February means two things: bone-chilling weather, and heartwarming valentines. Whether you’re on the corporate love-bus or not, we’ve rounded up some tracks that’ll help you stop singing those wintertime blues…unless, of course, that’s how you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Like any heritage enthusiasts worth their salt, we know that it’s just not the holidays without those traditional songs— Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby—but somewhere between Black Friday and December 24th, we go a little stir-crazy with the classics and feel the need to bust out some new favorites in order to stay sane. Below are our favorite modern and alternative holiday jams— think of them as your musical lifeline during this most wonderful (and most stressful) time of the year.
We’re not going to insult your intelligence by telling you for the billionth time how much we love fall. This month, we’re particularly enamored with songs that have a bit of that smokey, sultry, spooky vibe that makes autumn the best part of the year.
What’s summer without a road trip? We spent a few days in the Windy City soaking up some tunes, beer, and (a little too much) sun. Here’s our August Playlist, masquerading as a Not-To-Miss list representing some of the acts at Lollapalooza.
If you’re lucky, June is when summer really starts to feel like summer. You meet up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, you share drinks, you try something new. It’s a nice nexus of the comfortable and the unexpected— a time for adventures but also a time for keeping up traditions. With our June playlist, we try on some new favorites while still keeping the old. Enjoy.
May has (finally, mercifully) bestowed nice weather upon us here in Paris— but it has also come with the knowledge that we’ll be back stateside before the month is out. It’s been a great journey, but it’ll be nice to finally be back Home… just in time for music festivals, road trips, and all the things we love about America in the first place.
April’s kind of a weird month, isn’t it? The duality between rain and sun, the way that it can feel like summer one minute and the dead of winter the next. With that in mind, here’s our newest playlist, treading all the gray area of what April has to offer.
It may only be March, but you know how we get— give us one sunny, seventy-degree day and we’re already dreaming of long nights with the windows down. So, in the spirit of seriously jumping the gun, here are a handful of sticky-sweet, sultry, and just plain ecstatic tracks that’ll last you well into summertime.
Well, it’s February, and what’s more, Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching. Whether your take on this particular holiday is cynical, joyful, nostalgic, or somewhere in between, we’ve got some tunes to get you through the candy-heart sugar rush…and some to get you through the rest of the month, too.
Whether you have big travel plans for the new year (Cut Copy), big personal improvement plans (Peter Fox), or you “do not believe in the new year anymore” (Los Campesinos!) and just want to survive it (Mountain Goats), we hope that these songs will start your year off on the right foot…and provide for you all through January.