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Weekly Playlist: Current Rotation #6

Ft. Live Performances From Fever Ray, Avey Tare, and Soundgarden + New Music From IDLES, Bryce Dessner, Angel Olsen, Sleater-Kinney, and More

Aug 03, 2019 Bookmark and Share

Honestly, this mix is worth the price of admission on the strength of the transition between two Bryce Dessner tracks [ There’s no price of admission ]. I suppose it shouldn’t come as coincidence that Bryce Dessner’s original score piece for The Kitchen, “Wine Table” and the following track, “One With The Birds” – that Dessner wrote with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and eighth blackbird – flow into one another. This is my favorite bit of this mix but I’d have to say my favorite track comes from IDLES. I wasn’t really checking for IDLES up ‘til “I Dream Guillotine”, maybe because they seemed a little too pitched-up for my current wavelength. But wow is this track is built like a brick shithouse, so exact in its catharsis. This track also leads into the shift to fifth gear close to this mix that starts in first – coasting and coastal. The opening chill vibe is courtesy of Bibio, Luke Temple capturing some of his past Here We Go Magic essence, and Avey Tare capturing some of his past Feels era Animal Collective essence.

The fun thing about coming up with a weekly playlist is that you have to play the cards you’re dealt. There are songs on all of the current rotations that I didn’t necessarily connect with right away but I put them on because they were, well, current. Then I inevitably come around to a couple of them like, “Wow, these are great songs.” Examples this week are “She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger” from Purple Mountains, “Can I Go On” from Sleater Kinney, “Random Summer” from Hauschka ft. múm, and “All Mirrors” from Angel Olsen. Shouts to Neil Diamond for “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show”, topping off another phenomenal Tarantino soundtrack, and to Chris Cornell for “Black Hole Sun” live; We still remember – love.



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