The August heat has finally settled, which means it high time for beach combing, bbq-ing, and eating as many ice-pops as humanly possible…my favorite time of year. I have dug up more good music than I know what to do with this month, so i’ve split the August mix in two- Here you will find a more up-beat collection and in a week or two I will drop a chilled out mix for the quiter moments spent under the sun. Keep an eye out.
Trails and Ways is a stellar guy/gal duo from Oakland that has a great collection of summer-time jams up on their Cloud- get it all and put it in your rotation.
I loved Sea Wolf's album that came out a handful of years ago and they are now back- they are set to come out with a new album that seems much like their previous album (which, in this case is a good thing). This track is off their upcoming record.
Speaking of bands that are coming back around after a quiet few years, The Dirty Projectors and The Helio Sequence have new albums out that are well worth your time.
Other big-news bands popping up on this mix are: Frank Ocean's sweet grooves that have made huge waves in the indie music world, a new track off of Purity Ring's new debut album and Tame Impala, the Australian indie super star who just produced their sophomore record. Each are big news for a reason, so don’t skip these ones.
Sorcha Richardson sent me a link to her new album, Sleep Will Set Me Free, and I was hooked from moment I listened to the first track. She’s a New York transplant from Dublin that has a beautifully striped down and raw sound that is confident, honest and comforting all in the same breath.
Case Work and Bored Nothing are the sounds of the summer- sun soaked beach-lo-fi jams.
Kuala Lumpur’s Yuna has a gorgeous voice backed by some groovin’ bass and congas.
As you approach the end of this mix your ears will be overwhelmed by the candy K-pop sounds of Girls Generation. This song is from a few years back, and while Korea has moved on from this song (and become obsessed with PSY’s Gangnam Style), this song is a huge guilty pleasure of mine that I couldn’t resist not throwing in. Enjoy:
1. Miracle (Ghost Beach Cover)- Trails and Ways
2. Bright Whites- Kishi Bashi
3. Old Friend- Sea Wolf
4. Gun Has No Trigger- Dirty Projectors
5. Crawlers Out- Purity Ring
6. Sweet Life- Frank Ocean
7. With You- Case Work
8. Live Your Life- Yuna
9. Shit for Brains- Bored Nothing
10. Apocalypse Dreams- Tame Impala
11. October- The Helio Sequence
12. Goodbye Crazy City- Big Harp
13. Alone- Sorcha Richardson
14. I Should Have Known Better (Beatles Cover)- Miniature Tigers
15. Gee (지)- Girl’s Generation