I keep a playlist of songs I like, old and new, that I want to use for Summer Fridays every year and, inevitably, some of them don’t feel all that summery. Sometimes I wait till a fall mix for those but when I saw this week’s cover art, I took it as an opportunity to use all those aggro burn-it-down songs that had been stacking up (and find some more too).
Cover art is by John Lee who was one of the first people I met on moving to NYC. I went to see his band Muckafurgason religiously. I made mixes for his wedding. Mucka went their separate ways around the time he started getting into TV and with PFFR he’s been part of some of the most amazingly, hilariously f’d up programs ever to air, including Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel and The Heart, She Holler. (Also Delocated which isn’t so f’d up but is awesome.) Recently he’s directed episodes of Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer, and he’s currently in Los Angeles directing the Pee-Wee Herman movie that’s being released via Netflix. He grew up in San Francisco, is a pretty die-hard New York dude and simply wrote “this is how I feel about Los Angeles” when he sent the cover art. There’s no way I couldn’t start with The Fall.
Please enjoy this rather nihilistic mix.
Here’s the tracklist:
1. The Fall – L.A.
2. Girls Names – Riticence
3. Male Gaze – Smog Dawn
4. Pop-O-Pies – In Frisco
5. Fist City – Fuck Cops
6. Spray Paint – Goth Apologist
7. The Birthday Party – Big Jesus Trash Can
8. The Intelligence – The World is a Drag
9. METZ – Spit You Out
10. Obnox – Grease
11. Fake Palms – Sparkles
12. Protomartyr – Why Does it Shake?
13. Richard Papiercuts – When it Really Begins
14. POW! – Liquid Daydream
15. Primitive Parts – Miracle Skin
16. My Dad Is Dead – Put It Away
17. Spectres – Where Flies Sleep
18. Wavves X Cloud Nothings – How It’s Gonna Go
19. Sleaford Mods – No One’s Bothered