“I made this mix one morning last week while enjoying some coffee and oatmeal at my kitchen table. Some of these tracks bang, others are more chill, but I’ve been loving them all these past few weeks. I decided to start and end the mix with Joe Gibbs songs because I’ve been obsessively listening to his ‘Dub Serial’ record in these dying days of summer. I hope you enjoy it.”
Tracklisting: Joe Gibbs - Without Love Version Tessela - Butchwax Genius of Time - Juno Jam Lurka - Holding Baio - On&On&On&On Jabru - Church (feat. Joel Culpepper) Simian Mobile Disco - Tangents Pablo Nouvelle - Invading My Mind (feat. Fiona Daniel) The Drifter and Benjamin Froehlich - Waterville Daniel Avery - Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix) Joe Gibbs - Turn Back the Hands Of Time (Version)
Upper West Side, 1982 - Rostam Batmanglij (Music from This Is Our Youth)
" Dennis Ziegler, 21 years old Warren Straub, 19 years old Jessica Goldman, 19 years old
The play takes place in Dennis’s one-room apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The time is late March, 1982.”
…reads the first page of Kenneth Lonergan’s script for This Is Our Youth. As soon as I read it I thought about myself at that age, I had just moved to upper Manhattan to go to school. A bunch of my time in that period of my life was spent studying piano, and the piano’s this instrument you can find in apartment buildings throughout New York. So it was important for me to write something that could realistically be heard coming down the hall— maybe from an apartment next door to Dennis’s. And it was also important to me that there be a bit of the feeling that a person has maybe come home late at night, in a somewhat altered state, and they sit down at a piano and this is what comes out of them and it’s never existed before. -Rostam Batmanglij (via Pitchfork)
In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Rostam Batmanglij explains how he came to score This Is Our Youth and how writing for the stage is different than writing pop songs with Vampire Weekend. Plus, hear excerpts from the score, performed live by string quartet in the Soundcheck studio.