10 Records with Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis


Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv gives us a peek under the hood at his wandering musical mind in this edition of “10 Records with”, ahead of his appearance at the always-stellar Perpetual Dawn gathering this Friday.

The party serves as a label launch of the same namesake, with a set + release from Force Placement, with special guest Olin of the famed Smart Bar (Chicago), and support from PD’s own Kid 606, Dahlia, and Eric Parren.

This event’s strength has always been its wild diversity of left-of-center dance music sounds, and Eustis’ ten picks below exemplify just that. Thanks Josh…



1. Tonto Irie “World’s Best Lover”

I don’t really know what to say about this. What can be said about something that’s so undeniably awesome? If I put this on in the morning, I wind up having a terrific day.


2. Barker & Baumecker “Cipher”

These two have a really, really high batting average these days. This cut has it all.



3. Biosphere “Algae & Fungi, pt. 1” = FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK



4. Death “Spiritual Healing”

I miss reverb on vocals in death metal. I also miss Chuck Schuldiner’s riffs. This is zenith right here; the mosh on this one is savage.



5. Renick Bell “Empty Lake”

I’m putting the whole EP here, because Renick Bell and his methods are ahead of almost everybody. Serious futurist studies.



6. Imaginary Softwoods “Cloud Damage”

I think this is the best song anyone ever made.



7. Sand Circles “Future City (Dub Will Never Leave You)”

Sand Circles is, in my opinion, criminally slept on. Posh Isolation re-pressed the Not Not Fun cassette, Motor City, this past year. It’s all terrific.



8. Porter Ricks “Bay Rouge”

The masters return to remind everyone that they still take dub to new places.



9. …This has been making the rounds on social media, but it’s too good not to post – 10 hours of ambient recording of a Polar Icebreaker in the Arctic? I want ten hours to sit and focus on this.



10. Lawrence English “Object of Projection”

This is from his newest LP, Cruel Optimism. The whole thing is terrific, really “urgent” somehow.



Catch sets by Telefon Tel Aviv, Force Placement, Olin, and Perpetual Dawn’s Kid606, Dahlia, and Eric Parren this Friday, deep into the night… Presales available now via Restless Nites & the BLAST App..


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