Sunday Brunch Playlist: A Curation of Songs That Go Well With Mimosas and Avocado Toast

The playlist provides sweet, upbeat tunes tossed with happy lyrics and floaty melodies. It’s perfect for playing while you and your friends chow down on whatever foods your brunch-loving heart desires. Finally, a playlist full of songs no one would dare complain about. So go ahead, turn on Spotify, bob your head to some happy tunes, and munch on some delicious brunch goodies with your pals.

Here’s the list of songs:

  1. M79 – Vampire Weekend
  2. Hang Loose – Alabama Shakes
  3. Goodmorning – Bleachers
  4. Come Save Me – Jagwar Ma
  5. Island In The Sun – Weezer
  6. Ooh La La – Faces
  7. Where Is My Mind? – Pixies
  8. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  9. Stay Alive – Jose Gonzalez
  10. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
  11. New Soul – Yaem Naim
  12. Society – Eddie Vedder
  13. Be OK – Ingrid Michaelson
  14. After Hours – The Velvet Underground
  15. The Cave – Mumford & Sons
  16. You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine
  17. Someone New – Hozier
  18. Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
  19. God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  20. Feel It All Around – Washed Out

Alternatively, if you have a Spotify account, you can check out the playlist here:


What are some of your favorite tunes to play during Sunday brunch? Let us know in the comments!

Staying in Playlist: A Curation of Songs for Staying Home on a Saturday Night

The playlist provides a healthy mixture of sultry and sweet tossed with some snarky guitar riffs and hooky melodies. It’s perfect for you to dance all alone in your underwear or eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s on the couch in your pajamas. There’s no fear of missing out here — you’ll be completely satisfied at home listening to music while your friends dance in sweaty clubs and overpay for flat beers.

This playlist is perfect for those who don’t want to go out:

  1. Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
    2. Why – Andrew Bird
    3. Nova-Leigh – Born Ruffians
    4. Don’t Make Me a Target – Spoon
    5. Dirt on Your Shoes – Bishop Allen
    6. The Dream Lives of Ordinary People – Voxtrot
    7. Home – Great Northern
    8. Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
    9. Our House – Madness
    10. The Fairest of the Seasons – Nico
    11. Oh Yoko! – John Lennon
    12. The High Road – Broken Bells
    13. Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
    14. Champions of Red Wine – The New Pornographers
    15. Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse
    16. Black Coffee in Bed – Squeeze
    17. Meet Me In The Basement – Broken Social Scene
    18. Save Me – Aimee Mann
    19. No Rain – Blind Melon
    20. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party – Courtney Barnett

If you have a Spotify account, you can check out the playlist here:


What are some songs do you listen to when you just want to chill at home? Let us know in the comments!

Melancholy Playlist: A Curation of Sublimely Miserable Songs

Sometimes you just want to feel sad, and that’s okay. Everyone has bad days.

This playlist promises to be there for you when you just feel like laying in bed and staring at the ceiling. Maybe you’re feeling bad because you weren’t able to achieve a goal, or perhaps work really sucked today. Maybe you’re feeling bad for no reason at all.

So if you’re resonating with this post, turn up these tunes all the way to eleven, and feel some comfort in knowing everyone gets touches of melancholy sometimes. Just remember, the good days are right around the corner.

  1. What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  2. Shadowboxer – Fiona Apple
  3. Our Corner of the Universe – K.S. Rhoads
  4. New York – Peter Silberman
  5. Habit – Gabrielle Shonk
  6. Samson – Regina Spektor
  7. Ophelia – The Lumineers
  8. New Skin – TORRES
  9. Horseshoe Crab – Slothrust
  10. The Killing Moon – Echo & the Bunnymen
  11. Asleep – The Smiths
  12. Just Like Honey – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  13. Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
  14. Untitled – Interpol
  15. Bird’s Lament – Moondog
  16. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear
  17. Heart of Chambers – Beach House
  18. Hey – The Pixies
  19. Feel The Pain – Dinosaur Jr.
  20. Sadly Beautiful – The Replacements

If you have a Spotify account, you can check out the playlist here:


What are some of the songs you listen to when you’re feeling down? Let us know in the comments.

Seven Things Saturday

Hi there! Elly here. I’ve decided to start a new series called Seven Things Saturday. Every Saturday, I’ll post seven things (movies, books, recipes, websites, etc.) that I’ve really been digging during the week.

Here we go:

1. The Wes Anderson Collection.
We got this book as a wedding present and I’m totally in love with it. It’s a heavy coffee table book full of awesome photos from on and off sets of Wes Anderson films, as well as a bunch of illustrations of characters and props. One of my favorite memories from when Steve and I when we were first dating was watching The Royal Tenenbaums together, and now we both just love that movie.

2. Salt bagels.
Okay, so I had never even heard of salt bagels until recently — I guess that makes me late to the salty, delicious party. Maybe they’re just an east coast thing? I had one for the first time when we were in Maine, and, oh my god, they were so good. I’ve eaten like four of them this week.

3. Master of None, season 2.
I know you’re probably getting tired of being asked, “Have you seen Master of None, yet?” If your answer is no, I’m going to highly suggest you get on that.

4. Iced coffee.
We’ve been making our own iced coffee lately with almond milk. They make us hyper as hell, but whatever — that only means we’re more productive.

5. Wearing Steve’s band t-shirts.
I’m told my husband was a regular punk in his younger days. Lucky for me, he kept all of his band shirts from back in the day and now we happen to share a closet.

6. Wikipedia’s “nearby” service.
If you’re surfing Wikipedia on mobile while you’re traveling, you might want to hop over to the “nearby” link on the sidebar and allow the site to track your location. This allows you to discover things you’re — you guessed it — nearby.

7. Mod Podge
I’ve been thinking of some exciting DIY tutorials recently involving Mod Podge. I’m a little weary they won’t turn out as well as they seem in my mind, but regardless, I can’t wait to get crafty.


What are some things you’ve been loving recently? Let us know in the comments.

Road Trip Playlist: A Curation of Traveling Jams

Okay, so real talk: a road trip without music is like toast without avocado — it’s just not the same.

Music is essential to the road trip experience, and carefully curating playlists for trips is so much fun. For those of you who are planning a trip this summer (especially a group trip!) and are still debating whether to drive or take a plane, just remember: sure, road trips take longer than if you were just to fly to your destination, but driving allows you to soak in the scenery, visit interesting landmarks, and make lasting memories. Life is about the journey, after all.

This playlist is a surefire way to get you started on compiling your own road trip playlist this summer:

  1. Do a Thing – Street Joy
  2. Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet
  3. Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
  4. At the Beach – The Avett Brothers
  5. Walkin’ On The Sun – Smash Mouth
  6. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  7. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  8. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  9. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  10. Get in My Car – BRONCHO
  11. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  12. I’m Bound To Pack It Up – The White Stripes
  13. Ride – The Vines
  14. Dashboard – Modest Mouse
  15. Gronlandic Edit – of Montreal
  16. Heart It Races – Dr. Dog
  17. Lake Michigan – Rogue Wave
  18. The Summer – Coconut Records
  19. Ocean’s Deep – Born Ruffians
  20. Run Run – Those Dancing Days
  21. One Headlight – The Wallflowers
  22. Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  23. Another Travelin’ Song – Bright Eyes
  24. Daylight – Matt and Kim
  25. Feels Like Summer – Weezer
  26. Whole Wide World – Cage the Elephant
  27. It’s A Trip! – Joywave
  28. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
  29. The Distance – Cake
  30. This Must Be The Place – Sure Sure

If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the playlist here:

What do you listen to on the road? Let us know in the comments.

Moving Playlist: A Curation of Bittersweet Songs for Your Big Move

Moving: haphazardly stuffing boxes with a bunch of crap I call my stuff, using one of those packing tape dispensers and attempting to not get the tape stuck onto itself, vigorously spackling nail holes in the wall in hopes at least some of the deposit back…

For me, moving has always been a bittersweet affair. I’ve lived in several homes and apartments in my life — seven apartments in my adult life alone. Moving usually means you’re on to bigger and better things. Or maybe it means your landlord raised your rent. Or perhaps, like my next move, it signifies moving in with your significant other into a place you both call home.

Whatever the reason, you’ll usually feel excited while packing. But simultaneously, you may also feel as if you’re mourning the end of a chapter in your life.

This playlist if full of bittersweet songs to get you through moving day:

  1. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
  2. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
  3. You’re a Wolf – Sea Wolf
  4. Books from Boxes – Maximo Park
  5. Brand New Start – Little Joy
  6. Moving to New York – The Wombats
  7. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear
  8. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
  9. This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
  10. Excuses – Morning Benders
  11. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  12. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
  13. Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile
  14. Bad Kids – Black Lips
  15. The Way We Get By – Spoon
  16. Future Primitive – Papercuts
  17. End of the Movie – Cake
  18. All Outta Angst – NOFX
  19. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  20. Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

 

What’s on your moving playlist? Let us know in the comments.

Spring Cleaning Playlist: A Curation of Peppy Songs for Cleaning

It’s about that time of year again. It’s spring, which means it’s time to empty your closets, donate a bunch of your old stuff to charity, scrub your baseboards, put your winter clothing into storage, and vacuum all of the nooks and crannies of your home you neglected all winter.

If you’re like me, you definitely put all of these chores on the back burner until the last possible minute. Something that always gets me in the mood to do mass amounts of laundry or scrub the stove is upbeat, positive music.

Here’s a list of jams that will get you pumped up to clean and declutter this season:

  1. Furr – Blitzen Trapper
  2. Naive – The Kooks
  3. Same Jeans – The View
  4. Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  5. Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. Cold Cold Man – Saint Motel
  7. Chugjug – Family of the Year
  8. The Walker – Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy
  10. Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun
  11. Ghostwriter – RJD2
  12. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
  13. Frankly, Mr. Shankly – The Smiths
  14. Cutie Pie – Nathan Fox
  15. The Impression That I Get – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  16. Sound System – Operation Ivy
  17. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  18. Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  20. The World Is New – Save Ferris

If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the playlist here:

What songs do you play while spring cleaning? Let us know in the comments.