For your Earth Day listening pleasure, a mix of green artists, some of whom might surprise you!
Fake Palindromes by Andrew Bird. //Sarah - Andrew Bird toured all over the world with this little jam, but offset the emissions associated with his tour and encouraged his fans to do the same with "Dear Dirty, Me Carbon Neutral," stickers.
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson //Jason - Jack's pretty much the poster boy for the environmental movement. This song is perfect for a little Earth Day rain.
Your Reverie by Kelley Stoltz // Sarah -- Kelley Stoltz's 'Circular Sounds' dropped this year with a Green-e logo on the back showing his commitment to renewable energy.
Off the Grid by the Beastie Boys // Sarah -- The Beastie Boys rule. This little instrumental jam is an homage to solar power....ok, I made that up. For the truth, see Grist's interview with Mike D.
The Roots' 2006 album "Game Theory" was an overtly political album, chock full of references to the lousy state of the urban environment and the natural environment. The lyrics to this one speak for themselves.
Giving Your Gifts by Buen Chico // Sarah -- This jaunty little tune is by a UK group that offset the emissions associated with producing their record.
Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House // Sarah -- Hey now, hey now! These Aussies partnered with Reverb to green their tour. Hope this transports you back to the carefree eighties.
Earthbound Child by the John Butler Trio//Jason-- Subtle it's not--Johnny B is very, very upset with the state of things. Sample lyrics: Well don't look up now there's a hole in the sky/And if we don't change soon everybody gonna die.
Teardrop by Jose Gonzalez // Sarah-- Subtle it is. Jose Gonzalez's music is like a warm bath on a cold night. He teamed up with Reverb to green his last tour.
Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead // Sarah -- How could it be Earth Day without this song? An oldie but goodie. Check 'em out on Conan tomorrow night.
Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology) by Marvin Gaye// Sarah-- I've been listening to this song practically my whole life and it never fails to make me realize we're all part of something bigger. Could this be the first pop song about environmental activism?