the raindrops playlist: april showers

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby…”
Langston Hughes

There are few things more pleasurable than the echo of rain as it touches surfaces around us and the opportunity to give it ear from the inside, dry, looking out.  This month, we paid tribute to impending showers with a more mellow playlist…we suggest boiling a pot of water for tea, cozying up in your favorite sweats and listening to the hum of the rain while enjoying this compilation.

  • Inspiration Information (4:12) Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information
  • People Say (3:24) Portugal. The Man -The Majestic Majesty
  • Troublesome Houses (4:24) Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang -The Wonder Show of The World
  • Queen Black Acid (4:47) Menomena – Mines
  • The Mountain (5:19) Heartless Bastards – The Mountain
  • Beach House (3:43) The Cave Singers – Welcome Joy
  • Loving You Is Killing Me (3:25) Aloe Blacc – Good Things
  • Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas) (3:28) Galactic – Ya-Ka-May
  • Black Sheep (3:43) Suckers – Wild Smile
  • When I’m Small (4:09) Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
  • Musical Chairs (2:52) Rumspringa – Sway
  • Black & Blue (3:41) Miike Snow – Miike Snow


  • Northern Girls (3:43) Belleruche – Turntable Soul Music
  • Hard TwelveThe Ante (4:01) – Beat Assailant – Hard Twelve

album cover photo credits: itunes

This playlist was compiled by one of Modern Ink’s talented contributing music gurus, Sean Arnold.  Sean grew up in Tennessee, but now resides in the beautiful, but “rainy” city of Portland, Oregon.  He spends most of his free time hunting for new music, learning to surf, and kicking it with friends.  If you want to talk shop or anything else for that matter he can be reached at

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