Dnak 90 (June 2016)

It’s officially summer, and that means music festivals and more excuses to go listen to live music. And speaking of live music, I got to see a great show at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore by Maya Folick, Young Magic, and Yeasayer a few weeks back. This month’s playlist is an eclectic mix of indie rock, folk, and electronica. I’m loving the tracks by Maggie Robers, Pinegrove, and Big Thief. And I continue to recommend the whole album by Mitski.

Yeasayer

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Young Magic

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Maya Folick

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Dnak 89 (May 2016)

Sudden releases of new albums with little or no advance warning have certainly become more common, and not just from the Beyonces of this world. Radiohead’s new album is stunning. And we have a bunch of new singles from some of my favorite artists, including Glass Animals, CHVRCHES, and Band of Horses. Check it out. To close the playlist, I have a new track from Miski, one of the most raw and surprising artists I saw at SXSW this year.

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Dnak 88 (April 2016)

One of the lucky benefits of being in the Bay Area is that so many bands that play at Coachella find their way up here in the few days between their separate performances down south. Just at the Fox Theater in Oakland, you have M83, Chvrches, and Grimes playing on consecutive nights! I was fortunate enough to see M83 (one of my favorites) again, and I’ve included a track from them in my new list. But checkout the stunning “I&I” from Lost Under Heaven (LUH). Other highlights are the collaboration between Neko Case, K.D. Lang, and Laura Veirs; new music from Parquet Courts and Frightened Rabbit, and a track from UK shoegazers SULK. Enjoy.

I love @m83.official

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Dnak 87 (March 2016)

SXSW 2016 was another incredible week of live music spanning across the heart of Austin. I’m always blown away by how different it is from any other music festival, pills providing both intimate moments with undiscovered artists and incredible performances by emerging acts. I managed to see 55 shows over 5 days and nights, cure and I’ve packed this playlist almost exclusively with artists that performed in Austin that week. Some of the more spectacular performances I saw were from Bloc Party, cure Miike Snow, Iggy Pop, Jamie XX, and Lucius. But I also loved raw performances from Car Seat Headrest, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and Mitski, and the smooth electro sounds from Baio, Polica, and HAELOS. I’ve included a few snaps from the shows I saw below.

Lucius #sxsw2016

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Car Seat Headrest #sxsw2016

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down #sxsw2016

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Jamie XX #sxsw2016

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Dnak 86 (February 2016)

It’s my first new playlist for 2016, mind and there’s a ton of new music to check out, malady including new tracks from Yeasayer, ambulance Nada Surf, Savages, M. Ward, and even The Lumineers. Definitely check out the track from Gryffin, which might be my favorite on the list. I’ll be heading to SXSW Music again this year, so be sure to hit me up if you’re going to be in Austin. Would love to see some shows with you.

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Dnak 2015: Top 50 Songs of 2015

I am incredibly fortunate to be able to explore new music as both part of my job and as a personal passion. I saw a ton of live music again this year, nurse and a number of the artist I saw have songs on my list this year. It’s always tough to narrow down the list to 50, buy cialis but here it is… I love each and every song on this list.

If you prefer, troche you can jump to the end to see the YouTube and Spotify playlists.

Let’s get started with Songs 41-50

Dnak 85

Sneaking in one more playlist before the end of the year. A slew of new albums are going to hit in the new year, sick and artists are releasing early singles to get a head start. I’m starting off the list with a new single from Lucius (who I got to see at a KEXP benefit last month). And there’s music from new bands Astropol, Aquilo, Low, and Still Parade, along with some great new tracks from Miike Snow, Bloc Party, Diiv, and more. I hope you find something new to check out.

At last night's @kexp benefit: @ilovelucius with special guest @brandicarlile

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