So, yeah, that took a bit longer than I you would have liked. Sorry, you guys. Anyway, here we go: your 2015 WGOM Summer1 Mix:*

1.GoshJamie xx
3.Pedestrian At BestCourtney Barnett
4.Shut Up And DanceWALK THE MOON
5.Turbo KillerCarpenter Brut
6.Harlem RosesVinny Chase ft. Kid Art
7.Hey DarlingSleater-Kinney
8.JackrabbitSan Fermin
9.Nothing To SayBlack Diet
10.ValerieMark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse
11.TonguesJoywave Tongues Ft. KOPPS
12.King KuntaKendrick Lamar
13.Ain't Gonna DrownElle King
14.Let The Good Times rollJD McPherson
15.I Miss Your BonesHospitality
16.Pink SlimeLa Luz
17.I Wanna Get BetterBleachers
18.Dream LoverDestroyer
19.Blood HandsRoyal Blood
20.Like No OtherEULA
21.Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)Father John Misty
22.Living The DreamSturgill Simpson
23.Hold Back The RiverJames Bay
24.When I'm BlindBuilt To Spill

*The methodology was pretty simple: The first pick on everyone's list got in, and after that, all other submissions went into a general pool. The selection process ended up being fairly impartial as by the time I finally got to listening to the songs, I had no idea who had submitted what3. Anyway, I went through the general pool a few times and rated4 each song5. All songs submitted totaled a bit over 2 hours; I figured an hour and a half was plenty. The lowest rated supplemental songs based on the flawed perceptions of the curator were redacted until the 90 minute threshold had been reached. From that point, songs were organized in a hopefully aesthetically pleasing sonic arrangement6.

1 AMR claimed summer was already over. The (un)official end to summer is Labor Day weekend. Duh2.
2 Actually, is that a foregone thing? I don't remember school starting before then, but spooks' kids are already going back? Is that crazy?
3 The list I gathered at the time of submission didn't note submitters, only which songs were automatically included. In addition, I pretty much listen to zero commercial radio, nor do I come across "contemporary" music in daily life, so if any of these songs are actually popular, I have no idea.
4 I guess I'd describe that my ratings process, as it applies to the theme of "Summer Mix", had a critical standard on par with the definitions of such intangibles as "MVP" or "pornography".
5 Ratings were tweaked as further listens warranted.
6 I'd like to think the flow is halfway decent.

Oh yeah, post yer 10s below.

27 thoughts on “FMD: SUMMIX2015”

  1. Also, if anyone knows how to create this list in a disseminable form (Spotiwhozitz? Pandorawhatevs? Megauplowhoaweshouldntusethatoneright?), I'd greatly appreciate it.

    1. The playlist is here.

      -I couldn't find "Harlem Roses."
      -I'm not 100% sure that's the right version of "Valerie," so let me know, Person Who Nominated It.
      -Thank you, hj!

        1. Can't get it working.

          Starting at about :50 in, this is the one it's supposed to be.

      1. Thanks Pepper ... and hj!
        This is a rad list fantastische mischung.
        I have to say, there are a more than a few songs I haven't heard before that absolutely blow me away, especially that Built To Spill track - well done free!

        1. Glad to see When I'm Blind make the cut. That list needed to end on a solid guitar jam.

  2. 1. End Of The Day -- Beck -- Sea Change
    2. Think -- Aretha Franklin -- The Very Best of Aretha Franklin
    3. Liar, Liar -- The Castaways -- Big Hits Of Mid-America - The Soma Records Story
    4. Holocaust -- Big Star -- Third/Sister Lovers
    5. Electricity (Drugs) -- Talking Heads -- The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
    6. Torn Curtain -- Television -- Marquee Moon
    7. Godspeed -- Jenny Lewis -- Acid Tongue
    8. Spangle -- The Wedding Present -- Watusi
    9. Theatre Is The Life Of You -- Minutemen -- Double Nickels On The Dime
    10. The Lamb --Dessa -- Parts of Speech

    B1. Oh Comely -- Neutral Milk Hotel -- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    B2. Freak Scene -- Dinosaur Jr -- Bug

  3. 01. “Tears O Plenty” – Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
    02. “What Jail Is Like” – The Afghan WingsGentlemen
    03. “After I Made Love To You” – Bonnie “Prince” Billy Ease Down The Road
    04. “Prologue” – The Antlers Hospice
    05. “Snakeface” – Throwing MusesUniversity
    06. “Temecula Sunrise” – Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
    07. “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” – Willie Nelson Always On My Mind
    08. “State Trooper” – Bruce SpringsteenNebraska
    09. “Baby, We’ll Be Fine” – The NationalThe Alligator
    10. “Heart Of Chambers” – Beach HouseDevotion

  4. The late, great Don Covay. Best known for his songwriting, he was covered by the likes of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Little Richard, and somebody named the Rolling Stones. He had a great voice and always worked with terrific musicians. Have a listen.

    1. Ms. Marling suffered the fate of becoming a little too "certain time, certain place" for me to continue listening to her much. ISBIC is my favorite of hers though, and that's probably my favorite song from it.

  5. * Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    * meanwhile: I. Procession - Eighth Blackbird - meanwhile (S. Hartke)
    * Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber) - The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
    * Written in Reverse - Spoon - Transference
    * D.O.A. - Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
    * Honking Antelope - Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
    * Requiem For the Static King Part 2 - A Winged Victory for the Sullen - (self-titled)
    * CMND / CTRL - Deftones - Diamond Eyes
    * About a Girl - Nirvana - Live at Reading
    * Keep the Streets Empty For Me - Fever Ray - (self-titled)

    This here is a bunch of songs that I would say "sure, those are OK songs" about.

  6. 01. Skyclad - "Little Miss Take", Vintage Whine
    02. Armored Saint - "Underdogs", Raising Fear
    03. King Diamond - "The 7th Day of July 1777", Abigail
    04. Doomsword - "Resound the Horn: Odin's Hail", Resound the Horn
    05. Black Sabbath - "Voodoo", The Mob Rules
    06. Absu - "Feis Mor Tir Na N'og (Across the North Sea to Visnech", The Sun of Tiphareth
    07. Ensiferum - "Dragonheads", Dragonheads (EP)
    08. Dark Tranquillity - "Cathode Ray Sunshine", Damage Done
    09. Korpiklaani - "Veriset Aparat", Tervaskanto
    10. Amon Amarth - "The Last with Pagan Blood", The Avenger

  7. 01. New Kid in Town – The Eagles
    02. Gold for Bread – Blitzen Trapper*
    03. Netty’s Girl – Beastie Boys
    04. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
    05. Rosalinda’s Eyes – Billy Joel

    06. Don’t Haunt This Place – The Rural Alberta Advantage
    07. Back on the Road Again – REO Speedwagon
    08. Morning Train (Nine to Five) – Sheena Easton**
    09. Borrowed Time – John Lennon
    10. Rising Down – The Roots

    _B. Shambala – Beastie Boys

    *Show at First Ave, October 4 @ 8:00 PM - $20. I've got mine.
    ** or "9 to 5 (Morning Train)," depending on the source.

  8. DK and I hit up TV on the Radio at First Avenue last night. Great, great show, and the whole night was a blast. We've got to do that again sometime soon.

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