December 2016 Playlist

  1. “Get Down” Jess Kent
  2. “Chunky” Bruno Mars
  3. “My Favorite Part” Mac Miller ft. Ariana Grande
  4. “Cocoon” Milky Chance
  5. “Need You Still” RVRB
  6. “I Feel It Coming” The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
  7. “Changes” MuteMath
  8. “King And Cross” Asgeir
  9. “Ratchet” Bloc Party
  10. “The One Moment” OK Go
  11. “Capsize” Frenship & Emily Warren
  12. “Electric Love” (Oliver Remix) BORNS
  13. “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” Tame Impala
  14. “Atlantis” Seafret
  15. “Waste Of Time” MO
  16. “High Hopes” Kodaline
  17. “Carry Me” Bombay Bicycle Club
  18. “Bad Decisions” Two Door Cinema Club
  19. “SloMo” San Cisco
  20. “Ivy” Frank Ocean
  21. “Proof” Coldplay

Shout out to seeing Coldplay in concert for having a small time Aussie ex-busker as their supporting artist. Jess Kent’s music definitely deserved the attention.

September playlist

1. “Pull Me Down” Mikky Ekko (Ridiculously obsessed with this song right now, I’ve had it on repeat for days!)
2. “I Got” Young The Giant
3. “Heavenfaced” The National
4. “Elephant” Tame Impala

5. “Global Concepts” Robert DeLong
6. “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers
7. “Yet Again” Grizzly Bear

8. “Resolution” Matt Corby
9. “Riptide” Vance Joy
10. “Heart It Races” Dr. Dog
11. “Obstacle 1” Interpol
12. “Best Day Of My Life” American Authors
13. “Heavy Feet” Local Natives
14. “Short Skirt Long Jacket” Cake (Yes, Chuck’s opening theme!)

15. “Back Seat” Atlas Genius

August playlist!

It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these! But I went to the Splendour in the Grass music festival, and I’m just in a permanent musical mood, and I’m also procrastinating, so… why not?! Here’s a playlist, one song from each artist I saw at Splendour.

1. “Pool!” Cub Scouts
2. “Youth” Daughter
3. “Bad Day” Darwin Deez
4. “Resolution” Matt Corby
5. “Babel” Mumford & Sons
6. “Man I Need” Jagwar Ma
7. “I’m Into You” Chet Faker
8. “Deja Vu” Something For Kate
9. “Hang Me Up To Dry” Cold War Kids

10. “Lanterns” Birds Of Tokyo
11. “Alive” Empire Of The Sun (Okay, I HAD to mention this, I was front row and he fricking came down to the audience and stood right next to me, [so close I could touch his butt, what no did i say that no i did not] and he stood there for a pretttty long time, and he was making some really meaningful eye contact with someone near me and very steadily pUT HIS HEADPIECE ON TOP OF HER LITTLE HOMEMADE HEADPIECE AND THEN WENT BACK ON STAGE WHUT. I was on the big screen and everything haha!)
12. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” The National
13. “Mr. Polite” The Jungle Giants
14. “Gasoline” Alpine
15. “Air” Snakadaktal
16. “My Gun” The Rubens

17. “Royals” Lorde (Replaced Frank Ocean who cancelled!)
18. “Breezeblocks” Alt-J
19. “Little Talks” Of Monsters And Men

20. “Carried Away” Passion Pit

November playlist!

I didn’t think I actually downloaded enough songs every month to keep this going, but apparently I do. If you check youmeancharlie.com often, you’ll find that a lot of the songs on my monthly playlists coincide with music they post on there, just because I adore their taste in music.

This is a great way to actively find new music and artists to listen to. These are some of the songs I’ve added to my music library recently. I don’t intend for anyone to go out of their way to listen to all these songs, but hint: all the video links I post are the ones I want people to listen to the most! Go forth and expand your playlists!

  1. “See You Soon” Coldplay (Quickly becoming one of my most favourite songs ever.)
  2. “Be My Man” Asa
  3. “All I’ve Got” Lucy Rose
  4. “We Don’t Eat” James Vincent McMorrow
  5. “Little Numbers” Boy
  6. “Madness” Muse
  7. “Mountain Sound” Of Monsters & Men
  8. “Down On You” Tokio Hotel
  9. “Open Season” High Highs
  10. “Wishing Wells” The Colourist
  11. “Wildcat! Wildcat!” The Chief
  12. “Next In Line” Walk The Moon
  13. “Tightrope” Walk The Moon
  14. “Paralyzer” Finger Eleven
  15. “Broken Watches” Air Castles
  16. “Lost In The Supermarket” The Clash
  17. “No Surprises” Radiohead
  18. “Rest My Chemistry” Interpol

October playlist!

I think I’m trying to make this a regular thing – making a monthly playlist. It seems lately that I try to minimise the number of albums I buy, so it tends to be about one or two every month. And then I download songs one by one of songs that I find randomly. Anyway, these are some of the favourites of the ones that I’ve found in the last month!

  1. “Your Heart Is An Empty Room” Death Cab For Cutie
  2. “Call Me Back” The Strokes
  3. “Heartbreak Kid” Woodlock
  4. “Lemons” Woodlock
  5. “This Fire” Birds Of Tokyo
  6. “The City” Oceanics
  7. “Just Like Heaven” The Cure
  8. “Mr. Polite” The Jungle Giants
  9. “No One Needs To Know” The Jungle Giants
  10. “Cayman Islands” Kings Of Convenience
  11. “A Community Service Announcement” Jonathan Boulet
  12. “Woodland” The Paper Kites
  13. “I Sing I Swim” Seabear
  14. “Wild Things” San Cisco

 

I hope to have expanded your playlist too!

Street Music: Woodlock

I went out to the city with some friends today and walked out onto Pitt St to find this wonderful band busking outside. They’re unsigned and honestly sound like should be. I don’t know if anyone thinks of this too, but I feel like you can hear the difference between a song by someone who isn’t that good at music (composition, instruments, performance) and a song by someone who should be (or already is) signed. I can hear their songs on triple j, at a music festival, their own gig, whatever.

I always talk about how much I love finding new music from everywhere, so I bought their CD before they left. It’s actually kind of cute (haha!) because they don’t have an actual cover for it. It was burned onto those blank CDs that you buy in bulk at a supermarket, and they stamped on their website and the song list. But that’s kind of amazing when you think about it. Imagine, when that band goes large and people are paying to see them in festivals and concerts, you saw them when they were busking in the city and selling stamped CDs from the supermarket! Kind of like you were there when it all began.

If you like the sound of Bon Iver, The Paper Kites, Boy and Bear, that kind of sound… Definitely give these guys a listen. I only discovered them a few hours ago, but so far my favourite song from them is “Heartbreak Kid”. But I couldn’t find that online, so I think this one, is probably my next favourite: “Lemons”

facebook.com/woodlockmusic
youtube.com/user/WoodlockOfficial
triplejunearthed.com/Woodlock

September playlist

Every month, I update a playlist based on the month, and it’s usually a few hundred of my favourite and recently added songs. I do this because I have an 8GB iPod and I used to have to “uncheck” a song every time I added a new one, and it is a goddamn painstaking process!

The songs aren’t necessarily new, they’re just newly added. I just wanted to share some of the music I listen to, because I love finding new music from other blogs and websites, so maybe someone can find new music from here!

This is what keeps me sane on my hour-long train rides to the city:

  1. “Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero” Foster the People
  2. “Blood” The Middle East
  3. “Warrior” Kimbra, Mark Foster & A-Trak
  4. “Float On” Modest Mouse
  5. “Champagne Supernova” Oasis
  6. “Believe” The Bravery
  7. “Bad Friends” Big Scary
  8. “Andy” Last Dinosaurs
  9. “‘Til Kingdom Come” Coldplay
  10. “Rubber Ball” Cage the Elephant
  11. “Where Is My Mind” Pixies
  12. “Yours Forever” Generationals
  13. “Myth” Beach House
  14. “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” Regina Spektor
  15. “Earthquakes and Sharks” Brandtson
  16. “New Slang” The Shins
  17. “Indigo Lane” Oceanics
  18. “Romancer” Oceanics
  19. “She’s A Riot” The Jungle Giants
  20. “Sunken House” Jinja Safari
  21. “Peter Pan” Jinja Safari