summer float 2018 playlist + giveaway


Look there’s a lot going on out there – anger, sadness, isolation, hashtag activism, some truly bad shit… but this is Summertime and that affords us a few well-earned personal allowances. This is Summertime and here is your assignment  [should you choose to accept it]:

How To Enter the Summer Float Challenge:

Post a picture/pictures inspired by the faucethead Summer to do list to instagram and tag them with #fcviews.

Here’s Your Faucethead Summer to-do list:

1. Listen to the Faucethead Summer Float Playlist

It’s slightly off-tangent to your typical pop Summer playlist but we think you’ll like it.

2. Find Awe

Beginner tip: Close your eyes, take 4 deep breaths, and then look at the sky – It’ll never look that way again

3. Quality Cheese or Ice Cream

Treat yourself to one of the two and eat the first 2 bites as slowly as possible [no extra points for doing both at the same time].

4. Dance at Night

Extra points given for lack of self awareness!

5. Feast Your Eyes

Learn about an artist and share them with a friend. A few of our recommendations: Kelly ReemstenCynthia Grow, Michael Schwab, Shaun Tan, Donald JuddRobert Rauchenberg,

6. Read or Watch Fight Club

This is why… “I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables – slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war… Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

7. Full Hug

Hug someone you care about like it’s the last time you’ll see them… Just try it.

8. Get Lost

Turn off Google maps and Waze and find a new path/route somewhere. Whether it’s a different route home from the store or a new trail up a mountain – make your own tracks.

9. Send a Postcard

This one is always on our list. It’s a simple mission. Extra points if you make your own or alter the front to make it unique.
Here’s some inspiration: Griffin and Sabine

10. Float

I don’t care if it’s a bathtub, a pool, or an ocean, you carry enough weight around on our shoulders these days, treat yourself to weightlessness

Giveaway / Prize:
Handmade Personalized Faucethead Postcard

We’ll select a winner from the posts and we’ll send you a handmade postcard. No s#!t – we’ll actually paint it just for you. We need more than 10 entries so tell your friends. Enter often to increase your chances. We’ll choose and notify a winner on Friday, August 17th.

Even if you only do one thing on this list, do it for you – we think you deserve it.


1 // Yegelle Tezeta – Mulatu Astatke
2 // Ragale – AkaleWube
3 // Cirkus – Gramatik
4 // Happy Man – Jungle
5 // Balla Balla – Brazilian Girls
6 // Una Musica Brutal [El Hijo de la Cumbia Remix] – Gotan Project
7 // Tea Leaf Dancers [Moodymann Edit] – Flying Lotus, Andreya Triana
8 // Baby (How Much I LFO You) – DJ Koze
9 // Sans lendemain – La Riviera
10 // Invitation – Dorothy Ashby
11 // Petite fleur – Henri Salvador
12 // Under My Umbrella – Margo Guryan
13 // Barn Barn – Sister Nancy
14 // You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) [Extended Mix] – Dawn Penn
15 // Nice Up The Dance [Previously Unreleased Version] – Michigan & Smiley 16 // Armagideon Time – The Clash
17 // Do Nothing – The Specials

playlist // spring awakening 18

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.
– David Hockney

To us, Spring is more than the show of colors and bluer skies [though that’s a lot of it]. It’s something within us, a new outlook, a brighter mood, a chance to make new connections… an awakening. So here’s to that new outlook, that new chance, and to you reading this – here’s to you. Thank you for all you do and share.


Dedicated to Jean, Celia, and Colette

1 // Jungle Sunset – Bobby Montez
2 // American Guilt – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3 // The Key is Under the Mat – Baio
4 // Glitter [feat.Ambré Perkins] – Keys N Krates
5 // Come Be Me – Helado Negro
6 // Typical – Nightmares on Wax, Jordan Rakei
7 // Feels – Giraffage
8 // Blue Light [Engineers ‘Anti Gravity’ Mix] – Bloc Party
9 // Modafinil Blues – Matthew Dear
10 // That Easy – Yellow Days
11 // These Falling Arms – The Sea and Cake

indigo cloth pattern: The Citizenry



Enter the Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer refers to that brutal period between July 3 and August 11 when the Summer is the hottest and most sultry. This period was named for a strong showing of Orion’s dog Sirius in the evening and morning sky.

Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.
~ Illiad

Early Summer Challenge Results

So, we had two participants who just blew us away* with their Summer Challenge entries. We shouldn’t have to choose just one so they both received Hammocks!
*This isn’t to say that we don’t appreciate all participants.

Thank you!
DownWithFun – our new UK/Éire ambassador, and
MeganMiriStycyk – The creative Canuck who stole our hearts!


Introducing Your Mid Summer Soundtrack:

1 // Italy – Samiyam
2 // Never Find – Fly Rebel Society
3 // Panda – Desiigner
4 // Get Back (To Soulful Music) – Blue in Green
5 // If I Gave You My Love – Myron & E
6 // Marijuana – Chrome Sparks
7 // Chlorophyll – Millionyoung
8 // O B 1 – Jaguar Ma
9 // Wood – Rostam
10 // Charlie Brown (feat. Blu) – Scienze
11 // No Sass – Photay
12 // EOS – Rostam
13 // Crickets
14 // Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) – Pixies


image // chris hoffman

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