June Playlist

So, Summer has officially disbanded, and left us with Winter. In case you didn’t get the memo, that sucks. And don’t start with the ‘But I love to ski!’ bullshit. You’re only lying to yourself. When you’re standing neck deep in a snow field with a broken ankle and a mouth full of yellow snow, only then will you admit to yourself that maybe you should have stayed inside and listened to Weezer’s ‘Blue Album’. Or alternatively, Weezer 2.0, aka Surfer Blood, as they show off on a new album that could be Pinkerton if Frank Black was on vocals. To combat the shitty weather, I’ve provided a shitload of slimy new stuff, including brand new Fuck Buttons (HOLY SHIT YAY!), Crocodiles (HOLY SHIT YAY!) and Cloud Control (HOLY SHIT YAY!). There’s also the old school DJ Shadow and Mission of Burma because what’s a good playlist without those two. And there is a special treat at the end of the list for those that like fucked up band names. Enjoy it suckas!

1. Queens of the Stone Age-Smooth Sailing

2. DJ Shadow-The Numbers Song

3. Fuck Buttons-The Red Wing (Edit)

4. Crocodiles-Cockroach

5. Cloud Control-Dojo Rising

6. Sic Alps-She’s On Top

7. !!!-Slyd

8. The Stabs-The City (sounds like an Aussie version of Shellac, which is seriously ballin’)

9. Mission of Burma-That’s When I Reach for My Revolver

10. Unnatural Axe-Summertime

11. Panther Ray-Green Lake

12. Palms-This Last Year

13. Radical Dads-Shackleton

14. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding-Fakin’ NYC (free download)

15. Savages-She Will

16. Caveman-In the City

17. Surfer Blood- Demon Dance

18. Fang Island-Asunder

19. Milk Music-Cruising With God

20. Gay Witch Abortion-Girl Pop Soda

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Splendour in the Grass Playlist

The 2013 lineup for Splenda has been announced. And by fuck is it great! Sure ATP might have Television playing ‘Marquee Moon’ in full, and Big Day Out might (probably) have Phoenix headlining, (not to forget about Supafest racking T.I and fitty cent, can’t wait for that glorious shitfest), but Spendour have pulled some enormous strings for a thrilling 3 day course of musical goodness. Headlining is Mumford and Sons, TV on the Radio, The National and Frank Ocean. However, my main delight lies in the smaller acts near the bottom of the bill rather than the top names. It’s an all round orgasmic feat, and these are my personal picks from the best toted lineup of the year. Sorry, for the lack of links, somethings fucking up randomly. Also, this isn’t even close to being the full lineup, it’s basically just half or a third. LOL

1. TV on the Radio- Staring at the Sun

2. The Presets-My People

3. Wavves- Afraid of Heights

4. FIDLAR- Cheap Beer

5. Flume- Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran

6. James Blake- Retrogade

7. Haim-Falling

8. Deap Valley-Gonna Make My Own Money

9. Dune Rats- Red Light, Green Light

10. The Drones- Baby Squared

11. Portugal. The Man- The Sun

12. Everything Everything- Cough Cough

13. Chet Faker- No Diggity

14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)

15. Palma Violets-Best of Friends

16. Violent Soho- Neighbour Neighbour

17. Songs- Boy/Girl

18. Surfer Blood- Swim

19. Jake Bugg- Two Fingers

20. MS MR-Hurricane