Take Notes ♪ ♫ – Songs Of Summer 2014

Pineapples. So hot right now. Pineapples.
Pineapples. So hot right now. Pineapples.

Every spring, radio stations and music junkies are on the lookout for the next “Song Of The Summer.” Last year, we were #blessed with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” – both featuring our favorite vampire, Pharrell. Even though it’s only May, there’s already a buffet of songs I know I’ll continue to have on repeat until fall. Calvin Harris seems like he’s trying too hard, actually naming his song “Summer,” but it keeps getting stuck in my head, so I’ll let it slide. Some of these are not new by any means, and some are even from last summer, but I DGAF. You can listen to my full Summer Psychos playlist on Spotify.


La Roux is easily my most anticipated album of the summer. How am I supposed to wait until July? I’ve been waiting 5 years, woman! Don’t tease me like dis!


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Take Notes ♪ ♫ – 5.15.14

Zhu So, I did a little digging, and Zhu seems to be pretty shrouded in mystery. Like, does anyone know details on this elusive motherfucker? Maybe that’s what makes him so great – it’s more about the smooth hmusic than the DJ persona? Whatever. I dig it.

 

 

Broods This New Zealand pop duo released their EP in January, with a full length album slated for later this summer. I’d highly recommend to anyone who likes Ellie Goulding, Phantogram, or CHVRCHES. Beautiful female vocals. Beautiful electropop sound.

 

 

Tanlines I first heard Tanlines a long time ago, but they’ve recently showed up on my radar again. I don’t hate it. They’re appropriately named, because this is the exact kind of music I want to listen to while I’m out in the sun getting bronzed. Call me crazy, but Eric Emm’s voice really reminds me of Sting.

 

 


 

 

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Take Notes ♪ ♫ – 5.5.14

Kavinsky

Those of you who’ve seen the Ryan Gosling flick Drive may already be familiar with Kavinsky, whose song Nightcall is featured in the film. Aside from Nightcall, I was unfamiliar with Kavinsky’s other tunes, until about a week ago. Kavinsky is a French electro-pop musician, with some heavy 80’s influences. The end result is bitchin’ – I’ve been playing “Odd Look” (featuring The Weeknd) on repeat since I first heard it last week. If you’re a fan of French electro duo Justice, you’re going to like Kavinsky. Oui oui. J’aime ça!

 

Temples

Temples transports me to a lush field on a warm summer day, with a flower in my hair and a vintage VW van in the distance. The 2 year old British psychedelic rock band, whose debut album was released earlier this year, emits a beautiful hippie vibe that makes me wish I was on Haight & Ashbury in the summer of 1969. They also happen to go phenomenally with the new Ben Jones art installation in the lobby of my office. If I stop getting any work done from now on, you can blame the combination of Temples & Ben Jones for the natural high and hypnotizing trance.

 

The Wild Feathers

Mentioned in my initial musical post proposal/warning, I’ve been a big fan of The Wild Feathers for the last few months and was fortunate enough to see them headline at The Troubadour in early March. I’m going to be honest, I was not hooked immediately, but once I was, it was impossible to stop listening to them. With every play, each song grew on me exponentially – now I’m obsessed. They performed at Stagecoach a few weeks ago and I strongly recommended them to my friends in attendance, just as I’m recommending them to you now. The Wild Feathers are a great band for people who enjoy Southern rock influences but may or may not often dive into full blown country. This is an excellent band that you should familiarize yourself with ASAP. I’ll definitely be seeing them again.

 

Flume

Flume is HOT AF right now. The 22 year old Australian has some killer remixes that have begun to blow up. Currently, I’m trying to figure out my August schedule so I’ll be able to see him when he comes to Los Angeles on the 8th or 9th later this summer. Unfortunately, his remix of Lorde’s Tennis Court is not yet available on Spotify, so that’s definitely been missing from my usual playlist action.

 


 

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