The June playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Fujiya & Miyagi, Yeasayer, Albert Hammond Jr. and more. 🎶Have a listen below.
Here's the highlights:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) surprised us this week with two new dance-worthy jams. “Off The Grid” has an interesting first 20 seconds, but stick with it!
The lyrics to the song “More to Life” by Albert Hammond Jr. are realllly resonating with me right now. "So tonight free yourself, let the music make you someone else. There's more to life than 9 to 5, when your world's a party every night." Yes to more dancing and letting go of work worries!
Sleater-Kinney dropped a new song this week produced by Annie Clark of St. Vincent, but you probably could’ve guessed that from the opening vocals.
Fruit Bats have a new album out June 21 titled Gold Past Life. They’re playing the Lodge Room in Highland Park on the 22! See you there?
It's May! Are you as tired as I am of seeing this photo everywhere the past couple days? Every. Damn. Year. Probably for the rest of our lives. Thanks, J.T.
Anyways back to new music!
- Sylvan Esso's new album, "What Now" released last Friday! My favorite track is hands down, "Just Dancing", and it's also what I do when I listen to the song: dance. They're playing a gig at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, August 25. See you there? Cool.
- Suprise new tunes from Phoenix! A new full length is set for release on June 9.
- Fujiya & Miyagi have a new EP.
- "Thinking of a Place" is a powerful return for The War On Drugs. It's an 11 minute dream-like haze of a song and I want to be lost in it forever.
Mother's Day is May 14! *Call your mom this month and tell her you love her.
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.