Custom made for a wedding at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.
Featuring music by The Rolling Stones, Mark Ronson, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Jarabe de Palo, Buena Vista Social Club, Generationals, Fitz & The Tantrums, Electric Guest, Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Average White Band, James Brown, The Impressions, Sly and The Family Stone, and The Velvet Underground. We filleted a live Frank Zappa track called Been To Kansas City In A Minor which opens and closes the mix.
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This is the time of year for Best of 2014 lists. Billboard, Spotify and Shazam can show you which songs topped the charts, were streamed the most, and caught on quickly in 2014. Music writers have different metrics: they write about the music that they liked, rather than what was played the most. Earning high marks this year were Sturgill Simpson, Temples, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and The War On Drugs. These are all artists I’ve had in heavy rotation, and were included in a mix I released this summer.
In each Best of 2014 list, I discovered a new artist or album that I had never heard of or listened to. Read on for the best music I nearly missed in 2014.
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A fun mix with chilled-out tunes appropriate for sunbathing, grilling, relaxing with friends or driving to the beach with the top down.
Squires features tracks by Beach House, Comanche, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Real Estate, Tame Impala, j.viewz, The XX, and Surfer Blood. There’s even a brief sample of Sacha Baron Cohen’s guest appearance on he Simpsons.
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