Pumarosa's 'On The Road' Playlist
    • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    Around this time last year, we spoke with "industrial spiritual" band Pumarosa as they were setting out on tour to support Glass Animals. Since the release of one of their first singles, "Priestess," this was a band that immediately caught our ear. And now, they're proving that a whole lot can change in just a year. They're finally out with their debut full length, The Witch, and they have some headlining shows coming up in New York at Baby's All Right on October 10th and LA at Resident on October 12th. You'll also be able to catch them at Austin City Limits and III Points Festival.

    As the band gears up for tour, we thought it'd be fun to have them put together a playlist of all their favorite songs to listen to while traveling on the road. Some of their choices are... Pretty eclectic (Acid Mothers Temple, Flamingods, Shabaka and the Ancestors, and more). You can definitely hear how these artists influence Pumarosa's diverse, worldly style, and now you can listen along with them. See what the band had to say about each song below.

    1. Shame – "The Lick"

    Hard tune.

    2. John Maus – "The Combine"

    Every time I hear new John Maus, I think it's not gonna be more interesting and relevant than his previous work... but it always is...

    3. John Lennon – "Mind Games"

    Playing the mind guerrilla chanting the mantra, peace on earth.

    4. Acid Mothers Temple – "Eat a Pebble"

    Japanese psychedelia.

    5. Flamingods – "Mixed Blessings"
    [Ed's Note: I'm sorry, I don't know what that means.]

    6. Shabaka and the Ancestors – "Natty"

    One of many projects from London's saxophone king.

    7. Nina Simone – "Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter"

    Funkier than a mosquito's tweeter.

    8. Suitman Jungle – "Mind The Gap"

    Live jungle drumming is really good. This is really exciting live.

    9. Venetian Snares – "Hajnal"

    More jungle breakbeat with an early adaptation of Bela Barton's String Quartet No.1 Third Movement.

    10. Art of Trance – "The Horn"

    The longer the note, the more dread.

    11. Gaelynn Lea – "Someday We'll Linger in the Sun"

    Gaelynn Lea played on the same stage as us at Green Man Festival and her music is very moving.

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