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August 26th, 2010

KOKOMA // Summer Nights Mix

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
That’s where we wanna go
Way down to Kokoma

Download: KOKOMA §ummer Nights mix

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I guess in other parts of the country peoples summers are winding down. In San Francisco summer nights are just beginning to crawl into the picture. This mix is a bit dark, dare I say, quite goth? But good goth, like melodic Belgian coldwave goth not cheesy eyeliner industrial goth.  I feel like that’s the way things are going, or at least that’s what I’ve been drawn to lately. It’s also mostly new songs, which is pretty exciting to me since I’ve also been pretty stuck in the early eighties and nineties scouring tapes for another upcoming mix.

The vignette I imagined it to score would be something along the lines of:

Haunted summer night spiraling outward from a shitty party in the city, stumbling to car in pursuit of better places outside of places, city skyline increasingly in distance, cold light, making it to coast and passing out as fog clears and the sand glows under the pale light of the moon. Etc, etc. You know, an average San Francisco night.

Anyways, this is it from me for a bit. Well, until I drop the other sunnier side to this mixtape, Golden Gloom, my mixtape embassy to the west later next week. I am off to Belgium and France and anywhere else I decide to visit on whim while in Europe for the better part of the month. Eventually upon my return I plan to make my home out in NY. Any readers interested in putting me up along my European trip let me know. Or if you recommend I visit anywhere that these songs might fit nicely into?

So long West Coast ((())))))))))\\

Download: KOKOMA §ummer Nights mix

Highlights and Tracklist:

Xymox – No Words

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I played this track at the Naturalismo Presents: Sleep Over & Pure Ecstasy show and had a few people come up asking who it was. This is an earlier (and much better take) of the song from an early E.P. by them before they became the Clan of…it’s some serious Maus-level type addictiveness. From 1984ish.

Airbird – Part of the game

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Something so sweetly sinister about this track. I haven’t really listened to much Brian Wilson this summer, but the Beach Boys tinged guitar licks in this dark track satiate on a similar level.

The Reekers – The Girl Who Faded

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Incredible acetate demo cut by some lost Bethesda 60’s band, super brooding and catchy.

Felt – Ferdinand Magellan

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Lawrence is god.

Tracklist

1. Airbird – Part Of The Game
2. SLEEP ∞ OVER – La Rose
3. The Antlers – When You Sleep
4. Balam Acab – See Birds
5. Wicked Fag – Spiky Sharp + Needle Belt (Long Version)
6. Sisters Grimm – Tar Baby
7. Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrop’s Drops
8. Tamaryn – Love Fade
9. Minks – Our Ritual
10. The Crystal Set – fool
11. Xymox – No Words
12. John Maus – Bennington
13. Fanuelle – Order
14. Anna Domino – Everyday I don’t
15. Sharon People – Wilderness
16. Pigeons – Envie
17. Suzanne – Shendah
18. The Reekers – The Girl Who Faded (acetate)
19. The Cure – Pirate Ships (RS Solo) (Rough Mix) (Vocal)
20. Biff Bang Pow! – It Happens All The Time
21. Felt – Ferdinand Magellan

8 Comments »

  1. Great mix. Going to go to sleep with this track on repeat.

    Comment by Henryk — August 26, 2010 @ 3:48 am
  2. Have fun in Europe! Thanks for the mix. (Go to Berlin avoid Paris/London.)

    Comment by Jim — August 27, 2010 @ 9:34 am
  3. can’t stop looping this, kudos

    Comment by purplehaus — August 31, 2010 @ 7:15 pm
  4. Thank you for your article, it is very interesting and useful for me

    Comment by Certified SEO Vietnam — November 1, 2010 @ 1:39 am
  5. Back yet? You made a post with a Mountain Man track then deleted it. Don’t think I didnt notice!

    Comment by Jim — November 3, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
  6. Awesome Mixtape!

    Comment by gotasde mercurio — November 10, 2010 @ 4:58 pm
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