The July playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Spoon, Hot Chip, Sleater-Kinney, Temples and more. 🎶Have a listen below.
Here's the highlights:
Spoon is back! I repeat, Spoon is back! In terms of new music though it’s just this one single for now. Everything Hits at Once, their first compilation album, is out July 26.
A new Michael Kiwanuka track dropped featuring Tom Misch – a collaboration I didn’t know I needed in my life until now.
Devendra Banhart announced a new album: Ma out September 13
As you’ve probably heard me go on and on about by now, Hot Chip released a new album late last month! I’m pretty positive that “Positive” is one of my favorite tracks off of A Bath Full of Ecstasy.
Recycling this image from last October because one I'm sick and pencils are heavy and two I think it's a pretty rad drawing.
Oddly enough, I don't have any concerts queued up this month. Maybe that'll give me more time to figure out my costume for Halloween!
Here's some highlights from the October playlist:
- I've listened to Jim James's new song "Same Old Lie" probably 20 times. It's a really important song at the moment in this era of gun violence, this shit-show of an election and people actually showing up to vote.
- Discover Weekly on Spotify has been doing me some favors lately; recently I discovered Rose Windows, Helvetia, and Wooden Shjips through that playlist.
- Speaking of Spotify, I was browsing my "recommended" section the other day and came across a band called Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. I immediately clicked through to them because, hey who wouldn't click on a name like that?! Psych-rock from Perth is something I needed in my life.
Today marks a year that I've been doing my monthly playlists accompanied with monthly drawings to go along with 'em. (Apparently I skipped January and February. Those were times of transition for me though so I'm totally OK with that and I'm giving myself a 'get out of jail free' pass).
This month I'm seeing Steven Tyler, (free tickets through work so why not, right?), Mayer Hawthorne, Kyle Craft, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and BØRNS. Most of them are free shows through KCRW Summer Nights, which you should totally look into.
Here's some highlights from the July playlist:
- I got instant goosebumps listening to "Middle Names" by Devendra Banhart. Their new album, Ape in Pink Marble debuts in September.
- Car Seat Headrest sounds like Tapes 'n Tapes infused with a hint of Modest Mouse. SUPER into it.
- The day I discovered Kyle Craft, I bought tickets to his show at the Bootleg happening on Friday, July 8. (You should go, too. It's only $9)!
- White Sea might sound familiar because she used to be in M83.