A “mixed collage” featuring unreleased material from Chromatics’ Kill For Love.
"Jet lagged & buzzing from Friday’s show in Paris, I couldn’t sleep…so I stayed up all night with Oko talking about color based dreams while blending these tracks together. Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions…Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we’d clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark…working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm…throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow. In Amsterdam right now trying to upload it from the hotel. Fingers crossed…
This is a lullaby for you… Sweet Dreams! xo Johnny Jewel”
"Pandit" is Lance Smith from Lumberton, TX. His self-titled, sophomore effort can be coveted freely here.
“Since the notable success of ‘Eternity Spin’ in 2011, Lance Smith has kept very busy. Helping others to not only further their own path of success (Youth Lagoon, Coma Cinema, Foxes in Fiction), he has also kept steady at writing, producing & working on other projects amongst his own.
It’s safe to say that Smith’s writing and audio engineering abilities are ever changing and constantly growing. Incapable of categorization and ‘genre placement’. Folk, dream pop, rock… Smith continues to intertwine multiple influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Al Green, and from Neil Young to Fleetwood Mac. It’s a true feat that many artists only dream of conquering, but few ever achieve.”
Came across this early twentieth century American Tin Pan Alley jam while making a playlist for the Lowell, Indiana Historical Society’s Labor Day Parade. Don’t let the changing of the seasons fool, steel your mind in the good old summertime.
I’m not sure I’ll ever understand why some musicians feel the need to use ALL CAPS. I have some theories, I suppose. For example, maybe their harddrives are so goddamn cluttered and disorganized that they need to capitalize the really important shit. And then I guess they never fix it, GODDAMMIT.
I’m not sure if I’m finally warming up to Tennis after all these years or if it’s just Vacationer’s magic touch, but I cannot stop hitting replay on this one. Regardless, it’s another beautiful summertime gem worthy of a listen.