For May Day, here's a mixtape of songs about working for a living—with a couple down-with-the-man anthems thrown in for good measure. Whether you're out at a protest today or stuck behind a desk, I hope this can be a soundtrack for your afternoon.
Gabby La La is a creative force in music. Case in point: She’s a sitar virtuoso who also created her second album ("I Know You Know I Know") using a Nintendo DS Lite overdubbed with ukulele and theremin.
The artists coming out of Seattle's Sub Pop Records have had a huge influence on me as an artist and music critic (I even covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl" on some lo-fi recording I made when I was in my early twenties). These days, I continue to appreciate bands on the label—like THEESatisfaction, who just released an new album called EarthEE and is now hitting the road on national tour. Sub Pop has been a part of my consciousness for almost 15 years. Let this BitchTape inspire you!