Sweet Beats // September 2015

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So I don’t know how things are around your neck of the woods, but Bean Town is pouring, and it ain’t stopping any time soon. Sadly it seems like this may put a hiccup in our plans to go on a girl’s weekend hike in NH, so we’re currently trying to schedule other activities. Hopefully we can find some goodies! In the mean time, while I’m cooped up in my office, I’ve crafted a mellow rainy day playlist to pass the hours.

Click here for a Spotify playlist


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living proof // gregory alan isakov

arizona // ed masuga

meet me in the woods // lord huron

big time nashville // shakey graves

timothy // tallest man on earth

fire and the flood // vance joy

crystals // of monsters and men

ashamed // dear tick

from eden // hozier

fire // jake bug

the mountain // heartless bastards

afterglow // jose gonzales

skin & bones // quiet life

wildest dreams // ryan adams

shake // the head and the heart

real desire // dan auerbach


 

Sweet Beats // January 2015

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This winter has been doing some work on me in terms of my health. I’ve been trying to stick with that resolution to exercise regularly, but it seems like every time I get into a rhythm my body chooses to shut down and get the flu… and then I faint on a train. Did that actually happen? Yes. Luckily I didn’t fully lose consciousness, a kind samaritan gave me his seat, and I was already on my way to the doctor. So it was pretty much a best-case-scenario.

Anyways, this playlist will hopefully help us all out with the fitness routine, granted we’re all in good health! I’ve found these songs to have a pretty solid beat that’s ideal for zoning out to. You can get a good run on with Lion Babe, Blacroc is perfect for strength training, and stretching feels amazing while zoning out to M.I.A. Get out there and kill it, ladies.

Click here for the link on Spotify.

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treat me like fire // lion babe

jump hi // lion babe feat. childish gambino

seasons (waiting on you) // future islands

eyes be closed // washed out

ain’t nothing like you [hoochie coo] // blackroc

talk is cheap // chet faker

fineshrine // purity ring

pretty girls // little dragon

sugah daddy // d’angelo

stolen dance // milky chance

step to my girl // souls of mischief

space // m.i.a.

 

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Sweet Beats // May 2014

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So I don’t know about you guys, but I become a completely different person once things start warming up and I can go outside without a wool item of clothing. It’s like a gear totally switches in my head and all I want to do is frolic and sing. One result of this gear switching is a (semi) regular fitness routine. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve started training for a 10K, and let me tell you, it is a process. I’ve always been much more of a yoga and strength training kind of girl, and cardio sort of makes me feel like I’m dying. It’s only been about a month, but I’ve definitely been making some endurance progress.

I could never do any of this without a solid playlist to keep me going. While I like to have a lot of your usual upbeat songs, I sort of need a little variety in tempo to keep me interested. I can only handle so much loud bass pounding in my ears before I rip my the earbuds out because I feel it mocking my agony. So here is a little playlist to keep you motivated, it has some highs and lows that hopefully you find equally enjoyable!

*PS. I would usually put them in a more fluid order, but Spotify won’t let me do it on my phone – my apologies!

01. shot // alice smith

02. cut it out // kitten

03. g# // kitten

04. all eyes on you // st. lucia

05. the seed (2.0) // the roots

06. waterfalls // tlc

07. wildfire // sbtrkt feat. little dragon

08. queen bitch // david bowie

09. xo // beyonce

10. modern love // david bowie

11. age of consent // new order

12. genesis // grimes

13. over your shoulder // chromeo

14. baby i’m yours // breakbot feat. irfane

15. take me over // cut copy

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Sweet Beats // April ’14

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Boston was a wonderful place to be yesterday. This spunky little city has been my home for just about three years, and celebrating the marathon with my neighbors on a beautiful spring day just made it feel that much more alive. We felt the warmth of the sun and cheered on the 36,000 runners making the 26.2 mile run. After the year we had, it was nothing short of incredible.

After watching the festivities up the street from our house, my roommate and I decided to honor the runner’s athleticism through our laziness. We sat in the front yard basking in the sun for just about three hours. It was everything we needed after a very cold winter. This playlist was our companion, and I hope you find it just as sunny-day appropriate as we did!

01. wakin on a pretty day // kurt vile

02. i’d rather dance with you // kings of convenience

03. rock & roll // the velvet underground

04. ride with the tide // emilie mover

05. little surprise // the wave pictures

06. everywhere i’m local // har mar superstar

07. illumination // broadcast

08. 7 heure du mat // jacqueline taieb

09. over the ocean // best coast

10. santa maria de feira // devendra banhart

11. let it fall // lykke li

12. too young to burn // sonny & the sunsets

13. every girl // allah-las

14. love in the ruins // french kicks

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Sweet Beats // March ’14

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Spring has nearly sprung! The days will soon be getting longer, and warm weather seems like it can’t come quickly enough. In these final weeks of chill, I find myself wanting to listen to some warm, modern, folky guitar sounds to get me through the days. Click here for a listen.

01. dragon // the amazing

02. forget the song // beachwood sparks

03. dear believer // edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros

04. whispered words // dan auerbach

05. blood red sentimental blues // cotton jones

06. salt in the wound // delta spirit

07. shadow people // dr. dog

08. golden mile // daniel rossen

09. honey won’t you let me in // the tallest man on earth

10. tenuousness // andrew bird

11. the start of something // voxtrot

12. like dylan in the movies // belle & sebastian

13. no destruction // foxygen

14. welcome home, son // radical face

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Sweet Beats // February ’14

In honor of St. Valentine, I bring you a fresh new playlist about love, being coupled, and all the great things that come along with that. For you singles out there – don’t worry, there’s one coming up soon that embraces doing your own sweet thang. Now, before I present you with this playlist I feel I should warn you that yes, I did indeed put the Ramones and Miley Cyrus on the same mix. It just felt so right.

Click here for some tunes.

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01. baby, I love you // ramones

02. don’t let me go // mikal cronin

03. drunk in love // beyonce

04. love you so // the king khan & bbq show

05. adore you // miley cyrus

06. all i know // washed out

07. constant conversations // passion pit

08. happy with you // blackbird blackbird

09. love like this // wild belle

10. new loved ones // toro y moi

11. all for you // haerts

12. give him a great big kiss // the shangri-las

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Valentine’s Day Cards // Digital Download

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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a great weekend and are getting prepped for Valentine’s Day on Friday! We’ll be giving you all sorts of posts themed for Vday, so stay tuned. Today we have some downloadable cards for you! As we mentioned before, we’re big diy-ers when it comes to cards (whether they’re crafty or computery). We stuck with the mod look, simple and chic, and hope you and your card receivers enjoy them as much as we do! They’re about post card size, so send em out, use them as gift toppers or present them like normal cards- so many possibilities!

To download these cards, click here!

* Be aware that some home printers might not print out quite as bright, so play around with paper type and ink. And if it’s not coming out quite as nice as you’ve hoped and you’re looking for something more saturated, I had mine printed at Staples on white card stock for a very low cost!

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