It turns out the California sun does still exist, and I can speak for myself, and likely the rest of my fellow citizens, to say that we were oh so happy for the influx of Vitamin D we have received in the past week. However, if the weather forecasters are correct, we have about 12 hours to enjoy the good weather before we’re back to the clouds.
Luckily, Lineup #235 is a steady dose of Springtime with all the low-key, sparkly vibes to make it feel like we’re still in the sun (tan not included).
I don’t know about you, but I always forget just how badly my body reacts to daylight savings time. You’d think that one little hour couldn’t possibly do much, but man, the end of this weekend felt like a total punch in the gut.
On the bright side? Literally, more light. And my 10-day forecast finally has no rain clouds in it. And it was another incredible week for new music. And Lineup #234 is on point. We’ll get through this.
Between new Carly Rae, a surprise Solange album (!!) and the official announcements of new full length projects from TML faves Hatchie and Big Thief, I’m hanging in there despite a serious Vitamin D deficiency. Hopefully Lineup #233 will help you do the same.
I’m about to start my first 5 day work week in what seems like forever (I know, I know - queue the violins) but what that means is that you can be extra sure that Lineup #232 is packed with all sorts of good stuff. It’s a split between fresh new music and some older tracks that are worth saying hello to again.
But I won’t be judging if you just want to listen to “Shallow” on repeat - you do you.
I’m taking full advantage of my day off from work today and posting this week’s Lineup just a tad later than usual. Long weekends at home are the best time to catch up on the latest and greatest of new music (and catch up on much needed sleep) - so whether you’re on the clock today or feeling the scaries about going back tomorrow (or both), Lineup #231 has you covered.
The city of Seattle is currently being hit with a freak snowstorm. The smart thing to do would be to stay far away from this type of situation, but instead I found myself flying right into the storm, literally.
…after putting together last week’s Grandfather’s listening bar themed Lineup and radio show I seriously contemplated pivoting TML to be a solely yacht rock, AOR, soul and funk endeavor.
In Japan, there is such a thing as bars dedicated to the act of listening to music - not dancing, not raging with friends over a loud DJ - literally just listening to curated music through high quality speakers. Could anything be more perfect?
I spent most of last week in anticipation of the mega new music drop coming to us on Friday January 18th: James Blake, Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter and Maggie Rogers were all releasing new albums and all of them were supposed to be great (and they are!).
I’m being completely honest, Lineup #226 is just a small way to distract myself until Friday when the new James Blake album Assume Form drops. With collabs from TML faves like Moses Sumney, André 3000 and Rosalía, 1/18 could not come sooner.
After recapping 2018 for the last four months, it feels great to create the first Lineup of 2019.
Lineup #225 is a combination of fresh new tunes, songs that I was jamming out to in December and a few 2018 tracks that escaped me until recently. The only thing I love more than making my own 2018 recap playlists is listening to everyone else’s - so expect more 2018 lost treasures to come your way soon.
As you’ll quickly notice, Fall 2018 was absolutely dominated by women - notably Robyn’s Honey and Empress Of’s Us who reigned over my rotation for the majority of the last few months. Fall brought me some of my absolute favorite music of the year, so I’m thrilled to send 2018 off with Lineup #224.
For me, Summer 2018 was defined by Blood Orange, Mitski, Christine and The Queens, the sugar-coated pop of Kim Petras and of course, the return of Robyn (who, spoiler alert! will play a big part in the Fall edition of this series). Summer was also the season of Issa Rae’s Insecure and Ryan Murphy’s Pose - filling my rotation with up and coming hip hop and R&B and 80s house classics, respectively.
All that’s to say, Summer 2018 did not disappoint.
Welcome to the second installment of this year’s top 25 Lineups!
Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming and Cardi B, Janelle Monae, and Kacey Musgraves are just a few of the artists who dropped some of the most essential albums of the year during these Spring months (not to mention all of the lead singles from upcoming Summer album releases).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.