Songs Called “Alaska”

Songs Called “Alaska” is a playlist companion to this week’s Top Ten list (1/30 through 2/5) which is centered around songs with “Alaska” in the title.

As far as musical genre goes, this list is mostly geared toward the rock/pop end of things. However, and it should be noted, a good portion of songs titled straight-up, plain ol’ “Alaska” could be lumped into the techno/ trance end of the spectrum. Meanwhile, bands with Alaska in the name, or named after an Alaskan city or town (Juneau, Goodbye Fairbanks, etc.), were mostly post/ pop-punk or emo influenced. Coincidence these moodier genres use Alaska in their song titles or band names? Perhaps not.


Track list
1. Princess Party Mountain– “Alaska”
2. The Cabin Project – “Alaska”
3. Teen Daze – “Alaska”
4. Volcano Choir – “Alaskans”
5. Last Lynx – “Alaska”
6. The Hums – “Alaska”
7. People’s Palms – “Alaska”
8. The Demigs – “Slum, Alaska”
9. I Used to Be a Sparrow – “Alaska”
10. The Chelsea Set – “Charred Alaska”
11. Summer Watson – “Alaska”
12. Dr. Dog – “Alaska”
13. I Am The River – “Cicely, Alaska”
14. Theo Sieben – “Alaska Porcelain”
15. Ercos Blanka – “Alaska”

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Musicians Laurel Andrews and Malcolm Kuntz in Seward, Alaska. September 2013. (Katie Medred photo)

Katie Medred

About Katie Medred

Katie Medred was born and raised in the wilds of Alaska. She now serves as the A&E and Music Editor at the Anchorage PRESS, as well as a writer and reporter. Email her at katie.medred@gmail.com with story ideas, band information and updates.

One thought on “Songs Called “Alaska”

  1. Seawolfear
    February 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Men’s Recovery Project-”Our Alaskan Brothers”

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