Listen In: Big Ups Made You a Playlist

11.19.13 Andy Cush

Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

The NYC post-hardcore bruisers Big Ups contributed this week’s playlist, which touches on some clear predecessors to their sound like Fugazi and Refused before transitioning into smooth, blissed-out electronic music (hello, “Take My Breath Away“). Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.

Big Ups play Glasslands November 30th. Their debut LP Eighteen Hours of Static arrives January 13 via Dead Labour.

“Skills of the Star Pilot,” Butterglory, 1994

“It Rained Today Inside My Head,” Ceremony, 2007

“Mr. Black,” Dope Body, 2011

“Sweet and Low,” Fugazi, 1993

“Coup D’Etat,” Refused, 1996

“Sweet Love for Planet Earth,” 2008

“Homesick,” DJ Koze feat. Ada, 2013

“It’s a Shame,” The Spinners, 1970

“Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me),” Steely Dan, 1972

“Take My Breath Away,” Berlin, 1986

“Synthesist,” Harald Grosskopf, 1980

“Wild,” Screaming Females, 2010