LET’S CHAT

Greetings!

It has been quite some time since we have last spoken and I have no explanation to offer other than that I took a necessitated, although unintentionally prolonged, break. The past few months have been some of the most hectic I have ever experienced and while I cherish this outlet dearly, I decided to temporarily put it on the back burner for the sake of my own mentality. As a senior in high school, my typically uneventful schedule has been occupied with endless college applications and repeated SAT’s, restricting me to a monotonous routine, lacking the freedom I once obtained. While the guilt of my neglect sits upon my shoulders, I finally feel as though I am in a stable enough state to return to the comfort of regularly uploading.

Rather than going back to my previous strategy of accumulating songs for a monthly playlist, I have tampered with the idea of no longer limiting myself to a strict agenda and transitioning to occasional themed playlists instead. Unfortunately, I find myself unmotivated when acting upon a timeline, causing the joy of sharing my music each month to become a burden. I also hope to continue writing reviews of concerts that I attend, and fortunately, I have a few pretty extraordinary shows on the horizon.

Next month, I will finally be fulfilling a six-year dream of seeing Two Door Cinema Club live, as they tour their newly released album, Gameshow. Also in December, I will be attending The Growlers’ City Club tour, which happens to be my latest obsession. Foxygen awaits me in the new year, as I will be seeing them for the first time in April with one of my dearest companions, and I am sure that many more are to come.

Since my last concert review of The 1975 back in April, I saw them two additional times, along with HUNNY, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Halsey, Bad Suns, Peter Bjorn and John, and Tame Impala twice. It’s been quite the year and I anticipate sharing my upcoming events with you.

While my intentions of curating this blog were solely music based, I find interest in discussing other topics as well. I would really appreciate your feedback, as this blog is just as much yours, as it is mine. I cannot thank you enough for your understanding and patience, as I sit at my desk typing this on my day off, I can assure you that I’ve never felt more at home.

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JUNE MUSIC FAVORITES

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With new releases from Local Natives, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more, the month of June was the perfect way to kickstart summer. This playlist is an intricate mix of indie folk and dream pop, your perfect companion for whatever the following months have in store. I hope you’re enjoying your break as much as I am, I’ll be back later this month with two new concert reviews. Until then!

  1. Andy Shauf: The Magician https://youtu.be/PN0RPWII7gY
  2. Barry Adamson: Looking to Love Somebody https://youtu.be/KVjhmY09Stk
  3. Beirut: Venice https://youtu.be/mqP79H_VoKQ
  4. Bedroom: Nothing Lasts https://youtu.be/dTnYL0ZZt2w
  5. Blind Pilot: I Know https://youtu.be/ezEQ2iSgpRA
  6. Bright Moments: Travelers https://youtu.be/wb7l4FgjxZY
  7. Chrome Sparks: Send the Pain On https://youtu.be/OomM-lOHkSw
  8. Daniel Rossen: Silent Song https://youtu.be/PJ5C8qYlavE
  9. Diane Coffee: Everyday https://youtu.be/umnr9IDmBTw
  10. Dog Bite: Forever, Until https://youtu.be/msrv27W0uvQ
  11. Ducktails: Ivy Covered House https://youtu.be/QgirsYlIQJA
  12. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Life is Hard https://youtu.be/9RHeaXKUNxA
  13. Elvis Depressedly: U Angel U https://youtu.be/3M8niWBruMo
  14. Local Natives: Past Lives https://youtu.be/JUOCOOOZyNo
  15. Nico Yaryan: Just Tell Me https://youtu.be/lmaQlyrZs88
  16. Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway https://youtu.be/5w4d_mmJOGM
  17. The Clientele: Saturday https://youtu.be/TdkSLgzjuGY
  18. The Doorbells: Rivers Bend https://youtu.be/Di3XL75SCOg
  19. The Growlers: Someday https://youtu.be/wK2OqpjCWj4
  20. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: One at a Time https://youtu.be/PtyYzInEvjo

MAY MUSIC FAVORITES

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The month of May was composed of good times and even better music. With new releases from Parks, Squares and Alleys and The Strokes, it was literally music to my ears. This playlist was created with the intentions of a calming trip to the beach with friends, acting as a soundtrack as cars passed on the freeway and sand caved beneath our feet. Soft psychedelia is a consistent theme throughout, perfect for making memories to this summer. Enjoy!

Link to my Spotify: (http://open.spotify.com/user/jennaryann/playlist/7z72MMrGsfHhLko2CgQ4kx)

  1. Craft Spells: Your Tomb (https://youtu.be/GcNuYxoBM9Y)
  2. Destroyer: Kaputt (https://youtu.be/DJSjspGcmMU)
  3. Dirty Projectors: Dance For You (https://youtu.be/MJutn2OXDZE)
  4. Foxygen: How Can You Really (https://youtu.be/fC1MW9uXiHg)
  5. Future Islands: A Dream of You and Me (https://youtu.be/d5gUsnJX2oA)
  6. Heavenly Beat: Faithless (https://youtu.be/uTA0o0DUEqw)
  7. Night Moves: Carl Sagan (https://youtu.be/wYK4z67UQRg)
  8. Parks, Squares and Alleys: Parasites (https://youtu.be/TGGQWdsYKxU)
  9. Sures: The Sun (https://youtu.be/weU_hDb57nE)
  10. Tame Impala: Sundown Syndrome (https://youtu.be/cqb8s5u75JE)
  11. The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever (https://youtu.be/PAbiWkHUizQ)
  12. The Bilinda Butchers: Tulips (https://youtu.be/rBzWfMYmHqA)
  13. The Growlers: The Fruit Is For Everyone (https://youtu.be/KyCqMqhA-RU)
  14. The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin’ (https://youtu.be/V0UcQDUR-fU)
  15. The Strokes: Threat of Joy (https://youtu.be/Qvhcs93C2x8)
  16. The Wake: Melancholy Man (https://youtu.be/pvbY1Mqq-XI)
  17. The Walters: I Love You So (https://youtu.be/NwFVSclD_uc)
  18. Ultimate Painting: Rolling in the Deep End (https://youtu.be/2gxjOD3Jf4g)
  19. Wild Nothing: Shadow (https://youtu.be/o4xTXB30hCQ)
  20. Woods: Sun City Creeps (https://youtu.be/RNIVuPsoygI)