Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: The Swellest of 2017

December 29, 2017

We’ve loved a lot in 2017. Here’s a swell list of things we couldn’t get enough of this year in no particular order. We definitely didn’t have room for everything that made this year swell for us so think of these as a great, big starting point:



A few cohesive gems we can’t stop revisiting that breathed a lot of life into our 2017

Pine BaronsThe Acchin Book

Kane StrangTwo Hearts and No Brain

Shannen MoserOh, My Heart

Aldous HardingParty

FriendshipShock Out of Season

Sylvan EssoWhat Now


Julia LucilleChthonic

WeavesWide Open

The Babe RainbowThe Babe Rainbow

Hot Flash Heat WaveSoaked



An underrated category where so much potential shined this year


Middle KidsMiddle Kids

Lou DaviesRiverrock Baby 

WAAXWild & Weak

Stella DonnellyThrush Metal

Cut WormsAlien Sunset

Madalean Gauze – Cool and Fun



A bunch of lookers (and listeners)

illuminati hotties“(You’re Better) Than Ever”

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything”


Anna Burch“2 Cool 2 Care”


Julia Jacklin“Cold Caller”

Varsity“Settle Down”

Peach Pit“Drop The Guillotine”

Cherry“Under The Sun”

All of our sessions

Everything by Bob Sweeney



New old things mostly from Triple J’s Like A Version

Julia Jacklin – “Someday”

Haim – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

Holly Macve“All I Have To Do Is Dream”

The Shacks“This Strange Effect”

Middle Kids – “All The Small Things”

Alex Lahey“Torn”


Margaret Glaspy“Let Me Love You”

Queen of Jeans“Are You That Somebody?”


Pop + Beyond

Our forever obsession with big tracks continues

Jack River“Fool’s Gold”

Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”

Charli XCX – “Boys”

Dua Lipa – “New Rules”

Haiku Hands“Not About You”

Confidence Man“Boyfriend (Repeat)”


Past Pals

Blasts from the past the brightened our present

Shania Twain – ALL THE HITS

La Roux – “Sexotheque”

Your DogTalking to Bob

Mother Maybelle & Sarah Carter – “Sweet Fern” (Original live recording)

The Twang Zone – A playlist by Chad of Water Temple

Jazz – A playlist by Dave of Darla and Water Temple



Nice people and places who’ve been really nice to us

Bob Sweeney (Love you)

Jake Detwiler (Love you)

Jon Doyle of Various Small Flames (Love you)

Jon Chin of Cereal + Sounds (Love you)

Collin Smith

Keith Abrams

Manny Lemus of Citrus City Records (Love you)

Jackson of Indie Photo (Love You)

Tattooed Mom

All of our new photographer friends

Everyone we got to film a session with



Swell things that we can’t go without

My Favorite Murder

Making Playlists

Cauliflower Rice


Film Photography


Playing Phone Tag With Creative Voicemails

Running From Show To Show

Ear Plugs


Learning From Mistakes


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Can’t wait to make more musical memories with you in 2018!

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