Posts tagged indie music
#MUSICMONDAY feat. Lauren Smola

It's Monday, so you know what that means...#MusicMonday time! We are welcoming a fresh group of interns for this Fall, one of which is our marvelous Lauren. This beach bum lover will be graduating from the University of North Texas with a BBA in Marketing this coming December. She is in the hopes of moving back to her hometown of Austin, the city she loves deeply, in pursuit of finding a job in the creative marketing industry. You will most likely find this spunky soul somewhere at a small dive bar live music show, at different coffee shops around town, or curled up with her 9-year-old dog-child watching Netflix. Lauren prefers a minimalist lifestyle over a boujee one so that she can save up for her next trip, because who doesn't love traveling. Over this past summer, she was able to go to Alaska, Miami, and North Carolina! She takes these trips with her friends or her other half, where in either case, she plans the whole thing. She is always down for a new experience that 99% of the time includes some freebies. Lauren is one of our adventure seekers, who is determined on living life to its fullest potential & enjoy every step of her journey. Watch her thrive in her last couple of months in Dallas as a part of #TeamHype!

This windows-down type of playlist pairs with my double-sided style of 70’s and sometimes indie rock looks. It’s filled till the last note with soulful, foot tapping beats, mixing some OG old-school jams with fresh new artists.
— Lauren Smola
#MUSICMONDAY feat. Andi Benson
These are just a few of my favorite songs and artists in the world. I’ve gotten to see a lot of these songs live, so I have some awesome memories associated with this playlist. I love music that can match my mood, whether I’m happy or sad, & act as a soundtrack to my day.

She’s a recent graduate from the University of North Texas (UNT) & one of the newest members of #TeamHype. Andi, our new Account Executive, has been drawn to the alternative/folk/indie music scene since middle school after her best friend's older sister gave her a mixed CD, & she got to hear “good” music for the first time. Some of Andi's proudest moments include being handed the microphone at an Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros concert & seeing her favorite artist, Shakey Graves four (coming up on 5) times. Prior to joining #TeamHype, Andi spent time on Red Bull's "Wings Team" & as an Entertainment Intern at The Rustic. 

Andi’s free time consists of doing yoga, binge-watching Netflix, & scoping out new sushi places. She loves collecting lavender-scented anything & is working on becoming a better plant mom. Andi finds inspiration from music, the amazing people she works with, & of course her ultimate #girlcrush, Stevie Nicks.