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August '18 Playlist by Julia Walck

August 2018 Playlist | Julia Walck

The August playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from DeVotchKa, Jungle, Wild Nothing, Delicate Steve and more. šŸŽ¶ Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • Remember that ethereal cinematic track "The Winner Is" from Little Miss Sunshine? Well DeVotchKa is back with more dreamy tunes! Perfect for listening while staring out the window of a slowly moving car pretending you're in an indie film. 
  • This wave of new Jungle releases is really making me happy. Their new album For Ever comes out September 14!
  • Big Red Machine is a new collaborative project between Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (of The National). A bit experimental and a bit of the familiar from both of them. 
  • Wild Nothing is back with new music! Catch them at The Regent in October. 

July '18 Playlist by Julia Walck

July 2018 Playlist | Julia Walck

The July playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie, El Ten Eleven, Lykke Li and more. šŸŽ¶ Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • St. Vincent re-worked her track "Slow Disco" and dubbed it "Fast Slow Disco". Pretty self explanatory. Pretty great.
  • Interpol has new tunes! A full length is coming out in August. You can catch them at The Hollywood Bowl in October. 
  • M. Ward released an entire album unannounced at the start of June titled What a Wonderful Industry.
  • The Gui Boratto remix of Paul Simon's "That Was Your Mother" has been my go-to running song lately.

June '18 Playlist by Julia Walck

June 2018 Playlist | Julia Walck

The June playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Jungle, White Denim, Arctic Monkeys, Iceage and more. šŸŽ¶ Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • Newly founded band Wajatta is a mashup between Reggie Watts (yes, the comedian) and John Tejada. It's groovy-lounge-happiness at its finest.
  • I'm sure you're one of the 220 million plus people who have seen Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video. But on the off chance you're not, you should go watch it. 
  • White Denim is back with new music! They're from Austin, TX. Which I'm visiting for the first time in a couple of weeks!
  • I've really been into bumping Amber Mark's new song "All the Work" off her latest EP. Especially, when I have a deadline creeping up on me.

December '17 Playlist by Julia Walck

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I can't believe it's almost 2018! Here are some mellow indie/alternative tunes you can relax with while you enjoy the rest of the year. Think of them as my Christmas present to you.

Here are some highlights from the December Playlist: 

  • There's loads of great new Aussie tunes on this playlist from Househats, Django Django, Alexander Biggs and more! 
  • "Getting It On" is a mellow, indie pop song from SALES. Listen closely for an especially great moment at 1:10 in the song.
  • I love Love LOVE Dan Auerbach's solo stuff. He's gotten a little bit pop-pier from his initial raw-ness of "Keep it Hid" in 2009, but man... his voice never fails.