2019

Mixtape #003

This past week took a year to stumble through and felt like ten years. I’m behind on everything and have hit the sort of mental breaking point that people keep to themselves. Here’s some music to walk to, run to, fuck to or just plain live to.

Spotify // Apple Music (minus track #4)

Tracklist:

01 Emily Reo: “Ghosting”
02 Guards: “Last Stand”
03 Dehd: “Lucky”
04 The Velveteins: “Last Night”
05 Tierra Whack: “Gloria”
06 Big Thief: “UFOF”
07 Lambchop: “Crosswords, or What This Says About You”
08 Bibio: “Curls”

Required Listening #008

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Molly Sarlé: “Human”

There are twin beams of relaxed light streaming into my kitchen this afternoon that are creating a perfect intersection of warmth and happiness. I quickly discovered that I never want to leave this spot, not even for all the candy bars in the world. It’s this environment that I was basking in as I was introduced to the new solo single from Mountain Man’s Molly Sarlé and it could not have fit this moment in time any more perfectly. It took Ms. Sarlé less than four minutes to provide the soundtrack to the entire rest of my year. “Human” is much more than a sheer delight to listen to, it’s a study on the nature of those around you and how their manifestation rubs off on you, sending you down pathways and bypasses that you’ll never see coming.

The Human single
was released January 28, 2019 on Partisan Records
Video directed by Molly Sarlé & D.L. Anderson

Required Listening #006

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Frog Eyes: “A Flower In A Glove”

I’m not going to start off this new year with something that’s freshly released just for the sake of getting something up here that’s as yet untouched and unspoiled by the critic sages of the internet. A new year needs something cathartic that wakes you up, splashes a bucket of water on your face and runs away laughing. “A Flower In A Glove” was released nine years ago this coming April and in that span of time, my fervent adoration of this now, sadly, defunct project and it’s fearless leader, Carey Mercer, has only deepened. As I am writing this, time is already eking away quickly towards the start of the second day of 2019 and all the fancy thoughts and words that spent the entire day swarming in my head thinking about this song have pulled up stakes and abandoned me. This song is the beginning of my year. This song is my anthem for the next 365 days. This song should wreck you every time you allow it to pass through your ears.

Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph
was released on April 27, 2010
by Dead Oceans