Listen to Dave Hause play Jenny Lewis, Leonard Cohen, D’Angelo and more on his WXPN #guestDJ set
Philly-born rocker Dave Hause took to the airwaves on WXPN last night with a guest DJ set during the Philly Local show, showing off his wide-reaching musical tastes. He played a moving Leonard Cohen song right next to a searing Restorations jam, a blissed-out War on Drugs anthem next to an aggressive Run the Jewels gut-punch and kept the hour lively and unpredictable.
Hause’s local punk rock roots showed up in selections from Cayetana and Restorations, he shared a heaping of hometown love on The War on Drugs, and included surprising picks from the pop world (yup, Taylor Swift made the cut, and during a talk break after the song plays Hause totally defends his choice…not that he really needs to).
But for the most part, his DJ set focuses on songwriting – a craft Hause has honed with panache over the years, going back to his time in the hard-touring band The Loved Ones – and his DJ set is a collection of fellow songwriters that he finds inspiring.
During the show, we also get some insight into Hause’s plans for 2015: a couple studio side-projects, the writing and recording of a follow-up to 2013’s Devour and another round of touring – which is where he was introduced to all these songs in the first place, during long drives between shows. Listen back to his guest DJ set below.
“Sugah Daddy” by D’Angelo
“She’s Not Me” by Jenny Lewis
“I Just Might” by Ryan Adams
“Change My Ways” by Tony Molina
“Scott Get the Van I’m Moving” by Cayetana
“Eyes to the Wind” by The War on Drugs
“Close Your Eyes” by Run The Jewels ft. Zach De La Rocha
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
“Nothing To It” by The New Basement Tapes
“Seperate Songs” by Restorations
“Did I Ever Love You?” by Leonard Cohen
“Enola Gay” by Conor Oberst