Weekend Mix: Black Lips, Vandervelde, The Black Keys, and more

Original photo: The Black Lips on Flickr
Weekend Mixes are provided by The Tale of The Tape, a locally-run web publication featuring daily content devoted to new music and key releases from the past decade. Check it out at thetaleofthetape.com.

Two things:

1. Cross your fingers for no rain tomorrow (May 22) because it’s Block Street Block Party day and we don’t need no stinking water on it.

2. Sigh in relief that Black Lips producer Mark Ronson is still alive. He was apparently hospitalized during sessions for the Lips’ upcoming Arabia Mountain album after he and the band ate raw liver sashimi at a Japanese restaurant to prepare for the recording of a track called “Raw Meat.” We haven’t heard that song yet, but this week’s mix kicks off with another track from the album and it’s a good one.

Thanks, as always, to The Tale of The Tape for sharing.


Black Lips – “Modern Art”
From Arabia Mountain, due 6/7 via Vice

Vandervelde – “More Than You Can Feel”
Digital single available now on Secretly Canadian

Keegan DeWitt – “Thunder Clatter”
More on Keegan DeWitt

The Black Keys – “Dearest”(Buddy Holly Cover)
From Rave On, due 6/28 via Fantasy/Concord

Washed Out – “Eyes Be Closed”
From Within And Without, due 7/12 via Sub Pop

1,2,3 – “Work”
From New Heaven, due 6/21 via Frenchkiss Records

Yarn Owl – “Embrace Our Place(Montana Y Caballo)”
From Montana Caballo, available now on YO’s Bandcamp

White Fence – “Get That Heart”
From Is Growing Faith, out now on Woodsist

Future Dancing – “Telling Stories”
From You Were Already Long Great Before You Met Me

Crystal Antlers – “Summer Solstice”
From Two-Way Mirror, available 7/12 via Recreation LTD

Full Mix

Weekend Mix: May 20-22