Playlist: Puget Sounds

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Part of the reason why I chose to move to Seattle was the music scene (sorry Mom and Dad, the libraries and museums are pretty nice, too!). The city is a haven for hip-hop, grunge, indie-rock, and basically everything else. Nothing makes me happier than really getting into a new artist, only to find out they’re from Seattle. So much good stuff is goin’ on in the Puget Sound Region that I just had to put a playlist together showcasing it.

Not all of the artists are from Seattle; Modest Mouse is from Issaquah, and the little-known band Beach Vacation hails from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. I’ll admit, I cheated a little: bands like Manatee Commune, Death Cab for Cutie, and ODESZA are from Bellingham, but I figured that they rep Washington enough to make the cut. 

The playlist features songs from throughout the history of the Seattle scene (How was I supposed to leave out Jimi Hendrix or Sir Mix-A-Lot?). Some bands consist of former Huskies (Beat Connection, Blue Scholars, Hey Marseilles, etc) who even have some songs about the U-District. Since I’m continually adding new songs to the playlist, feel free to follow it on Spotify.

Looking back on my first year in the Emerald City, I’m super grateful to live in a place with so much musical history and such a vibrant scene. I hope that you are, too. Enjoy.

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Ann Evans



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Playlist: Mid-2000s Throwbacks

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It’s good to take a moment to reflect on the past every once in a while, especially on good memories. Some of my favorite memories from being a kid are times spent with friends, listening to music, and – yikes – dancing to songs that were, in hindsight, pretty inappropriate. 

This playlist is made up of mid-2000s club bangers that you probably sang along to loud n proud and were probably too young to completely understand. Use this playlist to reminisce or to celebrate the fact that you learned how to understand euphemisms (Fergie’s “London Bridge”?), your choice. In any case, I hope you take this chance to enjoy some truly timeless music.

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Chloe Hagans



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A Valentine’s playlist for the rest of us

Valentine’s Day is probably one of the year’s most polarizing holidays. Some of us embrace it and look forward to it, while some of us try to pretend it doesn’t exist and eat ice cream with our friends because we don’t have dates. Some of us just don’t really care at all. But no matter how you celebrate Valentine’s Day (or don’t), that shouldn’t stop you from listening to some great tunes.

I’ve been putting together a playlist over the last few months that’s full of songs that remind me of the soundtrack to some indie love-story movie. Some of them are upbeat, some of them are sad. Some of them don’t really seem to relate to love at all, but they’ll give you a nice dance break. Artists range from The Velvet Underground and John Mayer to Blackbird Blackbird and Youth Lagoon.

To be honest, this playlist is a bit of a mismatch of the moods that make up the different stages of a love story. So you can skip all the sad breakup songs and only listen to the happy ones, or vice versa. Or listen to all of the tracks, because they’re all good. Anyways, happy V-Day, Huskies.

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Ann Evans



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Music To Surf To – A Playlist

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Fellow Huskies, do you have a case of the winter blues? Are you already using sunbreaks as an excuse to skip class? Feeling an overwhelming urge to go south? As The Mamas & The Papas famously sang in “California Dreamin’”, “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.”

Bad news: There’s more rain in the forecast. Good news: I’ve compiled a playlist that might help you mentally escape the drizzle! This playlist is made up of some rad songs and artists that take their inspiration from early 60’s surf bands like The Beach Boys and Dick Dale. I hope it invokes memories of sun and sand and water that doesn’t fall from the sky. Cowabunga, dude.

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Chloe Hagans



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gnovs’ groove: a traveling (or not) playlist

if you’ve gone home for thanksgiving, and theres a bus ride/train ride/long drive/plane ride involved, don’t you worry. i’ve got the playlist for you. this will make the longest of rides easy with an hour and a half of hip hop to bob your head to.

however, if you’re like me and you’re stuck thousands of miles from home, this is a great playlist to bump so you don’t miss home, quite as much. 

safe travels 

Sky’s The Limit (feat. 112) – The Notorious B.I.G.

Backwards – Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar

Multiply – A$AP Rocky, Juicy J

Lean and Weed (feat. Problem) – Skeme

Can’t Stop (feat. Kanye West) – Theophilus London

Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar

See No Evil – The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Tank

Chaining Day – J. Cole

Who I Am – Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Big Sean

Sorry Momma – YG, Ty Dolla $ign

PMW (All I Really Need) – A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q

Do You Think About Me – 50 Cent

Drive Slow – Kanye West, Paul Wall, GLC

What They Want – Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz

God’s Reign (feat. Sza) – Ab-Soul

Blow My High (Members Only) – Kendrick Lamar

Driving Ms Daisy – Logic, Childish Gambino

Pain – A$AP Rocky, OverDoz.

Cold Blooded – Kid Cudi

Chapter Six – Kendrick Lamar

I Won – Future, Kanye West

Black People (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Jay Rock

Ain’t That Some Shit (Interlude) – J. Cole

Jesus Piece – The Game, Kanye West, Common

hop out my lane

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