“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.
Today’s playlist, from Ducktails, aka Matt Mondanile of Real Estate, is eclectic, veern from vintage psych rock to smooth jazz and back again. A few entries–like a full film about Italo disco and a vintage BMW commercial–aren’t even songs, but there is a continuing thread, in that most of this music shares a soft-focus, jazzy looseness in common with Ducktails’ own music.
“These Three Things,” Peter Koppes, 1988
“Jocks aka Music Fever,” a film about Italo disco, 1984
“New York City,” News, 1974
“Atmosphere (Lost Dubs),” Kerri Chandler, 1993
“Couldn’t Love You More,” John Martyn, 1981
“Vintage BMW 2002 ad,” year unknown
“Better Days Ahead,” Norman Brown, 1996
“I’m God,” Clams Casino, 2009
“You’re My Only One,” Whoosha, year unknown