New Music To Love

This week has been a cold reminder that despite how hard we wish for spring, winter isn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. With freezing temperatures across much of the country, it’s the type of weather makes you want to cozy up indoors with a soft blanket and hot cup of something. Luckily we have some great new tunes to keep us company and get us excited about the warmer months ahead – and festival season (who else is counting down the days to SXSW?)! Check out some of our favorite new music below, and tell us what you’ve been listening to in the comments!

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Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman.

Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear

I Love You, Honeybear is the latest release from Joshua Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, and it’s a beauty. There’s a (sometimes brutal) honesty to his lyrics, that is often masked by the cheerful joy of the music itself – perfectly suited for sunny, windows-down drives and lazy afternoons.

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The Amazing, Picture You

This Swedish band first crossed my radar when Amy wrote about them a little while back, and their gorgeous, melodic tunes swept me away. To be totally honest, though, I forgot about them, until their new song “Picture You” found my ears through the airwaves and had me hooked all over again. Put this on when you’re chilling at home, reading, writing, crafting, and let it transport you to a place of pure serenity.


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Lower Dens, To Die In LA

To Die in LA is the first single from the forthcoming EP, Escape From Evil, by Lower Dens. It’s an interesting clash of melancholic and uplifting, in that you can’t help but turn it up loud and bob your head. The sound is also reminiscent of the ’80s – but in a good way. Pop it on when you’re getting ready to go out at night.



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Waxahatchee, Under a Rock

A friend recently recommended Waxahatchee, and when I found out that singer/songwriter Katie Crutchfield is based in Philadelphia I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of her sooner. Her sound reminds me of some of the kickass female rockers of the ’90s. I can’t wait to hear more from her! I’ve found this song to be a great addition to my running mix.


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Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

I’m always a fan of anything Noah Lennox does, whether in his solo career as Panda Bear or with Animal Collective. The way he mixes vocals with various beats and sounds is so unique and unlike anything I’ve heard – it’s almost otherworldly. I love listening to this while doing yoga, with candles burning and incense lit, and the sun setting outside my open windows.


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Linda Sung
9 years ago

Can’t get enough of all the Free People playlists! Thanks for always sharing great music. Some of my current fave artists right now: MADE IN HEIGHTS, Natasha Kmeto, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Peace, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Milky Chance, and Smokey Brights. Check them out! :)

9 years ago

I adore this and cannot wait to check out the playlist today. LOVE festival season :)

Warm Regards,

9 years ago

I’ve been really into that Lower Dens single too! You should watch the music video it’s really weird but kind of awesome!!

9 years ago

Check out José González’s new album: Vestiges & Claws. Really gorgeous music, kinda has a Simon & Garfunkel vibe to it. I can’t stop listening to it!

9 years ago

With the weather as crazy as it has been, I’m excited for festival season more than usual. I’m also looking for some great new music to add to my rotation, so these are definitely being added to the playlist!


9 years ago

What a unique playlist and a beautiful collection of photography as usual!

9 years ago

love your music suggestions so much! only wish you still used rdio :(

9 years ago

Love your post. A beautiful collection of music. It’s really awesome. :)

9 years ago

Ooh lovely play list! Very unique. I love being introduced to new music. Thanks for sharing, and your images are beautiful. X

Jess X

9 years ago

Good post!
Wonderful collection of music and nice photos!
Thanks for sharing!

9 years ago

Lovely post and as always, beautiful photos!

9 years ago

Why all the pictures of this blog are SO PERFECT??? LOVE this <3<3 so inspiring

9 years ago

SO happy you chose Father John Misty’s new album – I’ve been listening to it nonstop ever since it came out. Even saw Josh Tillman himself live. Brilliant guy! I Love You Honeybear is just the perfect cynical love album, with a dash of quirkiness and genius lyrics. Highly recommend it to everyone!

9 years ago

well done, girl!
i love you , honeybear and panda bear meets the grim reaper have been on repeat since they came out ooo yes xxxx