Marco! Polo! Marco! Polo! Summer Fridays 5.3!

These kids just went swimming in the East River I think. Was going to write “…back when it was safe to do so,” but it was probably more polluted whenever this was taken (around 1911). Anyway, a swim sounds nice, doesn’t it? Maybe you have a pool in your backyard. Well this mix is perfect for your next pool party and should sync up pefectly to a game of Marco Polo. Or maybe a beach party. There are two “beach” bands on this mix and though I think there should really be a moratorium on that word in band names both of them are good, so please don’t judge.


1. Beach Pigs – Catch Up in the Sun
2. Cleaners from Venus – Julie Profumo
3. King Tuff – Unusual World
4. Sonny & The Sunsets – Pretend You Love Me
5. Grant Lee Phillips – Beautiful Dreamers
6. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – You Need Me on My Own
7. Hot Chip – These Chains
8. Laetitia Sadier – Find Me the Pulse of the Universe
9. TEEN – Better
10. Crocodiles – No Black Clouds for Dee Dee
11. Luna – Astronaut
12. Ups and Downs – The Living Kind
13. Pomegranates – Letters
14. A Place to Bury Strangers – Alone
15. Holograms – Chasing My Mind
16. Nude Beach – Some Kinda Love
17. XTC – Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)

In this world of Spotify and everythign else I still make this with the songs mixed together so you won’t have dead silence at the most inopportune time, so please avoid listening on shuflle. Once again I ran out of time and may get liner note up tonight but we’ll see. There’s a lot of good stuff on this one.


  1. I have the last four years. Which is good! Anyway, we’ll see how I do. This kickoff mix has lots of great new music, I think, and a few oldies peppered in as well. Like usual. Slide away…

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