie-Rock, Folk-Rock

For Fans of: Rogue Wave, Blind Pilot, Michigander

Taken from Centuries out April 27th on Kiam Records



Genre: Indie-Rock

For Fans of: Sharon Van Etten, Land of Talk

Taken from The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs out April 6th on Merge



Genre: Pop, Rock

For Fans of: Yeasayer, Bruce Springsteen, HAIM

Taken from Caer out April 27th on Warner Bros.



Genre: Hip Hop

For Fans of: Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast, BROCKHAMPTON

Taken from Vacation in Hell out April 6th on Glorious Dead Recordings



Genre: Post-Punk

For Fans of: Ought, Parquet Courts, Preoccupations

Taken from Riddles out March 2nd on Carpark Records



Genre: Indie-rock

For Fans of: Lemuria, Waxahatchee

Taken from Bark Your Head Off, Dog out April 6th on Saddle Creek.



Genre: Indie-rock

For Fans of: Diet Cig, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt

Taken from Kiss Yr Frenemies out May 11th on Saddle Creek.