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playlist // autumn 19

Autumn is our favorite time of year in the studio. Although along with the vibrant colors and the delicious seasonal flavors, a knell summons us into the cold uncertainty of Winter. So, let’s revel in this brief time of royal hues, warm beverages, and the initial days of sweater weather. 

Cheers!
-ch

1 // Don’t Mind Me – Nosaj Thing, Whoarei
2 // Spirit Guide – Monster Rally
3 // Paumalu – Mike Cooper
4 // Do You Love Her Now – Jai Paul
5 // Year 2444 – Joey Pecoraro
6 // Studie – Teebs, Panda Bear
7 // Hyperlife – Beck
8 // Dream Chorus – TOKiMONSTA
9 // Rosie – DJ Shadow
10 // Adventure – Monster Rally
11 // ob baby – LCD Soundsystem
12 // Cry for Another – Claude Fontaine
13 // Home – Caribou
14 // Santa Teresa – EOB
15 // Ghostly Music Box – Music Box Haunted Mansion

playlist // summer 19

Summer is winding down and we have a few last chances before we go back to school, work, or to the closet for sweaters. This playlist is meant to be a soundtrack for the last few getaways of the Summer, a few more nights out on the porch, or a few stolen summer swims [even if they are only imagined]. So, make a drink with some fruit in it, kick off your espadrilles, ease into a comfy chair [or hammock], and enjoy a quick trip to paradise…

-ch

P.S. This is our 15th annual faucethead Summer playlist… just where does it all go?
[to which Elissa would say, “You’re ridiculous.“]

1 // Quiet Village – Martin Denny
2 // Lullaby of the Leaves – Mickey Baker
3 // Washed Ashore – Monster Rally
4 // Carnival Of Souls – Combustible Edison
5 // Supreme – Ratatat
6 // Nature Boy – Robert Maxwell
7 // Caipirinha River Cruise – The Tremolo Beer Gut
8 // Orchids – Monster Rally
9 // Egyptian Reggae – Jonathan Rickman & The Modern Lovers
10 // Undelivered Letter – Quantic and His Combo Barbaro
11 // Tradewind – Eden Ahbez
12 // Ladyfingers – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
13 // Island Romance – Monster Rally
14 // Simba – Les Baxter
15 // Games – Dorothy Ashby
16 // Exotica – Martin Denny
17 // Song of Old Hawaii – Hawaii Calls
18 // Polynesian Village Theme Song – The Tikiyaki Orchestra
19 // The Tiki Room – Monster Rally
20 // Hawaiian Link – Richard Myhill
21 // One the Beach, Waves on Sand, Tropical Birds – Disneynature Soundscapes

playlist // early spring 19

You know that feeling when you wake-up one minute before your alarm clock and you are strangely alert and ready-to go? This is an extremely rare occurance for me but I absolutely love it when it happens. Especially when I spend most mornings like a vampire hissing at the morning light and cursing the general concept of time.

Springtime embodies that feeling of readiness and waking [happily] before the alarm. There’s a subconcious hope to it. A hope that we/you/I need if you’ve ever experienced a lethargy of the spirit – a personal long winter.

Today was literally one of those days for me. As I sip my coffee and write this [over my previously scheduled progamming], I feel Springtime. I feel the adventures, creativity, and growth that it brings.

Here’s to Springtime and here’s to you.
-ch

1 // Church (feat. EARTHGANG) – Samm Henshaw, EARTHGANG
2 // Wreck the Rod – Nick Waterhouse
3 // Body Chemistry – The Drums
4 // Wishing Cap – Crane Like the Bird, James Mercer
5 // Stars Around My Heart – Steve Mason
6 // Pais Nublado – Helado Negro
7 // It’s Over – Morrissey
8 // The World (Is Going up in Flames) – Charles Bradley
9 // Fire – Black Pumas
10 // The Suburbs – Mr Little Jeans
11 // Worrywort – Radiohead
12 // 007 And Counting – John Barry

playlist // mid winter 19

Winter can be very tough to embrace, especially with 80º temperature swings that bottom out at -40º F. After a lifetime of Midwest winters [in the U.S.] you learn a few tricks and tips for survival.

Make the most of the dark. After all, the majority of your time will be between dusk and dawn and who really wants longer days of dreary overcast skies anyway? Embrace the night – the skies are usually clear as well as the streets.

Find fire. A fireplace is truly a godsend. Finding fire is in our DNA – passed down from our surviving ancestors. Don’t have a fireplace? Light a candle or two or three. Bonus points for finding a quiet place for a drink that has a good fireplace – I mean, how can 4.7 million Irish natives be wrong? The vast majority of pubs in Ireland have fireplaces – smart folk the Irish.

Get lost… inside. Now that you have established a warm glow in the cold dark world of the season, get lost in something. We recommend a good book [Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by ingrid Fetell Lee], A good Series on Television [Killing Eve or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel], and/or a good moody music playlist, ahem… like this one [It’s slightly different than our usual. Drop us a line and let us know what you think].

Enjoy and stay warm.

-ch  

1 // Swim Team – Arms and Sleepers
2 // Nova – Amon Tobin
3 // Enough – Alif Tree
4 // Rodney Yates – David Holmes
5 // Locura de Amor – Los Panchos
6 // Bo Mambo-1999 Digital Remaster –Yma Sumac
7 // Kiss of Fire – Louis Armstrong
8 // Wait for the Moment – Vulfpeck
9 // Heartbreak – Unloved
10 // Killer Shangri-Lah (from Killing Eve OST) – Pshycotic Beats
11 // Lux Prima – Karen O, Danger Mouse
12 // Ill Wind – Radiohead
13 // Frost Circus-2001 Remaster – XTC
14 // Outer Space – Chloé

playlist // early winter 18

Embrace joy. Shine bright. Stay warm.

~ Enjoy.

 

 

1 // Runnin’ – Philippians Remix Insturmental – The Pharcyde
2 // Teardrop – Massive Attack
3 // Daughter – Four Tet
4 // Flux – Sparkybeats
5 // Bloodless – Andrew Bird
6 // Katchi [feat. Leon Bridges] – Nick Waterhouse
7 // Don’t Wanna – Washed Out
8 // Take It Slow [feat. Joe Dukie & U-Brown] – Boozoo Bajou
9 // Never Be Another You – El Michels Affair, Lee FIelds
10 // Casey Neistat’s Words of Wisdom – AQUA STONE THROW
11 // The Christmas Vibe – Philip E Morris
12 // Christmas Time Is Here – Lucius
13 // Swamp – Futuro Pelo

playlist // autumn 18

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.

– Oscar Wilde

Autumn is a very special time at the faucethead studios. Whether is coming out of a brutal Summer in the California desert or heading into a daunting Minnesota Winter there is a magic to it that makes us stop and take a breath, an invitation to our irises to open a fully as possible to take in the explosion of color, an opportunity to fill our lungs full of a seasonal air that seems richer than any other time of year. Here’s to cinnamon and sugar doughnuts, warm honey crisp apple cider, the smell of leaves underfoot, an early glow of the evening street lights, and the distant chorus of children trick-or-treating… and as always, here’s to you. Enjoy.

1 // Town Called Malice – The Jam
2 // Jessica WJ – Cayucas
3 // Meet the Frownies – Mr Twin Sister
4 // The Rover – Interpol
5 // Desperate But Not Serious – Adam Ant
6 // Yin and Yang [The Flowerpot Man] – Love and Rockets
7 // Caipirinha River Cruise – The Tremolo Beer Gut
8 // I Feel a Change – Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band
9 // Is It Any Wonder? – Durand Jones & The Indications
10 // Bunny’s Dream – Matthew Dear
11 // Ghost – The Raveonettes
12 // Red Right Hand [2011 Remastered Version] – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13 // Season of the Witch – Donovan
14 // How to See Ghosts or Surely Bring Them to You – Vincent Prince
15 // Want Me – Puma Blue

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