This week we’re giving the One Quart Weekly Playlist a slight revamp. The playlist will appear as its own feature on each Monday and we’ll include editorial content for you to read whilst listening. We’ve also organized the playlist somewhat, so that the latest videos (newest releases) appear at the front of the playlist.
So without further ado, what do we have for you?
Dirty Projectors return after four years of silence with the fine minimalism of “Keep Your Name”, whilst another return – at least to the pop-field – comes from Lady Gaga with the Madonna tinged “Perfect Illusion” (the video featuring production buddies Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson and Blood Pop). Goat push their psych-nordic-weirdness once again with new single “Union Of Mind and Soul” (check those hippy flutes). Metronomy‘s “Night Owl” displays the usual slick economy in a video that involves extreme violence and dummies. Finland’s The Holy bring us another imaginative video that perfectly captures the mood of new single “Can’t Remember Your Name”. Amongst all the Sonic Youth action, collaborations, guest appearances and Body/Head, Kim Gordon finally releases her debut solo single in the form of “Murdered Out” (and yes, it was well worth the wait). Hope Sandoval has moved on from Mazzy Star‘s dreaminess for now, but the laid-back vibes of “Let Me Get There” are enhanced by the duetting appearance of Kurt Vile. The new tracks are rounded off by the seriously creepy “Daddy’s Car” by Artificial Intelligence. Yes folks, robots writing songs in the style of The Beatles. Please let this be a one off.
Kim Gordon finally releases her debut solo single in the form of “Murdered Out” (and yes, it was well worth the wait).
Elsewhere, amongst the old cuts, New Zealand’s Tall Dwarfs are stalwarts of the great Flying Nun label and an early exponent of lo-fi aesthetics. Early Hüsker Dü, iconic Tracy Chapman, 1980s Aretha Franklin and the New Wave vigour of Elvis Costello, The Boomtown Rats and The Cars precede late Reigning Sound‘s more songy “Goodbye”. Beyoncé‘s ever relevant “Formation”, Medeski Martin & Wood‘s mellower side in the laid-back leaning “No Ke Ano Ahiahi”, whilst obscurist 1990s gangsta rap from Darkside Players takes us to the oldest tracks. Here you’ll find Otis Redding‘s final performance, Sandy Salisbury‘s Beach Boys like “Come Softly” and Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou. Lou Reed‘s standard “Perfect Day” still manages to retain its spark despite overuse, while Billy Holiday‘s “Strange Fruit” sadly remains pertinent and relevant, perhaps more now than ever. We close out the playlist with some Czech/American jazz fusion from Jan Hammer.
One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #15
- Dirty Projectors: Keep Your Name
- Lady Gaga: Perfect Illusion
- Goat: Union Of Mind and Soul
- Metronomy: Night Owl
- The Holy: Can’t Remember Your Name
- Kim Gordon: Murdered Out
- Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions – Let Me Get There (Feat. Kurt Vile)
- Artificial Intelligence: Daddy’s Car
- Tall Dwarfs: Dare to Tread
- Hüsker Dü: In A Free Land
- Tracy Chapman: Talkin’ bout a Revolution
- Aretha Franklin: Every Girl (Wants My Guy)
- Elvis Costello: Alison
- The Cars: Bye Bye Love
- The Boomtown Rats: Don’t believe What You Read
- Reigning Sound: Goodbye
- Beyoncé: Formation
- Medeski Martin & Wood: No Ke Ano Ahiahi
- Darkside Players: High Than a Mutha Fucka
- Otis Redding: Try A Little Tenderness
- Sandy Salisbury: Come softly
- Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou: Piano Solo
- Lou Reed: Perfect Day
- Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
- Jan Hammer Group: Don’t You Know Extended
Playlist compiled by: Joel Kupiainen, Ville Kilpeläinen, Nick Triani, Jaakko Mattila, Kevin Walker, Astrid Swan, Aapeli Salminen, Petri Poutiainen and Joonatan Kotila.