Late Night Tales


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A TAV Curator's Pick.

Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood take on creating the ultimate “late night” selection of tracks from their record collections, set for release on 28th July 2017.

The original trio of Matthew Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen formed while studying music at Toronto’s Humber College (they’ve recently added Leland Whitty to the line-up). A shared appreciation of hip hop and instrumental covers of Gucci Mane and Earl Sweatshirt suggested a worldly outlook and reciprocated love from Tyler The Creator and Ghostface Killah, with whom they made 2015’s Sour Soul. Their last album, the critically-acclaimed IV, turned heads and their collaborators continue to multiply: Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada and Kendrick Lamar among them.

“We were really excited to have the chance to put together a LateNightTales compilation, it’s a great organisation. We decided to use it as a vehicle to show everyone all the amazing music we have gotten to experience by touring and meeting new people.

Every track on this comp was either shown to us by an incredible person or made by one of our friends. We also included a little cover of a song by one of our favourite current musicians, Andy Shauf. These artists, as well as many, many others, have influenced us to create, and kept our deep love of music alive. This mix will keep you company on a quiet night by yourself or with friends. You can check it out on the plane, the bus, a long walk, or any situation where you want a soundtrack for reflection and meditation.” - BADBADNOTGOOD May 2017

You can even hear little bits of BadBadNotGood through this mix, as though they are transmitting parts of themselves through the music they select. Perhaps the keys on Admas’ hilariously expensive ‘Anchi Bale Game’, maybe, or the arrangements on Delegation’s mighty Britsoul tune ‘Oh Honey’ or the groove from ‘Vida Antiga’, Erasmo Carlos’ Brazilian classic. As Janis almost sang, take another little piece of my art.

This is an international effort: Velly Joonas’ Estonian version of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, Kiki Gyan, Admas and Francis Bebey representing Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Cameroon respectively), Les Prospection from France, Scots’ Boards Of Canada and fellow Canucks River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson.

Finally, there’s the no-small-matter of the Late Night Tales cover version, in which BadBadNotGood take on Andy Shauf’s ‘To You’ is turned into a mournful delight. while the Queen Of Siam herself, Lydia Lunch, delivers a sexual sermon involving only you, her and Jim Beam.

Badbad, indeed: so good they said it twice. – Late Night Tales

“Mixes are about music discovery; since the days of cassette tapes, people have carefully crafted comps for friends and sweethearts hoping to share new sounds, often sending profound and personal messages with their choices. On some level, BBNG understand that layer of connectivity with this audience. Their Late Night Tales entry is packed with little surprises and new discoveries, relics of American soul and obscure funk and jazz artifacts from France and Cameroon. The mix slowly unwraps oddity after oddity: Ghanaian disco, groovy, keyboard-driven Ethiopian electronica, a feathery Estonian take on Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin Love,” Erasmo Carlos’ música popular brasileira. These are gems you might not find anywhere, much less together. The sincerity can be felt in each pick; BADBADNOTGOOD introduce the sounds and musicians that have brought them solace with hopes that listeners might find the same comfort and inspiration that they have.” – Pitchfork

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Late Night Tales


Night Time Stories Ltd.


2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, 180gr virgin vinyl


UK & Europe

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Jazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country


Jazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country

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