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Won’t Look Back | Geowulf

Queen | Perfume Genius

Feel It Still | Portugal. The Man

Water | Ra Ra Riot

Another Way | Ten Fe

Don’t Take the Money | Bleachers

Wanted You | Twin Peaks

I | Foreign Fields

Bellyache | Billy Eilish

13 | LANY

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What are you listening to?

– Lauren

1.30.17

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A word. A picture. A sound.

Lay your palms upward and gently crepe-ing upon these static spaces between us, and I’ll show you wonderment in fingertips stained blue. Our bodies wear and tarnish as even facades of magnificent cathedrals must. Another day, another rain shower eroding the stone pillars. Another day, another layer of grime. Invisible from one day to the next until one day becomes a hundred days becomes ten years. One Alabama January, I looked down at my hands on a steering wheel and realized I was moving much faster than I thought. “We’re getting old,” you said in the last letter you sent to me, and I imagined that it was snowing when you wrote it and that you were wearing the sweater with the moose on it. “We’re only twenty,” I replied in the last letter I sent you, and I put on three sweaters to write it because I wanted to feel close to you and also because you scare me. The Alabama winter did not demand such armor, but I left them on until I fell asleep and woke sweating in the early hours of morning, when I removed them one by one. I thought this an appropriate metaphor. In the lamplight, indigo ink gathered and settled in deepening skin canyons, and I started to cry.

Future People – The Alabama Shakes

– Lauren

5.31.16

6.16.16

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Acting Strange | Highs

Girls Your Age | Transviolet

Poltergeist | Banks

Agnes | Glass Animals

Cold | The Social Animals

Side A | Aloha

Only | Tall Heights

Good As This | Monte Nour

Buffalo Nickel | Shovels & Rope

Coins | Local Natives

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What have you been listening to?

– Lauren

*Photo by Teah Shaw

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Youth | Glass Animals

Single | The Neighbourhood

Mind Games | Banks

Coins | Local Natives

Got Me | St. South

Enlighten Me | Grouplove

Tomorrow | Shakey Graves

South | Hippo Campus

Talk About | The Lonely Biscuits

Same Drugs | Misterwives

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What are you listening to?

– Lauren

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I absolutely cannot believe summer break is almost over and that I begin my final semester of my undergraduate degree on Wednesday. I’ve been up to some really exciting things over the past few weeks in terms of working, studying for the GRE, attempting to sort out my post-grad plans (yikes!), and enjoying my summer, all of which has left me with little time to write blog posts or take photos. As usual, I’ve been listening to music nonstop, so I thought I’d write up a quick little post to share the songs, old and new, I’ve been loving recently.

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Fountain of Youth | Local Natives

Heart It Races | Dr. Dog

pink skies | LANY

This Empty Northern Hemisphere | Gregory Alan Isakov

Miracle Aligner | The Last Shadow Puppets

Cold | Mating Ritual

Upswing | Prinze George

Wild | Beach House

Garden View | Hales Corner

My Cousin Greg | Houndmouth

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What are you listening to?

– Lauren

6.16.16

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And it was unbearably hot. The best part of the day was the end, when the sun had just begun to descend but was still lingering. The temperature dropped to 80, and everything was brilliant. Lying on a blanket spread over a grassy spot in a new city, watching the sun dip down behind the Parthenon as the lightning bugs came out more abundantly than I had ever seen before, I felt the quintessence of summer, and it was yellow. Yellow until the very end.

Time of the Blue – The Tallest Man on Earth

– Lauren

5.31.16

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A word. A picture. A sound.

I’ve found I like to collect places the same way I would collect seashells on a beach – not unlike this one – on the coast of Florida when I was seven years old. I have this place that once was mine where five o’clock settles in slow, that built much of me out of cricket songs and Dogwood trees, and I didn’t realize it until I left it behind for someone else. I keep coming back, though I’m made of more places now. I’m looking for something worthwhile and always find it in the heart of a saltwater cure.

Upswing – Prinze George

– Lauren

 

Listen | Summer

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Thieves | The Beach

The Vine | Gold Spectacles

Brainwash | Cillie Barnes

Victor | Prinze George

Wildfire | Scavenger Hunt

Swim | Fickle Friends

Bad, Bad, Bad | LANY

NoLo | Grace Mitchell

Swoon | Beach Weather

I Wear Glasses | Mating Ritual

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What are you listening to?

– Lauren

Listen | Spring 2016

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Birch Tree | Foals

Control | Halsey

Woodstock | Joni Mitchell

Better Than | Lake Street Dive

UGH! | The 1975

Paper Knees | The Careful Ones

Get Good (Infinitefreefall Remix) | St. South

My Eyes | The Lumineers

Take It Back | Liza Anne

Reaper | Sia

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What’s on your playlist?

– Lauren

Playlist | Spring

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Death Defying Acts | Angus and Julia Stone

Wasting Time | Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

‘Til It Kills Me | Flearoy

Shine | Leon Bridges

Trip Switch | Nothing But Thieves

The House We Grew Up In | The Weeks

Gold | Sir Sly

Blew My Mind | Dresses

The Devil Is All Around | Shovels & Rope

Mission Bell | Le Trouble

Future Talk | Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Gold | Chet Faker

Dunes | Alabama Shakes

Wild Heart | Bleachers

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What are you listening to?

– Lauren