June 2019 Mixtape

While major streamers bring us great stuff, there’s still a lot to dig for and discover out there. So this month we made some picks of songs you may not find and other special live performances we love. Enjoy! We hope it inspires you to get curious and do some digging of your own.

Photo: Lai Man Nung

Tracklist

Haruomi Hosono – Watering a Flower

We became obsessed with this simple and repetitive synth track while hearing it play at Muji. It sticks to your ears like fresh mochi on the teeth.

Kumiko Hara – Paradise

Kicks off with an ear worm intro, melts into an early 80s funk that’s perfect for swaying languorously at night while staring out at city lights.

Reuben Bell With The Casanovas – It’s Not That Easy

DJ Cut Chemist dropped this one for a brief moment and we were immediately hooked.

Syd prod by Dornik – Amazing

Not sure how this didn’t make it on to her albums. We once paired it to a Jerry Springer clip for hilarious consequences.

Astronauts etc. ft. Toro y Moi – Rocket Man (cover)

Really nice spacey homage to Sir Elton John’s classic.

The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night

You’ll be wishing you were in Rotterdam in 1979.

Heatwave – Always and Forever

The fashion. The way the crowd sways. And not a phone in the air.

Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

No need for Eaze. You’ll have a contact high after watching this.

Field shirt of dreams

Really nice Denim Two Pocket Field Shirt from Buck Mason here. 50s era styling + Japanese denim = one hell of a good looking coat for a cooler summer nights or an early addition to your fall wardrobe.

Also available in darker denim and black color options.

VSCO x Gen Z

I’m digging this campaign from VSCO and AKQA that shares the stories of Gen Z artists and their creative challenges. It fits well with their diverse audience and I can definitely relate to the struggles the artists talk about in their creative journeys. It’s a very positive message to “consider, but not obsess” over what other people think. You should make it anyway.

[via AdWeek]

Shaky Ground in San Francisco

Shaky Ground is a new comedy web series taking digs at everything that makes living in the Bay so frustrating, heartbreaking, and downright ridiculous. Episode 1 is now live with future sketches due regularly from writer Stuart Schuffman (Broke-Ass Stuart), comedian Drew Platt (Punchline SF & Laugh Factory), and director/musician Jared Swanson (Abbot Kinney). I’m excited to see where this goes. Sometimes it’s humor that brings us together and has us asking the important question of whether this is the future we really want.

May 2019 mixtape

This month we thought we’d shake things up with a mix of our favorite cover songs. Whether you prefer the originals or these newer interpretations, creativity is all about taking something that exists and playing with it. Click it or crickets!

Photo by Ar Meftah on Unsplash

Listen on: Apple Music | Pandora | Spotify

Bonus tracks found elsewhere:
Broken Bells – And I Love Her (Beatles cover)
Toro Y Moi – Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)
Childish Gambino – I’d Die Without You (PM Dawn cover)

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