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July '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

July '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

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.

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. 🎶 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.

July '17 Playlist by Julia Walck

Today marks 2 years of my monthly playlists! Here's one for hot summer days and warm summer nights.  

Here's some highlights from the July playlist:

  • Bonobo has more new music!? And they announced another Los Angeles show in September. I don't know if I can justify seeing him 4 times in 1 year though... haha.
  • I'm ready to dance my ass off to Motor City Drum Ensemble at Panorama later this month. I'm all about percussion-heavy dance music, but we'll see how well I hold up in New York summer humidity. 
  • Phoenix's new album is out! Let me just say, ti amo, Ti Amo. 
  • Cage the Elephant covered "Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric. This song always reminds me of this scene from Stranger Than Fiction (one of my favorite movies). 

Have a happy 4th of July! 

July '16 Playlist by Julia Walck

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.

U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! by Julia Walck

This Fourth of July was one of the most patriotic ones I've had yet. 

I started early, on July 3, and saw "The Goonies" at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as part of the Cinespia showings. (You should totally go to these and can learn more about them here.) You could have your photo taken in a cave, drink wine and have dinner, and there was even a fireworks show afterwards. 

I had all of Friday off from work. Which literally never happens. So I made an icebox cake! Possibly the most red white and blue cake I'll make in my life... though I might see that as a challenge for next year. 

The recipe was from this awesome cookbook called Mad Hungry Cravings and was super easy to make! PS it was delicious.

Actual July 4th consisted of drinking, family time and a TON of fireworks. Obviously.