Summer bucket list: go stargazing! “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking

Itsuko Suzuki

Andy C Jenkins (Lazy Coast)
Ashley Shadow (Tired)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (The Lucky One)
De Montevert (It’s Alright I’m Probably Dreaming)
Julia Jacklin (Pool Party)
Psychic Ills (Another Change)
Gorgeous Bully (Beaucoup)
The Pooches (Heart Attack)
Girl Ray (I’ll Make This Fun)
Syvia (Anxious Animal)
Karenmeat (On The Couch)
The Good Sax (Up To Anything)
Kevin Morby (Dorothy)
Darren Hayman (I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy)
Kane Strang (Full Moon, Hungry Sun)
Erin Tobey (Work It Out)
Overcoats (Nighttime Hunger)

Photo credit: Landscape collage by Itsuko Suzuki

Adventure Begins

Oliver SpiesI’m From Barcelona (Violins)
Oscar (Stay)
Man Of Moon (The Road)
Leisure (Hot Love)
Nottee (Do You Love Me)
TV Girl (Like We Planned – feat. Madison Acid)
Nodaway (Coming Attractions)
Compny (Lovers)
The Mynabirds (Semantics)
Astronauts, etc. (I Know)
Foreign/National (The Hedonist)
Shapes On Tape (Get Dressed Up)
Little Racer (Montevideo)
Lobby (In These Times)
Strange Babes (Million Years From Now – feat. Junica)
The Echo Peaks (Bend Out Shape)

Photo credit: Oliver Spies

Choice, Chance, Change

Harriet Lee MerrionEla Orleans (The Sky And The Ghost)
Wye Oak (Despicable Animal – Moss Of Aura + Future Islands Remix)
Mikey Mike (Cut My Hair)
Amason (Kelly)
Albert Hammond Jr. (Born Slippy)
Calvin Love (Daydream)
Tall Tales And The Silver Lining (Something To Believe In)
Jordan Klassen (Firing Squad)
Ski Lodge (Trust), Karl King (Careful)
Lady Lamb (Billions Of Eyes)
Courtney Barnett (Dead Fox)
Death And Vanilla (Arcana)
Darlings (Mein The Sky)
Boxed In (Lo Life – feat. CockNBull Kid)
Valet (Nature)

Photo credit: Illustration by Harriet Lee-Merrion

This Too Shall Pass

Jiro YoshiharaJordan Klassen (Go To Me)
Ages And Ages (I See More)
Faces On Film (The Rule)
Emily King (Ordinary Heart)
Young Fathers (Low)
Fatima (La Neta)
Misun (Travel With Me)
Wild Ones (Hold On, We’re Going Home)
Coin (Honey)
Jinja Safari (Oh Benzo!)
No Middle Name (Another Season)
Lime Cordiale (Sleeping At Your Door)
Temples (Prisms)
Washed Out (All I Know)
Cooper (Flood)
I Know Leopard (Hold This Tight)
Zoos Of Berlin (Above The Air)


Photo credit: Work, by Jiro Yoshihara, 1967. Oil on canvas.

Go On A Roadtrip With Someone Fun. Now.

Corrie BondWaxahatchee (Coast To Coast)
The Dø (Travel Light)
Tunng (So Far From Here)
Social Studies (Away For The Weekend)
Yuna (I Wanna Go)
Big Tree (Seattle Bound)
Passenger (The Wrong Direction)
Radical Face (We’re On Our Way)
Blank Tapes (Coast To Coast)
Wild Nothing (Nocturne)
Band Of Horses (Shut-In Tourist)
Hollis Brown (Ride In The Train)
When Saints Go Machine (Parix)
The Babies (Get Lost)
The Shouting Matches (Gallup, NM)
The Melodic (On My Way)
Ivan & Alyosha (Running For Cover)

Photo credit: Girls on the road by Corrie Bond for Marie Claire Australia