Our tenth playlist might mark an end to summer, but really, whatever. Plenty of sunshine left to be had, and tunes to be heard. Stream it all HERE, and get to know each track below.
Paavoharju – “11″
Because if we’re going to use an abstract intro, it should be from an excellent Finnish band with a few albums worth exploring.
The Smoke – “Odyssey”
The Smoke were a short-lived studio group at the height of late 60s English psychedelia and they left behind a few gems, which now sit rather under-appreciated at Youtube.
OMBRE – “Tormentas”
Dream-drone goddess Julianna Barwick and folk-crooner Helado Negro are OMBRE. Out this week, their LP Believe You Me is a distinct dreamworld, somehow playing to the strengths of each artist.
Dan Deacon – “True Thrush”
It’s nice to have Mr. Deacon back in the album format, sprinkling positivity over the world with another set of electro-symphonic anthems. Just watch “True Thrush” get assembled by Wham City friends and have a great day.
The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
In 1991, The Shamen could move any mountain.
Luke Abbott – “Modern Driveway”
The esteemed UK producer returns with a release on Gold Panda’s imprint. ”Modern Driveway” is a pulsing late night ride under the city lights, through neon tunnels and out to the countryside.
The Durutti Column – “Journeys by Vespa”
It’s morning now and we’re now cruising said countryside on a vespa, courtesy of a long-lost 1983 recording centered around guitar virtuoso Vini Reilly—the album officially released for the first time this past June.
Highasakite – “Indian Summer”
A season’s end-appropriate debut from a Norwegian pop trio.
Shimmering Stars – “When I See You Again”
Both crushing and hopeful, this reckless greaser ballad from the aptly-named Vancouver band is pure lovesick blues.
Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk”
Let’s close it out smooth with one of 2012′s brightest new stars.
Photography by Landon Speers