Have you Heard? Top Tunes of 2014January 5, 2015
If you’ve ever visited an Anthropologie store, you’re likely familiar with the work of Katie S., our in-house music-coordinatorthe wizard behind the sonic curtain, if you will. So enamored are we of the master mood-setter’s pitch-perfect playlists that we’ve asked her to share her favorite songs of the past year, from dance-party ditties to subtle swayers, from folky rockers to dreamy ballads. From our speakers to yours, happy listening!
Head Underwater‚ by Jenny Lewis
This talented artist has wit, honesty and playfulness. I love her complete sound and vigor.
Mother & Father‚ by‚ Broods
This song is hypnotic. Watch the music video and you’ll want to dance around the room like the lead vocalist, Georgia. This rising brother-sister duo released an amazing debut this year.
Crazy‚ by‚ Sucre
A song full of angelic vocals and gorgeous instrumentals. Symphonic sounds are this‚ dazzling‚ EP’s backbone.
Dearly Departed‚ by‚ Shakey Graves
A collaboration of two artists with spectacular voices! The rest of this one-man-band album has a great folk-indie soundit’s about as country as I get.
Hard To Hold‚ by‚ RAC featuring Tegan and Sara
It’s got fun beats, which is great for Anthropologie stores or when you need some high-energy musicadd it to your cleaning-the-house playlist!
Mess Is Mine‚ by Vance Joy
A song filled with rising and falling melody and wonderful emotion.”‚
My Silver Lining‚ by‚ First Aid Kit
“A country-folk song with fabulous instrumentals. This track kicks off yet another spectacular album from these brilliant sisters.
Stay Awhile‚ by‚ She & Him
A quintessential Anthropologie band and a personal favorite as well! If She & Him comes to your town, you must see them live. Zooey Deschanel’s voice is even more impressive in person.
Heart‚ by‚ Haerts
My 2014 dance album. Haerts sounds reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, but modernizedwonderfully dynamic and energizing.
Girls Chase Boys‚ by‚ Ingrid Michaelson
This is song is just so fun! I love Ingrid’s clever wordplay and toe-tapping melodies.
Call Me‚ by‚ St. Paul & The Broken Bones
This is a great representation of the neo-soul sound. ‚ I’ll put this on for any sort of entertaining because it meshes well with most events.
Missing You‚ by Betty Who
One of the quieter songs from this talented young Australian. The rest of the album is super dance-y and I can listen to it on repeat. And talk about a performance! Betty is mesmerizing.
Gunshot‚ by‚ Lykke Li
This song has a heavy electro-dance vibe, but I love Lykke Li’s music for her cavernous vocals and amazing, rhythmic tempos.
Down‚ by‚ The Kooks
My favorite track on a catchy new album from quite a seasoned band. I don’t usually love Britpop, but this album is super fun to throw on.