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October '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

October '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

The October playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Babe Rainbow, DeVotchKa, Broken Bells, STRFKR and more. 🎶Have a listen below. (PS! Fun fact brought to you from this month's artwork: this image was originally from a toothpaste ad to prevent "morning breath" back in the day!)

Here's the highlights:

  • Foals next album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2, comes out October 18!

  • I discovered a rad new artist named Goth Babe via music recommendation on Instagram stories a couple weeks back. He writes and records his music in the back of a camper on the California/Oregon coast using solar power. How cool is that?!

  • Spoon released a rare track titled “Shake it Off”, originally recorded circa A Series Of Sneaks, and it is definitely not to be confused with T-Swift.

  • And finally, Broken Bells is back with a new single as they continue to tease a new album!

September '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

September '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

The September playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Elbow, Whitney and more. 🎶Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • It’s been five long years of waiting… Bombay Bicycle Club is finally back with new music! Just a single for now, but rumor has it a new album is coming soon.

  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk)’s new album, Wallop, dropped last Friday. Get on your dancing shoes and cue the confetti. “Couldn’t Have Known” is up there as one of my favorites off of the album.

  • With September as my birthday month it only felt appropriate to include “Big Wow” off of Beach Baby’s latest album because of the lyrics, “Happy Birthday, blow out the candles on your cake”. Also because it’s good and you should have a listen!

  • I’ve been following my friend Anthony’s band, The Lovepools, for a while now and it’s been awesome following their journey while they discover their sound and try out new things. I’m into the new synthy track they recently released titled “White Lies & Palm Trees”.

August '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

August '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

The August playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Bonobo, Poolside, Andrew Bird, Ty Segall and more. 🎶Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • Ty Segall’s new album, First Taste, is out tomorrow.

  • Bonobo dropped a new single! If you didn’t catch it earlier this year, Bonobo released a DJ mix album, which can hopefully tie you over until their next full length comes out.

  • Andrew Bird released a music video for “Olympians” off of his recent album My Finest Work Yet. It’s chock full of green screen goodness and you should probably go watch it. Also! Andrew Bird is doing a free show at KCRW HQ on August 17! If you’re in LA, you should go!

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.

June '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

June '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

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?