Dream journal: I'm on a street as it starts to crack open. Volcanic lava glows hazmat orange as it oozes through the asphalt. Everything and everyone is unsteady. Bodies float in the air, but I'm on the ground, searching for a copy of a split 7" — Low covers Rihanna's "Stay" and Shearwater does Frank Ocean's "Novacane." Instinctively, I knew that playing the record was supposed to soothe the Earth, that Alan and Mimi's harmonies would hug the tectonic plates back together. Not really sure how to feel about it / Something in the way you move / Makes me feel like I can't live without you / It takes me all the way / I want you to stay.
"You are right. It does and will soothe the earth."
Miss you, Mim. —Lars Gotrich
Stream the Viking's Choice mixtape via BNDCMPR. Follow my Bandcamp collection. Tracklist below:
Mannequin P*ssy, "I Got Heaven"
Mendoza Hoff Revels, "Diablada"
Vumbi Dekula, "Maamajacy"
Stars of the Lid, "Articulate Silence"
Deafheaven, "Vertigo (Remix / Remaster)"
Lync, "Pennies to Save"
The Native Cats, "My Risks is Art"
The Keening, "Little Bird"
Alexia Avina, "NPD / Father's Day"
Wayne Everett, "Best Days"
Tenniscoats, "Cacoy = 囲"
Stomp Talk Modstone, "Kill for Me / Maelstrom Jam"
Baikida E.J. Caroll, "Forest Scorpion"
Fernando Oly, "Cheiro De Romã"
Thank You, I'm Sorry, "Autonomy Shop"
MONTY, "Oh Noble Farmer!"
Black to Comm, "Sleep Thy Plumage in His Sweetness"
Feeling Figures, "Across the Line"
The Feelies, "Rock & Roll (The Velvet Underground cover)"
Rosali, "Stuck Inside a Cloud (George Harrison cover)"
Low, "Stay (Rihanna cover)"
Erin Rae, "As We Go Along (Carole King cover)"
Shabazz Palaces (feat. Royce The Choice), "Binoculars"
Fat Tony (feat. B L A C K I E), "Don't Tap In / Confusion"
Tossing Seed, "When You Come Around"
Maria Elena Silva, "Love, If It Is So"
M. Sage & Zander Raymond, "It Is Isn't It"
Tom James Scott, "Blue Mist"
Fortunato Durutti Marinetti, "Lightning on a Sunny Day"
Ringfinger, "Viking Funeral"