Lineup #249

As Pride month comes to a close, I hope you not only use Lineup #249 to get through the start of the week, but take a moment to honor the incredible contributions of this community to music across decades and genres. It’s pretty remarkable…

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Lineup #248

This week’s Lineup is brought to you by my Bluetooth headphones that really come in handy when I have a lot of cleaning and laundry to do. Pulling together a massive playlist of new music to listen to while tidying up the house is pretty much my version of Mary Poppins’ ability to snap at things and have them magically clean themselves up. So whatever you need to get done this week, Lineup #248 will make doing it much more enjoyable.

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Lineup #247

We’re in the midst of a heatwave in San Francisco with temperatures above 90 degrees. I’ve been sitting at my computer trying to think of a creative, non-corny way to relate the hot temperatures outside to the hot new music on Lineup #247 for the last 15 minutes, but I can’t come up with anything so I recommend just pressing play. You’ll see what I mean.

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Lineup #246

I love when one month transitions to another - not because I want time to move any faster than it already does - but because as one month ends and another begins, the Internet is full of monthly music roundups. With new music coming out basically every second of the day, it’s hard to keep up. So, at the end of the month, it's always a treat to get acquainted with songs I’ve previously overlooked. Lineup #246 has a handful of these, plus other delights to kick off June.

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Lineup #245

…And while I’m proud that my niece takes after her aunty and has very strong opinions on what music she likes, it felt incredibly refreshing to take a break from songs like “We Are The Dinosaurs” and “Waiting For The Elevator” and put together this week’s Lineup together with strictly adult music. These are all songs I’ve been meaning to put on a Lineup for some time now, so I’m excited to finally get them into your orbit.

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Lineup #243

This week’s Lineup is essentially what my brain came up with after spending the majority of the past few days listening to a Kevin Morby, Jamila Woods and Charly Bliss. So, a lovely combination of folk rock, R&B, power pop and adjacent genres to kick off the week. Don’t mind if I do.

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Lineup #242

April showers bring…

May albums? Definitely not the way the saying goes, but it might as well be. We’re one week into the month and we’ve already been gifted new albums from Vampire Weekend and Big Thief, the long awaited (at least for me!) debut album from Barrie and a new EP from MorMor. Plus, I finally got the chance to sink my teeth into the Kevin Morby’s new album (spoiler alert: it’s a stunner).

All this to say, that there were a lot of new additions into the canon of 2019 this past week. I’m working on some new ways to easily share out my favorite albums in real time - but Lineup #242 is a good preview while you wait.

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Lineup #241

After a few busy busy weekends and travel, this past one was pretty much a clean slate. You know what that means - lots of time for exploring the interwebs and finding new music. And listening to Lizzo and Beyoncé. But besides those two, who you can expect to make an appearance on many upcoming Lineups, I had lots of fun spending time with some new-to-me artists, many of which I’m sharing with you on Lineup #241.

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Lineup #240

Turns out, however, that if you forgo the last day of Coachella as I did, Monday actually feels pretty great (in comparison). So this week’s Lineup is definitively not a cool down. If you’re looking for one, you can find one here here here and here.

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Lineup #237

I’ve been waiting for April Fools’ Day to fall on a Monday since The Monday Lineup was born, so that I could make a prank playlist of songs that are definitively off-brand for TML.

Well, Monday April 1st is finally here, but I just couldn’t go through with giving you an hour of black metal and Post Malone - it felt too cruel. And quite frankly, there’s just too much music I’m excited to share with you. Spring has sprung, people!

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Lineup #236

No, I’m not talking about the basketball tournament - I’m referring to the fact that as we close the books on another month, the amount of excellent new releases that have entered the universe is just insane. This past week alone longtime TML favorites Tame Impala came out of hibernation, Lizzo and Missy Elliott dropped an absolute bombshell of a collaboration, Weyes Blood gave us another preview of her upcoming Sophomore project…the list goes on.

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Lineup #235

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).

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Lineup #234

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.

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Lineup #232

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.

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Lineup #231

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.

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Lineup #230

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.

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