Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation: Spring 2017

Hey guys! Here's what I listened to a lot this Spring. As always, songs on these playlists may be explicit. The link: https://open.spotify.com/user/121147540/playlist/5KfODFKAGh2TJV4EiMdf1U


I heard "Slow Rider" live when Mountain Stage came to Peoples Bank Theatre here in Marietta. It was my favorite tune of the night. Bridget Kearney (member of Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow) and Benjamin Lazar Davis pulled in some African influences, including a special African guitar and a great mid-song meter-perception shift.

Some of my favorite artist discoveries this Spring were Lawrence, Sarah Jarosz (who will be touring with Punch Brothers, another favorite), Sampha, and Shuggie Otis.

I love knowing what people are listening to, so please feel free to share a playlist of your current faves in the comments!

Also, if you want to join in, I'm doing the #30daymusicchallenge on Twitter. Follow me there @jesskbaldwin

Jess' Favorite Music of 2016

Jess' Favorite Music of 2016


  • "Awaken, My Love!" • Childish Gambino
  • Cloak • Jordan Rakei
  • Do Hollywood • The Lemon Twigs
  • Echo Chamber • Ash Walker
  • I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it • 1975
  • Let Them Eat Chaos • Kate Tempest
  • Malibu • Anderson .Paak
  • A Mineral Love • Bibio
  • Nonagon Infinity • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • A Seat at the Table • Solange
  • See Us Through • Michelle Willis
  • Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit • Royal Canoe
  • Stateless • Tangents
  • Utopia Defeated • D.D Dumbo
  • Yes Lawd! • NxWorries
  • Zigzagger • Takuya Kuroda

EP's and Singles

  • Bad Hopes • Dead Horse Beats
  • For Marmish, Pt. 2 • Floating Points
  • Game Winner • Joey Dosik
  • In Memory • Space Captain
  • Sadie • Photay
  • Spec and Bubble • Bells Atlas

Heavy Rotation: Spring 2016

Time for a new season of Heavy Rotation. As of today, my Spring playlist is ALL Kishi Bashi (thanks to my amazing sister for that find) and The 1975. I have a particular obsession with The 1975 right now. The production on those tracks is just mind-blowing.

But there are three more months to add things that hit me just right. I'm sure there will be at least a few more artists coming.

If you like something you hear, PLEASE buy it through iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc. I like Spotify, but it doesn't pay artists nearly enough to allow them to keep making great music. 

As usual, be warned that there may be explicit tracks on these playlists.