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)

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)

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Bottle Rock Napa!

Coachella may be said and done, but the music festivals are still in full force! Among the usual suspects, there’s a spectacular newbie festival that just has to be talked about. Bottle Rock holds a special place in the hearts of the LuLu*s crew, as it takes place right in NorCal, in the beautiful Napa Valley! While this fabulous festie may be new to the scene, it packs a punch of killer artists that we never thought we’d see in the same place! This week, we spotlight some of the acts we just can’t wait to see at Bottle Rock!

“Radioactive” – Kings of Leon

“Short Skirt/Long Jacket” – Cake

“Simple Song” – The Shins

“Gold on the Ceiling” – The Black Keys

“One Headlight” – The Wallflowers

(image courtesy of sfweekly.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!