The Capitol Heights

Monthly Playlist – June 2016

Posted 06-28-2016

What’s on The Capitol Heights’ playlist? June 2016 Edition.

  1. Monkey Tree – Mother Mother
    Monkey Tree is a super fun tune with an amazingly intoxicating melody. What exactly is a monkey tree, and where can I find one? The world may never know.
  2. The House That Heaven Built – Japandroids
    This song reminds us a little of, brand new mixed with motion city soundtrack? Anyways. This song features a high energy tempo and reminds us of our high school – teenage angst days.
  3. Next Year – Two Door Cinema Club
    We know – this song just got added to your 2017 new years eve party playlist. We won’t judge. We love the upbeat feel along with the use of a – marimba perhaps?
  4. Open Season – Josef Salvat
    This song is hot. This song is so hot right now. It’s like making out while your are floating in space – will probably never happen, but has probably felt like it happened. I don’t know what that means. It’s just a hot song.
  5. Pressure – My Brightest Diamond
    The opening is like that one Beyoncé song with the marching band. It’s a good song that varies up the phrasing and has some memorable elements to it. Definitely unique.
  6. Venice – The Lighthouse And The Whaler
    That moment when…. We told ourselves we would never open a sentence like that. Damn. Anywho – we like the guitar in the verse and the swelling strings. It really can make everything seem like a movie.
  7. Closer Than This – St. Lucia
    Something about St. Lucia sounds so retro – but also modern at the same time. This is not the first St. Lucia track we have featured and for good reason. This song has so many good elements it was too good to not include it.
  8. Burn – The Temper Trap
    Admittedly, we only really knew that sweeeeeeeet diiiisssspooooossssiiitttion song by them. We were jamming out before we realised – “oh man – this is that band!”. The singer has a great voice that reminds us a bit of Band of Horses.
  9. Dancing With The DJ – The Knocks
    Reminiscent of the disco era – Dancing With The DJ brings the 70s into the 2070s. If Napoleon Dynamite was made when this song was on, perhaps his famous dance scene would be to this song and not to Jamiroquai (although that song is still dope).
  10. Guns Out – Young the Giant
    We felt the need to let you cool off after listening to the hypmachine 2016 that was the last song. Guns Out has a nice melody with a wide vocal range including awesome falsetto parts.

Local Artist:
This month’s local featured artist is the awesome and talented Jake Mimikos (aka The Internal Frontier). Hailing from Vienna, VA, Jake has put together some great tracks. You can find a lot of his work on his ReverbNation page. The track we chose for his featured spot is called Jayco – one of his many radio-ready songs. You can view a video of the song below:

A spotify playlist with this month’s songs is available right here!

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