Greenpoint-based indie staple label Sacred Bones pulled together this week’s zig-zagging mix. Crank ‘er up, kick up your feet and get some work done.

Brad Sanders, man about Bones, explains his picks:

This playlist is pretty typical of the range of stuff that winds up on the speakers at Sacred Bones HQ. Amen Dunes and Lust for Youth are roster artists with recent releases, and while a lot of labels probably burn out on the music they put out, we really do love our bands and like listening to them at the office for pleasure. “Lonely Richard” and “Armida” are two of the best songs we’ve put out this year.

The rest is a mix of stuff that gets put on pretty regularly – the Caveman’s “The Good Son” LP is underrated in his catalog; we play it all the time. Slowdive is classic, enough said. The Verlaines were one of the best Flying Nun bands and “Death and the Maiden” is their masterpiece. King Diamond is an all-time favorite of mine who my coworkers tolerate on occasion, and Thin Lizzy is our go-to Friday afternoon beers band. In reality, we listen to a lot more electronic, ambient, experimental and soundtrack shit than this playlist suggests, but I don’t know what any of it is and it doesn’t lend itself to playlisting. So, here’s some bangers instead.

Check out some Sacred Bones babies at the following upcoming shows:


Crystal Stilts: Friday, 7 p.m. July 11 @ Irving Plaza
The Men: Saturday, 2 p.m. on July 12 @ Union Pool

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