It's Friday! It seems like only yesterday we were nursing our weekend hangovers, balking at the thought of a full week of being required to wake up before noon. Maybe you don't have that problem, and maybe you do. But everyone loves Friday, if not for its freedom-inspiring whimsy, hordes of nightlife, or its pop-culture status as one of the best days of the week to sing about when you're thirteen, then simply because we've got ten new songs to listen to as we go about our day. Get to it.
Oh and it's 11/11/11, if you're into that kind of coincidental stuff. As far as I can tell, we've still avoided the zombie apocalypse. [Pictured above, some weird power crystal art I found on Google by searching for 11/11/11. Seriously. It reads like a right-wing guide to beating the Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time or something.
Scroll Through The Player To Listen To All The Songs On the Mixtape
1. "Headlines" - Drake - Take Care
Drake's sophomore LP is sure to solidify him in the pantheon of the current rap titans.
2. "What What The Water Gave Me" - Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
"Reach for the skies" isn't just Woody's catchphrase, it's also Florence and the Machine's life-motto for this record.
3. "Heroes and Villains" - The Beach Boys - SMiLE
This song is the epitome of cool with subtle hints of creepy, like the Wes Anderson movie of classic rock (probably why Wes later used it in one of his films).
4. "Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)" - Lissie - Covered Up With Flowers EP
Nobody knows how to own a cover quite like Lissie, who takes Gaga's electronic pop-giant and gives it a booster shot of blues and whiskey.
5. "That Ain't Right" - Pyyramids - Human Beings
A sideproject with OK Go bassist Tim Nordwind and He Say She Say's Drea Smith has some serious soul-power. Their EP is more of the same.
6. "Focused (Ft. Kid Cudi)" - Wale - Ambition
I anticipate this will spend some time on the radio, as per the "ambition" of Wale's latest LP.
7. "Lawrence" - Girls - Unreleased
A one-off song dedicated to a famous rock front-man. Rules pretty hard for a footnote.
8. "T.O.Y.S." - Secret Music - T.O.Y.S. [Single]
Audible sugar rush.
9. "Bonfire" - Childish Gambino - Camp
If you've been ignoring the hints, now's the time to start listening. Childish Gambino is releasing Camp
next week on Glassnote Records, we're dropping an awesome video session with him as well, and this song is WHAT'S UP.
10. "Paradise (Tiesto Remix)" - Coldplay - Unreleased
Sure, why not. Happy weekend.