Summer Fridays 2.3: Back in the Saddle

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Yeehaw! There's nothing vaguely Country or Western about this mix!* But it's America, dammit, so it doesn't have to make sense. Frequent contributor Kate did another nice job with the art on this one. Summer Fridays 2.3 is a typical mix of mine, kind of all over the place with at least one sore thumb number. But it all kind of works in my mind at least. Ok, folks. Giddyup and download this sucker and enjoy.


1.  Adorable – Sunshine Smile

2.  The Bicycles – Walk Away (from a Good thing)

3.  Ivy – No Guarantee
4.  Joy Zipper – Baby You Should Know

5.  DEASTRO – Toxic Crusaders

6.  Acrylics – Molly's Vertigo

7.  Summer Cats – Hey You

8.  Lotion – Rock Chick

9.  The Vitamen – The Best TV Watchers in the World

10. Metronomy – A Thing For Me (Breakbot's B-LIVE Miami Mix)

11. Box Elders – Atlantis

12. Big Star – O My Soul

13. Ty  Segall – In Your Car

14. Guided by Voices – Girls of Wild Strawberries

15. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – This is Why You Love Me

16. Cud – Not Exactly D.L.E.R.C.

17. The Pooh Sticks – Young People

18. Spacecamp – Puppy

19. The Verlaines – Death and the Maiden

20. Marty Robbins – The Story of My Life

Disclaimer: this is an actual mix, the songs segue together so don't go hitting shuffle blah blah blah.

If you'd like to contribute cover art to a future Summer Fridays, get in touch. Liner notes after the jump.

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Summer Fridays 2.2


The second mix of the 2009 summer season. This one was an attempt at mostly gritty, psychedelic sounds, but I made room for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience who I've been revisiting lately (I guess they're psychedelic), as well as some other things that don't quite fit in the garage. Cover art this week is by Jinners who you may know from Spicy Times or Door Girl Art. There's a hi-res version included if you want to burn a CD and print it out the cover. If you'd like to contribute art to an upcoming mix, do get in touch.


As always, the songs segue together so no shuffling please. Here's the tracklist:

1.    The Fall – Cruiser's Creek
2.    The dB's – Cycles per Second
3.    Pas Chic Chic – Haydée Morcelée
4.    Tomorrow – My White Bicycle
5.    Amazing Baby – Kankra
6.    Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – The Loving Grapevine
7.    Thee Oh Sees – Tidal Wave
8.    The Kinks – Funny Face
9.    The Inbreds – You Will Know
10.    Hospitality – Betty Wang
11.    The Go-Betweens – People Say
12.    The Who – Armenia City in the Sky
13.    The Intelligence – Moody Tower
14.    Hell on Wheels – As We Play
15.    Oranger – Stony Curtis in Reverse
16.    Lyres – Help You Ann
17.    The Three O'Clock – Jetfighter
18.    The Weather Prophets – Almost Prayed
19.    The Beets – What Did I Do?
|20.    The Turtles – Outside Chance
21.    The Pastels – Something's Going On
22.    Redd Kross – Play My Song
23.    Sloan – G to D  

Liner notes after the jump…

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The Return of Summer Fridays

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Do people who actually still have jobs still get Summer Fridays in 2009? No matter, it's just a hook to hang an excuse for making weekly mixes again. How did it get to be June already? As usual, there's no theme here, just a bunch of song (mostly new this time) that I like a lot. You may remember, I actually segue the songs together because I'm a control freak who wants you listening to the songs in the order I put them in. Cover art for this first Summer Friday is by my friend Kate, who did a couple covers last year. If you have interest in doing art for an upcoming mix, do get in touch.  Anyway, without further ado:


Here's the tracklist:

1. The Sneetches – Over Round Each Other
2. Miike Snow – Song for No One
3. The Legends – Always the Same
4. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
5. Super Furry Animals – Where Do You Want to Go?
6. Let's Wrestle – We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love Soon
7. The Fresh & Onlys – I Saw You Seeing Me
8. Surf City – Kudos
9. New Order – Dream Attack
10. Jack Peñate – Today's Tonight
11. Mazes – Love to Lay
12. Close Lobsters – Let's Make Some Plans
13. Say Hi – Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
14. Cats on Fire – Borders of This Land
15. Aztec Camera – Oblivious
16. I Was a King – California
17. My Teenage Stride – Creep Academy
18. Casiokids – Fot I Hose
19. Micachu – Calculator
20. The Drums – Don't Be a Jerk, Jonny
21. Clor – Love + Pain

"Liner notes" after the jump:

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