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Playlist - Jonathan Rice's Surf selections inc Atlas Sounds, Jay Reatard and, er, Ride

Playlist - Jonathan Rice's Surf selections inc Atlas Sounds, Jay Reatard and, er, Ride
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Having just released his own album Good Graces, it seems Jonathan Rice is ready to hit the beach. One half of Jenny & Johnny (you can guess which), following his solo effort the singers-songwriter has put us together a surf themed playlist.

Jack Nitzsche – Lower California

“I don’t know if you can surf to this, but it’s a good song for falling into a sinkhole, at the very least.”

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The Chameleons – Up The Down Escalator

“All the surfers I know love downer anglophile music. It’s not all just Dick Dale and shit like that.”

Brian Jonestown Massacre – If Love Is The Drug

“This is more of what happens at night. a lot of surfers I know live much harder than land dwelling rockers.”

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Atlas Sound – Quick Canal

“This song really makes me think of the ocean. So beautiful. And really, who doesn’t want to throw Bradford Cox off a boat without a dingy?”

Farmer Dave Scher – Our Love Is A Wave

“Farmer Dave’s legend grows legs with every passing summer. An enthusiast of all things oceanic. This is one my favourite songs of his.”

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Jay Reatard – Oh It’s Such A Shame

“I don’t think this dude surfed. But neither do I. Such a banger.”

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Johnathan Rice – Surfer’s Lament

“Yeah, this is my song. Shameless plug. It comes surfer approved though, as the great Chad Marshall sings back up on it. It’s a song I wrote about what terrible trouble my friends get into when there’s no waves and they’re bored.”

John Philips – Drum

“This is just some of the most beautiful but fucked-up music there is. And the lyrics are all scenes from the PCH. This is the dark heart of LA, crystallised.”

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Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees

“I listened to this every day while driving to the beach last summer.”

Ride – Vapour Trail

“I know it may sound weird, but surfers BANG this song in LA all the time.”

For more head to Johnathanrice.com.


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