Song Stuck in Our Heads: The Mowgli’s “The Great Divide”

MOWGLI2-472x472It’s a new week and with it we have a new song stuck in our heads. Today on heavy rotation is “The Great Divide,” by The Mowgli’s.

Los Angeles-based eight-piece band, The Mowgli’s, recently released their full length, major label debut album, Waiting for the Dawn. The album, packed with the bands hippie vibe and feel good folksy pop sound, is already  receiving critical acclaim and new fans in droves.

Their song, “San Francisco” helped accelerate their popularity while the equally upbeat follow up single, “The Great Divide,” will keep the party going.

Check out “The Great Divide” by The Mowgli’s now—it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

Monday Motivation Music: ’80s, ’90s, and Today

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 1.32.39 AMListening to Slacker at work is a proven way to make the day fly by and magically make certain co-workers more tolerable. ‘80s, ’90s, and Today on Slacker can be an upbeat, motivational soundtrack to your Monday- or any day you may need a little pick me up.

Slacker Radio DJ Parker is your guide to the hits from the last three decades on 80’s, 90’s, and Today. All of today’s hit music with a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Check it out here. Happy Monday!

 

 

 

Dive into the new Summer of Slacker Radio

Today marks the first day of summer and with it comes the onslaught of summer parties and excitement over the bright days ahead. To celebrate, Slacker has launched a treasure trove of new stations dedicated to the pool parties, daytime dance parties, BBQ campouts, and all things that make this season the happiest of them all.

Take a look at the Summer of Slacker and get ready to have what is bound to be a fantastic sunny season.

PoolPartyMUSICGUIDE-472x472Pop Pool Party

From reigning queens of the “summer song” like Katy Perry to newcomers like Icona Pop, all of the latest and greatest summer pop jams live on Pop Pool Party. Your Slacker curators have taken the hard work out of creating a playlist for your summer parties; this is the perfect soundtrack to pool parties with your closest friends. Listen here.

 

COUNTRY-SUMMER-MUSIC-GUIDE-472x472Country Summer

Your Slacker curators have put together a station full of the best country hits to provide the soundtrack for an all-American summer. Camping, BBQs, fireworks, and watching the sunset from the back of a pickup truck. On Country Summer you’ll hear upbeat summer hits from artists like Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert (pictured), and more!

 

ROCK-AND-ROLL-BBQmuisc-guide-472x472Rock n’ Roll BBQ

There’s nothing more American than a summertime BBQ with family, friends, food, and great music. Fire up your summer with classic tracks from AC/DC, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, and more. Listen to Rock n’ Roll BBQ here. 

 

yolo-musicguide-472x472YOLO Radio

The latest addition to the Summer of Slacker is YOLO Radio. Your Slacker curators have selected the greatest hip hop party jams; perfect for a weekend in Vegas or a pool party in your neighborhood. Poppin’ bottles, living reckless, and enjoying summer to the fullest: That’s YOLO Radio on Slacker. Featuring tracks from Drake, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, and more!

 

HOTEL-POOLSIDE-music-guide-472x472Hotel Poolside

You know the vibe: boutique hotels from New York to San Francisco with rooftop pools staffed by impossibly attractive people. A perfect place to relax, have a cocktail, and spend a summer weekend living like a celebrity. This is the soundtrack to Hotel Poolside: featuring swanky exotica, modern chill-out, and sophisticated electronica – where all songs set an extravagant and luxurious mood.

YACHT-ROCK4-472x472Yacht Rock

In the late 70s and early 80s, some of the most accomplished songwriters in music set sail on a voyage that produced some of the smoothest songs of all time. Their nautical explorations resulted in classic tracks like Christopher Cross’ “Sailing,” the Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes,” and everything Hall and Oates ever wrote. Hear the smoothest Yacht Rock hits here.

 

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Need a soundtrack for your poolside dance party or sunset beach soiree? Slacker’s Daytime Dance has the perfect vibe. With sunny nu-disco sounds from Classixx, Poolside, Du Tonc and Gigamesh, plus groovy deep house from Breach, Disclosure and Justin Martin, Daytime Dance has an upbeat rhythm while still keeping things cool. Perfect for Sunday Fundays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Slacker Tour Heads to Country Jam

Um0GICtPG8_GWj_YMZ5lP9SzPaHADGRbDiSIlMwJu5wSlacker is heading out to Colorado for one of Country Music fans’ favorite party – Country Jam.

The 2013 Major Mortgage Country Jam marks the 22nd anniversary of Colorado’s largest music festival. This event attracts country music enthusiasts from a large region. Based just outside of Grand Junction, CO, this four-day festival includes everything from exclusive VIP tickets to General admission tickets and camping.

CJ-Landing-pageHeadliners for Colorado’s favorite party include: Montgomery Gentry (Military Day), Pistol Annies, Gary Allan, Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, plus many more. Click here for the full lineup.

We are parking the Slacker Tour truck all weekend long so make sure you stop by and hang out with us. We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, tons of activities and games, swag and even chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium!

In the meantime you can listen to Slacker’s Country Jam 2013 station here to get your fix of this year’s lineup and check out the Slacker Tour schedule here to see all upcoming events.

 

 

 

 

 

“They Say It’s Your Birthday” Paul MacCartney

1475659-paul-mccartney-617-409Beatles legend Sir Paul MacCartney may be 71 today – but that doesn’t stop him from leaving the crowd at Bonnaroo speechless with a near three hour set this past weekend.

It should be no surprise that the iconic musician is still owning the stage, traveling the world on his ‘Out There’ tour, playing sold out shows and surprising audiences with impeccable sets, new material, and even surprise classics like “Eight Days a Week”, which he performed for the first time since 1965 with the Beatles.

This is Paul MacCartney we are talking about – we expect nothing less.

Many celebrities and fans took to social media to wish Paul a very Happy Birthday today, including  the other surviving Beatle Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono.

Slacker would also like to wish Paul a very happy birthday today. Celebrate with us as we listen to Slacker’s Paul MacCartney station, pretend to be legendary rock stars and long for the day we can be as cool as the coolest cat in music.

 

 

Artist of the Week Sigur Rós Release New Album

Sigur RosThis week Iceland’s Sigur Rós released their seventh album of ambient, ethereal post-rock—an album that they describe as “more aggressive” than their previous records.

Whereas their previous material was whimsical, optimistic, and even child-like in nature, this new album finds the band doing what they do best—creating cinematic, atmospheric soundscapes—it’s just that these soundscapes are more direct, darker, and in some cases, even have a pop sensibility to them.

On this weeks Artist of the Week station we take a look at the musical DNA of Sigur Rós – from their forebearers like Brian Eno and Cocteau Twins, fellow Icelanders like Bjork and mum, kindred spirits like Boards of Canada and The Album Leaf, and their side projects and collaborations.

Check out Sigur Rós as Slacker’s Artist of the Week here and take a look at the video for their new single below.

 

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New Music: We Love Grouplove

Grouplove-472x472There is an early contender for this year’s summer anthem–and it comes to us from Grouplove.

After breaking out in 2011 with songs like “Tongue Tied” and ‘Colours”, nabbing a few soundtrack spots in hit TV shows like “Don’t Say Oh Well” in Vampire Diaries, they are back with the first single from their new record, “Spreading Rumours,” which drops on September 17.

Hear “Ways To Go” and more future-hits on Slacker;s New Alternative First and keep an eye out for more from Grouplove because we are hooked!

 

 

New Series “I Am the DJ” Debuts with Counting Crows

DJ-COUNTING-CROWS-472x472There is nothing better than personal music recommendations from people you trust- unless of course that person happens to be a famous musician.

Our new series “I Am the DJ” gives a glimpse into the music collection of some of our favorite artists as they showcase their favorite songs, biggest influences and specialized playlists. To debut the series, Slacker sat down with Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz to build an entire radio station comprised of his favorite songs.

Adam put together an audio journey through his influences and the emerging acts that he so passionately embraces on his Outlaw Roadshow project.  From Phoenix and Delta Kids to Pixies classics and even Naughty by Nature – the station is, much like Adam, an eclectic mix of various styles that mesh together perfectly.

Head over to   “I Am the DJ: Counting Crows” on Slacker and stay tuned for more artists coming soon!

 

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