The end of summer is a time when you can either: already feel an unshakable nostalgia for the summertime that is not fully gone yet, surrender to the inevitable autumn melancholia or remain in a serious denial that the sunny days will never leave us. It can also be a mix of all those things. Depending on the weather.
We’ve got the special song mixture for you to beat, fortify or prolong all of those states of the mind and the soul. You can do whatever you want with it. Just start with pressing “PLAY”. And even though, our mixtapes are usually a collection of tracks selected by their release date, I can’t shake off the feeling that the music you’re about hear has another unifying theme. That, the temporal became the thematic this time. Sounds fun, huh?
Mild High Club’s shimmering and nostalgic “Skiptracing” is a perfect ‘end-of-summer” LP. The title track, included here, captures the essence of a lazy afternoon perfectly. (Listen to the whole thing on Spofity and nod with approval.) Add Floating Points’ cinematic remix of “Life’s Dancer’s” by The Invisible, Toro y Moi’s live rendition of “JBS” and Khruangbin’s after dark samba sounds and you’re guaranteed to be put in a relaxed, coma-like state with a bitter sweet grin your face.
“Jesus Alone”, the first single from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ eagerly awaited new album, will definitely fuel your autumn melancholia. Emotionally charged, dark and brooding; and recorded around a difficult time for Cave. Bon Iver’s new material (another comeback) with will take over the ears of the eternal downers for sure this month. The rain soaked, and surprisingly electronic, new single from Lambchop, a comeback but also a departure from band’s signature sound, throws some subtlety and more vulnerability into our mix.
But, if you feel like partying, there’s few bangers lined-up for you: brand new house anthem from Tensnake, GOLDLINK’s funky single, “Fall In Love”, Jagwar Ma’s early 90’s throwback, “Give Me A Reason” and the long lost, afro-funk classic from Rim Kwaku Obeng refreshed by DJ Nick Weston.
That’s not all. There are plenty of other gems here. Don’t be afraid to explore. The next big adventure is only a “press PLAY” away.
Albums and events recommended for this September/October:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “The Skeleton Tree”, out Friday 9th September;
M.I.A. – “AIM”, out Friday 9th September;
Wilco – “Shmilco”, out Friday 9th September;
Bon Iver – “22, A Million”, out 30th September;
Khruangbin play live at The Workman’s Club, 27th October;
Goulash Disko @ Fringe Festival, Dublin - Spiegeltent, Merrion Square, Dublin, 25th September;
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