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MONTHLY MUSIC PICKS - APRIL 2018 - COLLEEN'S TRAVEL BLOG
OMG LOVING this weather lately! JK. I’m still living in Ohio and want to die. We literally had whiteout conditions yesterday afternoon. Maybe I’m misremembering, but I don’t recall winter lasting this long in previous years. Luckily, I am going to LA next week for a nice, long trip in the sun. And when I return, it shall be summer! So anyways, here’s some music I’ve been into the past month. Vacationer – Magnetism What initially drew me to this song is the fact that it sounds remarkably like this old Nintendo Wii music. It’s also good on it’s own though, and now I’m totally getting into Vacationer’s older stuff. Sorry if I ruined it for you with the whole Wii Shop thing. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo This song is GLORIOUSLY 90’s. They kind of remind me of The Cranberries, sans Irish yodeling. I love that the lead singer, Julia Cumming, is wearing a sequin bikini top and playing guitar (#goals, truly). Her voice is just incredible. Lindstrøm ft. Ronika – Didn’t Know Better I’ve been getting into Norwegian producer Lindstrøm lately. This song is a JAM. I even made my grandma listen to it. Disco lives on. Put this one on your workout playlist. Lawrence Arabia – Solitary Guys Sorry if this sad sack song gives you whiplash after that last scorcher. What you need to understand is this: I walk around in the rain a lot and listen to music. So, naturally, I’m drawn to songs that match that vibe. Wait for the chorus. Her’s – I’ll Try I have been VERY into Her’s lately. Her’s describes themselves as an “international supersonic spectral wave Liverpool band”, but I think they sound pleasantly dreamy. They’re great and super underrated. Get ahead of the crowd on this one before Urban Outfitters starts sponsoring them. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine Love this creepy disco jam from creepy French lady Charlotte Gainsbourg. According to Gainsbourg, all love stories end in death. Which is technically true, I guess. La Dame Blanche – Yo Quiero Trabajar I’ve learned enough Spanish to know that the title of this song is “I Want to Work”. Thanks, DuoLingo! Seriously though, La Dame Blanche is a bad bitch. That crazy flute intro on this song? That’s her. She’s a classically trained flutist as well as a dancehall singer and percussionist. Japanese Breakfast – Diving Woman I love long,…