May 2011 Mixtape

Cloud Cape

Photo taken the same evening as this one.


Song list:

1. Frank Ocean – Novacane
At 28 I developed a thing for beards. At 29, R&B. GO FIGURE.

2. Gil Scott-Heron – I Think I’ll Call It Morning
RIP, Gil. In this New Yorker article, he poignantly noted that “all the dreams you show up in are not your own.”

3. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly, Diana
Always love when the musicians you admire turn out to be human beings that you admire.

4. John Vanderslice – Overcoat
This happened. I should bake for more touring bands.

5. Blue Scholars – Chief Sealth
Hat tip to Lucas for this one.

6. Fences – The Same Tattoos
From their beautiful Daytrotter session.

7. Ben Folds – There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
Words to live by.

8. The Rentals – My Summer Girl
Heard this album early on a Sunday morning in Lestats on Park. Perfect timing.

9. The Weeknd – Glass Table Girls

10. The Shivers – Irrational Love
These guys remind me somewhat of Crooked Fingers, and Eric Bachmann is one of my heroes.

11. Belle and Sebastian – Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John
“What a waste I could have been your lover/what a waste I could have been your friend.”

12. Strand of Oaks – Bonfire
This song gives me the same feeling that I’m chasing after with the photos for my Empty Spaces project.

13. Okkervil River – Rider
Will Sheff is one of my favorite lyricists. Love that man.

14. Bird of Youth – Spearfish
Beautiful story in this song.

15. David Bazan – Won’t Let Go
Get his new album. Now.