By Philip Friedman | February 8th, 2012
With the weekend’s Super Bowl now over, what better way to celebrate the season than with a playlist from a show not only about football, but with one of the greatest indie soundtracks to go with it.
NBC’s Friday Night Lights is a show about a small western Texas town, where every Friday night during the football season the town shuts down to cheer on the Dylan Panthers football team. With the bright lights of the football stadium, it’s easy for the various characters to get lost in themselves as they deal with handling pressure, serious injury, drug usage, and relationships.
Just like the movie of the same name, Friday Night Lights gives us plenty of ambient post-rock, with Texas’ Explosion in the Sky serving as the backdrop while the drama unfolds.
Just like the movie of the same name, Friday Night Lights gives us plenty of ambient, post-rock from Texas’ Explosions in the Sky, which serves as the backdrop of the unfolding drama. Fellow Texans Spoon also add to the soundtrack, reminding us of how much great indie rock comes out of Austin. Some other great tracks include Bright Eyes covering Daniel Johnston, Iron & Wine collaborating with Calexico, and Ryan Adam’s old band Whiskeytown making us wish for a reunion tour.
So hit play, close your eyes, and imagine yourself driving an old beat-up pickup, headed down an empty dirt road as you listen to Friday Night Lights Season 1 soundtrack. Enjoy…