Home Unknown

Oct 11, 2020 Playlist

Time to lay back, grab yourself a margarita, and waste away with Legume’s Let’s Waste Away Together.

This is like taking a sunset cruise across a toxic lake. The waves rocking your hammock side to side, eyes clo...
There’s a snotty brattiness to The Oil Barons’s Love is Over, snarling with half a grin of teeth showing, and blood dripping down its lip.

Love is Over is the living embodiment of the laughing-crying me...
The Last Origin’s Green Means Go floats across the airwaves to reach a deep and dreamy center of any music fans center.

Green Means Go is like a spirit that lives in your house, rattling the windows whi...
Blvck Hippie’s Bunkbed is an open wound without a bandage. It festers, waiting for triage, but takes some odd pleasure in watching the blood drip to the floor pooling like a trophy.

Bunkbed is that mome...
The Oxen’s Johnny is a traveler’s tale across emotionality and simple pleasures. It’s like sitting in the backseat of a car, twirling your hair in your fingers, headphones drowning out the passing world, enveloping you...
There’s a scene in certain dramas where balloons fall from the ceiling in slow motion, surrounded with confetti, celebrating the discovery of a hidden connection that was there the whole time, but you just didn't know it. A celebration in c...
Holy. Shit.

I’m going to say this without any hesitation - Charlie Sztyk’s p a c k a d a y is hands down one of the best songs I’ve heard while doing Home Unknown.

It’s laid back, infectious, and just tot...
I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something so optimistic about Wild Americans Inside Out. There’s definitely a struggle between the sarcastic vocals and poppy music, that’s like a street fight; sweat dripping a...
WAX WAV sticks it’s hand out the window with You Never Know, and lets the airflow push it high and low. The rush and swooshing of the air, feeling like a heavy beat, inspires dreams of flight and avian jealousy.

Cheap City is the exact type of band that I started Home Unknown for. Located in a small town in Massachusetts, Cheap City isn’t a band that’s easily discovered, but taking one listen to Stompin’ at the Sw...

Sept 20, 2020 Playlist

Another Home Unknown classic, brought to us previously by Lily Puhovitsky, The Galactics Too Late is dangerously catchy, dragging visions of James Brown doing a split in a polyester suit into a world of indie surf fant...
Bottled Blonde’s French Toast was previously featured in Seamstress’s absolutely tremendous New Jersey playlist, and I’m grateful to be able to feature it again.

French Toast lives in t...
What a great discovery it was to find Secret American! At its heart Home Unknown is about proving people wrong when they say “there’s no great music out there anymore,” and What is Promise? is one of the best songs to ...
There’s certain songs that were featured on the last Home Unknown playlists that needed to be carried over, and in/PLANES from the first Denver playlist was a requirement.

Say You Want Me Too is so emotional and...
Listening to the opening bars of Down Time’s Not a Complicated Person feels like the theatrical opening to a movie set in a 1970’s suburb. A family huddled around the dinner table, after a long day of playing in tree-l...
There’s something quaint about Los Surfer Compadres surf-rock track Back to South Padre, like showing up at a quinceañera, presents spread out across a giant table, with your arms full of rose bouquets.



In the...
Nihiloceros’s Worm will make you feel nostalgic for those days of high school freedom, full of guilt and anxiety, and finding liberty with feet planted on a wooden skateboard deck cruising down the street with enigmati...
Oh do I love Blackbeach by Hand Drawn Maps. It was one of the most liked songs from the previous version of Home Unknown, and one of the most fun and energetic songs featured on the new playlist.

The simple guit...
Songs for Sabotage’s Metal will have you feeling like you’re walking purposefully down a darkened alley. You devilishly look over your shoulder as you hear the swishing sounds of jeans move more quickly as you walk awa...
There’s a chaotic energy to Archer Oh’s Sophomore City. It’s like trying to pull a cat out of a tree. Its claws dig fully into the bark, while you try to gently lift it to freedom, but it ends up scratching your face.
Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin’s Moon Dust was one of the very first bands featured on Home Unknown, and giving it a quick listen, it becomes instantly obvious why it had to be added again.

Moon Dust is a moody p...
Daphne Tunes Signal starts off like tiptoeing across the hardwood floors of a snow covered mountain cabin. The fire crackles in the living room, and you’re trying not to wake your friends sleeping away, respectful to t...
It’s easy to put yourself in the middle of a dark field during the first days of fall when listening to Sola Luna’s Sleeping with Makeup On. The fresh cool air keeping the night light and fun, you fumble while opening ...
Sasha and the Valentines serve up a sweet song with Flower. It reminds me of a head turning moment on the subway. Looking across the platform, noticing a rare beauty, turning and smiling just as they step on the train ...
Remember innocence? Sometimes I think it’s why people remember the 80s so fondly, the silly trends, the pop songs, and the weird sense that a person’s toughest moment was how to wash their golden retriever without getting their hypercolor shirt...
It’s the moment the plate hits the floor, shattering across the tile, and watching as your partner futilely reaches down while crying and trying to compose themselves in the middle of the toughest emotional battles.

The Counterme...
There's always that moment at a great show where the entire crowd comes together to sing a certain song - friends jump on stage and cram 3 or 4 faces in front of a few mics, and sing in unison calling out to the gods of rock n' roll.
I am happy to be the one to break this to you, in a very short time Pink Fuzz is going to be a band that all your friends will know and you'll be able to say “I heard them on Home Unknown first.”

I re-added their son...
What a pleasant little song of rebelliousness by Colatura.

The second it comes on you instantly can imagine a classroom full of kids, bored by the same daily tedium, until one brave soul bounds out of their desk, runs fr...
Caterpillar’s Dandelion is the type of song you’d want to chant along with while you’re in the middle of a shamanic ceremony, calling out to the heavens hoping the gods pour rain down on your needy crops.

There’...
If there ever needed to be a modern remake of the boombox scene in Say Anything, then I have the perfect song to recommend: Momma’s Boy Asleep on the Floor .

Boombox overhead, Asleep on the Floor holds ...
Strange Foliage brings their own brand of laid back Chicago alternative rock with Network, a song which hits a little too close to home. It strikes out at people who pay way more attention to the business side of music...
There’s a certain nostalgic noisy grunge delight to Razor Braids Nashville. The charging fuzzy guitar chords lay a groove for melodically mesmerizing vocals that draw on a type of optimistic ambivalence usually found w...
Barney Cortez where have you been all my life!

Oh my goodness, when I first heard Necessary Evil, his latest single, I gasped. That bass line is like the exact rhythm of throwing out your hips, kicking out your ...
Tetchy’s Emotional Labor is like someone whispering softly in your ear as they gently slide a knife into your side, and hold you close while you try not to slip on the blood pouring to the floor.

And you know ex...
Luckily for all of us Anemic Royalty just released a new single, and so they're featured once again in the Home Unknown playlist.

Hold Me Down, their latest single, is the rock n roll rebellion anthem you ne...
Like calling a bolt of lighting from the heavens, Blame Candy has been supercharged with rockstar superpowers.

Their Gibson SGs being their Hammers of Thor, and Zildjian cymbals Spartan shields.

They are forgotten...