TGIF Playlist: January 10, 2014

I can finally go outside for longer than 5 minutes without the moisture in my nostrils turning to ice:

To celebrate it being Friday once again here are some songs I’ve been listening to, all these (and more) can be found on our monthly Soundcloud playlists, so feel free to check them out and have a great weekend!

Still CornersBerlin Lovers 

The PreaturesIs this How You Feel?  Katie and I are both loving this one at the moment.

Andy BullBaby I’m Nobody Now

HospitalityRockets and Jets

BeckI Only Have Eyes For You (Cover)

St. VincentDigital Witness

#TGIF Playlist: November 8, 2013

It’s been a while since I posted a #TGIF playlist, I wasn’t the most consistent with posting them to begin with, but here are a handful of songs that I’ll be using to jumpstart my weekend:

Note: You can find a these songs packaged together on our SoundCloud page. Katie and I are just LUH-VING that site right now, I put my November playlist on at work all the time and it brings me such joy.  This one goes out to you SoundCloud *pours hot tea on the floor*.

Solange Looks Good With Trouble feat. Kendrick Lamar

Volcano ChoirComrade (All Tiny Creatures Remix)  I permanently swoon for Justin Vernon’s voice.

Destroyer El Rito

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#MusicVideoMonday: Friends Of Friends – Hospitality

Hospitality – “Friends Of Friends” from stereogum on Vimeo.

The adorable Alia Shawkat stars as a girl getting over her ex-boyfriend in the music video for Friends Of Friends, the sparkling single off Brooklyn’s Hospitality 2012 self-titled album. This album was probably one of the best understated pop albums of last year, so do yourself a favour and check out Betty Wang and Eighth Avenue stat.

Happy New Year!

2013 is just hours away and I’ve been trying to come up with a top album list for 2012* these past few days, but I gave up because I just haven’t given enough albums the time and devotion it takes to name them “best of” so INSTEAD, I went the song route, because that is a safer place for me.  SO, to christen the end of the year I’ve decided to bundle 12 of my favourites song and basically make myself a personal 2012 soundtrack that I hope you can enjoy as much as I have. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

* If I were to give you three albums that I enjoy every second of whenever I put them on I would go with: 1-Channel Orange (worth the hype– times a bajillion) 2-Happy to You and 3-Coexist.  

2012 FAVOURITES

Track Listing

01 Reunion - The xx
02 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) - Kendrick Lamar
03 Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston
04 Rosie Oh - Animal Collective
05 Vase - Miike Snow
06 Radio - Lana Del Rey
07 Argonauts - Hospitality
08 Half Gate - Grizzly Bear
09 Disparate Youth - Santigold
10 Ugly Needs - Miniature Tigers
11 Undone - Luke Lalonde
12 Crack Rock - Frank Ocean

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Some Music for the World Traveller

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a downloadable playlist, so I finally fought off my laziness long enough to put some songs together and get one up on the blog— and now I feel like I’ve had a pretty productive day and it’s only noon, which is dangerous, because I may spend the rest of the afternoon watching terrible reality TV or napping with the dog to keep me in check.  It’s my day off and these are my life decisions…

Travelling has always been a pretty fun and relaxing thing for me, because you’re usually going somewhere new and exciting so it’s always worth the sore neck from awkward napping positions and germs from the recycled air, plus, making a playlist for the airport/flight just adds extra excitement to the whole process. So here are 15 songs inspired by travelling and the places that make me want to go to them, that hopefully you can enjoy next time you take off.

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Track Listing:
01 You Only Live Once - the Strokes
 02 Gangster Tripping - Fatboy Slim
 03 Archipelago - Miike Snow
 04 Leave House - Caribou
 05 Eighth Avenue - Hospitality
 06 Trip - Vacationer
 07 Canada vs. America - Broken Social Scene
 08 Mexico - The Soft Pack
09 Verona - Geographer
 08 Zimbabwe - Bob Marley 
10 Paris 2004 - Peter, Bjorn & John
11 Summer - Tiger Waves
 13 Desert Island - Architecture in Helsinki
14 The Harrowing Adventures Of - Tokyo Police Club
 15 Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand