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Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Indie Rock Cardio Mix

So, you think you’re “above” sweating the pounds off to disco or the latest pop dance tunes? Well, the too-cool-for-school crowd also has options for workout music; songs that have a steady rhythm and maybe even a catchy tune to get you through a mundane 30-minute trek on the treadmill.

If you’ve seen “High Fidelity” with John Cusack and Jack Black, then you’ve seen my passion for music. I collect records. I love finding obscure lost gems of music history. I’m obsessed.

I’ve had those kinds of “High Fidelity” music geek discussions and arguments with my musician friends when I played in, and hung around, the band scene of South Florida. But now I’ve settled into family life and relaxed my music snobbery… for the most part.

And while I now embrace some guilty pleasures, guilt-free, that doesn’t mean I don’t still love those indie artists who are darlings of the music press. While much of it is the furthest you can get from being workout inspiration, there is more workout material than you may think. Here are a few of my favorite workout tunes from indie artists:

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Indie Rock
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Nada Surf – Concrete Bed

Guided by Voices – Glad Girls

LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away

Matthew Dear – Don and Sherri

Spoon – I Turn My Camera On

Wilco – Heavy Metal Drummer

Deathray – My Lunatic Friends

Death Cab For Cutie – The New Year

July 9th, 2010

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