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TCC Playlist: Rise up With Fists by Jenny Lewis

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Jenny Lewis

“There but for the grace of God go I.”

Jenny Lewis the former lead singer of Rilo Kiley and a friend of Conor Oberst, grew up in a family that was culturally Jewish but not observant. She jokes of her upbringing in Los Angeles, “My family worship[ed] at the showbiz altar.” More and a song for your Friday after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: The Ghost of Rockschool by Belle and Sebastian

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“I didn’t see any other hipsters or punks at church.”

We’re fans of the indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian from Glasgow, Scotland. Lead singer Stuart Murdock writes great pop songs and doesn’t shy away from exploring religious themes in his songwriting. Read more and listen to the song after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down by R.L. Burnside

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R.L. Burnside

“Take away my sin and give me grace.”

After a long day (or year) “Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down” by the Mississippi blues man R.L. Burnside, is the perfect song for sitting on the back porch. Burnside sings vocals on the 2000 album of the same name, but was too old and sick at the time to play guitar. It would be his last recording. Burnside knew what it was to have family members murdered and to take a man’s life. Listen to the song and the album after the jump:

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