May 29, 2017 |

Playlist No. 03

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We realize it’s been quite a while since we shared our last playlist with you guys.  We like to share the actual songs we are currently listening to while we work here at home, but since we’ve been pretty much moving, unpacking, renovating, and traveling for much of the past year we haven’t had that steady work flow.  Now that we are finally set up again at home, it’s been so nice to have these playlists going.  We’re happy to share Playlist No. 03 for you to enjoy.  Let us know what you guys think! READ MORE

February 28, 2017 |

Jazz Favorites

Jazz records have always been our go-to for our morning playlist.  Our daily routine always starts with taking Henry for an early morning walk around the neighborhood, coming home and boiling water in the kettle for our coffee and tea, and picking out our morning record.   READ MORE

October 1, 2016 |

It’s October!

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A new season to us always means a new batch of records.  Last year, we posted our essential autumn records and while we can’t claim that these are more essential, we feel that they are equally as important to our record collection.  When we first started dating we used to make iTunes playlists for each season and I definitely remember our first fall as a couple and taking long drives around town, listening to Modest Mouse and The Microphones while getting to know each other.  Certain albums never get old and these are some of our favorites for these cooler, pumpkin filled, October days.  Enjoy!

The Dodos – Visiter
Morning Benders – Big Echo
Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
The Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Cat Power – The Greatest
The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days

What are your essential albums (or songs) for fall?  We’d love to add some to our list.

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August 15, 2016 |

Playlist No. 02

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Hope you guys had a great weekend!  We spent a lot of our time inside trying to avoid the scorching heat that awaits us just outside our front door.  Time at home for us definitely means lots of music playing all day.  Music is a big part of our lives and we love to integrate it into our snapchats and Instagram stories as well.  A lot of you guys have asked about the music we have been playing, and we loved making Playlist No. 01 back in May, so we figured we’d come back with Playlist No. 02.  Hope you guys enjoy!

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Playlist No. 02 | Find it on Spotify

  1. Young – Frankie Cosmos
  2. Safety Bricks – Kevin Drew
  3. Tony Stark – The Symposium
  4. Parking Lots – Plums
  5. Messy Enough – The Radio Dept.
  6. Shut Up Kiss Me – Angel Olsen
  7. Towers – Bon Iver
  8. Modern Drift – Efterklang
  9. Sunlight – Yuno
  10. Brain to Recorder – Light Heat
  11. Hawaiian Boi – Triathalon
  12. Fancy Shoes – The Walters
  13. Gibraltar – Beirut
  14. Summer Holiday – Wild Nothing
  15. Stay Alive – José González

Hope you guys enjoy these as much as we do. We’re going to be doing more playlists, so follow along with us on Spotify!

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May 10, 2016 |

Playlist No. 01

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It’s definitely feeling like spring in Phoenix.  Warm days and cooler nights have been so ideal, and we love having music to go along with the seasons.  If you follow along with us on Snapchat you’ve probably seen what records we are currently spinning, car ride dance moves, and lots of air guitar.  Below you can find some songs we are currently loving.  Some are older and some are fresh off the shelves, but (for one reason or another) they all make us feel like it’s definitely spring time.  Enjoy!

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  1. Love Like a Sunset: Part II – Phoenix
  2. In a Drawer – Band of Horses
  3. French Navy – Camera Obscura
  4. Lover of Mine – Beach House
  5. Chinese New Year – Sales
  6. Woodland – The Paper Kites
  7. Roma Fade – Andrew Bird
  8. 100 Million – Charlie Hilton
  9. On the Lips – Frankie Cosmos
  10. Christmas Night – The Cave Singers
  11. No No No – Beirut
  12. Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes
  13. It’s Real – Real Estate
  14. Australia – The Shins
  15. Sunshine and Clouds – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Hope you guys enjoy these as much as we do. We’re going to be doing more playlists, so follow along with us on Spotify!

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May 2, 2016 |

Cultivate Festival with IZZE

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This past weekend was the Chipotle Cultivate Festival here in Phoenix, and we had the privilege to work alongside one of the featured partners for the event, IZZE.  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the event, the Cultivate Festival brings in some great musicians and mixes that in with some top notch cooking presentations by some of the world’s best chefs. (Do names like Aaron Sanchez and Amanda Freitag ring a bell?)  It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday in Phoenix.  We had just gotten back from our San Francisco trip, so it was nice to get thrown back into town in the best way possible.  Our friend Cheyanne met us at the event and we had a blast wandering all over the festival grounds.  We ate some tacos, took a ton of photos, and danced a bit in between.  It was an absolute pleasure to get to hang with the lovely ladies from the IZZE team who kept us from ever feeling thirsty with some of our favorite IZZE flavors.

December 7, 2015 |

Our Favorite Christmas Albums

New Darlings - Christmas AlbumsThings have been pretty quiet around here.  We’ve been nursing colds for the past two weeks and over the last few days, it really amplified.  Although there’s been a lot of coughing, sniffling, and sneezing, we’ve really enjoying taking it easy at home.  We’ve gotten into the holiday spirit…watching movies and listening to some of our favorite Christmas albums in our pjs, staying cozy.

Here are some of our favorite Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit:
A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Christmas Album
Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Beach Boys – Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
The Ventures – The Ventures’ Christmas Album
Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
She & Him – A She & Him Christmas
Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart
Sufjan Stevens – Songs for Christmas
Mad Men Christmas

…oh, and some comfy pjs and loungewear too!

Some of you have asked us on instagram what record players we recommend.  We don’t have a lot of room for a huge set up, so some of the all-in-one record players with built-in speakers are our go-to. You can check out some of our favorites here or check out some below:

October 26, 2015 |

Fall Music Favorites

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Temperatures in Phoenix are (slowly) dropping and there seems to be pumpkins adorning the front of every house we pass.  Lately we’re finding ourselves curling up on the couch and zoning out to some of our favorite autumn records.  It’s funny how music can pair perfectly with a season.  There are certain albums we always find ourselves reaching for when fall rolls around.  Some are perfect lyrically for these months, referencing the leaves changing and the chill in the air, while others are albums we just found ourselves really getting in to this time of the year. To us there are just some albums that feel like autumn.  Here are some of our favorites, along with a few top audio picks to spruce up your collection.

Our essential autumn records:
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Death Cab For Cutie – The Photo Album
Simon & Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
The Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Grave
Neil Young – Harvest
The National – Boxer
American Football – American Football

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September 2, 2015 |

Coffee + Records

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This past weekend was so refreshing! We didn’t have any big commitments or plans, so we took Saturday morning slow and stayed in our pjs just a tad bit longer than we should have.  Easy weekends like these are always our favorite, especially after a long week.  We make breakfast together, get the coffee and tea brewing, and turn on some of our favorite records.  The light that pours in from our dining room in the early hours each morning makes our silly dream swapping, coffee talks that much more enjoyable.  Lately we’ve been making coffee for two and I’ve been passing on the tea. The bitterness of coffee was always too much for me, but I’ve been loving the vanilla flavor of Leaner Creamer.  It’s all natural and dairy free, made from powdered coconut oil, which is great if you have a lactose sensitivity like me.  Plus, it smells so good!

Breakfast is always best with our favorite records spinning in the background. Here’s what we’ve been listening to lately:

-Destroyer – Poison Season
-Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
-Real Estate – Real Estate
-Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
-Mamas & the Papas – Deliver

We just bought tickets to see Destroyer when he comes to Phoenix in a few weeks. We’re so excited! Does anyone have any fun plans coming up?

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Hers: Free People slip (similar here and here)

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