Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It’s our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life consequence, then a) we have a lot in common and b) this mixtape will still please. It opens with Cat Power, so already, pretty good. It also features bona fide summer jams like “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean and “Fineshrine” by Purity Ring, alongside recently released beat-hazers by Clams Casino and Physical Therapy, a gnarled burst of punk from recent BTW Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, some solo psych-pop from erstwhile Deerhoofer Chris Cohen, the return of Micachu And The Shapes, a track from the goddess Laetitia Sadier and her aesthetic progeny Slowdance, chillier contributions from the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart-offshoot Ice Choir and Cold Cave, and sultrier cuts by Azealia Banks and Yeasayer and Raleigh Moncrief (in collab with vacationing Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian). It’s 15 tracks strong, praise be to the Promo Gods, who were kind and made many things available as downloads rather than Soundcloud streams or what have you through the month of June.

Now that the spontaneous and the studious amongst you are equally provided for, please download Stereogum’s June mixtape below. Then vote for the indie song of summer. Both are free, legal, and endearing activities. Enjoy:

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012 (.zip, 120.5MB)

01 Cat Power – “Ruin”
02 Ice Choir – “I Want You Now And Always”
03 Clams Casino – “Human”
04 Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
05 Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
06 Yeasayer – “Longevity
07 Raleigh Moncrief – “Beyond The Lights” (Feat. Zac Nelson & Angel Deradoorian)
08 Azealia Banks – “Aquababe”
09 Physical Therapy – “Drone On” (Feat. Jamie Kasner)
10 Micachu & The Shapes – “OK”
11 Cold Cave – “Believe In My Blood”
12 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “When I’m In The Car”
13 Chris Cohen – “Caller No. 99″
14 Laetitia Sadier – “Find Me The Pulse Of The Universe”
15 Slowdance – “Boyfriend”