LETTER FROM THE EDITOR In this issue, Nostalgic Terrain, we wanted to evoke our readers to remember the adventures in coming home. For most people around here, the Pacific Northwest is the place we call home — and it is loaded with adventures. From the 7 Wonders of Oregon, to the different food carts in Portland, it’s a wonderland. Beyond that — our issue wants to use that nostalgia to inspire travel to new place, maybe even outer space! For places to explore, check out our feature Sanctuary / Sisters, taken in Oregon’s very own Silver Falls, a fantastic hiking destination. If you have a serious travel bug for places out of this world, take a look at the Women’s Fashion spread Celestial White, showing trendy dress for the season that will project your inner beauty. One shoot I am particularly excited about is the Men’s spread, featuring textured diptych images, showing how patterns can be drawn from any texture in nature. Lastly, if you are wondering how to bring all that nature into your home, take a look at our DIY Terrarium piece, it’s a great way to showcase your love for the outdoors! The theme of this issue is so fitting for my last issue as Editor-in-Chief! As I graduate, I am starting my own career very close to my hometown, and it allows me the chance to explore all these places I grew up with on a deeper level. While I do appreciate this, I will miss all the people pg. 02
photography SONYA TEMPLETON
involved in DAMchic and the experiences that it has brought me. I have left our readers in good hands though, taking over is Brooklyn Cochran. She has been involved in DAMchic almost from the very start. She is extremely talented, and I have every confidence in her to be great in everything she does! As for the new executive team, each was hand picked perfectly for their role, with some returning to the team in new roles and some completely new members! They are destined for success. A giant THANK YOU for everyone who participated in DAMchic this year, you are what makes this organization thrive! Now get exploring! Sincerely,
ELIOT FRACK EDITOR IN CHIEF
photography RACHAEL MEADER
GLOBAL P. 08 INTERIORS P. 10 BEauty P. 14 HEALTH & FITNESS P. 20
Trends P. 26 FASHION P. 34 EDITORIALS P. 46 CONTRIBUTORS P. 62
NOSTALGIC TERRAIN EDITOR IN CHIEF ELIOT FRACK
CREATIVE DIRECTOR BROOKLYN COCHRAN FASHION DIRECTOR WHITNEY GRETHER FASHION MARKET & ACCESSORIES DIRECTOR HALEY PRICE ART DIRECTOR JOHN CONNER PRODUCTION DIRECTOR CHRISSY WALTER BUSINESS DIRECTOR KENDALL BRITTAN WEB DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR PHOEBE CHIN
WOMEN’S FASHION EDITOR KATIE NOLAN MEN’S FASHION EDITOR VICTORIA ROBBIE BEAUTY EDITOR SOFIYA POPOVA HEALTH AND FITNESS EDITOR SAMMI PATLAN INTERIORS EDITOR SERENA TUCKER GLOBAL MARKET CORRESPONDENT JESSICA BARZLER STREET STYLE EDITOR MEAGAN AMOS & JYSSICA YELAS CONTRIBUTORS EMILY BESTOR, TAYLOR COLLINS
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THE ICONIC BRAND OF OREGON by JESSICA BARZLER
From humble beginnings to a several million-dollar business, Pendleton encapsulates one of Oregon’s most iconic brands. The sixth-generation family-owned business has been around since 1863. Thomas Kay, a skilled weaver from England founded the company. Later on, Kay passed the business to his oldest daughter, Fannie Kay who married a retail merchant. With the combination of skills from Fannie and her husband, the business became extremely successful. If you’ve grown up in the Northwest, chances are you’ve heard of Pendleton blankets. The legendary Pendleton blankets started off as Indian trading blankets. Local Native Americans would come to the Pendleton woolen mills with designs and insights for blanket patterns. These blankets would act as an item of trade and for the purpose of ceremony pg. 08
throughout Navajo, Hopi and Zuni nations. To this day, Pendleton has upheld a strong relationship with their first original client. Around 1912, Pendleton started to extend development into retail distribution. This included men and women’s apparel, and non-wool clothing for spring and summer. Pendleton became a yearround store for in-demand merchandise for new and brand loyal customers. Consequently, Pendleton sold products in company-owned and privately owned retail businesses. Additionally, the company decided to publish mail order catalogs and utilize online convenience. Today Pendleton products are typically sold in specialty stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Korea. The headquarters of the company is located in Portland, OR.
An experienced retail executive, Mark Korros, took over Pendleton in February 2013. Korros is an ambitious man who harbors a strong vision for the future of the Pendleton brand. “We need to constantly provide loyal, ongoing customers with new products that excite them, but we also need to create products that will attract new customers,” says Korros (Oregon Business Magazine). Nowadays, Pendleton patterns are showing up everywhere. This is no accident or coincidence. With the idea of brand expansion, Pendleton has collaborated with some very well known brands. For instance, The NIKEiD x Pendleton collection, which combines Pendleton Wool with the famous Nike footwear. The NIKEiD Studio lets you customize shoes with Pendleton wool in four tartans and four solid colors. Style, sole and swoosh are up to you (Pendleton. com). In 2013, a collaboration between Shwood Eyewear and Pendleton transpired. Shwood sunglasses are laser carved with Pendleton’s iconic blanket patterns crafted from Walnut and Cherry wood. This was a limited time collection that proved to be a success. Shwood and Pendleton will be combining efforts to create a new collection, Shwood for Pendleton. (Shwood.com). A fairly recent and unexpected collaboration with Pendleton and Roxy apparel has materialized. This collection is available through the summer, includes bikinis, surf leggings, board shorts, bags, a wool beach blanket, apparel, and more. What’s next for the company? As stated by Mark Korros, “The No. 1 goal is to bring high-quality products to market that are relevant to consumers — and fill their closets.” The possibilities are endless. We will have to wait and see what Pendleton has in store for the future.
by SERENA TUCKER
photography HEATHER MARCH
DRESS: Nordstrom HAT: Editorâ€™s own
WHAT YOUâ€™LL NEED: 4-8 wood or PVC poles about 7 feet long Twine Scissors Cloth, such as cotton canvas or any sheet Duct tape
Step 1.) Take your poles. Measure about 1 foot down from the top and interlace the twine in between the poles. Once you go around each pole about twice, wrap the twine around the poles when they are in a group. Step 2.) This step takes two people. Place the poles up-right. While one person holds the top of the teepee, the second will evenly space the legs out. Once you move the poles around to the shape you want the teepee to be. Step 3.) Time to make the cover of the teepee. Take your fabric and wrap it around like you were wrapping a blanket around your shoulders. I chose to simply tie the top of the fabrics into a knot, and taped the inside of the fabric to the pole with the duct tape Step 4.) Add decorations! This is an optional step but is highly recommended. Extra blankets and pillows were added to the inside of the teepee
ILLUMINATED INSECTS by SOFIYA POPOVA photography RACHAEL MEADER The only bug swarm that you can actually enjoy.
This avant-garde editorial was inspired by the intricate details and vibrant colors of the butterfly. The beauty and intrigue of such a small creature is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy this whimsical yet striking interpretation of one of my favorite things that Mother Nature has created.
THE 4 1 1 ON HOW TO MAINTAIN A CLEAN DIET
by SAMMI PATLAN photography HEATHER MARCH Clean eating can seem nearly impossible when parading on a campus where there are unhealthy, yet savory temptations on every corner. Eating healthy does not mean ditching the flavor, but substituting processed foods containing refined sugar and preservatives with equally yummy whole foods that restore energy, fueling your brain to bust out that homework. Making just slight changes to your diet makes a huge difference. Not only will you see improvements in your body, but you will feel stronger and less fatigued. A clean diet does not mean ditching the carbs completely, because carbohydrates play a huge role in restoring energy. It merely means replacing simple greasy carbs with complex carbs such as whole grains. Along with this, your diet should consist of vitamins and minerals (fruits and veggies), protein, fiber, and in moderation, dairy and healthy unsaturated fats. A balance diet is key! Many of these foods are available right on campus; you just need to know what youâ€™re looking for and how to choose wisely. Follow these easy tips and grocery ideas to feel confident and guilt-free about your lifestyle choices. Prepare to be bursting with energy and dominate those tedious exams. Treat your body like a temple, it will thank you. Always make mindful choices!
Try for 2-3 Servings of fruits & 5 servings of veggies a day Fruits as a side for breakfast/ snacks, Veggies as sides for lunch/dinner snacks. Lots of lean protein! For lunch/dinner: Chicken breasts/ tenders, lean turkey, fish – salmon/ white fish/ tuna, beans/ legumes. Whole Grains, NOT refined grains!! Look for 100% Whole Grain labels. Ezekiel/whole wheat bread/ brown rice/ rice cakes/tortillas/ pita etc. Avoid processed foods as snacks – empty calories Chips, candy, etc. Replace with whole foods – fruits, veggies, rice cakes. Minimize saturated and trans Fats Replace with unsaturated healthy fats. Avocado, unsalted nuts/ seeds, natural nut butter/PB2, olive/coconut/canola oil.
DRINK MAINLY WATER! 8-10 cups a day. Drink a cup: right when you wake up, before breakfast/lunch/ dinner – helps digestions, in between bites when eating – it will fill you up faster. Know the difference between being hungry, thirsty, & bored Try drinking a glass of water if you are unsure, if still hungry then eat!
Eat, don’t drink your calories Avoid sugary drinks - Juice/alcohol. Many store bought smoothies – make your own. Drink green tea; it’s great for boosting your metabolism. Eliminate refined sugars and artificial sweeteners It will cause your body to crave more sugar.
Eat 5-6 smalls meals a day 200-300 calories per meal. Combine complex carbs: lentils/veggies with lean proteins chicken/egg whites. Do NOT skip meals. Eat every 2-3 hours – it will keep you from over eating and boost your metabolism. Prepare your own food as much as possible Only way to really monitor what & how much you’re eating.
Prepare your own food as much as possible Only way to really monitor what & how much you’re eating.
CONTROL YOUR PORTIONS! Use measuring cups or your hands. Always read serving size/nutrition labels. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
**Eat foods as close to nature as possible; the fewer ingredients the better. If you can’t pronounce it, DON’T put it in your mouth! **
Beginners Grocery Guide to Clean Eating: FRUITS/VEGGIES Apples, berries, bananas, kiwi, watermelon, grapes, avocados, peaches, romaine lettuce, celery, pears, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, corn, broccoli, bell peppers, kale, tomatoes, (frozen veggies are OK & very convenient!) DAIRY Fat-free cottage cheese, skim milk, unsweetened almond milk, cage-free organic eggs, low fat cheese/part skim, Greek yogurt/0% yogurt (look for low grams of sugar.) WHOLE GRAINS Whole grain bread â€“ Ezekiel/whole wheat, oats, rice cakes, whole-wheat pasta, air-popped corn, whole-wheat wraps, brown rice, quinoa, muesli.
HEALTH AND FITNES TEXT RECIEVED MEATS Chicken breast/tenders, turkey breast, salmon/white fish/ tuna, and low sodium deli meat.)
OTHERS Green tea, unsweetened almond milk, unsalted nuts/seeds, coconut water, coconut flakes, chia seeds, honey, dark chocolate (no sugar added), whey protein (isolated/hydrolyzed), natural almond/peanut butter, PB2, olive/ coconut oil, light balsamic vinegar.
Once you have mastered this guide, feel free to mix things up and experiment with a variety of healthy choices. A clean diet is a balanced diet; this means not depriving yourself of the good stuff. Treat yourself to an indulgence once or twice a week, depending on your personal goals. Try not to over indulge, and remember everything is good in moderation. Enjoy! Tip: If you want a complete body transformation, donâ€™t forget to hit the gym at least 3-5 times a week or get 150 minutes of total exercise. Verified by MyPlate.org Follow me for more healthful tips and share your progress: Facebook: Sammi Patlan, Instagram/Twitter: @sammipatlan Simple clean snack ideas (available on campus): Apple with all-natural nut-butter. Rice Cakes: Top with nut-butter and banana slices or mash some avocado and sprinkle with low-fat feta. pg. 20
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ELEMENTS by MEAGAN AMOS & JYSSICA YELAS
photography CONNOR STOMBAUGH
Bold and fierce, she brightens up any room with her edge and wit.
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An imaginitive spirit, her curiosity and positivity take her far.
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Never one to sit still and never one to lose her chill, sheâ€™s always on an adcenture.
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Passion runs deep within her, keeping an intuitive mind and a warm heart.
CELESTIAL WHITE Projection - noun The act of visualizing and regarding an idea or the like as objective reality.
by KATIE NOLAN
photography HALIE SUTTON This fall, give yourself a dose of glamour with white dresses in flattering, feminine silhouettes. And of course, allow your inner beauty to project to infinity, and beyond.
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by VICTORIA ROBBE photography JAKE CHAMSEDDINE pg. 38
by CHELSEA EISENBERG, ELIOT FRACK, & WHITNEY GRETHER photography RACHAEL MEADER ALL ITEMS MODEL’S OWN
SANCTUARY / SISTERS
by PHOEBE CHIN, BROOKLYN COCHRAN, & HALEY PRICE photography CONNOR STOMBAUGH
BOTANICAL BOUNTY pg. 52
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by TAYLOR COLLINS
photography MAX DEYOUNG
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS
DIY TERRARIUMS The outdoors are filled with gorgeous nature and fresh air. Complete with bright greenery and blooming blossoms, the outdoors are a fascinating place to spend time and get some peace. One way to bring those great calming vibes from the outdoors inside is by creating a terrarium.Terrariums are like tiny little earths you can create yourself and leave in your house. They can give a simple room a little more aesthetic quality. Not only are they beautiful centerpieces, they also have many benefits as well. These Benefits Include: â—?Carbon Dioxide Reduction Prevention of Fatigue and Cold Natural Humidifiers â—?Mental Health Improvement Sleep Improvement Happiness
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: A glass container Rocks Moss Soil Succulents
Step 1.) The first item that you’re going to place into your bowl is your rocks. Not only does this bring an aesthetic quality to the bowl, but it sets up a layer to shape terrain and aid with drainage. Step 2.) Soak moss for a few seconds and make sure to squeeze out all of the excess water. Place it over the rocks, fully covering all the spaces. Step 3.) Create a layer of soil. They type of soil you use will be based off of what type of greenery you get. (This layer doesn’t have to be perfectly even.) Step 4.) Plant your plants. Step 5.) Add some accent rocks for decoration. Set the terrarium somewhere in the house and enjoy the nice simple aesthetic it brings to your environment!
AMANDA VALENTINE by EMILY BESTOR photography courtsey LIFETIME NETWORK
Amanda Valentine’s personal style translates directly to her designs to create an effortless girl that is all her own. Wearing pieces from Amanda’s collections would definitely get you photographed on a street style blog.
my own line. Becoming a known fashion designer is like trying to be a rock starit takes years of work and a huge dash of good luck, so I figured why not try to skip ahead a little bit? I knew it had the chance to give me exposure that would be unmatched.
You may have seen Amanda on two seasons of Project Runway, but she now resides in Nashville, TN, working on her clothing line, Valentine Valentine. I was lucky enough to be able to get an email interview with her to hear more about what she has to say about her time on the show, her collection and a few of her favorite things.
EB: Adding on to that, what made you decide to return? AV: I seriously watch Season 11 and I’m like, “who is that whiney, unconfident chick?” I didn’t like how I performed on that season, and I really felt like I had something to prove. I wanted to do better. It’s really that simple.
EMILY BESTOR: What initially led you to audition for Project Runway? AMANDA VALENTINE: I had been styling for years, working in fashion in varying degrees, but I always wanted to design. I knew I would never be truly happy professionally unless I was designing pg. 62
EB: Are you still in touch with anyone from the show? AV: A lot of people! I just had drinks in LA with Stanley and Samantha from Season 11. I’ve also become good friends with people from other seasons… like Joshua McKinley, Mychael Knight and others. We are one big weird family! Continued on pg. 68
“...’my girl’ would totally wear a jumpsuit with her $500,000 bracelet.”
EB: What was your favorite challenge during your time on Project Runway? AV: I loved the Chopard challenge from Season 13- mainly because it was a REAL challenge for me. I never work with diamonds or formal wear… I’m very much a ready to wear designer. I ended up designing a jumpsuit for the challenge and it went over very well. I had to remember to be myself and design for “my girl”- and “my girl” would totally wear a jumpsuit with her $500,000 bracelet. That was also one of those moments where I took a huge risk and I really had no idea if I would crash and burn or fly.
It’s perfectly weird and worn in.
EB: Is Project Runway really as catty as the editing of the show leads you to believe? AV: Yes and no… moments are cut together because showing what happens in real time would be an absolute snore….At the end of the day we are all friends and all respect each other… but they can’t make it up or tell us what to say- everything you saw actually happened!
EB: What is the best part about living in Nashville? AV: The people. Hands down. The other amazing creative people, strangers, all of them. Southerners are incredible folks.
EB: Who was your favorite judge on the show and why? AV: Nina Garcia. I respect her opinion SO SO much. She’s seen it all. She sees thousands of outfits a year, so when you can catch her eye, you know you are doing something right! EB: I was a huge fan of your personal style on the show. Do you make a lot of what you wear? AV: It’s so sad, but I usually don’t have time! I wear a lot of vintage and alter a lot of my clothing because I like to have something no one else does! That’s why I started designingand I always think- would I wear this? Because if I can’t stand behind it I can’t expect anyone else to! EB: What is your favorite article of clothing that you own? AV: A sweatshirt I got 15 years ago in Long Beach. It’s got Mickey Mouse with fangs on it. pg. 64 70
EB: Describe your typical work day. AV: Usually I get into the studio early and plan out the day- try to get emails done or make to do lists. My assistant arrives around 9 and my seamstress at 11. So the first half of the day is setting them on different tasks and then the rest of the day I try to stay out of their way! Right now we are finishing up some maxi dresses for spring and starting on Fall- I’m constantly asking their opinions on hair and makeup, music, accessories… they are very fun decisions to make…
EB: What has been the best moment of your career so far? AV: Showing a collection I was truly proud of at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014and seeing my mom and dad on the front row beaming. EB: Where do you hope your career takes you in the next five years? AV: I’m on a path that I’m going to stay on! I think expansion is key- but slow, calculated growth. I’m still such a new business I don’t have a solid system down yet- and I can’t wait for things to run themselves a bit. In 5 years I just hope to have more and more product! EB: What were your hobbies in college? AV: I worked full time and went to school full time, so I can’t say I had a ton of hobbies at all! The few nights I could steal I spent playing darts with friends or seeing bands. College was great- super tough, grueling hours- but it totally prepared me for nowwhich is super tough with grueling hours! Ha!
EB: What was your first job out of college? AV: I moved to LA right after college and worked on my brother’s first music video (Maroon 5’s Harder to Breathe). Through that gig I started working with a bunch of different stylists in town- and worked on everything from My Chemical Romance videos to Diet Coke commercials. I learned so much in a short time. EB: What advice do you have for your college-aged self? AV: I wish I would have had way more confidence in what I could accomplish. I wish I would have “gone for it” and started a fashion label back then. Maybe I needed to learn everything I did before starting it, but I wish I would have at least had the confidence to do it. EB: I know you play bass, and your brother is in a band, do you take inspiration from music when you design? AV: EVERY season has a collection of songs attached to it. Music is my #2 love behind fashion. I’m constantly discovering new artists and making playlists (seriously, my Spotify is insane). If I wasn’t in fashion I would definitely be in music.
everything start to finish- the concept, the pattern, the fit, the production, the selling… that’s why it’s exciting to grow my team because it is just too much for one person. BUT, there is nothing greater than seeing what was once a spark of an idea in your head become a collection- a fashion show, a photo shoot- it’s the most satisfying feeling ever.
To see Frank the Psychadellic Yedi for yourself, visit www.amandavalentine.com to see her clothing line.
Fast Facts: Morning or night person? Morning person married to a night person, so it’s a constant negotiation! Coffee order? Americano I wish I knew how to: macramè. If you weren’t designing clothing, where would you be? Playing bass in a metal band.
EB: Speaking of inspiration, I’ve noticed that the Psychedelic Yedi now has his own t-shirts online. Do you have future plans for Frank? AV: Frank! Actually, yes! Brandon Sines is the creator of Frank- he’s an amazing artist who lives in NYC and we have more coming! New t-shirts this spring and even a dress made out of Frank fabric I had printed. It’s been the coolest collaboration.
Describe the perfect day in Nashville. It’s how my husband and I always spend our birthdays- Brunch at Marchè, museum visit at the Frist, movie at the Belcourt.
EB: What is the most challenging thing about being a designer? The most rewarding? AV: I have the same answer for both! Being in charge of an idea. It’s the hardest thing in the world because YOU are responsible for
What was your favorite fashion moment this year? It was last year, but the dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Met Gala in 2014 (the green Prada net dress). It was so risky and gorgeous.
“That’s why I started designing- and I always think- would I wear this? Because if I can’t stand behind it I can’t expect anyone else to!”
Do you have a favorite movie for fashion? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (I’m dating myself, this one is an oldie)- changed my life. Watch it and you’ll get it. (Just look for the bug on a hat- it’s genius).
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Start the new school year fresh, and try listening to some music that you haven’t heard of before. Here are a few playlists that will help you stay focused, pumped, calm and uplifted.
STUDYING When it comes to studying, listening to instrumental music is always a good idea. This way, you won’t find yourself singing along to lyrics and distracting yourself from your work.
TRY LISTENING TO TYCHO Tycho is an electronic band that has completely instrumental songs. Their music has simple aesthetic qualities that continuously build up throughout the song until the end. The buildups in their music will motivate you to finish your work. When listening to the album as a whole all the songs seem to blend together, so when you’re multitasking Tycho is the perfect background noise to keep you focused. Listen to these songs: -Awake -Montana -L
OR TRY LISTENING TO BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD If you don’t favor albums that have that blended quality, and want something more upbeat, this is a good pick. This is a synthpop project put together by one man by the name of Mikey Maramag. The majority of his music is instrumental, or has limited repeating phrases as lyrics. His voice has a dreamy, distant, far away vibe that isn’t overbearing enough for you to stop working on your assignments and break out into song; however, his music is uplifting enough to keep you powering through your work. Listen to these songs: -Pure -Happy High -All
WALKING TO CLASS The best walks to class are the ones where you feel on top of the world. During these walks, you can forget that you’re about to go to that terrible math midterm or that terrifying chemistry exam you’ve been dreading all week. This will happen when you’re listening to something that will pump you up. TRY LISTENING TO SLEIGH BELLS Sleigh Bells is a pop duo originally formed in New York. Every song of theirs falls into the category of ‘noise pop’ which is a subgenre of alternative rock that incorporates pop music into white noise and distortion. Their music has a harsh, pounding quality that would make you want to step with more force to your classes. Listen to these songs: -Infinity Guitars -Riot Rhythm -Crown on the Ground
OR TRY LISTENING TO LITTLE DRAGON If you find that you feel that all those noises are just too loud for you and all you want is just a little pep in your step, try listening to Little Dragon. Little Dragon is a electronic quartet that first started in Sweden. Their sound isn’t rough, but they do have a certain spunk that will make you want to dance to class. Listen to these songs: -Sunshine -My Step -Little Man
WHEN IT RAINS It’s something that happens quite often here, so join the vibe and play some music to fit the setting. When it rains and all is calm outside, the perfect music can really set the scene. Music with comforting acoustics and harmonies complete the subtle background noise of rain. TRY LISTENING TO WHITE ANTELOPE White Antelope is Robin Pecknold’s (from the Fleet Foxes) solo project. With the rain falling, his music sounds like simple refreshing art in your earbuds. He uses many harmonies and natural echos to enhance the minimalistic qualities in his songs. Listen to these songs: -I’m Losing Myself -Book of Love (Cover) -Wild Mountain Thyme (Cover)
OR TRY LISTENING TO THE PAPER KITES If White Antelope is too slow and you want to listen to something with more fullness, try The Paper Kites. The Paper Kites is an indie rock folk band that was formed in Australia. The light subtle rock and slight hints of folk characteristics in their songs create a feeling of warmth and coziness fit for when it rains. Listen to these songs: -Bloom -Featherstone -Paint
“SUNSHINE PICK-ME-UP” If the rain is downing your vibe and you want something uplifting, music that reminds you of beachy weather and sunshine is great to listen to every now and then. TRY LISTENING TO BEST COAST Best Coast is an alternative indie rock band that always seems to reflect the vibes of California sunshine and waves. The lead singer’s relaxing vocals are distant and hazy while the overall sound of the instruments are slightly distorted. This combination can create fuzzy images and happy memories of being at the beach. Listen to these songs: -The Only Place -When I’m With You -Boyfriend
OR TRY LISTENING TO TRAILS AND WAYS If Best Coast is too blurry on the ears for you, try Trails and Ways. They’re an indie pop band that originated in Oakland, California. Their music is upbeat and has a sound that would put you in brighter mood. Little touches of uniqueness are added by splashes of Spanish and Portuguese words that some of their songs include. This touch gives their music more liveliness. Listen to these songs: -Mtn Tune -Nunca -Skeletons
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