Perfect for a slow weekend morning, staying in.
After talking about Slowdive last month, I could help but use the early 90s shoegaze of “Souvlaki Space Station” as a starting point for a mix of more recent finds and obsessions. A bit Captured Tracks-heavy in this one… I saw DIIV when they played L.A. last week and couldn’t help but get them in here too.
2015 Best-of-Mix Tracklist:
01. Beach House – Levitation
02. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
03. Mbongwana Star – Malukayi
04. Thundercat – Them Changes
05. Jr Thomas & The Volcanoes – Get A Hold Of You
06. Danny Lile – Hear The Bang
07. Tame Impala – New Person Same Old Mistakes
08. Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy Late Show
09. U.S. Girls – Window Shades
10. Craft Spells – Our Park By Night
11. Finale – Choppy Waters
12. Courtney Barnett – Depression
13. Deerhunter – All The Same
14. Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman – So Strange Here
15. Flume feat. Andrew Wyatt – Some Minds
16. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming
17. Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July
18. Kenn Starr – The Movement II
I’m loving the new track from Craft Spells, AKA Justin Vallesteros of Seattle. I’ve actually liked his stuff for a while, but I have to say that this track feels like a really great step for him. With its wonky bassline and delicate vocals, I’m really excited to hear if this is a shift in his music.
I’m really happy with this mix, a bit of an homage to the new music from Manchester that the internet is so good to allow me a window into from afar. And damn it, it should be a good mix. It’s a new year, I’ve been switching between new and vintage themed mixes, all of which are the result of a good deal of research and noodling. I hope you enjoy this one too, awkward, painful, and torn love letter that it is.