Elyse Lankford

June Playlist

Elyse Lankford | truelane

Elyse Lankford is an art student and graphic designer/booking assistant at a Seattle music venue. Dream trip? Probably Switzerland and northern Italy. Dream concert? Tennis then Twin Peaks opening for The Strokes. Dream meal? Neapolitan pizza. Dream job? Something to do with music and art and travel. 


My summer jams always seem to consist of upbeat punk and surf songs made for the walk home after you’re finally free from work, as well as languid folk songs for when all you can do is lie on the couch with a fan blowing directly on your face.

Even though summer officially started just last week, I’ve been prepping myself all month with the tunes in this playlist. I’ve been constantly listening to this month’s releases from Spirit Award, Palehound, Julia Jacklin, and Kevin Morby and rekindled my love for Flaural and Haley Heynderickx as they’ve toured through Seattle this month (God bless June, woww). I hope you enjoy this mix as we launch into these coming summer months. <3 

Know Better - Forth Wanderers
Fields - Spirit Award
Room - Palehound
Surchin 4 U - Naked Giants
Staycation - Flaural
Contestant - Sundae Crush
Drinking Song - Haley Heynderickx
Tin Can - Kevin Morby
Eastwick - Julia Jacklin
Slime Time Live - Ian Sweet
Try - Molly Burch
Never Lonely - Space Mountain
Blackies - Jaded Juice Riders

June Playlist | truelane



May Playlist

Elyse Lankford | truelane

Elyse Lankford is an art student and graphic designer/booking assistant at a Seattle music venue. Dream trip? Probably Switzerland and northern Italy. Dream concert? Tennis then Twin Peaks opening for The Strokes. Dream meal? Neapolitan pizza. Dream job? Something to do with music and art and travel. 


May Playlist | truelane

Hi all! I hope your month has been full of fantastic tunes, sun, and blooms, thanks to last month's rain showers. 

Much of my music consumption this month was influenced by my discoveries at Treefort Music Fest that happened at the end of March. Genders (Portland), Sunbathe (Portland), GABI (Phoenix), and Flaural (Denver) are 4 of 400+ bands that played Treefort and were musts for this playlist. The four days I spent at Treefort consisted of roaming around the small, very chill city of Boise, ID, mostly with friends I had just met on that trip, catching all the live music we could. Very cool festival with very cool people and music. 

Also, only five bands on this playlist were familiar to me before the beginning of this year, and I’m not quite sure how to fully express my excitement about these discoveries, but please enjoy. 

Flower Glass - Hand Habits
No Woman - Whitney
Outside with the Cuties - Frankie Cosmos
200 and South La Brea - Allah Las
Chop - Vundabar
Life is but a Dream - Genders
What it Means - GABI
Magic Number - Sunbathe
Duke - Cate Le Bon
Headbanging in the Mirror - Ducktails
Nowhere Near - Flaural
Stay Away - Rooney
On Your Own - Dead Ghosts




March Playlist

Handing it off to the new music editor at truelane, my sister Elyse Lankford!

Here we go—the first installment of a monthly playlist curated by me, Elyse: lover of tea, Seattle, and music, and sister of Truelane.

This playlist is a collection of new and old jams for me. Overall easy-listening with hints of punk, 60s/70s rock, and a couple beach tunes to get you through the rest of this cold/wet time of year. January and February were wild in terms of releases—especially the singles leading up to new albums from bands like Tennis (out now!!), Mac Demarco, Vagabon and Real Estate—some of which I included in this playlist. Keep an eye out for these records, next month’s playlist, and leave any music recs below in the comments!

Terrible People — Pale Noise
Difference — Horse Thief
Minneapolis — Vagabon
In the Morning I'll Be Better — Tennis
Dull Boy — The Growlers
My Old Man — Mac Demarco
Getting Better — Twin Peaks
All Skaters Go To Heaven — IAN SWEET
Never Be Mine — Angel Olsen
The Strange and the Kind — Surf Curse
Little Queenie — Sadgirl
Vegas — Big Thief
Darling — Real Estate


Elyse Lankford is an art student and graphic designer/booking assistant at a Seattle music venue. Dream trip? Probably Switzerland and northern Italy. Dream concert? Tennis then Twin Peaks opening for The Strokes. Dream meal? Neapolitan pizza. Dream job? Something to do with music and art and travel.