So long, Summer Fridays 2013


This is the last Friday of Summer 2013 (fall starts on Sunday) and I’m wrapping things up with two mixes. The first is of the electronic variety with cover art by me. The second is a rocker, with cover art by our old pal and digital grafiti artist King of the Streets (KotS) who defaces an old picture of his dad, who used to be a “local model.” Quick, some new band, take that name. KotS also requested the aMiniature song you’ll hit about halfway through the mix.

I only managed to make 10 mixes this summer, the least I’ve ever done. I will aim to do better next summer. Until then…


sf6_091. Holy Ghost! – Okay
2. Colourbox – Breakdown
3. Lindstrom & Todd Terje – Lanzarote
4. Classixx – I’ll Get You
5. Lemonade – Skyballer
6. Au Revoir Simone – Somebody Who
7. Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
8. Pat Jordache – O.M.O.
9. The Wolfgang Press – Shut That Door
10. Xeno & Oaklander – Sheen
11. Factory Floor – Work Out
12. ?????? – ????????
13. Giorgio Moroder – The Chase
14. Shine 2009 – Older



SF_6.101. Eagulls – Nerve Endings
2. The Blind Shake – Porto Alegre
3. Pampers – Purple Brain
4. Night Beats – Playing Dead
5. U.S. Girls – Overtime
6. The Herms – Power Joystick
7. Shinies – Salt
8. aMiniature – Towner on the B-Side
9. Rose Elinor Dougal – Strange Warnings
10. Spires – Candy Flip
11. Teleman – Steam Train Girl
12. Dream Boys – Citrus Girls
13. Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?
14. ??? ????????? – ?? ????? ?????
15. Ash – Girl from Mars
16. The Dirtbombs – We Come in the Sunshine
17. Menswe@r – Daydreamer
18. of Montreal – Fugitive Air
19. The Fall – No Bulbs

I was looking for some ack-shee-un but all I got was Summer Fridays 6.8


After taking a week of, we’re back with a new Summer Fridays mix and there’s a lot of music I’m excited about, a couple of which I maybe shouldn’t be including, hence the question marks. But there’s new Kelley Stoltz (a song about a food cart!), new Yuck, new Superchunk, my favorite new band of the week, Temples, some ’90s era oldies (TFC, Pavement, and Oasis), an old Fall song, a song the Fall covered, and more. Trust me, it’s good stuff!

Cover art is by frequent Summer Fridays contributor Kelly Hitzing who used to live here in Brooklyn but is now living the fly life in Miami. By that I mean there are a lot of bugs down there. Also alligators. Albino alligators! They will snap you in two, but burn easily.


1) Temples – Colours to Life
2) Love Inks – Solar Diary
3) Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man
4) ??? ??????? ?????? – ????? ??? ?????
5) Oasis – Cigarettes & Alchohol
6) Teenage Fanclub – Starsign
7) Yuck – Middle Sea
8) Superchunk – Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
9) Bizarros – Young Girls at Market
10) The Fall – I’m Frank
11) The Other Half – Mr. Pharmacist
12) Terry Malts – I Was Not There
13) Obits – Spun Out
14) Crystal Stilts – Future Folklore
15) Pavement – Summer Babe
16) ????? ???? – ?????? ????? – Avenue Girls
17) Tropical Popsicle – Havana
18) Frankie Rose – Sorrow
19) The Monkees – Porpoise Song

As I’m legally bound to say, please don’t listen to this on shuffle. It’ll sound weird, ok? Have a swell weekend!

Take me to the bridge: Summer Fridays 6.7

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I manage one to make a mix like this one about once a season, that starts one way and then goes another. Like how do you get from the throb of Outfit to the soaring strains of “Tonight We Fly” and make room for Yello, The Dentists and Honey LTD? You just have to download this puppy to find out.

This mix is going up a day late, but it allowed for this week’s cover, the picture of which I took last night a few blocks from my apartment. We’ve been blessed with a spectacular season of sunsets this summer in New York. Add to that the bridge (Williamsburg) and the picture almost shot itself.


And in a new twist, you can stream it too:

1) Outfit – House on Fire
2) Wild Nothing – A Dancing Shell
3) Destroyer – Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
4) Yello – Desire
5) Mood Rings – The Line
6) Shriekback – Faded Flowers
7) No Joy – Hare Tarot Lies
8) Scars – All About You
9) Sapphire Mansions – Too Shiny
10) The Dentists – I’m Not the Devil
11) Joanna Gruesome – Sugarcrush
12) Honey LTD – Eli’s Coming
13) The Cleaners from Venus – Summer in a Small Town
14) MINKS – Margot
15) The Pale Fountains – (There’s Always) Something on My Mind
16) Would-Be-Goods – Last of the Pinstriped Rebels
17) Fantastic Something – If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain)
18) The Divine Comedy – Tonight We Fly

Hope you’re have a good weekend. Enjoy this one, and no shuffling!

P.S. if that font on the cover looks familiar, it’s the one Peter Saville designed for New Order’s Republic. He used to give all his fonts away on his website… but not anymore.

As the Worm Turns: Summer Fridays 6.5

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This week’s cover art is by Summer Fridays veteran Greg Morris, who has done them since at least the second year of them. I always end up doing a dancey mix with his for whatever reason and was going to do the same with this one… but then he sent the art and it pushed me in a different, darker direction. So this week’s is in the gothy shoegaze/post-punk corner of the world. Hopefully some of the tracks’ icy vibe will keep you cool.


1) Savages – She Will
2) Weekend – July
3) Pale Saints – Sight of You
4) Merchandise – Anxiety’s Door
5) Comsat Angels – Independence Day
6) Medicine – It’s Not Enough
7) Curve – Fait Accompli
8) **** – ****
9) Lush – Bitter
10) Wax Idols – Dethrone
11) Siouxsie & The Banshees – Mirage
12) Echo & the Bunnymen – Show of Strength
13) The Sound – The Fire
14) Holograms – Meditations
15) Moose – Jack
16) The Chameleons – In Shreds
17) Ride – Kaleidoscope

REMINDER: The tracks are smushed together (and then cut up again) so listening in recommended order is, um, recommended.

Rrrrrrrrev UP: Summer Fridays 6.4!


I don’t know about where you live, gentle reader, but here in Brooklyn we are in the midst of a heatwave. It was 90° at midnight last night. Midnight! That’s some tropical shit right there. When it’s this hot, my mind turns to the ocean…and surfing. Well maybe not the latter part, but this week’s mix is vaguely surf inspired, partly due to seeing wonderful Seattle band La Luz last weekend. Their terrific track “Sure as Spring” is track #5 this week, but don’t skip ahead!

There’s also new music from Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys, The Resonars, Aussie band Dick Diver, great new UK band Hookworms and a “Mystery Track.” Plus Revillos’ “Rev Up” (which you may recognize from Sixteen Candles), The Tyde, and bonehead/offensive garage rock obscurity “Beaver Patrol” by Wylde Knights which was later covered by Pop Will Eat Itself. And lots more! Cover art this week is by veteran Summer Fridays contributor Kate Bryant whose new blog Lady Copywriter dissects the ad world in entertaining fashion. Check it out.

Also check out the mix, which you can grab right here:


1. The Revillos – Rev Up
2. Hookworms – Radio Tokyo
3. The Tyde – Go Ask Yr Dad
4. The Cryan Shames – Sugar & Spice
5. La Luz – Sure as Spring
6. Wylde Knights – Beaver Patrol
7. The Resonars – The World is Wrong
8. Revolving Paint Dream – Seven Seconds
9. Go Violets – Josie
10. The Keepsies – She (Was My Babie)
11. The Kinks – Big Sky
12. Yawn – Bed Rugs
13. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World
14. Dick Diver – Lime Green Shirt
15. Jacuzzi Boys – Double Vision
16. Fever B – Pop Punk Love
17. Devo – Through Being Cool
18. The Hombres – Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
19. ???? ???? & ??? ??????? – ???? ?? ???
20. Allah-Las – Long Journey
21. The Sandals – Theme from Endless Summer

Not to beat a dead horse, but this is an actual mix where songs smush into one another. No shuffling, man. Until next week, stay cool.

Je parle un peu le français: Les vendredis d’été six trois!


Happy Bastille Day! (Early.) While I have dabbled in Franco-leaning mixes, this is the first all-French one. I think it turned out pretty well, thanks in no small part to friend Heather, Toby, and Marlow. Also Erica Recto, who did this week’s none-more-français cover art. I especially like the baguettes (which at first I thought were jazz cigarettes).

I really am going to try and do liner notes for this one, as some of this stuff is pretty interesting. (For example, Oui Oui was Michel Gondry’s band in the early ’90s.) Until then….

Download Les vendredis d’été six trois

1. La Femme – La Femme
2. Oui Oui – La Ville
3. Jacqueline Taieb – 7 heure du matin
4. Katerine – 8ème ciel
5. Pas Chic Chic – En chaine et en vogue
6. Marquis de Sade – Cancer & Drugs
7. Lio – Sage comme une image
8. Yelle – Qui Est Cette Fille
9. Taxi Girl – Cherchez le garçon
10. Serge Gainsbourg – Les Locataires
11. MC Solaar – Nouveau Western
12. Nicole Croisille & Pierre Barouh – Un Homme Et Une Femme
13. Yves Montand – A Bicyclette
14. Jacques Dutronc – Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’Eveille
15. April March – Le Coeur Hypothéqué
16. Bertrand Burgulat – Bardot’s Dance
17. Jef Barbara – Larmes de crocodile
18. France Gall – Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
19. Petula Clark – Un Jeune Homme Bien
20. The Limiñanas – La fille de la ligne 15

Yeah, I’m into space, I think it’s just fantastic: Summer Fridays 6.2


Is everyone having a lovely extended holiday weekend? I sure am. BBQs, watching fireworks on the roof, sleeping in…what’s not to love? And I finally got off my butt and — after an pre-summer, primer — we’re back with mixes in earnest for July and August at least.

This week’s is on the guitar pop tip, mostly flitting between the ’80s and now. Cover art is by me, but hopefully we’re going to have some outside design talent soon. Meanwhile, download and enjoy:


1. MINKS – Painted Indian
2. The Soft Boys – Queen of Eyes
3. Ski Lodge – Boy
4. French Films – Latter Days
5. The Church – When You Were Mine
6. Kids on a Crime Spree – Creep the Creeps
7. The Pastels – Check My Heart
8. The Bicycles – Baby Boy
9. The Jazz Butcher – Southern Mark Smith
10. Proto Idiot – You Can’t Hide
11. The Mantles – Hello
12. Jagwar Ma – Let Her Go
13. The New Pornographers – Sing Me Spanish Techno
14. Pretty & Nice – New Czar
15. Warm Soda – Star Gazer
16. Big Deal – Swapping Spit
17. The Psychedelic Furs – All That Money Wants
18. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Vacuum Boots
19. Mark Mulcahy – She Makes the World Turn Backwards
20. The Barracudas – We’re Living in Violent Times

WARNING: These songs are actually mixed together. Not intended for shuffled or random listening!

Liner notes are below.

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It’s not Summer or even Friday, but Summer Fridays are back


And we’re back. I know it’s Sunday but I’ve always felt Summer Fridays were more a state of mind. Whether these will be every week or every other week is still TBD but I’m gonna try and keep these coming. This season’s first mix is pretty much full-on dance, though I think the Phoenix Foundation song would probably clear the dancefloor after Pulp’s storming “After You” (please make a new album) but I think it works here. (And it’s a good song!) The mix is bookended with songs using old-timey singing samples, so please enjoy that. I do put thought into these mixes, if not that much actual mixing ability.

Apart from Bent, which closes the mix, and Saint Etienne there’s not a lot of oldies on this one, but expect a nice decade distribution like usual in the weeks to come. There are also no songs on this mix with the words “sun,” “summer,” “beach,” “swim,” etc which might be a first. I digress. Anyway, please download and enjoy:


And here’s the tracklist:
1. Shine 2009 – Eurozone
2. Disclosure – You & Me
3. Pulp – After You
4. The Phoenix Foundation – Black Mold
5. Phoenix – Trying to be Cool
6. Classixx – All You’re Waiting For
7. Kisses – The Hardest Part
8. Daft Punk – Doing it Right (Golden Pony Remix)
9. Club 8 – You Could Be Anybody
10. Saint Etienne – Hug My Soul
11. Neon Neon – Shopping
12. Still Corners – Beat City
13. Tricky – Bonnie & Clyde
14. Lace Curtain – Falling (II)
15. Bent – Always

I assembled this week’s cover art but if you’d like to design one, get in touch. PS, as these songs are mixed together, please refrain from listening in “shuffle” mode. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.