I’m pleased you enjoyed the mix. I think we’ve shared a couple of mixes each at this stage & I agree there does tend to be plenty in common. Apologies about the lack of tracklisting. I was leaving the country for 3 weeks & in my rush to get the mixes posted I totally forgot to include the tracklists in the package although I was pretty sure I PM’d my recipients.
Bathysphere is such a great song. I was close to putting River Guard on instead (agree it’s simply stunning) but I thought it was a good opportunity to let an older Smog classic out to play. Seeing as River Guard’s appeared on a few mixes I’m pleased with the decision.
I’d been revisiting 90’s Oldham before putting the mix together so Gulf Shores was a shoe in for inclusion, beautiful song. The Ocean’s Nerves is from Ghost Tropic which is often overlooked but well worth checking out.
I’ll defend War On Drugs against Dire Straits accusations all day , saw them live a couple of years ago at a small show in Indianapolis & they’ve been one of my favourite bands ever since.
The Dirty Three song is from Ocean Songs, probably their best album & I figured I’d put my favourite song on the mix rather than going for a water title (of which there are many on the album)
I’m really glad you liked the Lisa Hannigan song, her latest album At Swim is excellent. I saw her tour the album twice last year & We, The Drowned was particularly excellent live. I’d definitely recommend you check that & the Hope Sandoval albums out.
Thanks for the feedback!