I always get a bit of excitement when I see a favorite song of mine has been reworked, so of course I was stoked to see Joywave take on “Fred Astaire” by our favorite Aussies this year, San Cisco. They take a perfectly catchy indie pop track and turn it into something you could hear in a dance club. Sounds a bit crazy, but damn does it work! Thank you Joywave and thank you San Cisco, what a combo.
Summer is nearing its end, but summer music festivals still have some unfinished business. Lollapalooza in particular is coming up next weekend and what better to do than name all the great acts that are going to be there? The list is pretty freaking huge but I’m going to break down some of my top picks for each day. This will either help you out in forming your own schedule when you’re there or maybe I’m just putting salt in a wound since you can’t make it. Either way, hit the jump to check out the full list of top acts you need to see at Lollapalooza 2013.
Because of the Internet, everyone and everything is instantly connected. People have shorter attention spans, and so music is processed and shared quickly. Therefore, most music does not have longevity. Record labels realize this and understand that they have a very small window of time to sign and promote new artists. So with just “Dreaming” out, RCA signed the LA-based band Smallpools. Luckily for us, this means quick turnaround on a debut EP (below), a major national tour (with SITR favorite San Cisco), and most likely a full-length album in the not too distant future. So why did RCA sign Smallpools so damn quickly? Aside from that shit I made up about the Internet, it’s because they rock. This EP is high school and college in a four song nutshell. It will have you desk dancing and putting off work and most importantly feeling amazing. Own the Smallpools EP forever in exchange for $$$ here.
“H.A.G.S.” -Smallpools to you
Okay, I know it is a Saturday, but today is also June 1st a.k.a. the beginning of the summer months. Did you really expect me to drop a summer mixtape on any other day? Welcome to Summer is the perfect driving-with-the-windows-down mixtape. Like, that is the sole reason I made it. Whether you’re rolling into town blasting RL Grime‘s remix of Chief Keef (making eye contact with the old lady in the car next to you at a stoplight) or just shouting the lyrics of Planetarian‘s “Swim” at the top of your lungs as you cruise down the interstate, this mix works. Plus, how legendary is the sequence of Chance The Rapper into Reggie Watts into Chief Keef into Disclosure?
- Fyfe – Introduction
- Rhye – One of Those Summer Days
- Heems – Medium Green Eyes (ft. Safe)
- Kitty – Dead Island
- Tyler, The Creator – Bimmer
- Planetarian – Swim
- Peter and Kerry – Fucking Around
- Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X
- Autre Ne Veut – Play by Play
- Everything Everything – Don’t Try
- Pigeon Hole – June
- Bayou – Forever Deluxe
- Chance The Rapper – Pusha Man (ft. Nate Fox & Lili K.) [Edit]
- Reggie Watts – The Monster and the Princess
- Chief Keef – Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix)
- Disclosure – When a Fire Starts to Burn
- Petite Noir – Noirse
- Francis and the Lights – ETC
- San Cisco – Outro
You daydream about the sea, and I daydream you’ll be mine,
Underneath the shade of leaves, stars over the trees,
Spending a whole summer with you that sounds alright, I’ll,
Meet you in the evening so we can swim tonight
P.S. In case you missed it I made a promo video for this tape. First ever, very rare.
I have always been fascinated with music that sounds happy but contains sad lyrics, so I wanted that to be a theme of this mixtape. I also wanted this to be a good hangover tape after NYE, so enjoy.
P.S. Andrew Joslyn from track 14 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s violin player.
P.P.S. “Stay Close” by Flume is the official Tape Tuesday theme song.
I made a mixtape with all the songs that you hate
- San Cisco – Beach
- Urban Cone – Kings & Queens
- The Airplanes – A Summer Daydream, Part I
- Boy Kid Cloud – I Would Die for You (Prince Cover)
- Ray Bradbury – The Last Night of the World Interlude (Read by RM)
- Jack Magma – Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?
- Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
- Set Sail – Kids
- Kwes. – Rollerblades
- Leapling – Seventeen
- Carousel – Stay Awake
- Thief Urban – Closer
- Sebastian Lind – Never Let Go
- Kris Orlowski & Andrew Joslyn – All My People
- Khushi – Seven Years Old
- Freelance Whales – Aeolus
- Brolin – Another Year
- Conner Youngblood – I Gotta Feeling
- Flume – Stay Close
- Bondax – Gold
‘Cause gold is not enough, she’s a diamond, I’m the rough
And this is how it starts…
The music blog community is generally a pretty tight knit community, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, Sunset in the Rearview is thankful for the many, many music websites that share great music every week. One such website is Noon Pacific. This site delivers a playlist straight to your email every Monday at noon (pacific time), containing the best music the blogs have to offer. Sign up is simple and easy; you just have to give your name and email address. I mean, you guys this is a great idea that has been executed to perfection.
So naturally, we decided to collaborate with Noon Pacific, who was kind enough to feature our very own guest mix in their weekly email. I put 10 brand new indie songs on this mix, including Ra Ra Riot’s newest single, a song from our new favorite west coast band The Mowgli’s, and “Annie” from Peter and Kerry‘s excellent debut album La Trimouille.
Hit the jump to stream and download the SITR x Noon Pacific collaboration.