Category: Music

MusicEmployee Picks: Summer Anthem

Everyone has that certain favorite song that they feel embodies the fun and freedom of summertime. Summer starts this week, and we are celebrating by sharing some of our favorite summer anthems. Check out what the LuLu*s girls have on their playlists to get them in the mood for some warm-weather fun!

“Diane Young” — Vampire Weekend

“I just saw Vampire Weekend play at Sasquatch Music Festival and now every time I hear this song play it brings me right back to that amazing memory. This song is how I kicked off my summer!” – Kerrie, Social Media

“I Love It” — Icona Pop

“‘I Love It’ reminds me that I am young and free to do whatever I want to do. Summertime is the time to be careless and I love it!” – Maryln, Processor

“The Boys of Summer” — Don Henley

“This song never fails during a summer drive, bbq, run, or outdoor activity. It is one of my favorites because the song is timeless and it is a must-have on any summer mix I create!” – Charlene, Returns Department

“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke

“This song is so upbeat and catchy, it just makes you want to move! It’s perfect for listening to in the car on summer road trips to the beach!” – Danielle, Graphic Designer

What is your summer anthem?

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Bonnaroo 2013!

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Bonnawhat? Bonnawho? BONNAROO!
Wrapping up our coverage of this summer’s amazing festivals, I bring you some of my must-see’s this weekend! A blend of pop, rock, and indie-electro, these five artists are fresh & fun and sure to catch the eyes and ears of the eclectic Bonnaroo attendies!

“Manhattan” – Cat Power

“Daylight” – Matt & Kim

“Trip” – Vacationer

“Losing You” – Solange

“I Can’t Go For That” – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (Hall & Oates cover)

(image courtesy of bonnaroo.com)

MusicBest of the Fest: LuLu*s at Sasquatch ’13

I don’t think anyone could have had a better time than I did this weekend at Sasquatch. Although I wasn’t able to stay for Monday (I missed: Postal Service, Toro y Moi, At-J and Dirty Projectors), I still got to knock off quite a few bands off my bucket list. I also met Elvis Costello, aka the coolest guy in the world. Below are some of my favorite bands I got to see, as well as some adorable festival looks! I also snagged some pictures from the Lulu*s Instagram  and mine, as well as some fun Polaroids I snapped. Enjoy!

A few Instagram shots from the fest!

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MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Sasquatch!

All festival’d out yet? Not this girl! I can’t wait for this epic weekend when my absolute favorite festival takes place! Sasquatch never disappoints with it’s fabulous selection of indie, rock, hip-hop, comedy, and so much more. Below are five rad artists that are just the tip of the iceberg of acts that I just can’t wait to see!

“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

“Oblivion” – Grimes

“Banquet” – Bloc Party

“Walking On A Dream” – Empire of the Sun

“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

Are you heading to Sasquatch this year? Share your favorite artists with us!

(image courtesy of sasquatchfestival.com)

MusicListen Up! She & Him Volume 3

She & Him  = Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

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Well aren’t we excited! After months of anticipation, our favorite lounge/folk duo, She & Him, releases their latest album entitled simply, “Volume 3″. Having tempted us with the single “Never Wanted Your Love” earlier this year, we found ourselves all wrapped up in the ripening sound of this airy, upbeat group. Fronted by our favorite “New Girl”, Zooey Deschanel, the album makes good on the retro, sixties sound we’ve come to know and cherish from She & Him, and you can almost imagine Zooey sitting along a sunny fence singing happily like a little bird.

I mean, how can you not melt a little over lyrics like “I know a girl from a lonely street, cold as ice cream but still as sweet” on the track Sunday Girl that dishes up a full verse in Zooey’s breathy French? If you’re a fan of dreamy, seventies-esque keyboard chords, then you’re going to love the track “Somebody Sweet to Talk To”, and the super catchy lyrics of “Together” are soon to be your next summer singalong.

Fans can catch She & Him on their short summer 2013 tour, or you can skip the crowds and catch this album. Released today!