Have you ever had a memorable moment where you were driving through a certain climate/region, and the music you were listening to just seemed to fit? And now listening to that band or album always takes you back to that same place and time?
Bon Iver, Bon Iver on a summer night driving through the country with the top down on my convertible and looking up at the stars every so often
"Next Girl" by The Black Keys takes me back to sitting in the back seat with a boy who liked me and has just told me about a previous relationship. I was his "next girl"
La Dispute always brings me to the church steps in Auvers-sur-Oise, France and the back seat of a 15 passenger van in Munich. To the man who loved his girlfriend more than he loved me. To the man who got confused and accidentally fell for me in the city of love and then leaving me to pick up the pieces and regret being his would-be mistress.
Death Cab for Cutie flying over the Atlantic Ocean and leaving behind a lot of sadness in Europe.
"Transatlanticism" by DCFC, "Sad" by M5, "Revival" by The Rocket Summer, and the acoustic version of "Beauty in the Breakdown" by The Scene Aesthetic is flying from Chicago to Portland and leaving behind an Australian man who regretted not kissing me when he had the chance and crying the entire way home because of it. In front of strangers.
"Doorbell" by The White Stripes is me at home waiting to go on a date with my current boyfriend and blasting it though the house until he got there.