I really wanted to use this great new Dent May single (song title of the year?) which sent me down a ’70s soft/yacht rock direction, and I really just went for it (see: Boz Scaggs and The Dan). There are some obscurites on here (The Poppy Family, Doris) and a song off Love’s funk/disco record. I end things with a Flo & Eddie (of The Turtles) song that is both fitting of the mix, but with lyrics that seem like they could’ve been written today (like, literally today).
Artwork by frequent contributor Heloise Chung. Download or stream to your heart’s content.
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1. Dent May – Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love
2. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
3. Love – Be Thankful for What You Got
4. The Bees – Get to Let Go
5. Klaus Johann Grobe – Lieb am Strand
6. The Poppy Family – Where Evil Grows
7. Britta Phillips – One Fine Summer Morning
8. The High Llamas – Checking In, Checking Out
9. Steely Dan – Deacon Blues
10. Metronomy – Nite Owl
11. The Lemon Twigs – These Words
12. Doris – Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby?
13. Drugdealer – Suddenly (ft. Weyes Blood)
14. Breakbot – Too Soon
15. Flo & Eddie – Keep it Warm
I’ve gone high concept this week, and that is not a reference to this week’s cover art which is by my friend Davie Kaufmann. No, I mean there’s a gimmick: all the songs on Summer Fridays 4.10 are less than two minutes long. All 33 of them (maybe even 34). With this kind of criteria, we don’t really have much in the way of new music (two songs by my count) but quality remains high of course. I’ve tried to vary it up as much as possible because the bulk of the two-minutes-or-less songs in my collection are of the young, loud and snotty variety. If you don’t like a song, just think it’ll be over soon.
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1. R.E.M. – White Tornado
2. Lilys – Any Place I’ve Lived
3. The Byrds – The Girl with No Name
4. The Yummy Fur – Policeman
5. The Magnetic Fields – Washington, D.C.
6. Saturday Looks Good to Me – Underwater Heartbeat
7. The Bees – End of the Street
8. Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 – Bim-Bom
9. The Undertones – She’s a Run Around
10. Wax Museums – Mosquito Enormo
11. Pavement – Debris Slide
12. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Gumma
13. Carol King – Crying in the Rain
14. Felt – Ferdinand Magellan
15. Grovesnor – Lickstick
16. Minutemen – Maybe Partying Will Help
17. Wire – Champs
18. Young Fresh Fellows – How Much About Last Night Do You Remmeber?
19. Ruts – Out of Order
20. Camper Van Beethoven – Wasted
21. Boyracer – Airport Song
22. Royal Bangs – Loosely Truthing
23. Thrush Hermit – Every Morning I Reread The Postcards
24. Jay Reatard – You’re Gonna Lose
25. The Vaselines – Dum-Dum
26. The Strawberry Alarm Clock – Birds in My Tree
27. Adventures in Stereo – The Attic Walk
28. Fleetwood Mac – That’s Enough for Me
29. The Fall – Terry Waite Sez
30. Shop Assistants – Nature Lover
31. Dead Milkmen – Filet of Sole
32. So Cow – Halcyon Days
33. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – The Barafundle Bumbler
Shuffling this mix could cause seizures or blindness: don’t do it! Liner notes, which are all Twitter-length in keeping with the theme, are after the jump.