As if there weren't already enough to love about Dirty Projectors--e.g., their last album, Rise Above--Dave Longstreth's new summer music playlist, commissioned by New York Magazine, is brilliant & charming & funny, and--most important--great to listen to.
1. Jackie Wilson, "Lonely Teardrops"
"I've been looking for ecstatic voices, and Jackie’s got it. Once, while driving the family minivan on a summer vacation, my dad got a speeding ticket listening to this song. It made him drive too fast. Is there anything more summery than driving too fast?"