Sometimes in order to chill out, you've got to look up to the stars and maybe try to hitch a ride to whatever comet David Bowie grabbed a hold of back in the day. I've kept a playlist on my phone for a while called, so thoughtful, "Space Stuff." If you want to blast off to space with me for a while, check out the playlist below. Or if you want to give your seven year old self some nightmares, get into a time machine, de-age however many years that would be, and watch that version of "Lost in Space" with the CGI spider monster that was nothing short of terrifying before we knew whether CGI was realistic enough to actually count as scary.
I really like AJJ (the band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad). Alternating funny, smartly socially commentating, and emotionally heavy hitting, they are for me one of the best folk (/folk punk) acts around. This week's Wednesday Winddown playlist is inspired by their songs "People," "People Ii: The Reckoning," and "People II 2: Still Peoplin'", because god I love some people sometimes, because people are the greatest things that happen. Check it out and chill out, won't you?
Post-rock and ambient guitar music are definitely high on my list of types of music to relax to. Hammock, the guitar duo from Tennessee, has been a fast favorite of mine since I first listened to some of their music from an autoplay suggestion several years ago. I've put together a playlist of my favorites, as well as a few that I think will be interesting to someone new to their style of music. Kick back, relax, and maybe take a nap with the playlist below!
Sometimes you just need to stretch things out, and take some time to get there. This attitude is something that I deeply appreciate about post rock music as a genre. With an inclination towards opening up the soundscape, not shying away from drums to the extent that ambient music usually does, and soaring build ups all come together to something of a journey as a listener. If you could do with something to wind down to, check out the playlist I've collated below; the first is perhaps my single favorite song!
Hey Everyone! It's halfway through the work week, and I'm pretty sure that we're all overdue for a little bit of a chillout. This week on the Wednesday Winddown, it's a beachy vibes kind of a day. Check out the playlist below for the tunes that I'll be playing when I hit the road out of the office. ...Or just blast it while you're working, I'm not your boss or the headphone police. Cheers!