Tag Archives: MUSIC

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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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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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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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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

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AUGUST 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING MS MR, BEAT CONNECTION, FOALS, AND MORE

  1. Klyne – Paralyzed 2. Kygo, Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing 3. Paul Kalkbrenner – Cloud Rider 4. Miguel – Simple Things 5. Kotomi – Swimming 6. Wales – Lose My Mind 7. Lady Bee – Return of the Mack … Continue reading

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YOUR ESSENTIAL BASTILLE DAY PLAYLIST: FEATURING FAVORITE FRENCH MUSICIANS FROM PHOENIX TO DAFT PUNK AND EDITH PIAF TO M83

1. Daft Punk – Get Lucky 2. Phoenix – Too Young 3. Sebastien Tellier – L’amour naissant 4. Justice – D.A.N.C.E 5. M83 – Midnight City 6. Fred Falke – 808pm At the Beach 7. Nouvelle Vague – I Melt With … Continue reading

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BEACH HOUSE’S NEW SINGLE ‘SPARKS’ IS PERFECTLY SUMMER – LISTEN HERE

By: Joseph Licata The duo behind Beach House has just dropped their latest single, ‘Sparks’, that’s filled with a perfect balance of soothing synth and laid back, breezy tones. Making this song a prime candidate for the repeat setting while … Continue reading

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JULY 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING MIAMI HORROR, JAMIE XX, D.R.A.M., AND MORE

1. MS MR – Painted 2. Bee’s Knees – Rumored to Be Real 3. Misun – After Me 4. Class Actress – Journal of Ardency 5. Miami Horror – Colours In the Sky 6. Tear Council – My Car 7. … Continue reading

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YOUR ULTIMATE SUMMER PLAYLIST, FEATURING FETTY WAP, PENGUIN PRISON, ASTR, AND MORE

  1. New Radicals – Mother We Just Can’t Get Enough 2. Penguin Prison – Show Me The Way 3. Honne – Didn’t I 4. LEISURE – Got It Bad 5. Fetty Wap, Gucci Mane – Trap Queen 6. Spoon … Continue reading

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BRETT, THE DC-BORN BAND THAT IS MAKING MAJOR SOUND-WAVES

By: Victoria Marie Clark When you think of Washington D.C., music isn’t likely to be the first thing that comes to mind, but after hearing the band Brett, that might all change. Dressing up lyrics that take you on a … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: BRENDAN FALLIS DROPS EPIC VOYAGEUR PHARAOHS TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD

  Brendan Fallis has been dropping great tracks for a while now, with his latest Pharaohs being no exception. Featured on Surf Collective many times over the years and pulling together amazing playlists for us (here & here), Fallis is … Continue reading

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OLIVIA JEAN, SINGER, SONG WRITER, MUSICIAN AND ALL AROUND BADASS, SHARES HER INSPIRATIONS

Olivia Jean, who dropped her debut solo LP last October titled, Bathtub Love Killings,  is a multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man Records stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in … Continue reading

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NOVA PLANET: PROVING THE FRENCH KNOW MUSIC AND THE ARTS

By: Victoria Clark When we think of France we usually think of it as the center of the fashion, art, and culinary world; however, what most people may not realize is that the French have been just as influential in the music scene … Continue reading

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

2014 was an incredible year for the music industry as we saw new and emerging artists break into the scene introducing fresh and avant garde sounds, as well as older and more established artists reinventing themselves to recapture their loyal fans all over again. With that in … Continue reading

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THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014

By Victoria Clark This year’s music scene has definitely been one for the books. As emerging artists like Banks and Schoolboy Q have made their debuts with albums that bring a new and refreshing sound to the scene, older and more established artists like … Continue reading