It’s officially Summer, and our June Knockmix is hot, hot, hot off the press. Hit up the playlist on Spotify or check out this month’s tracks below.
Throw on your Knocks, fire up the grill, crack open a cold one (21+ only obviously), and hit Play. Ready, Set, Summer!
STEPHEN MARTINEZ / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Zac Brown Band with "Jump Right In"
These guys are probably my favorite group to listen to. I saw them in concert a couple of years ago and it was one of the most memorable shows I've been to. This particular song brings back memories of going to the beach with my friends. We all got so into this song that we made it tradition to roll the windows down and blast it every time we rolled into Coronado. Looking forward to continuing that tradition this summer!
FRANK ZENDEJAS / CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
Joy Division with "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
When I was a young lad, I used to rock out to this song. One of my favorite bands for sure! Plus, this hits home since I have a few family members who live in Greater Manchester, England. Every time I listen to this song, my air bass comes out (inside joke). ROCK ON!
REGAN RUSSELL / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Paramore with "Told You So"
Paramore has always been more guilty pleasure than a regular rotation artist for me. But their new release has me questioning their role in my library. Catchy hooks followed by more catchy hooks keep me coming back. If nothing else, put this on to start your summer.
JAKOB BECHGAARD / DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Miike Snow with "Genghis Khan"
This song has been in rotation on my personal playlist since I first started listening to Miike Snow. I went to a concert with these guys a few months back at The Observatory in San Diego; one of my absolutely favorite venues. They opened with this song and delivered a stellar show.
TONY MARTINEZ / MARKETING MANAGER
Eddie Money feat. Ronnie Spector with "Take Me Home Tonight"
80's hair, 80's man-blouses, and a classic 80's music video (complete with a sweet saxophone solo). Love this song, and the video throws me back. My mom was all about her VH1 and I remember watching music videos with her for hours as a little kid—for some reason this one sticks out. I attribute my eclectic taste in awesome music to my mom.
KEEGAN DUNFORD / CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
Mutemath with "Typical"
This little diddy came to mind out of pure nostalgia - one of my favorite bands from High School (circa 2007). They put on quite the live show. Imagine some intense breakdowns that include piano walking, instrument switching, electric keytar and face melting solos. Oh, and the drummer duct tapes his headphones around his head to ensure maximum range of motion.
KATIE AKIBA / DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Alabama Shakes with "Guess Who"
The Alabama Shakes’ albums are great to play on the weekend when you’re working around the house or chilling at the beach. They are led by Brittany Howard who has some badass vocals. They are the perfect mix of rock and roll, and soul!
FRANKY ZAMBRANO / MARKETING COORDINATOR
P.O.D. with "Southtown"
The fact that this video was recorded in our hometown, is sicker! It was always a great time trying to cover this song in my parents' garage. To top it off, they are big fans of Knockaround. Here’s a photo of Wuv rocking our coaches jacket at one of their shows.
ED RAINEY / DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Bon Iver with "8 (circle)"
The first time I saw Bon Iver was at Red Rocks. From that moment on, my life had changed. This band has provided the soundtrack, the refuge, and the guidance in my crazy life since that point. This song in particular? Well - let's just say I think it's a pretty good one and leave it at that!
GORDO ZAMBRANO / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Cafe Tacvba with "La Ingrata"
One of my favorite artists growing up. Wasn't lucky enough to catch them live until March 2016. Hands down one of the best performances I've seen in years!