It's not even Thanksgiving yet and you're probably already nauseated by Christmas music—whatever you do, donít tune into 95.7-FM! And if youíre looking for music to play while the family sits down for a good ol'-fashioned turkey gnaw, the pickin's are slim. There aren't that many Thanksgiving carols, except for "Over the River and Through the Woods."
With that in mind, I thought I'd cook up a playlist of songs from San Diego artists past and present to put everyone in a thankful, festive and gluttonous mood:
Gonjasufi, "Holidays": Chances are, your holidays won't be as psychedelic as Gonjasufi's, but now is as good a time as any to make them a little weirder. Spin this beat-driven gem and put some disorienting fun into your Thanksgiving.
The Heavy Guilt, "Goin' Home": A lot of us will be going back to our childhood homes to visit with family, and there's definitely a comfort-food aspect to The Heavy Guilt's bluesy, soulful, indie-rock sound.
Rafter, "Salt": You might say the secret ingredient is salt—just about everything on the menu is going to be loaded with it. As it should be.
Inch, "Sugar": Save some room for dessert, be it pumpkin or apple pie—or the charred marshmallows off the top of the sweet potatoes (guard your loose fillings!).
Hot Snakes, "Think About Carbs": Potatoes, rolls, stuffing, pie—you get the idea.
Heavy Vegetable, "The Ducks at Ralphs": Or, maybe you're into the whole turducken thing.
Mrs. Magician, "Fuck You Aunt Gloria": Visiting with family gets stressful sometimes, and after emptying a few bottles of wine we might say some things we'll end up regretting. Like the title of this song.
Trumans Water, "American Fat": Is there anything more American than stuffing your face and packing on a few pounds during the holidays? I don't think so.
The Locust, "An Extra Piece of Dead Meat": And, of course, everybody loves leftovers. This 30-second blast of noisecore will help you tap into your most primal, carnivorous instincts while youíre raiding the fridge at midnight.