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February '19 Playlist by Julia Walck

February '19 Playlist | Julia Walck

The February playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Foals, Beirut, Jenny Lewis, Vampire Weekend and more. 🎶Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • Foals announced they will have two new albums out this year!

  • “Laws of the Universe” is one of my favorite tunes off of Toro Y Moi’s new album. The line about James Murphy playing at his house is great. If you know… you know.

  • Vampire Weekend released two new songs last week. Their first singles in 6 years!

  • Beirut’s new album Gallipoli is out today!

November '18 Playlist by Julia Walck

November 2018 Playlist | Julia Walck

The November playlist is here! Ft. new tunes from Toro y Moi, Steve Gunn, Beirut, Little Dragon and more. 🎶Have a listen below.

Here's the highlights:

  • Toro y Moi dropped a new single and announced a new album Outer Peace set for a January release.

  • Cat power is finally back!”

  • “Mono” by Zero 7 is on my heavy rotation right now.

  • Beirut is back with new tunes!

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! 

C☺ACHELLA 2015 by Julia Walck

Coachella Weekend 1. Whoa. You're so much better than weekend 2 it's crazy! (heat-wise that is). 75-90 degree weather, you were wonderful. Thanks for that. 

Jack White killed it. So fucking good. 🙌  He dedicated his show to the transgender community, and reminded us that music is sacred and we should spend time to be thankful for that every day. 100%. 

Below is his setlist from that night. I basically got to see The White Stripes (sorry Meg, you're not really needed), and he even played a Raconteurs song. I was waiting for some Dead Weather to show up in the mix too, but that didn't happen. 

  1. Icky Thump
  2. High Ball Stepper
  3. Lazaretto
  4. Hotel Yorba (White Stripes)
  5. Temporary Ground
  6. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (White Stripes)
  7. Cannon (White Stripes)
  8. Just One Drink
  9. Love Interruption
  10. We're Going to Be Friends (White Stripes)
  11. I've Been Loving You Too Long (Cover)
  12. Weep Themselves to Sleep
  13. Hello Operator (White Stripes)
  14. Steady As She Goes (Raconteurs)
  15. I'm Slowly Turning Into You (White Stripes)
  16. Ball and Biscuit (White Stripes)
  17. Sixteen Saltines
  18. That Black Bat Licorice
  19. Would You Fight for My Love?
  20. Seven Nation Army (White Stripes) 

Polaroid of windmills

Polaroid of the butterfly

Polaroid of Jack White

Polaroid of Jack White

Polaroid of myself

Polaroid of myself

So obviously Jack White was my favorite, but we did see a ton of other awesome artists as well. We saw 24 shows in total. Wow. That's a lot for one weekend, and it's probably why my body is angry at me and I'm sick at the moment.

Friday // Sylvan Esso (amazing set), The War on Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Interpol, Todd Terje and the Olsens, Tame Impala, and AC/DC.

Saturday // Jamestown Revival, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Toro y Moi, Jungle, Yelle, Glass Animals, alt-J, Jack White, and the Weeknd.

Sunday // Mac DeMarco, RAC, St. Lucia, Jenny Lewis (she played some Rilo Kiley!), Kaskade, St. Vincent, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Drake. 

I basically got to see two bands last weekend who were broken up and I never thought I'd get to see: The White Stripes and Rilo Kiley. To be honest, there were a couple moments where I almost cried. So, so happy. 

Jack White

Jack White

Feelin' the music in the H&M tent

Feelin' the music in the H&M tent

Skywriting

Skywriting

Shot glasses I found antiquing

Shot glasses I found antiquing

The caterpillar turned into a butterfly

The caterpillar turned into a butterfly

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Toro Y Moi

We stayed in a condo at a country club this time around, which is crazy different than the car camping experiences I've had in the past. My first Coachella experience was 110 degree weather, a forgotten EZ-Up, and no showers. Let's just say it was interesting. 

The house was nice; it almost made it feel like a lazy weekend when it wasn't at all. 

All this music, warm weather and good times with friends is getting me excited about Sasquatch! Which is a month away! Hello road trip to Washington to see Hot Chip, Spoon, Little Dragon, and James Blake. 4 of my all time favorites! You can see the full lineup here. I have a feeling it's going to be even better than Coachella. 

Closeup of an art installation

Closeup of an art installation

Jack and I in front of the lights

Jack and I in front of the lights

Todd Terje

Todd Terje

Breakfast nook where we stayed

Breakfast nook where we stayed