"Godless" is the opening track from the album Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia by the Dandy Warhols. The album was recorded in Portland, Oregon, between December 1998 and March 1999. Portland brings us immediately to a part of the Labyrinth with a huge range of choice about future direction. Its one of my favourite music cities, and I hope our journey gives us a chance to revisit. Around the time that the Dandy Warhols were recording the song we just heard, our next band were finding their way from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to some early commercial success. One of their songs was licensed by an international hamburger franchise (the Scottish one) and used in a TV commercial. The royalties from that ad allowed James Mercer, the writer of that song, to purchase a home and relocate to Portland and become a key part of the music culture of that city. Here is that song. This is The Shins, and "New Slang".
"New Slang" featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 movie, "Garden State". So too did this song.