I'd heard plenty about Mr. Lamar's new album, but had never really heard it. This track quickly shot up to top 3 of this mix for me.
A known quantity around here, but we'll go ahead and indulge anyway.
Whomever put this one in*, thank you. It's a lot of fun.
*At this point, it's more fun not to go back and check who submitted what (something that could easily be done).
This week, we're going to take a quick stroll through some of this year's Summer Mix. We'll start off with a track that we couldn't quite locate for the streaming crowd.
Okay, so, a couple of hiccups. I would like to note the following amends:
Algonad: I already had that song in my library, so while looking for the ones I didn't have, I told myself I'd throw that one in later. Never did. Sorry.
Zack: I originally couldn't find that Eskimeaux track and was going to get back to it, but never followed up. The Speedy Ortiz track was the last song to be cut, so if it's not too uncool, I'm just going to reintroduce that one.
Whoever's supplemental tracks I ended up cutting (still haven't checked who submitted what again): I debated between just adding the previously noted tracks, or to keep true to the original 90 minute idea. I came down on the latter.
Should you feel like it, I've added a ratings bar to this post. Let us know what you think of this years mix (and if you're saucy enough, tell us why below).
Anyway, with a slightly rejiggered lineup, here is the official WGOM Summer Mix 2015:
|03.||Courtney Barnett||Pedestrian At Best|
|04.||WALK THE MOON||Shut Up And Dance|
|05.||Carpenter Brut||Turbo Killer|
|06.||Vinny Chase ft. Kid Art||Harlem Roses|
|08.||Alabama Shakes||The Greatest|
|10.||Black Diet||Nothing to Say|
|11.||Mark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse||Valerie|
|12.||Joywave Tongues ft KOPPS||Tongues|
|13.||Kendrick Lamar||King Kunta|
|14.||JD McPherson||Let The Good Times Roll|
|15.||Hospitality||I Miss Your Bones|
|16.||La Luz||Pink Slime|
|17.||Bleachers||I Wanna Get Better|
|18.||Speedy Ortiz||My Dead Girl|
|20.||EULA||Like No Other|
|21.||Father John Misty||Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)|
|22.||Sturgill Simpson||Living The Dream|
|23.||James Bay||Hold Back The River|
|24.||Built To Spill||When I'm Blind|
I've created a revised Spotify playlist (I also couldn't find the Vinny Cha$e song), however I can't figure out a way to get it to play in order (again, song order was heavily considered). In that case, one could conceivably
check this out (EDIT: if you want a link to the mix in a way that can loaded the opposite of up, email me at my user name (no spaces or puncuation)/at\the domain of this here website.
Go seek the WGOM Summer Mix 2015! It's Pedestrian At Best!
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:*
|3.||Pedestrian At Best||Courtney Barnett|
|4.||Shut Up And Dance||WALK THE MOON|
|5.||Turbo Killer||Carpenter Brut|
|6.||Harlem Roses||Vinny Chase ft. Kid Art|
|9.||Nothing To Say||Black Diet|
|10.||Valerie||Mark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse|
|11.||Tongues||Joywave Tongues Ft. KOPPS|
|12.||King Kunta||Kendrick Lamar|
|13.||Ain't Gonna Drown||Elle King|
|14.||Let The Good Times roll||JD McPherson|
|15.||I Miss Your Bones||Hospitality|
|16.||Pink Slime||La Luz|
|17.||I Wanna Get Better||Bleachers|
|19.||Blood Hands||Royal Blood|
|20.||Like No Other||EULA|
|21.||Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)||Father John Misty|
|22.||Living The Dream||Sturgill Simpson|
|23.||Hold Back The River||James Bay|
|24.||When I'm Blind||Built 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.
Here It Is!!!
If someone can make a Spotify list of this, it'd be great.
1. “Far From Any Road” The Handsome Family — MagUidhir
2. “Constructive Summer” The Hold Steady — Nibbish bonus
3. “USA BOYS” HEALTH — AMR bonus
4. “Waterfall” Fear of Men — Zack bonus
5. “In the Darkness” Foxygen — Hungry Joe
6. “Really Wanna See You” Lydia Loveless — AMR (or Can of Corn bonus)
7. “Expecting Brainchild” Guided by Voices — Freealonzo
8. “Follow Me” The Coathangers — Zack
9. “Fall in Love” Phantogram — Can of Corn bonus
10. “Wanderlust” Delays — Rhubarb Runner
11. “Are We Friends” Odonis Odonis — Zack bonus
12. “Panbowl” Sturgill Simpson — Algonad (or E-6)
13. “Grip Like a Vice” The Go! Team — Nibbish
14. “Treehouse” I'm from Barcelona — Pepper bonus
15. “Is This on Me?” Elite Gymnastics — AMR bonus
16. “Do It Again (Radio Edit)” Robyn & Röyksopp — Can of Corn
17. “David” Courtney Barnett — Pepper
18. “Shivers” Divine Fits — Scot
19. “Strunk” Die Antwoord — New Guy
20. “The Promise” Sturgill Simpson — E-6 (or Algonad)
21. “Great Leap Forward” Billy Bragg — Philosopher
By this time of year, I'm typically sweating what to put on the summer mix. My constraints are tighter than Philo's: all new music, hopefully with a clean version available or with the cussing not too prominent (I slipped in some $#!+ via Mikal Cronin's "Shout It Out" last year).
But this year, I'm not gonna stress it. If I don't get a summer mix made, I'm fine with it. I'll just listen to these two songs and the related album over and over if I want to.* I'll play the kids some instrumental dub or something.
*Does this mean I should check out Ke$ha?
I'll still listen to summer mix rec's though. What you got?