NE135: An Exclusive Ducktails Mix

October 22, 2013 Needle Exchange

Photo ELIZABETH WEINBERG
Words MATT MONDANILE

I made this mix from songs on my iPod while sitting with friends and drinking beer in the living room of my new home. A lot of these songs came to me from my good friend Sam Franklin. What a guy! He sent me a file of these rare Prefab Sprout recordings and two of those songs are on here. I hope you enjoy my living room mix.

Tracklisting:
Rah Band – Pefumed Garden (with scented strings)
Prefab Sprout – Cherry Tree (1983 Demo)
Unchained – 12 Caesars
Gareth Williams & Mary Currie – Another Flaming Tune
Prefab Sprout – Donna Summer
Joni Mitchell – Good Friends
Sensations’ Fix – Dark Side of Religion
Peter Koppes – Take a Vow
News – New York City
Arnold Turboust & Zabou – Adelaide
The Dovers – I Could Be Happy
Mystery Meat – It Will Last Forever
Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht – Hang on to Life (room recording)

Ducktails’ new EP—the psych-steeped, synth-slathered ‘Wish Hotel’—is available now through Domino. Check out one of its standout tracks below…