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

PLAYLIST // MID SUMMER 16

 

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

playlist // early summer 16 + giveaway

 

We’d like to do our part to help you get the most out of your Summer — we feel it’s our duty. So without further ado…

The Challenge: Post pictures from the faucethead Summer to do list to instagram and tag them with #fcviews.


The
 Summer to-do list [faucethead endorsed].
1. Listen to the faucethead early summer playlist [after all it’s your personal soundtrack]
2. Drive towards a wavy mirage on a distant roadway and admit how cool it looks
3. Stargaze from the hood of the car
4. Find and savor a can of San Pellegrino Clementine
5 Take a nap in a hammock or grass
6. Compliment a stranger
7. Read Langston Hughes
8. Steal a kiss [may be combined with No. 6]
9. Do something you haven’t done since you were a child
10. Send someone a postcard


The spoils:
We’ll select a winner from the posts and we’ll buy you a hammock. no s#!t – we’ll send you a new hammock.
We need more than 10 entries so tell your friends. Enter often to increase your chances. We’ll choose and notify a winner on Tuesday, July 5th.

 

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Your soundtrack:

1 // From C&C With Love – Coffee & Cigarettes Band
2 // From Nowhere – Dan Croll
3 // Trust – Generationalists
4 // Neptune Estate – King Krule
5 // I’ll Meet You in Brazil – Dirty Art Club
6 // Venice Venture – Big Wild
7 // H.S.K.T. [extended mix] – Sylvan Esso
8 // I Need A Forest Fire – James Blake & Bon Iver
9 // Break the Silence – The Dig
10 // Dreams – Joakim Karud
11 // Crack My Bones – Rubbing Alcohol
12 // Yellow – Ken Nordine
13 // Take A Picture – Filter, Ben Grosse
14 // Sleep Forever – Crocodiles
15 // Sound + Vision – The Sea and the Cake
16 // Deep Sea Diver – Cayucas
17 // The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers

image // chris hoffman

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