This year, I’m going seasonal and breaking my 2018 lists into four Top 25 playlists: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. What list a song falls on is based (roughly) on when I first discovered it, or when it was most prominent in my rotation. And rather than dropping a massive 6+ hour playlist on you all at once, I thought it would be nice to try and pace things out a bit.Read More
It’s December, which means we’re headed into my favorite season - year end list season! There’s been so much good music in 2018, I don’t know how I can possibly choose my favorites. So be prepared for an onslaught of 2018 tops, bests and favorites coming from TML in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, the new music keeps on coming, so Lineup #220 has you covered with the latest and greatest and of course, more Mariah.Read More
If your Inbox looks anything like mine right now, it’s been taken over by Cyber Monday deals you could care less about. So, instead of getting down about how crazy American consumerism has gotten, I invite you to listen to the musical stylings of Lineup #219 - no gimmicks, just good tunes and a whole lot of bongo drums.Read More
Like most San Francisco residents, I spent the majority of my time this weekend inside, daydreaming of fresh air. In the spirit of staying positive during this tough time for Northern Californians, the forced indoor time meant lots of time to listen to music and make Lineup #218 for you. I’m preeetttyyy excited about this one, it’s full of instant classics and artists I’ve had on repeat.Read More
Warning: this one goes all over the place!
But what that means is that Lineup #217 has something for everyone. So if you’re feeling like the world is going up in flames (both figuratively and literally here in my home state), hopefully you’ll find a song you love in this week’s Lineup.Read More
Normally, it’s my pleasure to share music with you every week with no strings attached. This, however, is not a normal week - so I’m demanding something in return this time. If you listen to Lineup #216, you have to promise to go vote in the election tomorrow, November 6th.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I plan on basically dancing through the rest of October. For one, Robyn’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Body Talk - Honey - is finally here! Plus, Lineup #215 is stacked with infectious beats and dance tunes. Also, if we’re being totally honest, I only exercised once in October so this seems like a good idea. Enjoy!Read More
I’d be lying if I told you I listened to anything else but Empress Of’s new album Us this weekend (save for when I saw three actual empresses of dance music - The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon and Yaeji - throw down), but luckily I’ve been collecting tunes for the past few weeks that are perfect for the start of a new week. Lineup #214 has all kinds of bops.
Also, The Black Madonna literally DJed a party in Nike athleisure and Crocs proving that the world might be a good place after all.Read More
Last year, Treasure Island took a hiatus to regroup after the original festival location was razed for redevelopment, and after the 2017 version of the festival was all but rained out. The future looked pretty grim after the true disaster that TIMF 2017 was, but this past weekend, everything was made right again. The music was fantastic, the crowd was vibing, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the sunset was arguably the best I’ve seen in my 10 years in the Bay Area.Read More
Feels right that Lineup #212 shook out to be very female forward. As sincerely as ever, I hope you find some joy in the music this week.Read More
Another week, another batch of crazy good new tunes to share with you. I love it when a Lineup basically just creates itself, and since I’m on the road this week, I’ll just leave this here for you.Read More
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that statement couldn’t ring truer for TML. It really does feel like a split-second ago that I made my first website and posted my very first playlist. From there, TML has become a twice redesigned website, a weekly updating playlist on Spotify, a radio show and well, who knows what the future holds.Read More
The music universe was aligned in just the right way, sending me all sorts of dream pop, synth pop, R&B and indie dance goodness. If Lineup #208 feels like a warm blanket to snuggle with, then I've done my job this week.Read More
Personally, this weekend I've taken a break from pretty much everything, so I'm grateful for the past few weeks of new music I've been saving up to cash out on a lazy day like today (and also for the Insecure Season 3 soundtrack which is basically The Sunday Lineup and is all over this week's Lineup).Read More
Lineup #205 is full of everything you need this week: disco-tinged chillwave from Roosevelt and Washed Out, some excellent covers from Father John Misty and Courtney Barnett, new singles from Cat Power and Christine and the Queens, a sample of Mitski's latest stunner Be The Cowboy and even a couple of tearjerkers (I see you Aretha and Tomberlin). Plus, a bunch of other things that came into my orbit over the past few weeks that I can't wait to share with you.Read More
I spent this past weekend in a cabin on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound celebrating the milestone birthday of longtime TML family member JMS. You can consider Lineup #204 to be the greatest hits version of the 16 hours (!) of playlists I made for the weekend. It truly does have everything you need to get through your Monday.Read More
After last week's massive music drop, things were noticeably calmer this week, giving me some time to catch up on new music I've missed, get reacquainted with some old favorites and have a much needed Hamilton binge. Oh, and listen to the new Robyn song "Missing U" a thousand times, which is exactly how you'll be starting your Monday. Enjoy.Read More
Last Monday I was lamenting the cancellation of this year's edition of FYF Fest, but this week I have a lot more to celebrate. Namely the crazy summer music drop that happened on Friday - which included two new singles and album announcements from Blood Orange and Jungle, more new singles from BROCKHAMPTON and Maggie Rogers, the much anticipated (by me) EP from Channel Tres and a surprise album from Santigold.Read More