Back at it again with an 8-track mix sure to please. Enjoy and happy weekend.
1. Classixx – Holding On
Fresh off their new LP Hanging Gardens, ‘Holding On’ shows off this LA duo’s knack for dance rhythms with a little flavor.
2. Afrolicious – Pleasure Time
I’ve been in love with Afrolicious, and this track has been around for a while. BUT, they’ve re-recorded their best tracks for their first true LP California Dreaming. Previously under the ESL music moniker, they’re now selling their album on Bandcamp under their own label. It’s amazing. These guys do weekly events in San Fran and I’m sure they light up the stage as well as they do coming from your speakers.
3. Yacht – Second Summer (RAC mix)
What better way to welcome in Spring/Summer with this re-imagined track from RAC and Yacht.
4. She & Him – Together
Volume 3, M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s 3rd album together, is just as delightful and nostalgic as their previous 2 volumes. M. Ward takes more of a backseat vocally this time around, allowing Zooey to take over with her soulful croon.
5. Iron & Wine – New Mexico’s New Breeze
Iron & Wine’s new LP Ghost on Ghost is typical high-quality, horns-a-blowing, wordplay-a-swirling goodness that we’ve come to expect. The delicate strings that open up ‘New Mexico’s New Breeze’ pair nicely with Beam’s soft vocal delivery and the high-arching chorus.
6. Devendra Banhart – Fur Hildegard von Bingen
The bass beat on this track from Banhart’s new album Mala is phenomenal. Be sure to check out the rest of the album, as Banhart delivers a predictably consistent album full of intricate riffs and esoteric titles.
7. Junip – Your Life, Your Call
The 3rd product from Junip Junip clearly has Jose Gonzalez’s fingerprints all over it. I can’t decide if I’m happy that Jose has focused his efforts on Junip vs. solo work, as Junip has a layer of complexity and fullness that Gonzalez’s solo work is missing. Who cares? Enjoy.
8. Two Door Cinema Club – Spring
I’m a little late to this party, but I’m smitten with TDCC. ‘Spring’ with its roadrunner guitar riff and the memorable chant of “If I follow you tonight / And leave tomorrow / If its all forgotten love / forgotten love” will be in your head long after the song’s end.