1. The Essex Green – ‘Sloane Ranger

For this week’s mixtape, we include a song from Brooklyn based indie pop & neo-psychedelic pop outfit The Essex Green. The first single after 12 years of abstention from discography is ‘Sloane Ranger‘ which is a take from the upcoming new album ‘Hardly Electronic‘ due for release this summer, on June 29th, via Merge Records. The band has released three more albums between 1999- 2006. Although, The Essex Green had remained inactive since 2006, they are back with a “hook” indie pop song full of psychedelic influences but in pure pop capture and in summer mood. Enjoy!

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. LIK – ‘Celebration Of The Twisted

The second album by LIK from Sweden ‘Carnage‘ will be released on May 4th via Metal Blade Records. The band, whose name means “corpse” in Swedish, was formed in 2014 and they are bringing the old school Swedish death metal.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. Lay Llamas – ‘Holy Worms’

The afro/funky/psychedelic group Lay Llamas are about to release this summer, their new album ‘Thuban via Rocket Recordings on June 15. The new track from the upcoming new album is ‘Holy Worms‘: A great afro/psych tune that will put you into its rhythm at once. Thuban in Arabic stands for snake or even dragon tail. The music target of Lay Llamas is to make a music journey of sound crafting that will make the listener take that music trip… with no return….

Everything around us is transforming, always! You know, I’m not a proper songwriter, I consider myself a sound crafter. An experimental alchemist of sounds and visions. And sometimes I start with an idea and finish with something really different.”

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. Mastodon – ‘Clandestiny

Mastodon’s last album ‘Emperor Of Sand‘ (2017, Reprise) was one of the best albums released last year. The band released a new and imaginative video of the song ‘Clandestiny‘, directed by BlinkMyBrain. Enjoy!

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. Mogwai – ‘Donuts

One of the very few bands that would name their track ‘Donuts‘, a magnum opus of unique beauty, is Mogwai. The aforementioned is taken from our Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the forthcoming movie “KIN” an action/sci-fi feature directed by Jonathan & Josh Baker. Sublime…

Sometimes, initially you feel the “wave”, and then the “love”…

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Eleftheria Gesou, Mary Kalaitzidou & Christos Doukakis