Running Music

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I’m going to check out for a few days and embark on a running relay at the end of the week. I’m running the Wild Rogue Relay in southern Oregon for the first time. It’s 200 miles from central Oregon to the coast at Gold Beach. I’ve done Hood To Coast a few times but I grew a little tired of the scenery and the crowds. The scenery on this one should be amazing (and a lot less crowded). I can’t wait to see southern Oregon and the Rogue River area.

I’ve gathered some new running music over the last little while and thought I’d pass on a few to you. A couple of these I picked up from a running inspired podcast from KEXP in Seattle (fantastic station!).

First up is Chk Chk Chk or !!!. This song, The Hammer, has to be one of the best running songs I’ve ever listened to.

St. Lucia, Closer Than This and Elevate. These guys remind of a mix between M83 and Foster The People.

Stars, Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It. These guys give me a heavy New Order vibe between the guitar, drums, bass.

RAC, Let Go. I just saw RAC a few weeks ago and they put on a good show. The guitar hook got me on this song.

Chet Faker, Cigarettes and Chocolate. I’ve been on a CF kick for months. Really dig his live show and albums.

CYMBALS, The Natural World. Great drums and synth on this track. Great video too.

So there you go kids. Hopefully you stumbled on to something that intrigues your ears. Got a song that keeps your ass moving on a run? Post it in the comments. Always fun to get recommendations. I’ll do my best to get some great pictures from my run and possibly have a future blog entry.

One thought on “Running Music

  1. Every great journey needs a great playlist, and it looks like you have yours!
    My “finish line” or “I’m not going to make it” songs are “Cough Syrup” by Young Giant and “Shake it Out” by Florence and the Machine.
    I hope you enjoy your run, and all the ups and downs that will come with it. Looking forward to a future blog post.

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