I’m sure you’ll agree that THIS IS THE SPOOKIEST SONG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!
But in case you’re feeling greedy, here’s a grab bag of thirteen treats, from soft folk to glitchy electronic to brassy experimental to sloppy punk. All stuffed into a jack-o’-lantern to pick over the next few weeks until even the licorice track has a few plays. My personal faves of this mix are Deerhoof, Timber Timbre, St. Vincent, and Devendra Banhart.
1. Full Moon – Efterklang
2. Pumpkin Seeds – Devendra Banhart
3. Surgeon – St. Vincent
4. Lonely Owl – Gold Panda
5. Full Moon In My Soul – Robyn Hitchcock
6. Kill Your Co-Workers – Flying Lotus
7. There’s That Grin – Deerhoof
8. Priscilla – Slim Twig
9. Friendly Ghost – Harlem
10. Pumpkin – Male Bonding
11. That Old Black Hole – Dr. Dog
12. You Lookin’ Twice – Nurses
13. Magic Arrow – Timber Timbre
With muddy vocals reminiscent of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and sweetly sun-soaked guitar parts, Los Angeles’s Little Joy have definitely got it goin’ on. Let’s not even bring up the fact that they’ve got a sick organ.
The neat thing about Little Joy is that they’ve collab’d with Devendra Banhart (serious indie cred), their drummer is Fabrizio Moretti, and their percussionist/It Girl Binki Shapiro was in Beck’s music video for The Information.
I like them, and you should too. I’m gonna throw some mp3’s at you while I sit here with my feet in the pool and a glass of Spumante Bambino.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a playlist for the blog, so here’s a brand new one called Lost at Sea featuring brand new tracks from Basia Bulat, The New Pornographers, and Stars. Download it!