As Victoria Wasylak mentions in her New Sounds post this morning (July 21), the new Smallpools joint is some straight-up summertime vibe parade. For our latest V:Music playlist, we’re using “Passenger Side” not only as our weekend jumpoff, but also a proper mood-setter for the rest of the mix, as the seasonal torch is then passed along to Strong Asian Mothers, Foster The People, KREAM + Clara Mae, Ghosted + Kamille, NÏKA, Tyler, The Creator, RÓSA, Dan Croll, Skott, Myzica, Upsahl, The War On Drugs, Lana Del Rey, and more.
There might be a little more “newness” here than usual, but the whole point of summer is to step outside your comfort zone and swim deep in the waters of the unfamiliar. Talk to the boy, jump off that poolside cliff, fire up the new Kelsey Bulkin. Toss them dice.
While we are celebraing the good times, we must also acknowledge the reality around us, and we’ve concluded this week’s playlist with a classic track from Linkin Park. RIP Chester Bennington.