Full of great style and wit, Fuzzco is a comprehensive branding, design, and marketing agency in Charleston, South Carolina. While making design and marketing music of their own, the music that fills their ears and offices is often times an integral partner. Along with noting their fondness for the Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair and their longing for an Eames Lounge Chair, they share with us some fantastic music variety in this week's Playlist.
What do you listen to while you work? We're all over the place when it comes to listening favorites -- from Grimes to Beach House to Philip Glass to Bhagavan Das chants to Circle to Wolves in the Throne Room to Rhett Miller to Robyn. Everyone listens to something different. Most people are constantly in headphones while some people can't be bothered to think about music at all. When we listen as a group we can really binge on a particular artist. Recently, we went a week listening exclusively to Kid Cudi.
How do you listen? Headphones -- mostly one ear on, one ear off. If music is playing out of someone's computer speakers anyone has the right to ask for it to be turned off without judgment if they are really trying to focus.
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? Spotify, Rdio, Pitchfork, and Fader, among others. And when traveling, Oh/My/Rockness. [Additionally, Fuzzco mentions great music sources like Said The Gramophone, MBV Music, Urban Outfitters Music Mondays, Cllct.com, and Largehearted Boy.]
Does music influence your work? A lot of us got into design because of music, but I can't
say it has an influence on a day-to-day basis.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? Tiny Mix Tapes, Just Outside, Pitchfork, Fader, The Wire, Twitter, Tumblr, microphones in the trees, and friends.
What song or artist best represents the work you create? Kevin Blechdom or Mulatu Astatke.
Ideal place to sit and listen to your playlist: We really do love the Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair -- because it totally recreates the Fuzzco experience. These are the seats we work in and where we listen to our own music.
- The Devil’s Dream, Hobart Smith
- Are You From Dixie?, John Fahey
- Kwantu, George Sibanda
- Uruku Tumi Gushiku, Takashi Hirayasu
- A Promise to Keep, Brandi Carlile
- The Swimming Song, Loudon Wainwright III
- Criminals, The Tallest Man on Earth
- Rappahanock River Rag, Jack Rose
- Big Chief, Professor Longhair
- I Need a Dollar, Aloe Blacc
- Tighten Up, The Black Keys