Mixtape: It’s Too Late All of a Sudden


This comp has been brewing a bit in the back of my mind for some time. It’s a round up of newer artists that lean towards ‘70s aesthetics in some capacity, though not necessarily from the same sources. There’s an air of L.A. Canyon folk to start, a kind of late-afternoon haze that rises over the hills in resplendent golden hues. The collection progresses through piano pop hangovers that give way to a more neon-lit evening before collapsing in a Sunset hotel room for lack of resolve to return home. Diner drinks, dim-lit jukeboxes, and last call cocktails mix with the wood paneling. There’s a sense of ‘70s pop’s melt towards something a bit more addled but never agitated. Shades of Sunflower mix with the strains of ABBA from a passing car, an ozone fizz of glam rises for only a moment before being consumed by narcotic whiffs of BOC and a JJ Cale cool down, all filtered through a modern crop of artists that make the touchstones feel palpable but echo in strange reverberations.

1. Ivy Wye – Introduction
2. Bedouine – Easy
3. Sylvie – Further Down The Road
4. Cool Ghouls – The Way I Made You Cry
5. Michael Rault – When I’m Back In Town Again
6. Ornament – In Her Light
7. Pearl Charles – Givin’ It Up
8. Drugdealer (feat. Weyes Blood) – The End of Comedy
9. Foxygen – How Can You Really
10. Brower – The Rainbow and More
11. Music Go Music – Light of Love
12. Howlin’ Rain – Collage
13. Scott Hirsch – No No
14. Once and Future Band – Freaks
15. The Explorers Club – Ruby
16. Velveteen Rabbit – Star In The Making
17. Savoy Motel – Wilson Jacqueline
18. Drugdealer (feat. Kate Bollinger) – Pictures of You
19. Maston – Do You Feel It Working
20. Bart – Don’t Push

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