Welcome to Mixtape, our weekly feature where we hand the keys to the WASTOIDS Spotify account over to cool folks to share what they’re listening to.
On Healing Potpourri‘s Paradise on Run For Cover Records, Oakland-based singer/songwriter Simi Sohota conjures up a psychedelic pop vision. Utilizing drum machines, synths, guitars, and layered waves of vocals, the band pulls from chamber music traditions, Beach Boys-meets-Stereolab gloss, and vivid technicolor imaginary scenes.
Produced by Sean O’Hagan of The High Llamas, it’s a record that grows in charm the more you listen. When Healing Potpourri stopped by the 850 W Lincoln loft to record a set for our video series Out of Site, we knew we needed to have them back to hang with WASTOIDS again. And so we’re proud to present this nearly two-hour mixtape, which finds Sohota rounding up a blissful set of tunes, including favorites from Ringo Starr, The Beach Boys, and George Harrison, influences like The High Llamas and Stereolab, electro tinged remixes of Eddie Chacon and the late Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra, new discoveries like Children Maybe Later and Ezrat, and a new HP remix by Pregnant. Follow Healing Potpourri on Bandcamp and Instagram.
Wanna make us a playlist? Call us at 1-877-WASTOIDS and let us know what songs you’d include.