A couple of killjoys like us probably shouldn't be asked to compile playlists. But here you go! Pull up your socks and crank up those pitiful laptop speakers. Enjoy!
Check out Casey + Ewan's playlist at the bottom of the page.
John Grant - 'Marz'
When you can make a torch song out of reading a desert menu, you will always have my heart.
Anna Meredith 'ALR'
Scotland's finest conductor of self slapping orchestras. And this is a great cover.
The Lovely Eggs - 'Fuck It'
The National Anthem of Lancaster
Pascal Comelade + Robert Wyatt "September Song"
In case you hadn't noticed autumn is here.
Cate Le Bon - 'Duke'
Sometimes I feel like Cate's songs are my children, but they're not my children, they're her children, which I guess makes me a creepy uncle who hangs around too much. I love them all equally. This one's about her school friend Delmi, who also features in the video.
Look Up At The Sky - "Francis The Great"
If you've made it this far, this is a treat especially for you.
Waterfall Person - 'Waterfall Miracle'
Freshest hit of the year. A hyperactive Australia teenager channelling Daniel Johnston
Propiedad Prohibida - 'Franco Battiato'
It's got some drones and beeps and strings.
Cobra Killer - 'Six Secs'
Because Germans like to hula hoop too
Silver Apples 'I Have Known Love'
When I try and sing, I imagine I sound like the moaning backing vocals on this.
H.Hawkline - 'Everybody's on the Line'
Wales' finest proponent of white denim. Because he once told me what this song was about, and it was upsetting, and because he left me stranded on a LA freeway headed to the airport whilst shooting the video to it.
Philip Glass 'Floe'
Do I have to write a reason for all of these tracks?
Inflatable Boy Clams - 'Skeletons'
I reigned in the skronk, but here's just a tiny bit. If only a fraction of post punk was this good...
Islet 'A Bear On His Own'
Making a video for this got me a trip to Japan and plasticine under my finger nails for what seemed like forever. Islet are lovely people and are just about to do some new stuff.
Lio - 'Banana Split'
Banana split, mmm.
'Killin' The Vibe' Ducktails
Just like this playlist.
The Fugs - 'Wide Wide River'
The Fugs perfectly capture another day working in the Media Industry
'Snow on Cape' Bradford Cox
Trying my best best to keep it upbeat.
The Eloise Trio - 'Come to The Caribbean'
This is not a request this is clearly a psychic command
'Ghost of a Tree' Richard Dawson
Lets finally put all these vibes to rest. It was this or the one about the horse being butchered. This may not to grab you, but hearing Mr Dawson perform live is something I heartily recommend you try and do - sometimes compressed packages of ones and zeros don't quite do things justice.