June 3rd, 2015


Hot. New. Crispy. Heart-pounding. Antidisestablishmentarianism. Those are words usually employed to describe a new Del Taco item or opposition to the disestablishment of English churches, but today, we’re using them to describe Vol. IV of our monthly playlist, Life or Death.

We call it something so dire, because the fact is, your knowledge of the following 33 songs is tantamount to your survival in this unforgiving cultural landscape. Without this implicit intel, your inability to understand certain Tweets would be compromised, and then what would you do? Develop IRL relationships? Please.

We’ve got a ton of amazing tracks for you this time around. Of note: TOKiMONSTA‘s remix of Gavin Turek‘s “Frontline,” Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s track “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” (Which has so far played 11,203 times on KCRW today) and No Joy‘s “Hollywood Teeth,” which was actually written about Hilary Duff’s intense dental situation. Oh, and the new Flume, duhhh.

Enjoy, minions.