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David Byrne shares “One Year Later” mix ft. Jlin, Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean & more

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Did you know David Byrne has an active Mixcloud account? He just posted a new, three-hour plus mix to it titled “One Year Later,” and if you haven’t guessed the theme given that title, here’s David to underline it:

The presidential election in the U.S. was a year ago. These are some of the pop songs I’ve been listening to in recent months as this strange anniversary approaches. These are artists who for the most part are working in the world and format of contemporary popular music but are often pushing at the boundaries of what that means. Some of them are pushing quite hard, trying to rewrite the rules. Others more or less accept the rules and accept the challenge of working within those restrictions.

I listen to this music while I’m cooking, which I do occasionally—slicing and chopping goes well with music. I also listen when I’m commuting to work down the west side Hudson River Park on my bike (I’ve been working all October on a theater workshop on Governors Island—it might be a year or so before more news). There’s no traffic on the bike path, so I feel pretty safe listening and even singing along on the ride back uptown.

Back to the election—something tells me some of this music relates to how these artists are feeling in the world these days. The tone can be hopeful, yearning and is often a source of solace.

The artists inlcuded on “One Year Later” are not exactly unexpected if you follow what David Does, including St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Arto Lindsay, De La Soul, Radiohead, Jlin, Frank Ocean, Lorde, Michael Kiwanuka, Arca, Sylvan Esso, Perfume Genius and more more — and there’s more than one song used by most of them. The mix finishes with Oneohtrix Point Never with whom he’s working on that new album.

Listen to David Byrne’s “One Year Later” playlist and check out the song list, below.

David Byrne Presents: One Year Later playlist:
Asido – Purity Ring
Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka
Desperately – Sam Dew
Doma – Zola Jesus
I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) – Arcade Fire
If You’re Here – Cornelius
New York [Explicit] – St. Vincent
Only God Knows (feat. Leight Congregational Choir) – Young Fathers
Piel – Arca
Pleasure – Feist
Provider – Frank Ocean
Complicity – Arto Lindsay
All This Time – Jonathan Coulton
Anoche – Arca
Bike Dream – Rostam
Each To Each – Arto Lindsay
Enigma – Jlin
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Exhumed – Zola Jesus
In Cold Blood [Explicit] – alt-J
LOW – Young Fathers
Slip Away – Perfume Genius
Sober [Explicit] – Lorde
I Promise – Radiohead
Keep The devil Off – Big K.R.I.T.
Die Young – Sylvan Esso
Just Like Love – Perfume Genius
Oatmeal – Sudan Archives
Radio [Explicit] – Sylvan Esso
GET UP – Young Fathers
Kick Jump Twist – Sylvan Esso
Liability – Lorde
Los Ageless – St. Vincent
Reincarnation – Sam Dew
Just A Girl – MHYSA
Last Year – alt-J
Seu Pai – Arto Lindsay
Coraje – Arca
Nest – Young Fathers
Pleader – alt-J
Snoopies [Explicit] – De La Soul feat. David Byrne – and the Anonymous Nobody
Up All Night – Beck
Unpair – Arto Lindsay
Dreams [Explicit] – Beck
Drawn – De La Soul feat. Little Dragon – and the Anonymous Nobody
Miel – Arca
We Don’t Deserve Love – Arcade Fire
Sober II (Melodrama) – Lorde
The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop) – Oneohtrix Point Never

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