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BLANDBEATS:
A Pop Music Playlist Series

Katherine and I became friends after discovering a shared love of pop music. We had always wanted to make music, but were never that great at it. So we turned our talents towards sharing what we consider to be good music.
Some people argue we have terrible taste – we'd beg to differ.

Image courtesy of the wonderful Chris Lumain

Image courtesy of the wonderful Chris Lumain


WHAT THE HELL IS A "BLAND BEAT"?

Blandbeats is not a poorly seasoned beet – it is a series of playlists curated by Katherine Gannon and myself on Spotify.
 

WHY SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS?

Our iMessages overloaded from sending each other daily screenshots and links to new albums, songs, and artists we'd come across. Spotify's collaborative playlists were an easier way to share, collect, and navigate it all – not to mention free up some memory on our phones in the process.
 

WHEN DID "BLANDBEATS" BEGIN?

Blandbeats was born during the summer of 2016 when I was interning in San Francisco and Katherine was in NYC. An unintended consequence of this new mode of sharing: not blowing up Katherine's phone when I got overexcited after discovering a new Terror Jr song at 11pm PST, forgetting it was 2 am in NYC.
 

WHY "BLAND"?

 I once (jokingly) produced a song that was politely described as bland – we decided to embrace that.

 
 

CHECK OUT THE PLAYLISTS BELOW:


BLANDBEATS:
LEAVE ROSE MCGOWAN ALONE!

Be a thorn. But not a Bella Thorne.

 

NOVEMBER 2k17

 

BLANDBEATS:
IT'S ALL JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS

Amuck, amuck, amuck!

 

OCTOBER 2k17

 

 



BLANDBEATS:
WHO IS LISA TERROR?

Boppin' through the city with a bag of grapes.

 

SEPTEMBER 2k17
 

BLANDBEATS:
THIS PLAYLIST IS LONGER THAN SCARAMUCCI'S WHITE HOUSE TENURE
 

DESCRIPTION
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days: The E! True Hollywood Anthony Scaramucci Story.
 

August 2k17
 

BLANDBEATS:
A YEAR OF BLAND BEATS COMES FULL CIRCLE

DESCRIPTION
~*~ HBD, Blandbeats ~*~




JULY 2k17

 

BLANDBEATS:
THREE LOKOS

DESCRIPTION
If caffeine is no longer an ingredient, doesn't it even matter?



JUNE 2k17


 


BLANDBEATS:
NOW WAHT?

DESCRIPTION
The (un)official countdown to The Bunker begins, that's what.




May 2k17

BLANDBEATS:
A PLATE OF FRIES FOR THE TABLE

DESCRIPTION
Served with a side of Passionfruit, a dash of self-doubt, and a slew of aiolis.



APRIL 2k17
 

BLANDBEATS:
BRIT GOT THRU '07, WE'LL GET THRU MARCH

DESCRIPTION
I don't know who I am anymore.



March 2k17

BLANDBEATS:
SEMESTER OF LIKE, REALIZING STUFF

DESCRIPTION
"I feel like this is the semester of, like, realizing stuff." - Kylie Jenner



february 2k17
 

BLANDBEATS:
NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS

DESCRIPTION
Sponsored by Drake and "No New Friends," lost resolutions, "can I steal him for a sec," and a raging french fry craving.



JANUARY 2K17

BLANDBEATS:
JOURNEY TO BLAND FARMS

DESCRIPTION
Because who has time for this anyway?



DECEMBER 2K16
 

BLANDBEATS:
BUT WHAT'S THE CONCEPT?

DESCRIPTION
We’ll truly never know.



NOVEMBER 2K16
 

BLANDBEATS:
WE DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM

DESCRIPTION
We’re fine – and at least this isn’t Colonial Village.

 

SEPTEMBER 2K16 - OCTOBER 2K16
 

BLANDBEATS:
A BLAND LIST OF TERRIBLE TASTE

DESCRIPTION
We made a playlist to clear our inboxes of screenshots.
 


JULY 2K16 - SEPTEMBER 2K16

 
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