Frankles Monthly Mix #1

Monthly Mix It's time for a new series of posts on Frankles where I share my running monthly-ish playlists that I build on Spotify (and sometimes SoundCloud) as I find predominantly new music. If you take a look through my profile on either service, you'll see groups of similarly named playlists. You can see a … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #1

Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

When I first heard Childish Gambino, I didn't know the guy performing was also the guy who played Troy on Community, Donald Glover. Even after I learned that they were the same person when I saw Donald Glover in cutoff jorts belting out "Heartbeat" on the mainstage at Coachella, it was difficult to reconcile these … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

2016

2016 Rundown | Best of 2016 | SoundCloud Playlists | Spotify Playlists 2016 Rundown I don't like to play favorites, and when it comes to bundling a group of artists or songs together at the end of the year, I absolutely hate ordered lists. I'm not going to say Frank Ocean's Blond is better than … Continue reading 2016

2017 Festival Wishlist

I've been a consistent festival attendee since 2011, logging a yearly visit to Coachella, Electric Forest, and Summer Set. I also found myself at North Coast, Hard Day of the Dead, Lights All Night, Soundtown, Mamby on the Beach, Freaky Deaky, and a few others. In that time, I've learned to love the anticipation that … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist

The Problem with AlunaGeorge

I went to Coachella for business and pleasure last month, covering the festival for ElectroJams.com and seeing a bunch of music with a bunch of friends. In processing the past few weeks, I was struck by an affliction I see a lot in music writing, and in life in general. When I run through a … Continue reading The Problem with AlunaGeorge

Sia at Coachella 2016

I’ve written about growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota, dreaming of one day living an eventful life in a place where things actually happen. Living in the suburbs was like living in a terrarium, and I felt like a trapped lizard, wondering what real life is like. As a reaction to the constant boredom … Continue reading Sia at Coachella 2016

frankles free fridays

I'm not entirely sure if this is a legally-distributed record, but I'm posting it anyway because the awesomeness of it is overruling my desire to confirm its legality. This is Dubfire's performance from the strange and incredible Resistance "stage" at Ultra last weekend. I used dick fingers around the word stage because it was more … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Kicking off this week's trio of free music downloads is a brand, spankin new track from Big Gigantic, the sax-centric electronic duo out of Boulder. I first saw Big G play at Electric Forest 2011, and I'm not gonna lie, I don't remember a whole lot of details from that show, except that there was … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Sam "Feel Good Feels" Feldt has a radio show! Also known as a podcast. Also, I just made up that nickname. His music is always just so pleasant, not unlike pool water kept at an ideal and comfortable temperature, to the point where you can almost overlook the fact that you're in water at all. … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

If you've ever seen RL Grime play live, and wondered at what point you completely lost your mind, it was probably the moment he dropped the Djemba Djemba remix of Banks' "Fall Over." The swooning, dark ballad receives an injection of trap, and seems to make good on the self-destructive threats of the original. Now, … Continue reading frankles free fridays