Steven Harkins of Melted Toys made us a mix.
Steven Harkins is the lead singer/guitarist of the San Francisco glistening pop-trio Melted Toys. Their Washed & Dried EP (Underwater Peoples) has been the subject of so many blogs, articles, and my own personal record player. The trio’s drum-machine driven sound wavers between Peter Hook-esque bass scales and pseudo-psychedelic neon-guitar notes. Melted Toys played our party with Jonas Reinhardt in early April, and all the kraut-nerds kept asking, “Where did you find these guys?” The mystery of guys begged more questions about their sounds and origins. So we were stoked when they agreed submit a mix. Harkins explains “I grew up listening to half of these songs when my mom would play her records on Sundays, so they’re very close to my heart. I hope you dig!”
1/ Irany e Seu Conjunto - Pra Esquecer
2/ Yukihiro Takahashi - Flashback
3/ Paul McCartney - Twice In A Lifetime
4/ Chris Rainbow - Gimme Just A Beat (Mk. I)
5/ ABBA - Bang-A-Boomerang
6/ Juan Gabriel - El Noa Noa
7/ Lane Steinberg - If Not Now, When?
8/ Los Shakers - El Pino Y La Rosa
9/ Prefab Sprout - Looking For Atlantis
10/ Shoes - Yes Or No
11/ Blur - She’s So High
12/ Herrera & The Handouts - I DON’T WANT YOU TO GO
13/ Phil Seymour - I’ll Be Waiting
Medieval Weaponry by Always