You may remember this Ducktails track (featuring Martin from Real Estate) that Gorilla vs Bear posted about a month ago, via Olde English Spelling Bee from the Landscapes recording seshes. (If you haven't already, you MUST check out the comments section on that gvb post.) It's a cover of Departmentstore Santas' song from their album At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since (Top Shelf Records 1984) Joseph D'Angelo's sweet lo-fi bedroom sound made this album a favorite of college radio listeners and bin-hunters alike in the past few years. D'Angelo recorded the album with buds in his home in San Diego, using reel to reels, cassette machines and even old toy instruments, creating an album of elements that range from silly to samba to psychedelia.
Download both the Departmentstore Santas original and the Ducktails cover below.
Ducktails - Play in the Sun
Departmentstore Santas - Play in the Sun