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

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

playlist // early autumn 17

Your assignment for this Autumn:

Forget the past

Stop explaining who you are

Invent the present

Born again

Drop us a line if you need help. We’re all in this together.

1 // Smokey Cabana – Monster Rally
2 // The Garden – Cut Chemist
3 // Beautiful Gurrls – Ricky Eat Acid
4 // Bacchanal – Gabor Szabo, Jimmy Keltner, Jim Stewart
5 // Homage to Patagonia – Lemon Jelly
6 // Sunshower – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
7 // I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
8 // Broken Record – Alex Ebert
9 // Tears (45 Mix) – El Michels Affair, Lee Fields, The Shacks
10 // Czech One – King Krule
11 // The Light 3000 – Schneider TM, Kptmichigan
12 // I Know It’s Over – The Smiths

playlist // late summer 17

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

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