Listen In: Gold & Youth Made You a Playlist

May 21, 2013 | 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.

For their edition of “Listen In,” the Canadian electronic outfit Gold & Youth compiled a playlist that mixes classic new wave with ambient techno, shoegaze, and jangly guitar pop. Befitting the band’s name, this is music that renders the world in a hazy, romantic glow. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.

Matt Lyall’s selections:

“Electricity,” Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1979:

“Silent,” The Field, 2007

“County Line,” Cass McCombs, 2011

Louise Burns’s selections:

“Blume,” Einstürzende Neubauten, 1993

“Sad Dark Eyes,” The Loved Ones, 1967

“Diamond,” Lightning Dust, 2013

Jeff Mitchelmore’s selections:

“Drum,” John Phillips, 1970

“Your Silent Face,” New Order, 1983

“Love Is the Drug,” Roxy Music, 1975

Murray Mckenzie’s selections:

“Tu Ne Dis Rien,” Dirty Beaches, 2012

“Life’s Fading Light,” The Sight Below, 2009

“When the Sun Hits,” Slowdive, 1993

(Mixtape art: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork)