Mixtape: Hurry Sundown

I’m introducing another new feature today on the site, a series of archival mixtapes. I’ve always been a fan of the mixtape idea, as perhaps any child of the ’80s and ’90s might be, but rather than simply a playlist or rundown of current favorites I’ve decided to dig up some themes from the past. In Autumn, when the temperatures seem to be dipping and the weather’s a mix grey skies and copper sun streaks, I often go to the well of ’60s psych, though its not the fuzz guitars and bright pop I’m usually looking for. There are some songs from the psychedelic wave that touched a more bittersweet note, reveling in a sad, quietude that matches the changing seasons. The first mix is called Hurry Sundown (after the Bubble Puppy song, though Hawkwind’s “Hurry On Sundown” also captures the mood). Hopefully this hits you right and lets you in on a few excellent soft psych classics. Tracklist, stream and download after the jump.

1. Food – Lady Miss Ann
2. Gandalf – Hang On To A Dream
3. The Pretty Things – Lonliest Person
4. The Fourmyula – Nature
5. Nick Garrie – Can I Stay With You
6. West Coast Part Art Experimental Band – Eighteen Is Over The Hill
7. The Millennium – It’s You
8. Sagittarius – My World Fell Down
9. Jackpots – King Of The World
10. Majority One – Charlotte Rose
11. The Zombies – Beechwood Park
12. The Groop – I Try To Think Of You When I Can
13. J.K. & Co. – Fly
14. Kaleidoscope (UK) – Please Excuse My Face
15. Heron – Car Crash

Download the mix HERE via Zippy.

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