Using sound recordings from the Voyager space probes, 14 musicians and bands have created songs inspired by our Solar System for Lefse’s upcoming Space Project compilation.

A Porcelain Raft: “Giove”
B The Antlers: “Jupiter”

A Mutual Benefit: “Terraform”
B Anna Meredith: “Miranda”

A The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program: “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)”
B The Holydrug Couple: “Amphitrites Lost”

A Youth Lagoon: “Worms”
B Blues Control: “Blues Danube”

A Beach House: “Saturn Song”
B Zomes: “Moonlet”

A Absolutely Free: “EARTH I”
B Jesu: “Song of Earth”

A Benoit & Sergio: “Long Neglected Words”
B Larry Gus: “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”

a hazy summer

Yet Again - Grizzly Bear

Portuguese Solid Summer - Chad Valley

Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey

Party Talk - Craft Spells

Cold Summers - Crepes

Pink Gorilla - White Fence

Animal (Mark Ronson Remix) - Miike Snow

Cold War - The Morning Benders

Dreaming - Mac Demarco

San Francisco - Foxygen

The Brae - Yumi Zouma

The World Is Crowded - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

‘Cause I’m a Man - Tame Impala

Melody Day - Caribou

Most Wanted - Cults

Look Away - The Spinto Band

Day Go By - Karen O

Dead Love (So Still) - Widowspeak

Martina and Clive Krantz - Princeton

Passing Out Pieces of Me (Demo) - Mac Demarco

Headbanging In the Mirror - Ducktails

Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing

Nancy From Now On - Father John Misty

Eternity One Night Only - Cut Copy

Holding Out For You - Pond

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala

Mouth Mountain - Holy Wave

Too Soaked to Break - Born Ruffians

Let’s Go Surfing - The Drums

Go Ahead - Gap Dream

With Us Soon - Doug Tuttle

Optimist High - Chris Cohen

Back to the Middle - Deerhunter

Step - Vampire Weekend

Obstacle Eyes - Morgan Delt

Talking Backwards - Real Estate

Open the Door - The Men

Little Fang - Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

Adult Diversion - Alvvays

Irene - Twin Peaks

Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix) - Small Black

Soft Tension - EZTV

How Can You Really - Foxygen

It All Feels Right - Washed Out

Lazy Wonderland - Broken Bells

Cali in a Cup - Woods

When They Fight, They Fight - Generationals

Ferus Gallery - Allah-Las

The Bend - Real Estate

Strangers - Lotus Plaza

I Was There - The War on Drugs

Good As New - Vacationer

Simple Girl - JR JR

Put Your Number In My Phone - Ariel Pink

Beat - White Fence

Out of Tune - Real Estate

Catamaran - Allah-Las

Necessary Evil - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Eighth Avenue - Hospitality

Peace of Mind - Mikal Cronin

Ivy Covered House - Ducktails

Human - DIIV

Keep Me In Mind - Little Joy

Gloria - JR JR

Breaker - Deerhunter

She’s a Witch - Gengahr

Daydream - Calvin Love

Cryin’ Smoke - Ganglians

Varsity - Smith Westerns

Inside Out - Spoon

Run Baby Run - Toro y Moi

Introspection - MGMT

Unless You Speak from Your Heart - Porcelain Raft

Daydream - Beach Fossils

You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb (Original Dram Session) - Ex Cops

Blessa - Toro y Moi

Weekenders - Minks

Feel It All Around - Washed Out

Sagres - The Tallest Man On Earth

Faithless - Heavenly Beat

You Disappear - La Luz

Let It Happen - Tame Impala

Moving To the Left - Woods

Red Eyes - The War on Drugs


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Porcelain Raft - Unless You Speak From Your Heart

Porcelain Raft wasn’t too much on my radar before I got to see him last year at SXSW, at the Transparent x Forest Family Recs showcase. Mauro Remiddi somehow transcends age, both physicality and musically. You can tell he’s no youngster, there’s something ‘lived’ about  him, yet there somehow remains a freshness in his eyes. 

From reading more about his life and experiences, it’s no wonder his music is as eclectic, solid, and enjoyable as it is. He directed this video for one of his more upbeat and infectious pop songs on his new album Strange Weekend out now on Secretly Canadian. You can stream the whole thing on his facebook.

Watch on papawasa.tumblr.com

Stream in full the new album from Porcelain Raft “Strange Weekend”.