• SumoMe


February is already over? That was fast. Oh well, that doesn’t bother me all that much because spring is almost here and we can put this annoying cold weather behind us for another year. In the spirit of the change of seasons into something more enjoyable, here is the March Playlist: five songs I can’t get enough of at the moment.

1. Ólöf Arnalds: German Fields

To start things off, we have Ólöf Arnalds (no, I’m not cool enough to know how to say that, so we’re going with “OO-loff”) who is taking the transition from the homely winter season slowly with some wispy melodic vocal arrangements. This song is as interesting as it is beautiful, and it’s a great song for those early mornings.

2. Ivan & Alyosha: Running for Cover

Speeding things up just a tad is Ivan & Alyosha, a wonderful band who features fantastic wholesome sounds in this track, “Running for Cover.” What I love most about this track is how it consistently builds in intensity and you don’t even notice it. By the end of this song we’re experiencing something far more complex than the guitar/tambourine/vocals we started with.

3. Brave Baby: Lakeside Trust

Building off the last song, we have Brave Baby’s track, “Lakeside Trust” which has a pretty killer bass line. Brave Baby does a fantastic job of mixing sounds in this track, and it is a perfect song for early spring. Let’s keep this train rolling to the next song.

4. Matt Pond: Love to Get Used

Matt Pond’s longing vocals and dancy beat are the last call for all these winter shenanigans like coats and gloves. Bah. Let’s jam his track, “Love to Get Used” and start shedding some layers.

5. Born Ruffians: Needle

Topping off this March Playlist is Born Ruffians and their track, “Needle.” This song is the perfect recap of this entire playlist, generally, and the building complexity in the song is divine. This is one of my favorite songs on this playlist, and it’s a great song for this seasonal transition.

What are you listening to this month to help you prepare for spring (or otherwise)? Give some tips in the comments.