I really and truly do not understand this insane parade of bad wigs and random props and art-school-movie lipstick application, but there’s something pleasing about the motion-sick backgrounds framing Channy Leaneagh and her inherent magnetism.
I made Mean on Bleach for my hero of a hair stylist Jason after he spent literally ten hours breathing in bleach fumes while trying to save a girl’s hair from its dyed-black murk. Jason and I often trade music suggestions so I made him a mix of what I was digging to listen to while working his magic at the salon. I hope this mix makes you feel as great as a new haircut.
MEAN ON BLEACH
01| Fall in Love by Phantogram
02| Unkinder (A Tougher Love) by Thumpers
03| Real by Years & Years
04| Tropical Oceans by D.D. Dumbo
05| Blk & Blu by Chase & Status f/ Ed Thomas
06| Always by Panama
07| Take Me to Church by Hozier
08| Love Me Again by John Newman
09| Balance by Future Islands
10| The Hearse by Wampire
11| Acetate by Volcano Choir
12| If I Could Change Your Mind by HAIM
13| All For You by Haerts
14| Chain My Name by Poliça
15| Odd Look by Kavinsky f/ The Weeknd
I first heard Milwaukee’s The Altos in the middle of the night, outdoors on a river bank, surrounded by fog. Backlit by colored lights, all I could see were sharp black outlines cutting through the fog. It was an overwhelming experience – I was surrounded by friends, the stars were bright overhead, and the icy fingers of fall were creeping in. The Altos’ songwriting is dark and complex, and the sheer force of their sound can bowl you over. When I heard they were coming to The Shitty Barn in Spring Green, I invited them to make a mix. Brendan Benham volunteered, and curated a collection of songs having much in common with The Altos’ sound, but left to warm in the sunlight.
These tracks have been in heavy rotation for me lately, soundtracking my summer.
Many of these bands are my friends, and I highly encourage everyone to check out
their records, as they are all fantastic.
This mix is for your summer. Cruise around town to it. Bask in the sun to it.
Smell the lilacs to it. Make out in backseats to it. Party into the night to it.
Shut your eyes and see.
01| New Map by M83 (2011)
02| Kings & Queens by Apostle of Hustle (2004)
03| Brave World – Bowerbirds (2012)
04| Rip the Universe – Reverie Sound Revue (2003)
05| Only Shallow – My Bloody Valentine (1991)
06| Violent Games – Polica (2012)
07| Aviation Class – All Tiny Creatures (2011)
08| Kiss Me Crazy – Bear in Heaven (2012)
09| Go Ego – Eight and a Half (2012)
10| Peg – The Darcys (2012)
11| Summer Dress – A Lull (2012)
12| Still D.R.E. (Shatterhors Refix) – Dr. Dre (2012)
13| Changes – Sandro Perri (2011)
14| Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries/Shampoo Suicide – Broken Social Scene (2002)