SoKo's Summertime Essentials Playlist

A week after the summer solstice, we're full on into the seasonal vibes. And, it seems, we're not the only ones. SoKo is onboard too, we're glad to say, as she's shared with us a playlist to welcome these long days — morning to night. 

In it, the French singer-songwriter, musician and actress dips heavily into melodic new wave and post punk, as well as some newer offerings like Sean Nicholas Savage and her collaborator Ariel Pink. Listen to each track below or follow the playlist on Spotify.

Let these songs guide your summer days, and join us for SoKo's DJ set tonight at A Sunday Kind of Love following Knxwledge's live set Upstairs at Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles. RSVP here for guaranteed entry.

Talking Heads - "Sugar on My Tongue"

Perfect morning song.. makes me happy..

Depeche Mode - "Shake the Disease"

Best melodies ... Depeche Mode is one of my favorite bands.. especially that era of them..

Au Pairs - "It's Obvious"

Awesome British post punk band.. Girl power.

Wire - "Outdoor Miner"

Favorite punk band / song..

The Clean - "Indigo Blue"

Coolest Post Punk band from New Zealand.. and indigo is my favorite color.

The Smiths - "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"

Fav band ever.. and pretty much story of my life this song..

Ariel Pink - "One Summer Night"

I sing a bit on the new Ariel record, Pom Pom, and I think this song is my favorite.

Sean Nicholas Savage - "Darkness"

My absolute favorite new artist.. must have listened to this song about 1,000 times the past 6 months, it's on constant repeat , my girlfriend hates me for it.

The Beach Boys - "Feel Flows"

One of my fav go to bed song.. wake up song.. everything song..