A Splotch, a Blotch, it’s Summer Fridays 3.14


This is the last Summer Friday of August but we've still got a few week of mixes to go. I run them through the actual end of summer, so there's three more after this. Cover art this week by Robyn Lee who has the enviable job of working for Serious Eats where, among other things, is editor of A Hamburger Today. (They really need to try the Commodore's burger which is the best in Williamsburg.) She also has her own site, The Girl Who Ate Everything which is also worth checking out. (Robyn used to have a good music blog too which I wish she still did! I'm one to talk.) It's also worth mentioning that it is ROBYN'S BIRTHDAY TODAY. I wish this blog was a Sixth Street Indian Restaurant 'cause if it was, lights would be flashing with weird disco music blaring. HAPPPPPPYYYYYYBIIIIIRRRRTHDAY!!!

Musically-speaking, this week's mix is strictly a white jeans affair. It all stemmed from news about this Orange Juice box set that's coming out on Domino, and then I was all "ooh I should put on some Style Council and Haircut One Hundred and Eggstone and Magic Bullets" and here we are. Light the tiki torches, pour yourself a cocktail… and beware of the blob!


Here's the tracklist:

  1. Seinking Ships – Digging His Own Hole (ft Miki Berenyi)
  2. The Wolfgang Press – Heaven's Gate
  3. Eggstone – Tarasamalata
  4. Kings of Convenience – Gold for the Price of Silver
  5. Belleruche – Clockwatching
  6. Club 8 – Isn't That Great?
  7. Magic Bullets – Millions of People Running Around
  8. Orange Juice – Flesh of My Flesh
  9. Dominant Legs – About My Girls
  10. The Style Council – Have You Ever Had it Blue?
  11. Frankie & the Heartstrings -Ungrateful
  12. The Beat – Sole Salvation
  13. The Beets – God
  14. Beck – Tropicalia
  15. Top Sound – A Matter of Precision
  16. Haircut One Hundred – Lemon Firebrigade
  17. The Five Blobs – The Blob

While wearing white jeans past labor day is now considered acceptable, listening to this mix on shuffle would be a faux pas. Liner notes after the jump.

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Up in Your Grill: Summer Fridays 3.3

Usually when I make these mixes, I'm either making the artwork the night before they're supposed to go up or waiting on whichever friend I've conned into doing the artwork for me. Either way, the actual mix is done. Not so this time. My friend Greg sent this to me last week and I built the mix around it. Pretty killer art, I think, clever, and not only screams Summer Fridays but also Sound Bites' food-and-music modus operandi. Definitely one of my favorite covers ever and a call for future mix cover designers to step up their game. This one's definitely on the dancey side, perfect for your next BBQ disco.



  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – So In Love
  2. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
  3. WhoMadeWho – Keep Me in My Plane
  4. Big Audio Dynamite – Hollywood Blvd
  5. Can – I'm So Green
  6. Field Music – Let's Write a Book
  7. The Hundred in the Hands – Sleepwalking
  8. Soft Moon – Breathe the Fire
  9. Grace Jones – She's Lost Control
  10. Heaven 17 – (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  11. Grovesnor – Taxi from the Airport
  12. No Kids – I Want to Be Around
  13. CFCF – Half Dreaming
  14. Edwyn Collins – 20 Years Too Late
  15. Orchester Werner Mueller – Bodybuilding

And here's where I remind you about no shuffling. The songs are mixed together, despite being separate tracks, blah blah blah. Liner notes after the jump.

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