Erica Quitzow

New York-based outfit Quitzow likens its sound to “getting lost in a Japanese strip mall while slightly intoxicated from love and otherwise.” It seems an accurate enough description of the band, which combines synthetic sounds with pop flavors and whimsical lyrics. Erica Quitzow, the band’s namesake, compiled this week’s Playlist, a collection of songs “about love in some capacity.” Quitzow plays Old Ironsides Thursday, February 7.

1. “You Don’t Have to Be a Scientist to Do Experiments on Your Own Heart”
by Jeffrey Lewis (from It’s the Ones Who’ve Cracked That the Light Shines Through)

2. “The Only One”
by Setting Sun (from Holed Up)

3. “Natasha in Highschool”
by Richard McGraw (from Song and Void, Volume One)

4. “River”
by Joni Mitchell (from Blue)

5. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”
by the Beatles (from Abbey Road)