It doesn’t get much better than a Labor Day weekend Friday, friends! I’m hanging with my favorite 17 month old today, then my mom flies in Saturday morning for a fun girls day, and I head to NYC on Sunday for a few meetings, a couple of shoots for TEC, and to meet up with Aaron who has been there working all week on Ellen’s big season premiere! All-in-all, I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a holiday weekend, but then Matt Mugford went and made it 10 times better by delivering up this gem of a playlist just in time. Give it a listen and don’t even try to tell me that you don’t want to keep it on repeat all month long! Happy Labor Day weekend, friends!
TOWER – Teenage Miracle
Summer is almost over, but there is still a little time for some fun.
Halsey – Hold Me Down
This gal is kinda taking over right now. Watch out.
Noah Gundersen – Blossom
Been a fan for awhile. This was the first song I listened to from the new record (which is great btw) and was instantly hooked.
Trevor James Tillery – Out of Time
Full disclosure: I’ve known Trevor since he was a wee lad. Super proud of him. This new track is legit. The shift at the chorus is fantastic and the guitar solo is perfect. Love this guy.
On An On – Drifting
In the spirit of the previous Trevor jam…this one just keeps you guessing. Just when you think you understand what is happening, something new happens. I like that.
Youth Lagoon – Highway Patrol Stun Gun
Well this one wins for weirdest title…also probably wins for weirdest song. This guy is weird. What can I say?
HEALTH – LIFE
The little alarm clock motif and the tongue twister chorus makes for a nifty little ditty.
Baio – Sister Of Pearl
Love the simple nature of this mixed with the deep baritone vocal.
Sam Dew – Air
Saw this guy awhile back and he is the truth. Dude can sing and puts on a great show. Check him out if you get a chance.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old
This whole album is great and fun. Kind of feels like if Alabama Shakes had a male vocal and laid into the country vibe a little heavier.
Matt’s All-Time Favs:
Faunts – Lights Are Always On
Was just reminded of this band because I met one of the guys from the band at a BBQ at Jen’s house (which will be featured on the blog soon I think). He just moved to LA from Canada and it made me go back to this album and realized how much I love this song. It’s a little long but there is some really great guitar work and I think Motel 8 might need to jump on this for their “Leave The Light On” campaign. Just sayin.