Sunny Days and Inner Tubes: Summer Fridays 5.10

Sorry about no new mix last week. We had snafus in both the audio and visual departments and in addition to other commitments, it didn’t quite come together. Anyway, we’re back this Friday with a lot of good stuff for you to hear, including a song by new favorite new band, Stealing Sheep; a rarity from the Blur 21 box set; new music from Chicago’s Mazes, SF’s Sic Alps, Welsh oddballs Race Horses, oddball oddball Lawrence’s Go Kart Mozart, and some “classic cuts” from The Wedding Present, New Order, T. Rex and a tip of the hat to late astronaut Sally Ride. And more!

Cover art this is by longtime contributor (and recent post grad school grad) Kelly Hitzing who has been spending this summer tubing down rivers in Tennessee and Florida. Which makes me think of the great Atari arcade game Tubin’ more than anything else. I digress. There are also FOUR songs with the word “sun” or some variation therein which I totally didn’t do on purpose.

Download and enjoy!


1) Tame Impala – Elephant
2) T-Rex – Jeepster
3) Mazes – Messes
4) New Order – Weirdo
5) The Sea and Cake – Harps
6) Wild Nothing – Nocturne
7) Taken By Trees – Dreams
8) Stealing Sheep – Genevieve
9) Magic Trick – Sunny
10) Sic Alps – God Bless Her, I Miss Her
11) The Wedding Present – You Should Always Keep in Touch with Your Friends
12) Blur – Seven Days
13) Go Kart Mozart – The Sun
14) The Weathermen – Space
15) Race Horses – Sisters
16) Chris Stamey – The Summer Sun
17) Magic Trick – Sunny
18) The Luyas – Fifty Fifty

Yo! No shuffling!

Happy Sinus Pain Awareness Month: Here’s a New Wintry Mix

I don’t know about where you are, but we are having a very mild winter. Not so mild that I should have been eating at outdoor burger joint Shake Shack last night, but I was and is where I snapped the picture that is now this week’s cover art. There’s lots of good new music on here, including the returns of a few favorite bands. Dig in:



1. Burning Hearts – Into the Wilderness
2. Wild Nothing – Nowhere
3. Piney Gir – Outa Sight
4. The Heart Strings – Don’t Let the World Gang Up on You
5. Air – Sonic Armada
6. Field Music – Who’ll Pay the Bills?
7. Old Monk – Warm Moustache
8. Moonmen on the Moon, Man – Oh Look, a Sweat Balloon Artist
9. La Sera – Please Be My Third Eye
10. Hooded Fang – ESP
11. Warm Digits – The World in Small Doses
12. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
13. Lilacs & Champagne – King of Kings
14. Summer Twins – I Could Never Break Your Heart
15. Allo Darlin’ – Capricornia
16. The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag
17. Candy Claws – Do You Ever Feel That Way?
18. The Wedding Present – You’re Dead

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