Posts Tagged summer

Date: May 30th, 2016
Cate: graphic design, new releases

HYMN summer mix tape

Here’s a new tape I made for HYMN, spread over two sides. New sounds only!



Quilt – Hissing My Plea
Purson – The Way It IsLevitation Room – Reason Why
Holy Wave – You Should Lie
Bleached – Sleepwalking
Thee Oh Sees – Man In a Suitcase
Night Beats – Bad Love
The Missing Souls – Got to Have Your Lovin’
Curlee Wurlee! – Tu aimes les filles
Tacocat – Men Explain Things to Me
Feels – Bird’s Eye
The Creation Factory – Today’s Satisfaction
The Higher State – Break the News
The Hanging Stars – Ruby Red
Honey Radar – Coughing Cop
Easy Love – No One Like You



Eerie Wanda – There Aren’t Many Things
The Shivas – Whatever
The Turns – Window
Patience – The Church
Unloved – Guilty of Love
Woods – Can’t See At All
Naked Lights – Mechanical Eye
VHS – Addicted to the Clock
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Big Fig Wasp
Heavy Times – Choked Up
Slick! – I’m In Like With You
Puberty – Teenage Death
Boys Forever – Poisonous
Doug Tuttle – Falling to Believe
The Smoking Trees – Summer Sun


The photos are from  South Mission Rd and Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles respectively.

Date: June 2nd, 2013
Cate: graphic design, new releases

SIDE59B | summer mixtape


Here’s the second half of the summer cassette. Highlights include a track from Mikal Cronin’s new LP, which has taken me aback slightly and might actually turn out to be 2013’s most well-rounded release. The Laughing Leaves (could they be The Frowning Clouds’ twin group from Geelong?) appear with the best track off of their brand new, self-released 45. Frowning Clouds’ frontman Zac also appears with his other group Bonniwells, who released their third album not that long ago. “Looking At You” however, is from the intermediate cassette-only release on Anti Fade that I just heard, and shows the group at their rawest and best. Already reviewed, are the albums from Sam Lunsford (now available on tape) and The Temponauts. Among the many albums I haven’t found time to write about yet, Elephant Stone’s (Rishi Dhir of High Dials, Brian Jonestown Massacre) sophomore effort is a favourite, as well as The Go’s new Burger album. And Bad Indians Are On the Other Side is a hugely impressive psych artifact and a big step forward for the Ypsilanti group Bad Indians.


Full tracklisting side A and B:
01 Cold Warps Take Your Time
02 The Zygoteens The River
03 Beat Beat Beat Don’t Tell Me Now
04 Ketamines – Turning You On
05 White Fence – New Edinburgh
06 Burnt Ones – Cloak
07 The Hunches – This Human Behavior
08 Red Hex – Shoulda Known
09 White Fangs – I’m So Glad
10 Carbonas – Didn’t Tell You a Lie
11 Useless Eaters – Wyte Girls
12 The Raw Nerves – Not Gonna Try
13 60 Second Swingers – The Last
14 The Chesterfield Kings – I Don’t Understand
15 Temples – Shelter Song
16 Painted Hills – The Sound & the Fury

17 Thee Holy Ghosts – That’s What Wer’e Doin’
18 Bloods – This Town
19 The Maxines – Hang Around
20 The Bonniwells – Looking At You
21 The Laughing Leaves – Sethanon
22 The Go – Bet I’m Late
23 Ty Segall – Would You Be My Love
24 Mikal Cronin – Change
25 The Hussy – Zummer
26 Bad Indians – The Path Home
27 The Temponauts – Elsewhere
28 Sam Lunsford – The Whole
29 The See See – The Rain & the Snow
30 The Black Angels – Love Me Forever
31 Elephant Stone – Looking Thru Baby Blue
32 Dead Ghosts – Summer With Phil

Date: August 25th, 2011
Cate: graphic design, Music

SIDE18 | summer tape | side b

And here is the b-side of the summer tape. Record it to a cassette and play it loud! If you can’t read vertically, here’s the playlists (and for the benefit of search engines):


Useless Eaters – Take Advantage of Me
Rodriguez – No Money
Manic Attracts – Feels Like I’m Dead
The Ninjas – In and Out
Christmas Island – Ex-Beach
Cults – Never Heal Myself
Gerri Thomas – Look What I Got
Rod & Carolyn – I Got You On My Mind
M.G. & The Escorts – Please Don’t Ever Change
John Hatton & The Devotions – I’m Gonna Stay
The Beatpack – The Time and the Pleasure
New Math – Die Trying
Direct Hits – Soul Shoes
The Jasmine Minks – Misery
The Sea Urchins – A Morning Odyssey
De Keefmen – I Wanna Tell Her
The Wrong Words – Here’s Where You Belong
The Searchers – I’ll Be Missing You

Date: August 20th, 2011
Cate: graphic design, new releases, rediscovered

SIDE18 | summer tape | side a

Summer is almost over here, so it’s about time I posted the mixtape I made for this summer. It works equally well at the beach as in the convertible! Here is the first side, the other is coming soon as well as the back cover


White Wires – Let’s Go to the Beach
The Wax Museums – Between
Bleached – You Take Time
The Shivvers – When I Was Younger
The Pop – Wait a Minute
The Goldstar Brothers – You Can’t
Tony & Terri – Take Me With You
Mary McCarthy – You Know He Did
The Traits – Too Good to Be True
Mike Leslie – Right Or Wrong
The San Franciscans – If You Lie
Sea Lions – My Girl
Peach Kelli Pop – Not Your Girl
Bitch School – I’ll Be Good to You
The Resonars – Six Daisy Neckchain
The Smithereens – Strangers When We Meet
Ups & Downs – I Wonder
Beverly Shaffer – Where Will You Be Boy?