Purple Sneakers ‘Late Night Red Wine’ RDIO Playlist

It’s winter, and that means one thing: time to make yourself warm and comfortable and drink wine.Okay, confession time: the always-classy Hannah Story made this playlist, and she is significantly more well-versed in sipping on a glass of red wine indoors with friends when she wants company; perhaps by herself at a great oak desk when she doesn’t. In contrast, I exclusively drink Fruity Lexia in parks and scream at possums because possums are freaky-looking. Sometimes I have friends with me when I do this.

Regardless of our differences, she’s done an excellent job of hand-picking and compiling these songs, which go down well with late nights and dim lighting. This is pretty much the quintessential indie kid’s Love Song Dedications (minus the soothing baritone of Richard Mercer).

So check it out below (or click through to RDIO) and shed a tear or two thousand as you reflect upon the moments that defined your life: the soaring highs when you felt loved, and the crushing lows when you didn’t.


Relief – Cold War Kids
Into My Arms – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
No Aphrodisiac – The Whitlams
One Crowded Hour – Augie March
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Flame Trees – Sarah Blasko
Samson – Regina Spektor
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Maybe Tomorrow – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Beach – Dr. Dog
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine
Apartment Story – The National
These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
Easy – Faith No More
Angel – Massive Attack
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
Heart Skipped a Beat – The xx
Red Red Wine – UB40
Three Hours – Nick Drake
Sleeping Lessons – The Shins
Woodcat – Tunng
Peach – Dappled Cities
Cologne Cerrone Houdini – Goldfrapp
What It’s For – Junior Boys
The Hours – Beach House

Words by Stephen Pham


Hannah’s best friend describes her writing as 'like Hunter S. Thompson, except less engaging and less good.' Her boyfriend says she’s 'a good writer, but couldn’t beat Ernest Hemingway in a fight.' Apt. If you want a healthy dose of shoegaze, look no further.