Google Music Playlists, 2017

Suburban Ennui: Surrounded by strip malls and cookie cutter houses, the ‘burbs can be a real drag. Embrace the malaise with a mix of melancholy, ambient, and washed out fuzz.

Celestial Instrumentals: We are all made from stardust. Ponder that wondrous fact while spacing out to these dreamy post-rock and ambient instrumentals, perfect for watching clouds float by, stargazing through the night, or just letting your mind wander out into the universe.

Sophisticated Indie: The term “indie” may conjure up thoughts of a scrappy aesthetic, but as these exceptional acts prove, there’s plenty of room for a more refined sound as well.

Sand Dunes & Guitars: Dirty, dusty sounds left out in the sun too long, echoing off the steer skulls and sand dunes into the wide open spaces.

At The Farmer’s Market: While you’re shopping for this weekend’s dinners, enjoy a selection of indie tracks as fresh as the produce you’re buying. (Tame Impala, alt-J, The Shins, Kurt Vile)

Epic Indie Motivation: This mix of epic indie was made for herculean tasks, like free-climbing mountains or achieving Inbox Zero.

Pumpkin Spice State of Mind: These warm, folk-inspired songs will make you feel like you’re sippin’ on a PSL on a crisp fall afternoon. Because pumpkin spice isn’t a season, it’s a state of mind.

Cowgirl Kiss-Offs: He’s got a lying, cheating, cold dead-beating, two-timing, double-dealing hart and you’re not gonna take it any more!

White Wine Folk: Uncork a bottle of your favorite white wine and relax, either alone or in a small group, with these feminine and soothing indie-folk songs. (Artists: Jenny Lewis, Fiona Apple, Natalie Prass, Angel Olsen, Feist)


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