Run Oregon Tunes: Matt and Marilyn’s top tracks of April 2017

I typically only listen to music when I am racing, and enjoy my handful of podcasts during my daily runs. However, with April once again continuing the cycle of never ending rain, I spent a lot more time listening to tunes this month as a way to keep me motivated and running quicker than I would otherwise.

What a wild up listening to was heavy on the indie music side of things. While I did get my fill of some well-known names like current pop-hitmakers The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, as well as Gorillaz and Michelle Branch (from early 2000’s pop fame), The majority of my selection came from lesser-known underground indie pop acts.

My favorite fall albums of the month came from the likes of Coin and the New Pornographers. Father John Misty is gaining traction as a current protest artist, and the Parov Stelar album is a wonderful album of electronica that is great for running.

  1. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmoker s& Coldplay
  2. Total Entertainment Forever by Father John Misty
  3. Whiteout Conditions by The New Pornographers
  4. No Reason to Run by Cold War Kids
  5. Shadows by Future Islands (feat. Debbie Harry)
  6. Not a Love Song by Michelle Branch
  7. Talk too Much by Coin
  8. Cuba Libre by Parov Stelar (feat. Mildred Bailey)
  9. We Got The Power by Gorillaz (feat. Jehnny Beth)

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Marilyn: This month, my top tracks coincidentally ended up being kind of focused on strength. “Keep On Keeping On” gets me pumped up every. single. time. (Can Travie McCoy and Brendon urie please collaborate on more music?! PLEASE!?)


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Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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