Music Finds for Your August Playlist

spotify logo on music playerThere hasn’t been much to write home about music-wise in the past few quarters, but as Summer winds down, I’ve found a few gems and “good enoughs” to toss into my regular Spotify rotation.

And speaking of Spotify, the app’s got a new curated playlist offering that’s been getting pretty solid feedback called “Release Radar.” Similar to the popular “Discover Weekly” personalized playlist, Release Radar focuses on new music, curating recent release songs based on your listening activity in the app. After a week, I give it a thumbs up. It’s helped me find a few new bands, but more importantly, new releases from bands I like that I wasn’t aware of – a feature I’ve missed since the demise of Rdio. You can view your Release Radar list (which is updated weekly) by going to Browse > Discover > Release Radar in the Spotify app.

Back to my new music finds, here are the new songs in the rotation at my desk and the gym.

End of Summer Pleasantries

Here are a few tunes good for those end-of-summer, sweaty scorchers as you sit in the A/C staring out the window, or with the top down.

Sweet Disaster – DREAMERS

Animals – Coast Modern

Do You Love Someone – Grouplove

We Don’t Know – The Strumbellas

For all you 30-somethings, an acoustic blast from the past: Lemon Parade Revisited (2016) – Tonic

Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney, P!nk

Circles – Pierce the Veil

Cold Hands – The Dose

New Workout / Running Music

Alone – Marshmello

That’s All I Need – Dirty Heads

Wow – Beck

Cheap Thrills (Sia, Sean Paul)

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele

Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers, Daya


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