Late Summer, here in the states, means warm nights filled with the sounds of cicadas and a wash of sunlight that lasts well into the night. It’s a bittersweet time as we fight to hold onto the irreverence and lightheartedness of Summer while preparing to go back to school. It‘s a season of final road trips and last kisses.

So, “rage rage against the dying of the light!” Run, dance, swim, drive – do everything you can to float in these evenings of long shadows.

– ch

1 // This Song – RAC, Rostam
2 // They Key is Under the Mat – Baio
3 // Grant Green – Mr Jukes, Charles Bradley
4 // I’m Glad – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
5 // Folk-Metaphysics – Milo
6 // Apache (45 Version) – The Sugarhill Gang
7 // Redbone – Childish Gambino
8 // Irresistable Bitch – Prince
9 // Frontin’ On Debra – Beck, JAY Z, Pharrell Williams
10 // Portofino 1 – Raymond Scott
11 // Sugar & Cinnamon – Claude VonStroke, Barry Drift
12 // Drugs (ft. Rosie Lowe) – FaltyDL, Rosie Lowe
13 // Park – D33J
14 // Tired Boy – Joey Pecoraro
15 // Outta My System – Washed Out Remix – My Moring Jacket
16 // A Calf Born in Winter – Khruangbin

Early Summer

While Spring finishes repainting Winter our hearts, minds [and attention spans] adjust for Summer.

To us Summer isn’t simply a season, another trip around the sun, it’s more of an exotic location – a destination full of color and light. So let us create, swim, drive, run, kiss, and close our eyes to feel the wind that blows just for us. Let us awaken and fight for our causes, let our best ideas fly, and reclaim our childlike awe.

-ch

1 // Beer Goggle Blues – The Q4
2 // Come On Let’s Go – Broadcast
3 // A Thousand Secrets – Apanemic
4 // Theme from Endless Sunset – Deeb
5 // Climbing Up the Walls (Zero 7 Mix) – Radiohead
6 // Lova Nova – Mounika
7 // Serenade – Esbe
8 // Care – Kaada
9 // Lord Knows Best – Dirty Beaches
10 // Moondog – Monster Rally
11 // Apache – The Ventures
12 // Night on Earth – Jerkcurb
13 // Motion Picture Soundtrack – Vitamin String Quartet
14 // Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder

Early Spring

No matter where you reside, it’s safe to say that this winter has been strange – at least when it comes to the weather. In most locations, we’ve all stolen a few glimpses of Spring-like weather, but let’s not be confused by this atmospheric aperitif. Spring… true Spring fills our glasses back to half-full, it wakes us a little earlier with the songs of birds, and it fills us with a new energy. This is the season where our surroundings get a verdant remodeling and our hearts get a vibrant rejuventaion. Our new early Spring playlist was created to keep us in the spirit of this season of unfurling chrysalises. It was created to accompany working, learning, driving, creating, kissing, running, sipping, and dancing. We hope you enjoy the new studio playlist and to sweeten the deal – we’ve added frogs!

1 // Pagina Dos – Prefuse 73
2 // Before Kiddos Bath – Dumbo Gets Mad
3 // Scale It Bcak – DJ Shadow, Little Dragon
4 // Chess – Joon Moon
5 // How to Be Super Petty to Your Ex (30 Days, 30 Songs) !Explicit!– Open Mike Eagle, Live Marisco
6 // Honeydripper – Royce Wood Junior
7 // Time and Place – Lee Moses
8 // Mating Call of the Southwestern Woodhouse’s Toad
9 // The Story of Bo Diddley – The Animals
10 // What Would I Want? Sky – Animal Collective
11 // Quand Vas Tu Rentrer – Melody’s Echo Chamber
12 // Kick Jump Twist – Sylvan Esso
13 // Levo – Recondite
14 // Wow – Beck
15 // This L – Samiyam
16 // Chorus of Pig Frogs (Rana Grylio)

faucethead // winter 16 playlist

Early Winter

With a cold breeze blowing over most of the States and many front doors barricaded from the outside by towers of Amazon boxes — we’re all settling in. Early winter is tough for me, there’s always an underlying priority of obligation over gratitude. It’s important to slow down, pause a moment, and be mindful for ourselves as much as everyone else trying to get by [and stay warm]. So to slow things down, here are 14 tracks to use as a soundtrack to the beginning of a cold season. Though not all of them are slow [that would be a drag] and we hope they all fade from one to another in the background of your lives as seamlessly as they do here in the studio. Most of all, we hope you enjoy them because we’re grateful that you are listening.

– ch

1 // Introduction (Titles) – Danny Elfman
2 // Love Survive – Michael Nau
3 // Got It Bad – Leisure
4 // Rings of Saturn – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
5 // Indian Food – Dumbo Gets Mad
6 // Guilty – Lady Wray
7 // Man in the Sixties – Balue
8 // This Strange Effect – The Shacks
9 // Havalina – Pixies
10 // Lucky I Got What I Want – Jungle
11 // Flor de Azalea – Frankie Reyes
12 // It Never Entered My Mind – Live Version – Miles Davis
13 // Deep Song – Single Version – Billie Holiday
14 // The Christmas Song (Alternative Version) – The Raveonettes

Image sources // Needles + Figure

playlist // autumn gold

faucethead // autumn gold

A burst of energy, a sense of nostalgia, the anticipation of the season ahead and a soundtrack that captures it all.

Here it is, Autumn Gold:
1 // Love Mode – Joakim Karud
2 // Because I’m Me – The Avalanches
3 // Whitby – The Octopus Project
4 // The Rainstick Fable – Clap! Clap!
5 // Footsteps – Jeff Kaale
6 // I Know After Laughter – Mounika
7 // SpottieOttieSopaliscious [Explicit] – OutKast
8 // The Bird [Explicit] – Anderson Paak
9 // So Far To Go – J. Dilla, Common, D-Angelo
10 // Nude – Radiohead
11 // Midnight Snack – Jerkcurb
12 // Mirror Ball – The Crayon Fields
13 // Take Out – Brian Witzig
14 // Animals – Baths

Image // Once Wed

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playlist // late summer 16

A warm farewell to summer and a growing excitement for the autumn to come. Sit back, press play and soak up the final days of late summer 2016.

Introducing Your Late Summer Soundtrack:
1 // Mambo Gallego – Tito Puente
2 // Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig) – Major Lazer
3 // So Good at Being in Trouble – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
4 // Marilyn Set Me Free – Casino Versus Japan
5 // See You Leave [Explicit] – RJD2, STS, Khari Mateen
6 // Playing With Fire – Redinho
7 // Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz) [Explicit] – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8 // Parallel Jalebi – Four Tet
9 // Multi-Farmily Garage Sale (Bargain-Bin Mix) – Land of the Loops
10 // Said So What – French Kicks
11 // Dialogue: “Be musical about this shit…” – Don Cheadle
12 // Caravan – Duke Ellington
13 // Ashes of American Flags – Wilco
14 // Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor man Beggar Man Thief – Pixies

 

Image // Chris Hoffman

faucethead // late summer 2016 playlist
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