March 2023 Mix

Post Author: Jeff Cubbison

Featuring Model/Actriz, Rain on Fridays, Scowl, Youth Lagoon & more

It’s been a historically cold winter over here on the West Coast, and with seemingly no end in sight. Earlier this week I learned of the phrase “atmospheric river,” and it’s spurred me to listen to unseasonably cold, skeletal, chaotic music ever since – including one of the year’s best albums to date.

New York band Model/Actriz continues their sterling ascent with their fantastic latest LP Dogsbody. Channeling the golden age of pioneering post punk, including the likes of Gang of Four, Pere Ubu and The Fall, Model/Actriz conjures a hypnotic swirl of synthpunk, noise, goth, and new wave. Dogsbody is one of our favorite album releases of 2023 so far, and the clanging, clattering high point “Amaranth” leads off our March playlist.

Elsewhere, Kelela and Caroline Polachek both dropped staggering futuristic pop records, both of which are represented here. Meanwhile, bands like Zulu, Scowl, and DRAIN continue to push the hardcore scene to the forefront of the indiesphere, while indie pop experimentalist Trevor Powers makes his highly anticipated return with Youth Lagoon! You can dig into the rest of the YouTube playlist and read through the tracklist below.


1. Model/Actriz – “Amaranth”
2. Kelela – “Enough For Love”
3. Caroline Polachek – “Welcome To My Island”
4. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – “Ultimate Hammer”
5. See You Next Tuesday – “Hey Look, No Crying”
6. Zulu – “From Tha Gods To Earth”
7. Ava Max – “Weapons”
8. Kali Uchis – “Moonlight”
9. Scowl – “Shot Down”
10. Hatchie ft. Liam Benzvi – “Rooftops”
11. Indigo De Souza – “Smog”
13. Ratboys – “Black Earth, WI”
14. Strange Ranger – “Rain So Hard”
15. DRAIN – “FTS (KYS)”
16. The Album Leaf ft. Kimbra – “Afterglow”
17. Frost Children – “ALL I GOT”
18. Drug Church – “Myopic”
19. ENFORCED – “Hanged By My Hand”
20. Water From Your Eyes – “Barley”
21. Youth Lagoon – “Idaho Alien”
22. Eddie Atom – “Autumn.Bunker”
23. Rain on Fridays – “Sunkissed”
24. Vitesse X – “Right Now”
25. Slow Pulp – “Cramps”
26. Wednesday – “Bath County”
27. Skrillex, Porter Robinson & Bibi Bourelly – “Still Here (with the ones that i came with)
28. FIDLAR – “Centipede”
29. The Blessed Madonna ft. The Joy – “Shades of Love”
30. Tanukichan – “Take Care”
31. Men I Trust – “Ring of Past”
32. Two Shell – “Love Him”
33. slowthai – “Yum”
34. shame – “Adderall”
35. Yung Lain ft. IX Fall$ – “Versus”
36. GEZAN with Million Wish Collective – “We Were The World”
37. otay:onii – “W.C.”
38. Alex G – “Immunity”