“Label samplers are boring”, reads the opening to Something In Construction‘s press release marketing just that. But this is no ordinary label sampler, this is more of a mixtape of fine taste. A complied catalogue showcasing some of the indie’s own acts and those they wish they had netted. It’s like a statement of intent: this is what we like, this is what we’re about, if you like it then there’s more likewise to come.
Entitled ‘Valley Of The Dolls’, some heavyweights of the SIC roster (Air France, Loney Dear, Memory Tapes) are backed by the likes of Icona Pop, NZCA/Lines and TEETH. Most are brand-new tracks especially for the release, with the odd oldie thrown in for good measure.
The folks at Something In Construction want it to be the “soundtrack to summer BBQs”, while we simply ask for a little bit of sun first. But with this fine companion nestled in our ears, we can at least pretend it’s scorching.
The release is exclusively sold physically in stores at Urban Outfitters, while you can also buy it online at iTunes. But before you get your credit cards at the ready, be sure to stream the mix below – exclusive online to Best Fit.
The full tracklist is as follows:
1. PHILCO FICTION Finally
2. NZCA/LINES Atoms & Axes
3. VISIONS OF TREES Turn 2 U
4. ICONA POP Manners
5. TEETH Flowers (Gross Magic remix)
6. TV GIRL Girls Like Me
7. LONEY DEAR My Heart (Holy Strays remix)
8. NITE MOVES Danse
9. ACID CASUALS Bowl Me over
10. NIVA Ghost In My Head
11. ANR The Other Lover
12. AIR FRANCE It Feels Good (Memory Tapes remix)
13. STANDARD PLANETS Soft Focus
14. JOHN TALABOT ft PIONAL Destiny
15. SOLAR SYSTEMS Throw Your Hands Up
16. HOORAY FOR EARTH Bring Us Closer Together
17. MASQUER Happiness
18. LEAGUE How Do I Know?
19. PET Middle Child Syndrome
20. MEMORY TAPES Worries
Icona Pop play a Best Fit show at London’s Electricity Showrooms on May 15. Full lineup and info can be found here.