WARMER MIXTAPES #1645 | by Greg Salwen [Sonoak]/(Adam & Naive, City Museum, We The Chocolate Sparrow) of The Needs

1. Broken Social Scene | Looks Just Like The Sun
Meredith was my first friend to like Cool Music and she showed me this band in 8th grade. I think this was the tipping point into part of my life where I really started to become a person. Looks Just Like The Sun is one of the best produced songs I’ve ever heard. The sound and arrangement of the little comments makes me feel like I’m right there in the recording session. I also can’t help but feel nostalgic for the zeitgeist of Teenage Passion captured on the whole album, You Forgot It In People.

2. Animal Collective | Winters Love
In 2008, my Senior Year, a kid in my High School got into a car crash during lunch and died. The next day, during English, I found myself confused to the point of crying without understanding why (I was only friendly with him, if that) and was escorted to the gym where hundreds of students gathered to comfort each other. I ended up holed up in the corner of one of the bleachers with one of my best friends, Konrad, where I listened to Animal Collective’s Purple Bottle for the first time (I had read the lyrics on his AIM away message days before and was really curious to hear the actual song). I don’t know how much the emotional intensity of that day impacted my relationship to Animal Collective, but I was barely able to listen to almost any other Music for the next few years. It was the most obsessed I’ve ever been with any Music and it’s hard to choose one song by them for this list. But I actually selected Winters Love because it particularly sweeps me up into a sort of magical wintry world that I’m missing from my current home in LA. Also, later in my Senior Year, my friends and I performed Winters Love at our school’s Acoustic Cafe night. I think we wrangled together 9 people or so last minute to all strum, tap, bang, yell and hum along. I remember the applause from the crowd of students and parents being rapturous and like we were able to convey to the normie world at large a sliver of the magic that we felt AnCo had provided us.

3. Joanna Newsom | En Gallop
I have distinct memories of coming back to my home on Long Island during winter breaks from College and just driving around town, from friend’s house to friend’s house in the cold and sometimes snowy nights. Joanna Newsom’s album, The Milk-Eyed Mender, was a revelation at the time. Her voice was so different and high and squeaky and it was the only time I’d ever listened to harps. I loved her advice to never get so attached to a poem, you forget truth that lacks lyricism as I struggled to do just that! Her quick little complaints of the laws of Property and the Free Economy also quietly foreshadowed my current obsession with Leftist politics...

4. Mount Eerie | Through The Trees Pt. 2
I moved out from New York for the first time in my life right after College for an internship with the US Geological Survey in Olympia, Washington. Those six months were an uncomfortable combination of incredible Excitement to be encapsulated by the nature of the Pacific Northwest as well as incredible Loneliness - away from my friends for the first time in my life, I often found myself glued to my phone or computer as I couldn’t seem to fully enjoy this exciting new place without a friend. I fell in love with this song at that time and, to this day, feel that there’s been no song as poignant about the critique of the Romanticism of Nature. Phil Elverum sings about how there is no other world: mountains and websites and asks can you find a wildness in your body and walk through the store after work, holding it high? I feel like Elverum captured all the beauty of his Nature-as-Romance songs in way that could be critical of it and still just as beautiful. Meh, in actuality it just might have done that for me, because Elverum also sings I meant all my songs not as a picture of the woods, but just to remind myself that I briefly live. He knew!

5. Cloud | Melting Cassatt
My friend Kenny and I rode bikes across the country from New York to Los Angeles. It was easily the greatest thing I’ve done in my life. Around the time we reached Colorado, Tyler sent us the demos for his newest album, Zen Summer. Kenny and I were in love with the album. We would countdown 3, 2, 1 then sync our iPods to listen together while being blown about by headwinds on the sides of Wyoming’s Interstate 80. It was truly a time of Magic in my life and one of our best friends created the soundtrack to it: Extra Magical. Melting Cassat particularly gets me because of its locational focus on David Welds, a beautiful beach spot from our hometown on Long Island that has achieved near mythical status from the nostalgia of our late teens and early 20s.

6. Angel Olsen | Lights Out
When I got to LA, I stayed with Tyler and a few other friends from home in New York. I was excited to be in a new place, having completed this awesome journey, but a couple of us just had so much trouble finding work. For a while we were unemployed and discouraged and spent most of our time drinking beer and watching The Sopranos from beginning to end. I felt like a failure and like giving up - it was a tough feedback loop of Depression. One of the few things I did to get myself out of the house was bike to Lake Balboa park with this in my headphones and I just felt so motivated by the song. Sometimes being told you're on your own could be really disheartening and demoralizing, but for some reason I just felt like Angel Olsen was the ultimate artist, full of Wisdom, and the way she sang was inspiring and totally motivated me to not give up. It took three months, but I eventually got a temp job and started getting out of the house and having a life again. Also of note: just before moving out of LA I went to an Angel Olsen show where several friends had to leave the venue in the middle of her set because it was so emotionally powerful that it made them sick. She is incredible.

7. Mazzy Star | Give You My Lovin
Simple, desperate. It reminds me of my very first days living in NYC. I had just moved into Brooklyn in 2014 with the aforementioned Konrad, and his girlfriend was playing Music from her laptop for hours, none of which interested me. Then this song popped on and passed by pleasantly in the background. At the end I looked up and Konrad had popped his head out from the kitchen and we simultaneously requested for it to be played again and again. About three years later he actually covered it on a compilation we did. This is one of those songs that was the only one I could listen to, nothing else satisfied for at least a week. Now, beyond just sonic quality, the lyrics really get me. She’s just so pathetic! The song just goes back and forth between how the guy (assumption?) isn’t into her/has said bad things about her/reminds her of Rain… To how dedicated she is to loving him and know she’s meant for him, etc. It can be a little embarrassing to admit, but at times aren’t we all that pathetic?

8. Bob Dylan | It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
I grew up hating Bob Dylan even though my dad loved him and tried to play his Music all the time. I thought all of his rhymes were dumb and cheap. It took until I was in my mid-20s to discover this gem and it fully converted me. Later I saw Dont Look Back (the Pennebaker documentary that followed Dylan on a UK tour) and was totally charmed by the shots where Bob out-cools Donovan in the hotel room using this song. I never quite grasped what he means entirely in this one, but the message of move on! is clear enough. I still get chills every time I hear the last line.

9. Sibylle Baier | Forget About
Tyler showed me her a while back, but it didn’t click until months later when I was listening to a live recording of a Trouble Books show and her song was played in the background between sets. That same winter I had been radicalized by anarchist texts and had chosen to quit my Masters program to become a teacher (I decided the next year to finish it), so I was stuck delivering food all over NYC for a while. My days were spent riding my bike, bumming around, and reading constantly. My fondest memories of this song and the rest of the album, Colour Green, are of listening to it on repeat while lazing around on my couch with the streets outside covered in snow, as I spent days doing little more than reading Building Stories by Chris Ware, smoking weed, and philosophizing with my roommates. It was romantic and cozy and I was excited for The Future.

10. A. Savage | Buffalo Calf Road Woman
This one is probably a bit of a stretch because I only discovered it a month ago and I don’t think it has sat quite long enough for me to know if it deserves to be top ten. Nevertheless, this list unintentionally followed my travels throughout the US and I just want to add one to the newest chapter of my life! I’m back in Los Angeles now, living with my girlfriend and trying to take it easy after two years of stressed out teaching in NYC public schools. I have been craving a return to politically critical Punk Music on both my iPod and in my own creative pursuits and I am just so amped on a lot of Andrew Savage’s Music (he’s the singer from Parquet Courts as well). This song documents how Buffalo Calf Road was the Cheyenne woman who is responsible for killing General Custer at the Battle Of The Little Bighorn, revealed by tribe members after more than 100 years of hiding it. Savage makes connections to how after stealing all their oil, Americans have nothing more to take but the Native Americans' Water and Spirit. It’s a catchy tune that exposes an otherwise naive listener like myself to an inspiring story that’s critical of US Imperialism. I hope I could someday contribute likewise!

WARMER MIXTAPES #1644 | by Isabel Fernández Reviriego (Electrobikinis,The Charades)/[ARIES]

1. Gilberto Gil | Domingo No Parque 
I love him. His Music is full of Happiness, Power and Beauty. His melodies are awesome and the arrangements in this album are so creative, fun and perfect.

2. Laurie Spiegel | East River Dawn
This is Pure Beauty and Truth. I love this album so much. Reminds me of some Aphex Twin's songs too, he's really good at achieving Beauty and Truth too.

3. Juan & Junior | Nada
This is a Spanish duo from the Sixties. They were together just between '67-'69, but it was enough time to release super good songs. Pure Sixties Pop with great harmonies.

4. Nuno Canavarro | Cave
This song belongs to his album called Plux Quba which is fabulous. Every song is like a piece of something very misterious and magic. And very pretty too.

5. Prefuse 73 | Choking You
This guy lives in Barcelona I think, but he is from Miami. I really dig his beats, sounds and noises.

6. Caleb | A Woman Of Distinction
I discovered this song in a Rubble compilation. Reminds me of I See The Rain, that Marmalade song.

7. Jimmy Cliff | Hello Sunshine
I think I discovered this song in another compilation, in one of those Trojan boxes... Maybe it was the one called Sunshine Reggae. I also love the Rocksteady and Dub ones. I love Trojan in general!

8. Popol Vuh | In Den Gärten Pharaos
One of my favourite albums to play at home while I'm with my pets, just laying around.

9. Nigga Fox | Zen
I love playing in Portugal, they are the best dancers in Europe. People are super nice there and they are making amazing Music like this.

10. The Stooges | Down On The Street
I've just seen The Stooges documentary by Jim Jarmusch. When I was a teenager I used to listen to this album a lot. I think it is my favourite Punk album of all times... Listening to all these songs again made me want to listen to them all the time. And that's what I'm doing these days.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1643 | by Caleb Nichols (CHURCHES, Port O'Brien) and John Metz of Grand Lake and Soft People

SIDE A | by John Metz

1. Pavement | Silence Kit (Silent Kid)
Pavement was my real introduction to Indie Rock when I was 14, and it really felt like I had discovered a new world. I stumbled upon the earworm of a song, Cut Your Hair, in all of its aggressively catchy and toungue-in-cheek glory and I wondered what the deal was with this mysterious 90's band that I'd never heard of. I then found Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and the local record store and kind of picked it up on a whim. I was entranced. I'd never heard anything like it before. I was blown away by the sloppy/laid-back feel that is so heavily anchored by the sing-song melody of Malkmus' vocals. For me, it so perfectly captured the feeling of suburban summer as a teenager, lazing around with friends and trying to come up with something dumb to do. I felt like I had discovered a more emotional and honest version of Punk Rock that I could relate to in ways I never had with any Music previously. The whole album is somehow so simultaneously sloppy and perfect and I will never tire of it. I can't even describe the absurd amount of Nostalgia I feel when I hear this song.

2. Tune-Yards | Now As Then
I absolutely love Politics in Art and I think anyone who derides it is missing the fact that all Culture is political. With this latest album and especially this song, Garbus manages to succinctly and eloquently wrestles with the problems and paradoxes of unchecked White Privilege, cultural appropriation, and White savior-ship that every white ally should be aware of. She gracefully lays out the whole thought process of vocally opposing White Power structures without acknowledging one's own place within them - and she does this not by criticizing an other, but checking her own privilege and her own contradictory experience of being so outspoken about Social Justice while enjoying her position of Privilege in making a career writing about these issues. She spells out the whole point in just a few sputtering lines, opening with I am exceptional, I am an exception, I am the exception. That's for me - that's also for me. I am a contradiction, I'm fascinating, they might look like me, but they don't know. In addition to being so powerful lyrically, it's also a masterfully crafted and beautiful song, as can always be expected from Tune-Yards.

3. Sonic Youth | Sympathy For The Strawberry
I have always been drawn to the melding of Pop with Art Music, and in my mind, no one has done it better since The Beatles than Sonic Youth did. Murray Street is such an interesting album in its ability to restrain the raw power of their No Wave influence without completely stamping it out. The melancholic beauty of this track is a feeling that I think few can achieve more effectively than Kim Gordon. The song seems to encompass all the things that SY does best - sprawling walls of Noise, delicate melodies, and the driving rhythm of Shelly's drumming keeping it all moving. Gordon's poetry is always a joy to hear as well.

4. Broadcast | Michael A Grammar
I have a history of failing to appreciate brilliant Music until years after a friend shares it with me (especially with one friend in particular - sorry buddy). I first heard Broadcast shortly after Tender Buttons came out and this friend enthusiastically recommended them to me. I gave a couple songs a listen and thought they sounded cool, but promptly forgot about them. A few years later, they came up again because my first boyfriend really liked this album. It wasn't until about 5 years ago that it suddenly clicked for me and my intense love for them began. Tender Buttons feels like a really rare gem to me with masterfully crafted sounds and textures complimenting Trish Keenan's haunting and solemn Pop melodies. This track is one of the best Sad Pop songs I've ever heard and I frequently find it bouncing around my head for days on end. It's almost painfully catchy.

5. Moonface | Fast Peter
When Spencer Krug, one of my favorite songwriters, released the Dreamland EP: Marimba And Shit-Drums, under this strange new moniker, it felt like a very special treat. The single, 20 minute track on one side of a 12" record was an expanse of Music inspired by Krug's dreams and woven together seamlessly. It was such a unique release that I wasn't sure he would even release anything else under the name. However, the follow up, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped, seemed to stay true to the bizarre original idea behind the project, with expansive songs and personal narratives. Fast Peter achieves a longing, nostalgic feeling despite it's major key and upbeat trot, and its relatable story about an old friend make it one of my favorite songs of his.

6. Deerhoof | There's That Grin
I will always love Deerhoof in all of their evolutions. I feel like Breakup Songs is one of their more underappreciated albums. The almost unfeeling Dance Music sections of the album seem to counterbalance the sweet and simple songs that fill the brief record. I love the herky-jerky movements of this track which is essentially a simple Love song. I particularly love the use of samples on this one.

7. Parquet Courts | Violence
Returning to my love of Politics in Music, I feel that Parquet Courts do this better than any other band in recent memory. Violence really jumps out at me more than any other track on Wide Awake!... It features a groove somewhat reminiscent of William Onyeabor and I love the strange juxtaposition of a dark and biting social commentary song that you can dance to. In that way, it reminds me of a Minutemen track like Maybe Partying Will Help - recognizing that there are so many problems and acts of Violence happening at all times that woke people are constantly aware of, and trying to find some sort of release or respite from that is necessary. Songs like these bring the two opposing feelings together in a beautiful way. As usual, A. Savage's lyrics are profound, and I always love a Spoken Word style of singing.

8. The Breeders | All Nerve
The Breeders newest and long awaited album did not disappoint, but this song is really something special. It successfully replicates some of the sweet and sullen moods from some of their earlier work, with the classic Breeders drive and is just simply one of the most powerful and heart-wrenching Love songs I've ever heard. (The Breeders also always make me think of my husband, who was my real introduction to the band.)

9. Julia Holter | Feel You
Julia Holter seems to have an incredible penchant for elaborately orchestrated, yet tasteful and casual Pop songs. I could listen to this song over and over again. It's musical beauty is paired pleasantly with playful, almost Stream-Of-Conciousness words which almost seem unfitting, but somehow work wonderfully together. I very much look forward to what she brings us in the future.

10. FROG EYES | Don't Sleep Under Stars
Few bands mean as much to me as Frog Eyes and Carey Mercer's songs do. I've followed everything Mercer does since I heard Tears Of The Valedictorian and I could not be more thankful that the band went out with such a bang. Their latest and last, Violet Psalms, is an incredible gift of a final album full of brilliantly well-crafted songs which seem like an authentic summation of their entire career. Don't Sleep Under Stars is a standout for me, and seems like a very fresh, yet familiar Frog Eyes song. There a tons of little musical details and intricacies all over this track and the synth parts sound incredible. Every part of the tune is enchanting and I love its playful lyrics: Don't sleep under stars - they bewitch your undeveloped brain. Thank you so very much for everything, Carey.

SIDE B | by Caleb Nichols

1. King Krule | Dum Surfer
I get this feeling when I listen to this song. It's very abstract and hard to describe. Perhaps the sounds produces a unique chemical response in my brain and make me feel similarly to how I felt listening to Blur in 1997 as a teenager. This song makes me remember this feeling of hearing this messy and perfect British Music during the summer gloom of our coastal town. I don't know exactly how these two things are linked, me as a 15 year old in 1997 have a strange musical experience with Blur's self-titled record, and me, in my mid-30's in 2018, hearing King Krule and feeling the same old feeling, which I hadn't felt in years. So this Music is a Time machine for me, while also being new, which is novel and makes me wonder.

2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra | The World Is Crowded 
Maybe UMO is the greatest band in The World right now. Certainly one of them. They make interesting, thoughtful records that have real Pop gems on them, mixed in with more cerebral fare. And then, to top it off, they put on an insane live show that has reaffirmed my faith in Music several times in the last few years. Seeing them at Irving Plaza in New York City in 2016 felt like The Universe slapping me in the face and screaming get off your ass and keep working! I love this particular track for its combination of groove and lyrics. It's a bit shocking when he sings in another life did she blow my brains out?

3. Miles Davis | Blue In Green (with Bill Evans)
I have been writing Music this year and desperately trying to capture the feeling of Unrequited Love and for me this song is one near perfect expression of that feeling. It revels in an odd delicious luxury of Sadness, which is a part of the pain of feeling isolated and rejected, or of simply wanting something so badly but not knowing and not wanting to know if it is possible to have.

4. Rufus Wainwright | Who Are You New York?
When I was a teenager I read about Rufus Wainwright before I heard his Music. It was an interview in Spin magazine, and he talked very nonchalantly about being Gay, which, in 1996, was totally insane to me. I was an instant fan. And then of course it helped that he made the kind of Music that gets under your skin in a deep way. This is my favorite track of his currently. I am mildly obsessed with the whole album it's from, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu. But this song. Oh boy. John and I lived in New York for 3 months in 2016. We meant it to be longer, but we just couldn't hang. And so when he sings Who are you? This city will tell ya... it sort of stings, in a good way. Also: who can match his voice? And this composition: it is truly a beautiful piece which reminds me of a mashup of Debussy and George Gershwin.

5. Björk | Blissing Me
Oh, this song. What a thing this last Björk record was. She is so blatantly honest I can barely handle it, and of course her voice. Björk is like the true Madonna. She constantly reinvents and transforms. She's like Bowie, in that regard. And I love this song, which tells such a nice story about two people falling in Love through Music.

6. Blood Orange | Charcoal Baby
I love living in the musical moment more than I love dwelling in the past. So I wanted to include something very new to me. This is the newest thing that I love and I don't have much to say about it.

7. Belle & Sebastian | Poor Boy
It's easy for me to say that Belle & Sebastian are my favorite band. They are just pure Joy. Have you seen them live? It's so Life-affirming. You really should, especially now. This is my favorite track they've released since The Cat With The Cream back in 2015, which I also really really love as much as anything else in their catalog. This song just has the moves: it makes me want to dance, or at least strut, and I always have to sing along to the bridge. It's a good one for feeling a bit sassy, and for driving (actually this whole playlist was created with driving or cycling in mind). It could be a good song to send to someone who hasn't made up their mind about you, perhaps. To remind them that you're the real thing.

8. Shy Boys | Something Sweet
This is the sweetest song by the sweetest little band from the midwest of the USA. On one of my favorite labels, Polyvinyl. There is nothing much to say here, except that I appreciate this type of record existing and being promoted in 2018.

9. Melody's Echo Chamber | I Follow You
I work at a College and one of the students shared this album with me and I couldn't believe how good it was. I love how motifs are repeated throughout the album, and I love the softness of her voice and the angular nature of the guitar.

10. The Drums | Heart Basel
This is one of those songs that changed my life songs. Recently. It just hit me at the right time, and coincided with me re-discovering having feelings that I thought I didn't have anymore. It's so young and fresh and has one of my favorite lyrics: And I wanna share a cigarette and I want to go dancing in the rain! That's everything really. Also, another band to see live. HE HAS THE MOVES. I had so much fun at The Drums show I saw. A good dream.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1642 | by David Poe

1. Heatwave | The Groove Line
A tight and joyful 1970s Funky Pop hit written by Rod Temperton, who would go on to write some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, including Thriller.

2. Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni | Cantate Domino (Performed by The Choir Of Somerville College, Oxford, conductor: David Crown)
I sang this song from age 9 to 15 with a boys choir. As my voice changed over the years, I learned all the vocal parts, which was highly instructive. Like a fair amount of Religious Music, the arrangement sounds best when you sing the shit out of it, which we did.

3. Chocolate Genius. | My Mom
Even if I knew of other ballads that considered the crushing effects of Alzheimer’s Disease in an aging parent from their child’s perspective, I would still love this song for the chordal shift before the chorus, which illustrates the lyric that follows: It’s been five years, and some change.

4. The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir | Kalimankou Denkou (The Evening Gathering) (from Marcel Cellier Présente: Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - Volume 1)
Ancient and Modern, Eastern and Western, Ecstasy and Resignation.

5. The Flamingos | I Only Have Eyes For You (Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler Cover)
Bewitching Doo-Wop.

6. T Bone Burnett | Dope Island
Hard to pick one from Tooth Of Crime, a record of transcendent songs created for the Sam Shepard play of the same name.

7. Prince And The Revolution | Tamborine
I love when Prince has fun with it. There’s songs more exemplary of his genius, but I always loved this jam.

8. Grey Reverend | Little Jose
Though it is odd to choose an instrumental track by such a poignant singer-songwriter, I’ve loved this acoustic guitar thing since I first heard it in a late night Jeremy Sole mix on KCRW in Los Angeles.

9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced
The reversed drums and guitar and poetic pickup lines of this song were the first to draw me into the world of this ingenious singer-songwriter (who apparently played a little guitar as well.)

10. Contemporary Gospel Chorus The High School Of Music And Art | Never Alone (Fame Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
A celebration of Oxygen. A piano that sounds like it could go off the rails at any second, but never does. Harmonic Majesty.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1641 | by Matteo Scarpa (The Transisters, Wora Wora Washington) and Antonio Angeli (Mary Goes To Vietnam) of Kill Your Boyfriend

SIDE A | by Matteo Scarpa

1. Suicide | Ghost Rider
This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands ever. Alan Vega and Martin Rev blend a chilling Synth-Punk environment with an Elvis-style Rock & Roll vocal, full of Delay and Reverb. This influenced the sound of Kill Your Boyfriend in various ways, and I really love it.

2. The Jesus And Mary Chain | You Trip Me Up
Two words: White Noise. It’s hard to pick a favorite track from The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Psychocandy… The album does something incredible for me. I remember the day when I first heard You Trip Me Up, and it was the song’s enthusiasm mixed with astonishment that hit me. It changed my conception of Making Music. Amazing!

3. Joy Division | Something Must Break 
I became a Joy Division fan at a young age, and this is one of my favorite songs. The constant gait of the bass, the Power and Depth of the Sound, the Anger that pervades the song… How can you not love it?

4. The Velvet Underground & Nico | European Son
Kill Your Boyfriend wouldn’t be who we are without The Velvet Underground. I can't imagine our Music without their influence. Their sound and attitude -- a mix of Punk, Noise and Rock & Roll -- is something really special.

5. Dirty Beaches | Casino Lisbona 
I’m really impressed by Alex Zhang Hungtai, aka Dirty Beaches. I fell in love with his Music via his previous album, Badlands, but my love grew deeper when I heard Drifters/Love Is The Devil. The entire album is totally hypnotic, full of these Lo-Fi loops that seem to never end.

6. Father Murphy | You Got Worry
I know the members of Father Murphy very well. They are from our hometown, Treviso. This song is taken from the album No Room For The Weak, and for me it's a turning point for their compositional skill. From there, they were introduced into an apocalyptic, Psychedelic, Neo-Folk atmosphere, full of Emptiness, where the raw vocals of frontman Federico Zanatta and vocalist/percussionist Chiara Lee emerge from The Abyss. Marvellous!

7. Holiday Inn | The Destruction We Assure Each Other (Recorded on Marantz 2-tracks in October 2013 at Forte Fanfulla, Rome, Italy)
Holiday Inn is a great Roman band. I saw them in a concert two years ago and from that day I started to follow them. Their Minimal Acid Synth-Punk is something gorgeous. I think this track expresses all their insanity. Check them out if they play in your town. Their show will kill you.

8. Wora Wora Washington | Sem
OK, this song is from my heart. I was a member of this band once, but now they are just two members, Marco and Giorgio. This track is taken from their 2016 album Mirror. I like their new Dark-Electronic sound, and the epic vocal in this song is incredible. I can't explain how much I learned from them in my own use of synths and drum machine.

9. King Dude | My Mother Was The Moon (with Emily Denton)
I really love the lonely feeling that this album, Burning Daylight, conveys. This song, the live version with Chelsea Wolfe’s voice especially, touches me deeply.

10. The Beatles | Tomorrow Never Knows  
This song reminds me of my childhood. I remember that, when I discovered this song, I spent days listening to it. I was fascinated by such an Experimental song.

SIDE B | by Antonio Angeli

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico | Venus In Furs
If The Velvet Underground didn't exist, my life, and my Musical Attitude, would make less sense.

2. Sonic Youth | Schizophrenia
I don’t think there’s a bad album in Sonic Youth’s discography. My choice of this song is just because my life is a little bit schizophrenic.

3. Nirvana | All Apologies
In Utero made me grow up. Nirvana made me grow up, and made my drumming grow up.

4. His Electro Blue Voice | Spit Dirt
Obsession... How I love it in Music! This song is a lesson in Hypnosis.

5. Lou Reed | The Bed 
If I could, I would choose every song on Berlin. It’s one of my favorite albums ever.

6. BLUE CRIME | Machinery
I remember first time BLUE CRIME and Kill Your Boyfriend played together in Berlin: as soon as their set began, I fell in love with them.

7. New Candys | Dark Love
New Candys put this song on a split album with us in 2015. I’ve replayed it over and over since then.

8. Movie Star Junkies | These Woods Have Ears
I saw them playing live about four years ago and, after the awesome gig, I had to buy their LP Son Of The Dust.

9. CCCP - Fedeli Alla Linea | Io Sto Bene
CCCP is an Italian Punk band I really loved as a teenager.

10. The Beatles | Across The Universe 
What can I say? I've been listening to The Beatles all my life. Theirs is The Ultimate Music.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1640 | by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Marco Schiavo and Roberto Maria Clemente of XXL and Larsen

SIDE A | by Roberto Maria Clemente

1. Sufjan Stevens | Death With Dignity
It starts and has the power of changing my mood immediately.

2. Coil | The First Five Minutes After Death
I never understood which age this Music would seem to belong...

3. Xiu Xiu | Botanica De Los Angeles
It makes me feel at home.

4. Colin Stetson | Hunted
A primitive voice into Minimalism, unbelievably all tracks played at once.

5. Apparat | Song Of Los
Easy listening with Elegance.

6. Perfume Genius | Normal Song
Stunned by Simplicity.

7. Teho Teardo | La Retour À La Raison
Some of the Music I played the most during the Grog Vim days.

8. Wire | The 15th
My ideal Pop song, perfect Melody and Distortion together.

9. Brian Eno - David Byrne | Mea Culpa
Never heard anything like this before at the time.

10. CAN | Vitamin C
Still impressed by the unique Forward Thinking of this Music...

SIDE B | by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo

1. David Bowie | Heroes 
The Mistery of Sound, a white light in the fog...

2. The Cure | The Caterpillar
Everything is possible.

3. Neu! | Hallogallo
Europe endless...

4. David Bowie | Blackstar
A Life lesson.

5. Swans | The Sound
To the Cosmos and back (thank you, Michael!)...

6. Leonard Cohen | Avalanche
Darkness is a beautiful place.

7. Einstürzende Neubauten | Armenia
The Politics of Sound.

8. Nico | Janitor Of Lunacy
A world apart.

9. Slowdive | Catch The Breeze
As per the title...

10. Eno | St. Elmo's Fire
Oblique strategies.

SIDE C | by Marco Schiavo

1. Cocteau Twins | Love's Easy Tears
First track I ever listened to by this band that I deeply adore and that introduced me to the eerie Sound of the so-called shoe gazing scene.

2. Simple Minds | New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
One of the few bands I loved when I was a kid that I still enjoy listening to.

3. The Cure | Push
The Head On The Door was the first Cure record I stumbled upon and it was instant Love.

4. David Bowie | Ashes To Ashes
One of Bowie's tracks that still gives me goose bumps when I hear the very first seconds.

5. The Smiths | That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
One of the most important bands of my difficult growing up years.

6. Tears For Fears | Pale Shelter
Great Wave track.

7. Einstürzende Neubauten | Feurio!
A band that opened my ears and made me realize there were other types of Music out there yet to be explored.

8. Neurosis | Through Silver In Blood
A true shock to see them live, a real experience of apocalyptic sounds and visions...

9. Depeche Mode | Leave In Silence
Another band from my youth.

10. Kate Bush | Get Out Of My House
She was an inventive pioneer and crazy force of Nature.