Thoughtland (Zalce The Mask of the Sombrerón, illustration for El Sombrerón, 1946)

Since 2004, I have been making an indie pop comp for my birthday (prior entries into the series includes Ides of April, Glide, Bees Knees, Carousel, Treehouse, Walking Through Walls, Roam the Breezy Pastures, Now That I’m Older, Alien Ways, Memory Machine, Sound Eclipse, Come to Our House, and Little Blue House). This year’s comp is called Thoughtland. All songs are from 2015-2017. As usual for this series, I think it is relatively accessible, while featuring stylistically-broad music with integrity.

Click the link below to stream the compilation; the songlist follows.

1. Kikagaku Moyo “Kogarashi”
2. Anderson .Paak “Parking Lot”
3. The Scraps “Dreams”
4. The Avalanches “If I Was a Folkstar”
5. Domenique Dumont “Comme ça”
6. Jeff Parker “Cliche”
7. Elza Soares “Maria da Vila Matilde”
8. Heron Oblivion “Faro”
9. Cymbals Eat Guitars “Close”
10. Sonny & The Sunsets “Nightmares”
11. Car Seat Headrest “Cosmic Hero”
12. Frankie Cosmos “I’m 20”
13. Cate Le Bon “Aside From Growing Old”
14. Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni “Erilegh Ifanata”
15. Pikelet “Survived”
16. Robert Stillman “Ruthie in May”
17. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “Rare Things Grow”
18. Crystal Myslajek “Found Waves”
19. Skeletons “Another Week”

April 16, 2017

(Cover image is a linocut by Alfredo Zalce “The Mask of the Sombrerón,” 1946.)

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