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Many tunes from the noughties make up this week’s playlist, complete with a few more recent ventures in indie rock. We kick it off with a few feel-good tracks from the likes of Dr. Dog, Rilo Kiley, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

In between features some folkier sounds from Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, and Andrew Bird. The Father John Misty tune — ‘Funtimes in Babylon’ — is taken from the record Fear Fun — one inspired by psychedelic mushrooms. He tried to write the album in an honest way, “not trying to pull one over that this 22-year-old dude is some sad wizard… ‘I drive around in a van and eat pizza and smoke weed. That’s true.'”

The playlist returns to a cheerful mood on closing, with the catchy ‘Courage’ from The Whitest Boy Alive’s Rules, and a pop-veering track from Stars’ 2014 album No One is Lost, entitled ‘No Better Place.’

Happy toking!

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