If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the winter blues, then this month’s playlist and podcast episode are for you. Hailing all the way from Sweden — which certainly knows a thing or two about surviving the winter weather — Labrador Records has become one of the world’s foremost pop labels.
This month’s playlist, titled “Labrador Records,” highlights just a few of my favorite Labrador artists and releases, from The Radio Dept.‘s politically charged dreampop to Club 8’s constantly morphing sound to The Mary Onettes’ spin on classic ’80s alternative music.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special, interesting, and/or meaningful. In this month’s episode, I discuss Pallers’ “Humdrum,” a lovely slice of electronic pop whose sleek exterior hides a wistful core.
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