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Endless summers have earned their nicknames for a reason; with the persistence of light come late nights and early mornings. Despite the vibrancy of this eternal sunshine, I personally live for the hours when the sun makes way for the moon. There’s something enthralling about sinking back into the shadows to embrace the darker shades of sound. Go ahead and tuck yourself into the night as you explore this playlist, its artists, and their uniquely haunting arrays of work.
Back in May, I was hit by two new songs that were so fun and noisy, I fell in immediate love. Tegan & Sara’s Boyfriend (and really the whole album that it comes off of) is pure, unabashed pop perfection that had me bouncing up and down. It’s like a Patrick Nagel painting coming to life (for people who don’t know who that is, it’s like if Adult Swim’s Moonbeam City hadn’t been a disappointment.) On the flip side of that was Tyler Glen’s Trash, a middle-finger salute to the Mormon Church. While the song is dark and full of angst and reverb, it’s layering of sound hit me in the exact same way as Boyfriend — a bunch of noisy pieces that add up to a fun whole in a way that normal band instruments just can’t capture. After eating up all my phone’s data playing them on Youtube while I drove, I decided to capture this wall-of-noise sound I wanted for my noisy summer.
It’s officially summer and the sun’s out, temps are rising, and we’re looking forward to endless patio beers, creekside camping spots, and long mountain drives. In this week’s PorchDrinking playlist, we’ve got 15 songs for the summer sun — for yard games in the park, hammocking in the shade, and those long drives to the mountains or lake for the best weekend adventures.
We’ve all had to deal with pains of good ol’ traffic at one point or another. Whether your facing down a daily commute, or accidentally take the wrong exit only to inch your way through a bumper to bumper gridlock, we’ve created a playlist that will make your wait a bit more bearable. While you may not have control over the speed at which you lurch to your destination, you do have control over the amount of groove you pack into that time.
Despite the bipolar weather we’re experiencing here in Chicago, hints of sunshine and warm weather are starting to emerge. To accompany — and embrace — this seasonal change, we’re resurrecting our summer wardrobes and dusting off our trusty sunglasses. This week’s playlist, curated by a …
Have you been binge watching Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle like I have? If you haven’t been, you’re missing a great show about the New York Symphony and their quirky Maestro played by Gael García Bernal. I have never been one for listening to very much classical music but the show is making me want to turn the page to a new musical chapter in my life! To make the transition, I have put together a playlist that is Classical-inspired covers of some of our favorite and well known rock, indie, and folk bands from the past 50-ish years with a little bit of Bob Dylan, Beck, Sigur Rós, the Beatles, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, just to name a few. Heck, it may make you want to start playing the cello or piano!