My Top 1000 Songs #481: Working Girls

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Some lovely jangle pop from the Pernice Brothers, off 2001's terrific The World Won't End. Lots of nice, endlessly charming tunes out there from Joe Pernice and his various configurations, but this one stands out for me. Some of his prettiest vocals, with chiming guitars and a great melody to hum along to--hard not to love, and perfect for any mixtape.

"'Anticipation' playing from the radio, it mocks her life. 'I was here', she scribbled in a restroom, to prove she was alive."

Live, a few months back: