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."
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."
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."
NB Surfer's Lament and Drum are currently unavailable
Jay Reatard - Oh It's Such A Shame "I don't think this dude surfed. But neither do I. Such a banger."
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."
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."
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