Uni Tunes - January 2015
What better way to get a pulse on the music world than to look at what is being listened to on campuses across the country. Here's a mix of what's hot on campus right now. Some great stuff and some new discoveries. These are the songs keeping college radio stations busy. Check back regularly for updates to this list.
We love discovering new bands and artists and sharing their music with our friends and followers. Here's a mix of great music from artists that we think are about to break out big time. (Our rather unscientific eligibility criteria for this list is that band has to have fewer than 5,000 current followers on Spotify...and, of course, the music must be great.)
Some of our favorites:
We kickoff the mix with a fantastic track from Brisbane-based Thelma Plum (we particularly dig the Link Wray-like guitar layered under her sweet vocals).
Next up is "Jane," another guitar-driven song from the ever-awesome Girlpool.
"In Dreams" (featured on the web series "High Maintenance") sounds a bit like a cross between Jose Gonzalez and The Shins...in a very good way. The artist, tomemitsu, is our current obsession.
Hydrogen Sea's "Leave a Mark" is a mix of sultry vocals and sparkling rhythms that leaves us breathless.
Ivy Levan is on CherryTree Records and we guarantee you will be hearing a lot from her in 2015.
For some good old fashioned fun, check out Kero Kero Bonito and the great track "Intro Bonito."
We also can't stop listening to "Growing Up" from the fantastic Run River North, "Oh North" from Blue Rose Code and the dreamy "Hanging By a Thread" from Frida Sundemo.
Hipsters Got Soul
Who knew that hipsters still got the soul?? Here's a great mix of some of the hippest soul sounds around. Like a refreshing glass of PBR on a summer's day. Great stuff.
Do you love the convenience of online shopping, but miss the musical discoveries that shopping at retail can bring? Well, problem solved! Here's a playlist that captures what's playing at retail right now. We surveyed the musical offerings of some of trendiest shops around the globe and put together this mix. From trendy London stockists like Machine-A and the Goodhood Store to The Brooklyn Circus in New York to hip global retailers like Victoria's Secret, Diesel, A&F and Michael Kors, this list offers sounds for shopping.
So kick back in your knickers, turn up the music and shop away
Pocket Hipster Party
Now you have a hipster party in your pocket. This mix features some of the best new music of 2014. Pull out your phone...put on shuffle...and let the party begin.
We think it's cool to be cowboy..if you have the right playlist. Here's a list of cool cowboy favorites that will have you ridin' the range in no time. It doesn't get much cooler than Wanda Jackson on Funnel of Love or Johnny and June singing Jackson.