This week's tape is curated by Luke Pritchard of The Kooks
, who recently played an awesome session with Baeble
as well as a big show in Central Park with Foster The People
. It's easy to see where Pritchard's frontman sensability starts and ends-- the mix of classic rock and current hip-hop easily explains his charming swagger.
We left the "u"s for extra Britishness!
Check out some tour dates for The Kooks below.
New! Listen to the mixtape on Spotify!
1. "It Is Not Meant To Be" - Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
My new favourite band, it's such a vibe record really psychedelic musically and poetically. the production is really interesting, washy guitar tones with a really punchy rhythm section. amazing tune.
2. "Band On The Run" - Paul McCartney and Wings - Band On The Run
I love this song at the moment, it's got some brilliant guitar playing at the top and takes you on a bit of a mad journey. Feels like it could've been on Abbey Road
. It's a classic anyway just I'm listening to it a lot at the moment.
3. "Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses - Turns Into Stone
This is such a crazy song, I like playing this having a few drinks with my mates. It's so cool they're back together this summer.
4. "212" - Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
This is such a cool beat, it gets me going I love how naughty she is but she looks like butter wouldn't melt. Lyrics are amazing and the delivery too. I haven't got the album yet, looking forward to checking it out.
5. "Holes" - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
I only came across this recently, it's a really dreamy song with this amazing vocal melody. It has uplifting melancholy going on, the control of the song I think builds this nostalgic dream in technicolours, matched with really surreal lyrics. F-cking brilliant.
6. "Power" - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I really like his latest album and this is the stand out track to me. It's such a cool King Crimson sample, he's really used it well and I love the utter confidence that goes through the track.
7. "We Are The People" - Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
I keep coming back to this record this summer. It's such good music in the sun. I heard it first in Australia just as it came out and it always brings me back to that time.
8. "The Magnificent Seven" - The Clash - Sandinista!
Great party tune. You can really crank this one. I love the way this song brings together punk and hip-hop of that time. its an incredible piece of music.
9. "Family Affair" - Sly and The Family Stone - The Essential Sly and The Family Stone
I listen to this every day at the moment. The groove is insane just ticking along with a kind of seedy undertone to the whole vibe. I wish I'd been involved in making this record.
10. "2HB" - Roxy Music - Roxy Music
This is the perfect song to end a play list. It's just so sophisticated with the most amazing organ playing, Eno I think, there really isn't another song like it.
The Kooks on Tour:
6/1 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion SOLD OUT *
6/4 Grand Prarie, TX Verizon Theatre *
6/5 Austin, TX The Backyard - SOLD OUT *
6/7 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless (Pavilion) *
6/8 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival
6/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion *
*as special guests of Foster The People