“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks.
This weeks playlist is brought to you by John Schmersal of psych-rock band Vertical Scratchers. He’s put together a list of psych oddities, french crate-diggers and obscure funk. Here’s what Schmersal has to say about his playlist:
I bought a bunch of great records in France this time around. Nothing I chose is modern and therefore there aren’t real videos, more like a jukebox but, that’s fine by me, if it’s fine by you. It is about the listening I assume…
You can check out Vertical Scratchers new album Daughter of Everything here.
Mighty Hannibal – The Truth Shall Make You Free
Easy Cure – Need Myself Demo
Sparks – Amateur Hour
Tom Novembre – Parcours santé
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect – Nobody’s Scared
Nouveaux Riches – 25 Ans
The Verlaines – Baud To Tears
Jacques Dutronc – Les Playboys
Pink Floyd – The Crying Song
Willie Nelson – Permanently Lonely