After another night of not being able to fall asleep (damn insomnia), I figured it was time to put up the playlist I forgot to do last week.
To start things off, I’m introducing you (assuming) to one of my favorite songs out this year- A collaboration for a Record Store Day exclusive opens the playlist. Next up is just a fantastic song from a pretty new band Kodaline.
Following thees great openers, I’m bringing you a duo of cigarettes and coffee— The classic, and one of my favorite love songs, by the legend Otis Redding, followed by a song of the flip-side by one of my favorite bands, Jimmy Eat World (this song is inspired by the Redding classic).
No playlist is complete without a little hip-hop, so you get some Schoolboy Q. The songs by The National and Noah and the Whale are two of my favorites from a couple of years ago; while the songs from Robert Francis, Girls, and Fitz and the Tantrums are just some amazing songs.
Now, I’m tossing this playlist on one more time, and seeing if it can help me get some rest!
This week I’m bringing a mix of old songs, brand new songs, and even a little shoegaze. There’s a live cut of one of my favorite songs, and one of the most beautiful covers you will ever hear.
visions from the moon is meant to facilitate an escape from whatever it is you’re caught up in. It is meant to allow a break from the routine. Move to the moon, and take in the visions of Earth, beauty so far away. Let these songs take you away.
This week, I bring you the first volume of my playlist awake. I give you ten songs that have been stuck in my head as of late, and some that I believe you should hear.
Artist with new albums out (or almost out), such as the incredibly talented James Blake, and the always upbeat Major Lazer, all the way to new singles from She & Him and Two Door Cinema Club.
I’ve also brought back some songs from long time loves The Postal Service, The xx, and The Knife. While introducing you to Rhye, A Silent Film, and Foals.
awake gives you songs that I enjoy in my ears while savoring the mornings’ first cup of coffee. So, pour yourself a hot one, plug in, and wake up with these gems.
Because I’ve been lazy with my blogging lately, I’m going to start something new. Weekly, I’m going to bring you a playlist of some of the music I’ve been listening to.
I tend to experiment with the tunes of a lot of new/great bands, and this is going to be my outlet for sharing my discoveries.
Putting my design skills to use at the same time, I’m going to be designing some custom artwork each week for every playlist.
To begin, I give you escape; a mix of some new artist I’ve recently come across, to some of my favorite artist and songs I constantly let my mind drift away to.
Also attaching a link to the Spotify playlist, in case the attached one doesn’t load for you here.
Current design I’m working on for @thenxmeto’s wall. This is the first attempt. We’ll see how the others turn out. For now, this is all you get.
Poster I kicked out (with the help of the lovely @thenxmeto) for a Lovedrug secret show this Friday night in Pasadena.
First 50 get a poster at the door. Get there before they’re gone.
Thanks to @jimboslice84 for the help printing my posters for the @lovedrugmusic show next Friday!
"I would tell those people they’re not designers. Designers sell their work. Designers get up in front of people and explain why they’ve made the decisions they’ve made, and if you can’t do that, you can’t call yourself a designer. […] Being a designer has very little to do with being creative—you certainly need to have a core creative set, you need to have some talent, but apart from that, you need to be able to sell your work. You need to be able to solve problems and convince people you’ve actually solved that problem. ‘I want to sit here at my desk in front of my large iMac screen and my very expensive headphones on listening to my house music and cranking out beautifully layered Photoshop files that have absolutely nothing to do with this person’s business goals and call myself designer.’ I think ‘designers’ like that make other designers’ jobs a lot harder."