Despite “spring” kind of meaning a different thing around here (essentially the promise of being wet until september – with either sweat or rain), I still feel an extra little bounce in my step when these months roll around.
I miss the mix tapes of my angsty youth. These days, I make Spotify and Soundcloud playlists. Here’s what I’m listening to on repeat lately:
Conrad – Ben Howard
Cannot stop. This track has been transporting me to barefoot beach hangs for weeks now. Ben Howard – marry me.
Daffodils – Mark Ronson
For some reason when I talk about Ronson’s new record, I find myself using the word ‘delicious.’
Take Me to Church (Hozier cover) – Ellie Goulding
Fool for Love – Lord Huron
Pretty par for the course here – Lord Huron songs always sound like Lord Huron songs, but I can listen to their songs over and over.
10,000 Emerald Pools – BØRNS
Has that undeniable California feel, dreamy and hedonistic. By the way, it’s a dude.
Memories That You Call – ODESZA
Will forever remind me of my blissed out moments on the back of my morning motorbike.
Black Widow – Superhumanoids
Silver Moon – Roo Panes
Taught myself this on the ukelele. More chill. March is such a crazy month for me, my tunes have to be the opposite.
On the Ground – Rubblebucket
This band is so adorably strange.
Had to Hear – Real Estate
Me, completely content: some Real Estate in my headphones, my bare feet in the grass and a breeze on my stupid smiling face.
Surfer’s Hymn – Panda Bear
Noah Lennox of Animal Collective pieces together some really interesting and multi-dimensional melodies that also seems to have some sort of Beach Boys infusion.
And now that I’m feeling that springtime vibe, a selection of film scans from bike riding in the green lung.