#MusicMonday: Southern Rap

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Move over Yeezus. From Cashville to ATL to the 305, the dirty South is full of some serious rap gods. You can dance to Southern hip-hop with your gals, turn it up in your ride, or, what the hell, even listen to it while you’re brushing your teeth, so feel free to rock some overalls and a crop top with this finger lickin’-good playlist. Now hurry up with my damn biscuits.”

—Zarna Surti, Fashion Copywriter

#MusicMonday: Ultimate Karaoke Playlist

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“There’s no denying everyone who’s anyone (in my book) loves a good night of karaoke. (Double points if you and your pals are into duets, trios, or—even better—boy band tributes.) Even my shyest of friends have fallen victim to that glitter-strewn, dive-bar stage at 2 a.m.—microphones and beers in hand. But sometimes even the most avid karaoke-goers are capable of experiencing song-choice anxiety, so I’ve made a playlist that can help alleviate all your karaoke stresses. Get ready to feel inspired with an arsenal of jams to sing/scream/dance/make a fool of yourself to. No thanks needed.”
—Hillary Comstock, Associate Producer

#MusicMonday: Teenage Love

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Ah, is there anything more tender than young love? Between the messy makeout sesh at a house party, the unrequited stares in Algebra, and the borderline-obsessive daily check of a certain someone’s LiveJournal, it seems love was at it’s most new and raw in our adolescent days. What’s so great about security, commitment, and the dedication of a life partner when you were applauded and revered for dating your BF for a WHOLE 6 months (or at least until prom) back in the day? There was laughter, there were tears, and perhaps an emotional breakdown or two while watching The OC. We here at Nasty Gal want to bring back those oh-so-torturous-yet-super-sweet memories with a playlist straight from your first generation iPod. Get ready to get down to the primest of jams from the late ’90s/early 2000s (warning: there’s emo!) and drift into this Valentine’s Day on a cloud of nostalgia.”

—Keeley Higgins, Merchandise Assistant

#MusicMonday: Love & Anti-Love Songs

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“As we dip into February and get all drunk on love, these two playlists will catch you on whichever side of love you’re on. Love tracks will get you in the mood to fall in love, or if you’re already in love, kick back and find the nearest hot tub. Anti-Love will take you through the wild ride of being single; getting dissed, trying to figure out why, owning who you are, gettin’ nice and sleazy and of course not giving a fuck about anyone else but yourself.

To start off these seriously smooth love tracks here is Connan Mockasin, with his slick side smile. Be careful, he might make you feel a little shy. I mean, his new record is flawless and it’s called Caramel – just add marshmallows and heat.”
—Isabella Behravan, Social Media Associate Manager

#MusicMonday: Play To Win

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“In the Nasty Gal creative studio, we’re no strangers to seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The internet’s relentless hunger for pictures of cool girls wearing killer outfits makes every week a series of challenges. Whether it’s finals, a second graveyard shift, or a martial arts tournament fight to the death (oops), you’re probably no stranger to obstacles either. So, I’ve compiled a series of tracks that help get me through anything. The best part? Most of them are from ’80s movie soundtracks. You’re welcome.”

—Brett Spencer, Senior Producer

Chela

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When we stumbled upon Chela’s “Romanticise” music video on YouTube, we immediately thought, “She gets us.” Sure, anyone can become obsessed with her insanely-addictive track, but when we peeped her on-point ensemble and killer dance moves, she really spoke to us. We were dying to find out more about this Melbourne-based babe, so we hit her up with questions and, well, now we love her even more.

#MusicMonday: L.A. Bands

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Imagine music discovery—not as an app or a feature of your music player—but a thing right under your nose. Sometimes the best music is in your backyard or, in this case, our backyard: Los Angeles.”

—Royce Hsu, UX Developer

Dena

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Hey. You. Watch Dena’s “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” music video real quick. Done? OK, cool, because there’s really no other way to experience her poppy Bulgaria-via-Berlin sound than to just straight-up listen to it. Ever since we heard this jam last summer, we just can’t get enough of her killer singles (and style!). Lucky for us, this March she’s releasing her first-ever album, Flash, and we caught up with her to get allll the deets.

#MusicMonday: Bad Bishes

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Can I just be real for a second? Even though I will forever have a thing for Mick Jagger’s moves (who cares if he’s 100 years old?) and can’t get enough of those weird-ass, crystal-encrusted Margiela masks Kanye’s been wearing, the ladies always do it better. So I thought I’d pay homage to the greatest femmes to ever grace the stage. Yup—hide the dudes and prepare to sing the hell out of the ultimate guilty pleasure playlist featuring Whitney, Britney, Debbie, Diana, and even a little Dolly. This one’s for the gurlzzz.”

—Madison Palasini, Marketing Copywriter

#MusicMonday: Psych Rock

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“These are some of my favorite songs, and the playlist to my life! It embodies the free spiritedness of the ’60s, the psychedelia of the ’70s, and the birth of heavy and psychedelic metal. It’s a culmination of all things celebrated during a time of great political and cultural upheaval—rock ‘n roll, LSD, leather, love, freedom!”

—Alex Baldwin, Production Coordinator, Dresses and Outerwear

#MusicMonday: Bai, 2013!

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“2013 was an amazing year for music. The quintessential pop star had to take a backseat to the enormous amount of underground music that dropped in past 12 months. True, we included Ariana Grande and Janelle Monáe in our playlist, but that’s because they passed our test of tried-and-true best dancey tracks of 2013. Number one for me was definitely the Psychemagik Remix of “Relocate” by Kauf. If you’re in Los Angeles for New Year’s Eve, you can catch him at The Lash!”

—Simone Cookie Serrail, Social Media Associate