well, I’m cutting it close posting this playlist on the last day of the month eh? but that’s not stopping me…come at me June! COME. AT. ME.
there’s pretty much just two words I have for this playlist, and that is: Washed. Out. yes, my all-time favorite band ever Washed Out has finally put out a new album (and you’ll find two tracks from it on this month’s line up).
if you’re new to Washed Out, allow me to be your welcome wagon. this band is the best. their music is chill. it’s upbeat. it’s great background music and it’s great party music. it’s soulful for art making, but cool enough to jam to while you’re cooking up a sweet vegan dish for you and your honey. you catch my drift…I love f*cking this band…
I think this month’s playlist is a good one. for real. I’ve been spending some legit quality time in my studio and whenever that happens, I’m able to stockpile tunes.
this playlist is definitely more upbeat this time around. with tracks from the cults, ctznshp, and paramore, you’ll have that productive dance buzz happening in no time. as usual, the tracks do slow down on the back end, so listen in order…enjoy!
wooooaaahhh nilly, where the heck did april go?! believe it or not, I’ve actually had this playlist ready to go for a while. but, I have been so consumed getting spirits done that I never got around to sharing it with all of you!
so I have to say that this month’s playlist is pretty rad. it’s got a good mix of upbeat stuff at that start (m83, a new track from paramore, and a song I’m obsessed with from the moth and the flame), and then it all tapers out with some super chill tracks (like a random one from rogue wave, cotton jones, and exes).
I feel like I also need to give a shout out to the 13 reasons why soundtrack, where a lot of the songs for this month came from. so definitely check out that complete playlist if you’re looking for more stuff to listen to…
enjoy, and happy beltane!
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woah you guys. I almost missed this month’s playlist entirely! because I’ve been teaching and running around so much lately, it’s been tough for me to really put together a solid playlist. I’m just not sitting in my studio or at my computer long enough to really curate something together. soooo…there’s really only one word to describe this month’s line up: random.
now mind you, there’s a few solid tracks in this playlist – like ‘amsterdam’, ‘cat thruster’, and ‘drink to moving on’. but some of these songs were just random stuff that came into my discover weekly playlist, or something I heard at a bar (like ‘six underground’ from sneaker pimps…I nearly fell over when I heard it, it had been ages!).
tune in below on spotify, or dig back into my archive of monthly playlists for more music…
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I don’t know what it was about this month, but I seemed to have experienced a bit of a music dry spell. typically, I am able to fill up a playlist rapid speed with new and old finds. but for some reason, I just struggled to get this one to the finish line. maybe it was my schedule, maybe I just wasn’t really in any sort of mood. who knows!
I do find however, when I’m in a funk like this – that I default to sort of chill-hop instrumental stuff (and that genre consumes a lot of this playlist). and honestly, it’s the best kind of tunes if you’re in any sort of ‘creative zone’. ps: definitely listen to this playlist in order (and not on shuffle), it mellows out towards the end…
I still can’t get over that I posted a playlist every month for the entire year of 2016. and here I am starting off 2017. crazy…
so no, there’s no friday finds post today – but I thought we might need some art studio jams instead. I can’t be the only one avoiding the television today am I right? while I’m keeping myself busy painting, maybe you’re doing the same and could use a little background music.
this playlist is short. but like I’ve said on playlists in the past, something about it just felt ‘done’. there’s a pretty wide range of stuff, but the one band I do want to point out (and you’ve heard me rave about them on the vlog) is Roosevelt. if you like the couple of tracks I threw into this list, definitely give the whole album a listen…you won’t regret it.
woah. I’ve been sharing monthly playlists here on the blog for a full year. that’s insane to think about, and even crazier to see them all lined up on spotify!
I’m happy to report that this month’s list contains zero christmas music. that’s right folks, we’ve got a christmas-free zone happening here! I really dig this playlist, and recommend listening to it in order (and not on shuffle). one band I particularly fell in love with this time around was hope sandoval and the warm inventions. if you like a chill vibes, folksy duets, and mazzy star, then you’re gong to love ’em too…
thanks again for jamming with me in 2016. I plan on continuing these monthly playlists, so feel free to subscribe to my email list (in the sidebar) or simply follow me on spotify!
it’s crazy to think that I’ve only got one more playlist after this and we’ll be closing out 2016…
this month’s playlist is definitely on the mellow side. I think a big part of it is the time of year. once halloween passes, I’m usually a bit bummed and just want to plow through the holidays. needless to say – you won’t be getting any christmas music from me next month.
I want to point out two bands I’ve discovered and that are on this list: genders and springtime carnivore. they both happened to be opening bands for other shows I attended recently, and I fell in love with them almost immediately. so much so, I’ve hunted down springtime carnivore and am attending a free show they’re doing tonight in hollywood. I highly recommend checking out both of these bands on spotify…you know…if you want to go down that rabbit hole…
as promised, today I’m sharing with you my halloween playlist for 2016! it probably comes as no surprise – but I listen to halloween music year round. this playlist is comprised of songs pulled from my various spooky playlists…
of course it’s got some of the classics – thriller, dead man’s party, etc. but I’ve sprinkled in a couple that I love and also find appropriate for the holiday. including a killer cover of house of the rising sun by lauren o’connell and old school jazzy stuff from benny goodman and louis armstrong.
happy halloween and stay spooky friends…xo