Bullett’s Summer Playlist: Volume 11


Bullett’s Summer Playlist: Volume 11

Photography by Landon Speers

We like closing the season at eleven volumes—it’s better than ten, by one number. Yes we could have stopped at that nice symmetric landmark, but there’s a long holiday weekend behind us, and you deserve to be musically escorted out of it. Get your stream on HERE, and read on down there.

Evening Hymns – “Intro”
Following the ‘obscure intro from a great band’ rule, let’s start things off inside some field-recorded zen courtesy of Toronto’s Evening Hymns.

Hundred Waters – “Thistle (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”

One of the finest acts to sprout up this past year (we called it right before SXSW), this avant-folk five piece from Gainesville caught the attention of Skrillex (who signed them) which lead to this remix EP of “Thistle”, a track stunning and complex enough for multiple variations.

Divine Fits – “Baby Get Worse”

Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) writes damn good pop songs, towering and effective—every time—and he’s certainly not going to skip a beat when working with Spoon’s Britt Daniel.

It Is Rain In My Face. – “Pagaul”

A gliding falsetto and a deeper flex getting tangled up in flurry of beats and strums—this is a soulful sound Brooklyn’s Mat Jones owns all by himself. His full length debut arrived last week.

Body Language – “Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)”

It’s been a full year since “Social Studies” first shuffled its way up into that good times department of everyone’s playlists, and it still works well there.

Four Tet – “Ocoras”

Four Tet returned this week with Pink, another collection of textural, bell-toned dance tracks, like this one.

Malka Spigel – “Don’t Ask Why”

“Don’t Ask Why” marks some of the only English lyrics on the Israeli art rock legend’s (see: Minimal Contact) 1993 solo debut. In a perfect universe, this rhythmic wonder would have been a chart-topping dance single.

Moon King – “Crucified”

Toronto duo Moon King are about to blow up, in heavy dream-rock loving circles at least. “Crucified”, the prettiest, most Cocteau-like moment on their debut, can really part some clouds.

Shin Joong Hyun – “Beautiful Rivers and Mountains”

This mind-melting excursion from Korea’s “Godfather of Rock” lends its title to a must hear compilation of the artist’s psychedelic work from 1958-74. Go, get it.