5 feels? 5 playlists

Do you wish you were surfing right now?

…Or would you rather be cuddled up with bae?

How about wishing you were in a smokey dive instead of the library?

…Or trying to set your intention for the day to feel like the empowered badass you are?

Perhaps you’re just trying to be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with your baby?

#1/21: Le Musique

Summer wouldn’t be the same without a killer music mix to match. Caveat: No guarantees that this can take the edge off the summer heat quite like an icy G&T.

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five for your music radar

Lend your ears a listen to these five albums that (more or less) recently dropped– you won’t be disappointed.

1| Spoon • They Want My Soul 

Austin-based Spoon is back and their new (their eighth, to be exact!) album is a strong comeback. Receiving an 8.6 rating on Pitchfork, it’s smooth, heady guitar rock.

Recommended If You Like: TV On the Radio, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Divine Fits, The Shins

Tracks: Rent I Pay, Inside Out, Rainy Taxi, Knock Knock Knock, They Want My Soul

2| Odesza • In Return

First coffee, now music! A dreamy, downtempo indie-electronica masterpiece from a dynamic duo from Seattle with swirling melodies that may have just wrapped a definition around the term “shoegaze”.

RIYL: Flume, Panama, Purity Ring, Chet Faker

Tracks: All We Need (feat. Shy Girls), Say My Name (feat. Zyra), Bloom, Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant), Sundara

3| Rustie • Green Language

A U.K. fusion of hip-hop and electronic, peppered with blips that seem straight out of a retro video game. This will probably be spinning at your next underground banger. Progressive and eclectic.

RIYL: Cashmere Cat, Tourist, Shlomo, Star Slinger

Tracks: Attak (feat. Danny Brown), Up Down (feat. D Double E), Dream On, Tempest, Lost (feat. Redinho)

4| The New Pornographers • Brill Bruisers

Oh, Canada. Sweet as the maple syrup (and the people, for that matter) are Neko Case’s vocals and the dreamy indie-rock melodies that stream from Brill Bruisers. Actually, speaking of maple syrup, this makes for some great barbecuin’ music (and a twist on a classic recipe that is a must-try).

RIYL: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Neko Case, Of Montreal, The Morning Benders, Delta Spirit

Tracks: Fantasy Fools, Champions of Red Wine, Backstairs, Marching Orders, Brill Bruisers

5| Vance Joy • Dream Your Life Away

Just so we’ve covered all grounds of the globe, hailing from Australia is “Riptide” indie-folk artist, Vance Joy. It’s pleasant and beautiful, and equally as fitting for an evening drive in the sunset while the weather is still lukewarm as it is for a rainy day inside with a book and a piping hot cup of coffee.

RIYL: Bon Iver, Beirut, The Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Ben Howard, Band of Horses

Tracks: Riptide, Winds of Change, Mess Is Mine, Red Eye, Georgia