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Mix: Cities, States

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It’s no doubt that location inspires and influences music. Countless artists interviewed on The Spec have mentioned their hometowns, or experiences on the road, as a part of their music-making process.

Be it in the lyrics, or as inspiration necessary to fuel creativity, the cities and states musicians pass along the way can directly impact their music.

Listen below to a mix of The Spec editors’ favorite location-themed bands and songs…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IprgVNlFIqM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The National | Song: Bloodbuzz Ohio

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8jLGyjjOGk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Alabama Shakes | Song: Hang Loose

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_-cUdmdWgU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Sufjan Stevens | Song: Chicago

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RHh5YipM4o?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Deer Tick | Song: Baltimore Blues No. 1

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlOl9LOUQ0g?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Rogue Wave | Song: Lake Michigan


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEXQNSwrWZI?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Women | Song: Locust Valley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qxPBeBXRY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Deerhunter | Song: Pensacola

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfWw9MwZdUE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Mac DeMarco | Song: European Vegas

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbScHJz5Wg?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: St. Vincent | Song: Paris is Burning

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUQEoL2Cn4s?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Peace | Song: California Daze

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