Mid-summer is for experimentation: new routes to work, summer flings, new ways to hide your profuse sweating. Whatever you new venture might be this July, there’s a song for it on this playlist.Read More
Get that AC unit secured so it doesn’t kill someone on your street and celebrate the beginning of a season of sweat with fresh music.Read More
A rant about musical identity and a playlist with more earworms than you can count.Read More
Mellow, jangly tunes to keep pollen allergies and transitional frustrations at bay.Read More
It’s all shiny, new, sun-peeking-behind-the-clouds kind of music.Read More
After Storm Jonas suffocated all of us in our apartments, I got a sudden surge of energy for music again.Read More
January is for discovery and commitments to things you'd never do the rest of the year, like finding your new favorite band.Read More
Happy Holidays, put this playlist in one earbud so you don't have to be too cheery this season.
A binge-worthy playlist with just enough darkwave to mock winters onset. Beat Connection is finally back and Shigeto, Forever, and J Churcher end it off with a melancholy, other-worldly flair.Read More
The mood ring was invented in New York in 1975, so it's only natural to pair my favorite CMJ 2015 bands with a few moods you'll be feeling this week. Plus, a few illustrations to go with it.Read More
Hurricanes, Halloween? October has dibs on all the delightfully dreary days. In honor of that, I created a playlist that's as darkwave as your favorite late '70s goth flick.Read More
This month it seems music has returned to its golden age of the mid '00s. New Beach House, Neon Indian, Vanessa Carlton (!?), Small Black, and Foals.Read More
August's playlist is just as moody and stale as the humid air.Read More
July's playlist will be in a perpetual rotation in your mind's jukebox.Read More
Softly tumble through uplifting beats and heart-wrenching vocals, kind of like how June teases with steaming hot weather and cool rain.Read More
etween your allergies and trying to make it to graduation parties and finals, this playlist will lift you to energetic highs, soulful grooves and danceable melodies.Read More
Just like April teeters between cool winter winds and warm spring breezes, the April playlist playfully skips between power pop and sultry electronic.Read More
Sleepy pop songs, melodic rock and gentle beats will ease the chilling winds and give a mild reminder that spring is on the way. New music from Colorado bands, Marti & the Dads and Panther Martin and some sultry minimalist electronic from SALFUMÁN.Read More
It starts with the cool electronic soul of FYFE and creeps into Cineplexx's Argentinian disco. A splash of garage rock and a lot of international artists this playlist breaks borders and bursts a part genre molds. Get into it.
"Everything Is Everything" / Gabriel Garzón-Montano
This is what happens when you mix funky vocals, incredible bass and soul. It's perfect.
"Te Quiero" / Cineplexx
Just skip to this song if you want to pull some shapes.
"River" / Ibeyi
It's more than afrobeat, it's cleansing for the soul. That's all you need to know.