Friday, October 11, 2013

Deap Vally’s Summer Playlist

With a sudden blast of horribly humid heat hitting New York and putting the inevitable march to Winter on hold for a bit, I figured it was time to trot out the summer playlist for one last go around.

Courtesy of PureVolume, the beer guzzling, glass breaking, moon howling vixens of Deap Vally, Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, have put together the perfect summer playlist.

On a side note, if you haven't picked up your copy of their blistering debut LP Sistronix that just dropped on Tuesday, you need to hurry up and tattoo it to your eardrums ASAP. 

The Smiths – Half A Person

“This song is best listened to on a summer road trip, windows rolled down, sun setting, hair blowing in the wind.”

Drenge – People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck

“We toured with Drenge – they are our bretheren. They’re a great fucking band and this is a killer tune.”

Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tenam

“Listening to this song while laying in the sun is a euphoric experience.”

Tame Impala – Elephant

“This song is probably on most people’s summer playlist, and it should be. It’s one of the grooviest tunes I’ve ever heard.”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Ain’t No Easy Way

“Cuz it’s always the season for BRMC”

The Knife – Heartbeats

“I will never grow tired of this song. The percussion has a Caribbean influence, which reminds me of being on a cruise when I was a kid.”

“Screamin’ Jay Hawkings – I Put a Spell on You

“This slow, swampy, sexy tune goes perfect with a balmy summer night by the pool.”

Kurt Vile – A Girl Called Alex

“This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)

“For its title alone this song is on my summer playlist.”

Safety Orange – State of Where I Am

This is my brother’s band. Listening to it while I’m on the road makes me happy because it reminds me of home.

1 comment:

  1. i was just reading your piece on military and videogames after finding it on digg, whilst listening to tame impala's remember me