Mexican Summer celebrates 10th anniversary with new comp and festival feat. Ariel Pink, Jess Williamson, Drugdealer, Pill, Allah-Las, and Tonstartssbandht

Mexican Summer celebrates 10th anniversary with new comp and festival feat. Ariel Pink, Jess Williamson, Drugdealer, Pill, Allah-Las, and Tonstartssbandht

The record industry, like any industry, is a tough business. In ten short years, Mexican Summer has become a veritable tour de force, specializing in world-beating new act signings, issuing ace archival relics and publishing killer books (Anthology Recordings), and curating one of the most eclectic festivals on either side of the Pecos (Marfa Myths); all while navigating the murky waters of, and changes to the music biz over the past decade. Not content to celebrate its tenth anniversary with trinkets of tin, Mexican Summer will continue to play generous gift giver rather than appreciative kudos recipient when it releases a special curio compilation in October and hosts a day-long birthday bash exactly one month later.

A Decade Deeper features label stars Ariel Pink, Dungen, Pill, Drugdealer, Connan Mockasin (Jassbusters), and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma among others. The comp is out October 17 and details the label’s historical significance and current vitality in grand style: every track is previously unreleased. Pre-order A Decade Deeper here.

Then, on November 17 comes “Mexican Summer Presents a Celebration in Support of Pioneer Works” in Red Hook, NYC. Many of the compilation acts will appear live, in addition to cosmic winker Jess Williamson and far-from-forgotten folkie F.J. McMahon with Boston psych-pop quartet Quilt (first ever NY performance) and DJ sets by electro-chameleon Photay and the true Welsh wonder Cate Le Bon. There is also mention of a very special (Swedish) guest to be playing that day (Dungen? Träd, Gräs och Stenar? ABBA in holograms?). Tickets for the November 17 extravaganza can be purchased here.

Feels kinda like heaven, doesn’t it? Well then, here’s “Feels Like Heaven” by everyone’s favorite choirboy Ariel Pink.

A Decade Deepercompilation:

01. Arp - II Sogno Di Monica
02. Part Time - Saturday Night
03. Ariel Pink - Nonsequiter Seques
04. Drugdealer - Be Thou by My Side
05. Robert Lester Folsom - Strolling Along
06. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Crescent
07. Dungen - Puerto Vantör
08. Pill - Naked Muse
09. Allah-Las - Marionberry Jam
10. PAINT - Land Man
11. Jassbusters - B’nD (NY)
12. Gregg Kowalsky - Limon Limon
13. Tonstartssbandht - Livin’ In Hope

Mexican Summer Presents A Celebration in Support of Pioneer Works, November 17 at Pioneer Works, Red Hook, NYC:


Ariel Pink
F.J. McMahon w/ Quilt (1st ever NY performance)
Jess Williamson
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Part Time (performing music from What Would You Say? and PDA)
+ Very special guest!


Cate Le Bon
Ben Steidel
Freak Terrains
+ More!

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