Today’s Talkhouse Weekend Playlist comes to us from the lead singer and songwriter of Shout Out Louds, Adam Olenius. This playlist is heavy on chilled-out synthy summer vibes, with slowed-down new wave from bands like OMD and China Crisis, while also getting into quiet nighttime folk territory with the Amazing and JJ Cale. Take a listen, and check out Adam’s new solo EP Looking Forward to the New Me.
–Dave Lucas, Talkhouse Marketing Manager
Hall & Oates — “When The Morning Comes”
So sad and smooth at the same time. I’m a sucker for simple nice melodies and this one is one of my favorites.
Los Porcos — “Fuckin’ a Jones”
My latest discovery. Love their slow disco.
OMD — “Souvenir”
Very laid back for OMD. I like how this almost sounds like karaoke. Everything has its place in this song. It never gets boring.
Javier Bergia — “Midnight Round Mekines”
My favorite track at the moment. Love his voice. The perfect mix of southern California and Spain. Dire Straits meets Julio Inglesias.
China Crisis — “Red Sails”
A great song I discovered a few years ago. Sounds like a holiday. Could almost be the commercial song for the ocean.
His voice almost sounds like a dolphin singing.
The Amazing — “Circles”
One of Sweden’s best. I guess this has more of a November feel rather than summer but its so good not to mention. Very Red House Painters.
J.J Cale — “After Midnight”
Listened to this song a lot when I was living in Melbourne for a while. You feel very old and very young at the same time listening to this song. Can’t really explain why.
Pure X — “Valley of Tears”
A friend of mine from Denmark told me about this band. Love their sound. It has a smooth krautrock vibe that I like.
Todd Rundgren — “Can We Still Be Friends?”
Love Todd. His music and style influenced me a lot. It’s so innocent.
Tussilago — “Lovesong #1”
Great band from my hometown. So chilled and so nice. Lazy summer vibe.