Our Nashville Artist of the Month for November *repeat repeat is now based an hour outside the city, but before setting up their small farm for rescue animals, the husband-and-wife team of Jared and Kristyn Corder spent several years on the Eastside, building a following for their aggressively catchy brand of indie rock. As distortion-drenched new songs like “For Leaving You” demonstrate, neither the pastoral setting nor the pandemic slowed down the duo or tamped down their alt-rock instincts. 2021 has seen them cranking out a series of singles including “Dearly Departed” and “Trippin’ (I Know I Will)” that stand as some of their finest and edgiest to date.
To kick off their time in the NaoTM chair, the Corder’s shared some of the inspiration behind their work in a personally annotated playlist that features everything from go-see-it-now film recommendations to proto-CCR to a song they fell in love with at a Lowe’s.
- “Venus In Furs” Velvet Underground, Nico. – Go see the documentary at The Belcourt, it’s incredible. We used to cover “Who Loves the Sun.” This band has been a big influence on us since we started.
- “Snowqueen of Texas” The Mamas & The Papas – Most underrated Mamas & The Papas song ever. Shocked it hasn’t been in a Tarantino movie yet.
- “Jaywalker” Andy Shauf – Andy is my favorite artist of the last decade. I see him every time he comes to Nashville. Canadians just do it better. This one’s also for you, Emily 🙂
- “My Back Pages” The Byrds – This band inspired us to buy a 12-string guitar. This song inspired a lot of our new music
- “Song of the Highest Tower” Cut Worms – This song came on our playlists a lot during quarantine. It reminds us a lot of being home, having firepits, drinking whiskey and waiting out the pandemic.
- “Little Girl (Does Your Mama Know)” The Golliwogs – This was Creedence Clearwater Revival before they changed their name, but it sounds like a long lost b-side off of Pet Sounds
- “Forget About Life” Alvvays – We put Alvvays on every playlist we make. Also this song has a great message.
- “It’s Confidential” BRONCHO – Broncho is the best band of all time
- “Dark Red” Steve Lacy – Just a chill vibe. He made it on his iPhone. This song helped give me the confidence to produce our own music.
- “You’re Not Sorry (Taylor’s Version)” Taylor Swift – “No way I’m not putting a Taylor Swift song on this playlist” – Kristyn, sitting right next to me.
- “Sick of Spiraling” Bachelor – Just a really beautiful chorus. The kind that makes you wish you wrote it.
- “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” Neutral Milk Hotel – Maybe it’s cliche to add this to a playlist. Whatever. It really is one of the best songs ever.
- “In The Valleys” Monster Rally – This music puts you in the best mood. You can’t be sad listening to it.
- “Wild Parts” Maddie Medley – Maddie is so talented and has a such a unique voice. This song is so pretty.
- “Bitch in a Band” LABRYS – shoutout to fellow band ladies.
- “New York Mining Disaster 1941” Bee Gees – This song is killer. Don’t write it off.
- “Only You Know” Dion – This album has a ridiculously interesting backstory. It was produced by Phil Specter (who ended up hating it and shelving it) but it is some of the most poignant and thought-provoking music ever written. This was the original Father John Misty.
- “Sharing The Night Together” Dr. Hook – We head this song in Lowes and we really liked it.