“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 first tastes of The Darcys’ forthcoming new album Warring sound like Grizzly Bear if that quartet was as enamored with Burial and El-P as it is with the Beach Boys and the Incredible String Band–all smooth lead vocals and lush harmonies backed by synth-driven atmsosphere and big, gnarly bass lines. Fittingly, their playlist moves through various strains of electronic music that toe the line between home-listening material and bonafide club fare, with the likes of James Blake, Mount Kimbie, and Nicolas Jaar’s Darkisde all making appearances.
Warring will be released via Arts and Crafts September 17.
Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.
“A1,” Darkside, 2011
“Open Eye Signal,” Jon Hopkins, 2013
“Sun,” Caribou, 2010
“Before I Move Off,” Mount Kimbie, 2010
“2020,” Suuns, 2013
“A Tooth for an Eye,” The Knife, 2013
“Judge Jury and Executioner,” Atoms for Peace, 2013
“Province,” TV on the Radio, 2009
“Working Full-Time,” Constantines, 2005
“Retrograde,” James Blake, 2013
“Untitled (How Does it Feel?), 2000