“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 “Listen In” comes from Philly post-punk band Psychic Teens, who assembled a fitting soundtrack for what’s forecast to be a cloudy memorial day weekend, featuring downcast, fitful cuts from Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Waxahatchee, and others. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.
If you like what you hear, head to the Acheron in East Williamsburg Sunday night, where Psychic Teens will play along with Sore Saints, Yr Skull My Closet, and Allison Blood.
Larry Ragone’s selections:
“Rakim,” Dead Can Dance, 1994
“Marry Me,” These Immortal Souls, 1987
“Setting Sun,” The Chemical Brothers, 1996
Dave Cherasaro’s selections:
“Bull in the Heather,” Sonic Youth, 1994
“A.K.A.,” True Widow, 2008
“Lo Batt,” Man… or Astroman?, 1997
Joe DeCarolis’s selections:
“Feeling Gravity’s Pull,” R.E.M., 1985
“Misery Over Dispute,” Waxahatchee, 2013
“Tiny Tortures,” Flying Lotus, 2012
(Mixtape art: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork)