the pacific northwest. it is known for it's gray skies + misting rain. known for the pride it takes in coffee + for the particular role it has played in the music scene over the years. and now it is more specifically known to me as 'home'.
i have been fully marinating in the adventure of starting over. there have been many moments of wide-eyed excitement and a few moments of frustration, loneliness, and tears. it is all part of the greater experience. life has really opened up to me lately and i can't help but feel that this is where i am supposed to be.
i am constantly surrounded by inspiration in this city. the sea over one shoulder and the gritty city streets over the other. green everywhere i look. dahlias the size of the orange half moon. but it really is the music that keeps sparking the fire. every minute that the radio is turned up i find myself thinking, "who is this!?". some artists were new + some were undiscovered tracks from my very favorites.
the collection of the songs that have filled me up since being here is what inspired this playlist. i hope at least one track gives you a momentary spark.
<<< THE STEP AND THE WALK || THE DUKE SPIRT >>>
<<< YET AGAIN || GRIZZLY BEAR >>>
<<< DAMAGED GOODS || YEASAYER >>>
<<< HALL OF MIRRORS || THE HELIO SEQUENCE >>>
<<< SUNSET || THE xx >>>
<<< SKELETONS || YEAH YEAH YEAHS >>>
<<< RUIN || CAT POWER >>>
<<< ON AND ON || THE SEA AND CAKE >>>
<<< SOLITAIRE || THE NOTWIST >>>
<<< SPECIAL CASES || MASSIVE ATTACK >>>
<<< JIMMY || M.I.A. >>>
<<< MIRRORED SEA || PASSION PIT >>>
<<< WOR || DJANGO DJANGO >>>
<<< RUNAWAY || SPORTS >>>
<<< CAVALIER || SHOVELS & ROPES >>>
<<< END COME TOO SOON || WILD BEASTS >>>
<<< PROVE TO ME || SEAPONY >>>
<<< BELIEVER (FUNKHAUS SESSIONS) || JAZZANOVA >>>
>>> photo credit: one || felt soul media; three || manley audio; four || tacomas outsider guide; six || joseph eckert photograhy; seven || fr. ted bobosh; eight || terror bird; nine || peathead; ten || surfer <<<