Time flies and the year is more than half-way over. Here is the list of my favorite songs during the second quarter of 2009:

Straight To Hell by Lily Allen

Search And Destroy by Peaches

Nothing To Worry About by Peter Bjorn And John

15 to 20 by The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Actor Out Of Work by St. Vincent

Knocked Up (live) by Lykke Li

Lua by Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch

Laughing With by Regina Spektor

First Of The Gang To Die by Zee Avi

I Want to Go to the Beach by Iggy Pop

Carry Me by Malcolm Middleton

Prison Girls by Neko Case

Nikorette by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Honey In The Sun by Camera Obscura

Long Walks by The Lovely Feathers

Percussion Gun by White Rabbits

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What’s The Matter Now? by Popup

The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid by The Decemberists

Regarding the last song, I actually like “The Rake’s Song” a bit better musically – but I just couldn’t stand by the lyrics, especially not after having spent most of the 2nd 1/4 traveling with our documentary about child abuse survivors.

And because she’s so beautiful to watch (and because I’m so excited that a live version is finally available after searching high and low last year and only finding the official remix together with Kings of Leon), here’s Lykke Li performing “Knocked Up” on Carson Daly:

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