Category Archives: MUSIC

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JANUARY 2017 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING ARCADE FIRE, LIV, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, AND MANY MORE

1. Andrew McMahon – So Close 2. Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain 3. Still Corners – Horses at Night 4. Vesuvio Solo – Flakes 5. The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell 6. Spoon – Hot Thoughts 7. The xx – I Dare You 8. Flagship – Mexican Jackpot 9. Kings of Leon – Back Down … Continue reading

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JANUARY 2017 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING CHANCE THE RAPPER, THE XX, THE SUGARCUBES, AND MANY MORE

  1. TOKiMONSTA – Steal My Attention 2. Shelby Lynne – She Knows Where She Goes 3. Dillon Francis – Anywhere 4. Martin Solveig – Places 5. Black Marble – Frisk 6. Yumi Zouma – Barricade 7. Julio Bashmore – Holding On … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING JIM JAMES, NICK MURPHY, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, AND MANY MORE

1. Here In Spirit – Jim James 2. Bounce Back – Big Sean 3. How?? – The Flaming Lips 4. On Hold – The xx 5. Distant Shores – Porcelain Raft 6. In the Wild – Haarm 7. Another Chance … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING KID FREUD, FLOCK OF DIMES, KINGS OF LEON, AND MANY MORE

1. Muizenberg – John Wizards 2. My Only Swerving – El Ten Eleven 3. Weightless – Waylayers 4. Watch Me – Labi Siffre 5. On and On – Mackintosh Braun 6. Seconds – Ghost Loft 7. Floating There – Concorde … Continue reading

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OCTOBER 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING FRANK OCEAN, BIG GIGANTIC, STRFKR, AND MANY MORE

1. Arrows – Love Thy Brother Remix – Mas Ysa 2. An Echo In – The Sea and Cake 3. American Eyes – Promises Ltd. 4. LUV – Tory Lanez 5. Kite – Nick Heyward 6. All of Me – … Continue reading

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KATE & ROBERT MCKINLEY: FINDING LOVE IN RELIEF | COUPLES WE LOVE

By: Victoria Clark Dating can often feel like an impossible game, especially when you’ve been doing it for a while. However, one of the reasons we love doing the Couples We Love segment is because it reaffirms that true love exists all … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: APRIL UCHITEL, MOTHER, FASHIONISTA, AND CHIEF BRAND OFFICER OF SPRING, SHARES HER DAY IN THE LIFE

When describing April Uchitel, it would be a big understatement to say that she is just another trendy New York City mom, for when you meet her, you know she is much more than that. With her rose red lipstick, her chic … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE TO MUSIC’S MOST FORMIDABLE PHOTOGRAPHERS: FROM MICHAEL HALSBAND TO JIM MARSHALL

Having our picture taken can often be intrusive and annoying and thus photography has somewhat become an art that many people take for granted. However, since photography (alongside film) is one of the only artistic mediums that enables us to capture life’s moments in a … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING DINOSAUR JR., SAMPHA, GLASS ANIMALS, AND MANY MORE

1. Heartbreaks + Setbacks – Thundercat 2. She Came Along – Sharam 3. Burn It Down – Fitz and the Tantrums 4. Gold – Kiiara 5. Friends – Francis and the Lights (ft. Bon Iver) 6. Fever – Roosevelt 7. Feel The Pain – Dinsoaur Jr. 8. OBLIVIUS – The Strokes 9. Flame – Sundara Karma 10. The Numbers – Radiohead … Continue reading

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JULY 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING DRAKE, BØRNS, THE CURE, AND MANY MORE

1. Too Good – Drake, Rihanna 2. Feel So Close – Nelly Furtado 3. I Love You Always Forever – Betty Who 4. Pieces – Andrew Belle 5. S.A.Y – Compact Grey 6. Dreams – Taken By Trees 7. Just Like Heaven – The Cure 8. Fools Gold – Dagny, BØRNS 9. Summer Sun – Few Bits … Continue reading

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JUNE 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, FLUME, 2PAC, AND MANY MORE

1. Fader – Temper Trap 2. Kanye – Bogan Via 3. Jump In the Pool – Friendly Fires 4. Second Summer – Yacht (RAC remix) 5. Girl, Forever – Satin Jackets 6. Dark Necessities – RHCP 7. Something To Believe … Continue reading

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IN THE WATER WITH MAY KWOK: DJ, FASHION MAVEN AND ALL AROUND RAD GIRL

One of the things I love most about New York is the people. Creative, intelligent and driven. DJ and fashion maven, May Kwok, is one of those people. May has been making waves in New York since she first hit … Continue reading

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MAY 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING PETER BJORN AND JOHN, PRYDA, STILL PARADE, AND MORE

  1. One Dance – Drake 2. Hammock – Millionyoung 3. Coastal Cat – Tez Cadey 4. Water Water – Humans 5. HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums 6. Bedbugs – The Limousines 7. Not My Day – Keith James … Continue reading

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APRIL 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING CROSBY STILLS & NASH, ZARA LARSSON, ALVVAYS, AND MORE

1. Aloha – Mome, Merryn Jeann 2. Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays 3. Animals – Du Tonc 4. Belong – Tender 5. Automatic – ZHU, AlunaGeorge 6. Beautiful Criminal – The Big Pink 7. Daffodil Days – Oscar 8. Circadian … Continue reading

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SXSW 2016: WHO YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AND A PLAYLIST TO PROVE IT

By: Victoria Clark A complete guide to who you shouldn’t miss at SXSW 1. NAS – As one of the most successful and memorable rappers ever, Nas continues to exceed expectations and bring a new meaning to the rap world. … Continue reading

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MARCH 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING DONOVAN, CURTIS MAYFIELD, GRAND NATIONAL, AND MORE

For this month’s playlist our friends Mike and Lara Townsend, founders of Threads and Fins in LA, curate a playlist that hits on just what we needed as we bounce around the next few weeks fighting off our wanderlust.   … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: LOS ANGELES-BASED BAND WILDCAT! WILDCAT! RELEASES NEWEST SINGLE ‘STRAIGHT TO THE TOP’… LISTEN HERE!

WILDCAT! WILDCAT!’S NEWEST SINGLE: ‘STRAIGHT TO THE TOP’ As you may (or may not know) we did a story on one of our favorite up-and-coming bands, Wildcat! Wildcat!, a little while back (which can be found HERE.) And now, almost a year … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING EIGHTY4 FLY, DAY WAVE, DAVID BOWIE, AND MORE

REST IN PEACE MR. BOWIE. THIS ONE IS FOR YOU…   1. Eighty4 Fly – Kush High 2. Bayonne – Spectrolite 3. Rivver – Am I Ok (ft. Milk and Bone) 4. Amtrac – Darkest Sound 5. Rufus Du Sol … Continue reading

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JANUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING ERYKAH BADU, BEHAVIORS, YO GOTTI, AND MORE

  1. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan 2. Behaviors – Don’t Fight It 3. Gucci Mane – Lemonade 4. Night Drive – Drones 5. Dim Sum – High Love 6. George Clinton – It Makes the Babies Want to Cry 7. Yo Gotti – Down in the DM 8. Masha – Werewolves of London 9. … Continue reading

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GREAT COVER SONGS PERFORMED BY A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS: PART 2

Due to popular demand, we’ve added to the previous collection of our favorite cover songs! Check it out below and enjoy!   JOSS STONE – INTERSTATE LOVE SONG (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS COVER) HAIM – STRONG ENOUGH (SHERYL CROW COVER)   SAM SMITH AND DISCLOSURE – HOTLINE BLING … Continue reading

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10 INDIE MUSIC LABELS YOU SHOULD KNOW

TAKE NOTE OF THESE INDIE MUSIC LABELS THAT REPRESENT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS: Glassnote Records Current artists include: CHVRCHES, Flight Facilities, Childish Gambino, and Panama Wedding   Barsuk Records Current artists include: Phantogram, Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cute, and … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING BASECAMP, ODESZA, LED ZEPPELIN AND MORE

    1. Basecamp – Comfort Zone 2. RAC, Speak – One House 3. Brett – Street Cleaning 4. Still Parade – Concrete Vision 5. Pete Yorn – Summer Was A Day 6. World Champion – Shakes 7. Big Data, … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING GEMS, BRONSKI BEAT, SIGALA, AND MORE

    1. Tobtok – Savanna (Caesar Remix) 2. The Knocks, Matthew Koma – I Wish (My Taylor Swift) 3. Negative Gemini – You Never Knew 4. GEMS – w/o u 5. Secret Weapons – Something New 6. Laidback Luke, … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: NEADA JANE, MANAGING EDITOR OF GARANCE DORÉ, SHARES HER AUSSIE UPBRINGING AND CITY LIVING STYLE PICKS

By: Victoria Clark Ok, so we all know that Garance Doré is one of the chicest and coolest bloggers on Mother Earth, but as the founder and creative director of her eponymous blog, it is no surprise that Ms. Doré has … Continue reading

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GREAT COVER SONGS PERFORMED BY A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS

As a music lover, nothing can take away from the original recording of your favorite song by your favorite band. However, we all need a little change from time to time and so it can be very refreshing to hear … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: DAVID HELWANI, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF TWENTY TEES, SHARES HIS STYLE PICKS

David Helwani is anything but your typical designer. From working in the music industry to attending law school and passing the bar, Helwani proves that finding your calling is not always a clear and direct path. However, the garment world … Continue reading

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OCTOBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING RYAN ADAMS, BEAT CONNECTION, DRAKE, AND MORE

    1. Small Black – Boys Life 2. Rationale – Fuel to the Fire 3. Leo Kalyan – Get Your Love 4. Telekinesis – Sleep In 5. Ryan Adams – Shake It Off 6. Trails and Ways – Sure … Continue reading

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20 OF THE MOST ICONIC ROCKER CHICKS OF ALL TIME AND A PLAYLIST TO PROVE IT

When you think of the word “rockstar,” it often connotes a male musician. However, from bands to solo acts, some of the most iconic and revolutionary musical artist of all time have been fronted by females who can rock harder than … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING DEJ LOAF, SMALL BLACK, THE WEEKND, AND MORE

  1. Baio – Endless Rhythm 2. Houndmouth – Sedona 3. New Politics – 15 Dreams 4. Years & Years – Desire – Gryffin Remix 5. With You – Ghost (feat. Vince Staples) 6. Chet Faker – 1998 7. Dej Loaf – We Be On It … Continue reading