Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis dominated the early-aughts with her wistful indie pop. She's back this month with a new solo record. Her dinner party soundtrack is easy to love - and easy to leave.
Brooklyn band People Get Ready create electronic pop that, while it stands alone on record, is composed with choreography in mind. The playlist they provide this week may itself inspire a bit of dancing.
L.A. trio Zig Zags are known for heavy, retro metal-punk and have collaborated with Iggy Pop and Ty Segall. They turned the volume down a notch to put together this mellow, '70s-style playlist.
Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the sister pair that form the band First Aid Kit, share their Americana tastes (Johnny Cash) and Swedish roots (fredagskväll).
Hamilton Leithauser, frontman of The Walkmen (and father of a two-year-old daughter with particularly keen musical tastes), plays some soulful party songs and shares his solo debut.
The North Carolina based indie-electro-pop duo spin us a party playlist showcasing their eclectic tastes - and their bratwurst-cooking tips.
Internet musichounds fell in love with the dreamy pop tunes of UK duo Elephant. But the duo fell out of love with each other, just in time for the release of their debut album. Even so, they've reunited to tour the record... and to give us a party playlist.
Classic-rock revivalists The War on Drugs have made a major breakthrough with their third record, "Lost in the Dream." The band is currently in the midst of a tour, selling out club after club across North America. Adam Granduciel, the man behind the band, offers up a dinner party playlist.
Indie band Real Estate turn out to be dinner party pros. They share a soundtrack of songs lovingly plucked from their parents' old cd towers.
Some call her "The New Grimes" or "The Danish Lana Del Ray" - but Karen Marie Ørsted prefers "MØ."