Looking Glass: A Benefit Series from Mexican Summer
The Brooklyn record label launches a new single series with all proceeds going directly to the artists.
Mexican Summer has always supported adventurous music, and Looking Glass, an initiative created as a way to directly benefit artists during these uncertain times, stands testament to this. With the wellbeing and longevity of artists top of mind, the Brooklyn-based independent record label got together with musicians from its roster as well as those close to the label to create a single series inspired by the human condition with all proceeds going to the artist or charity of their choice.
The series launches today through Bandcamp (which has been waiving revenue in an effort to support artists) with a reinterpretation of Connan Mockasin’s “I Want Troll With You” by MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden. More tracks will be shared in the days and weeks to come including contributions from Ariel Pink, Kikagaku Moyo, Julie Byrne, to name just a few.
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LOOKING GLASS No. 1: Connan Mockasin – “I Want Troll With You” (Gentle Dom Remix) Listen now at the link in bio. – Gentle Dom (Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT) remixes an early demo version of “I Wanna Roll With You”. The demo, originally cut at home in London in 2010 w/ Sam Dust on Keys, was reworked in Andrew’s workspace (the Anch Ranch) in Santa Fe in April 2020. – LOOKING GLASS is a new single series from Mexican Summer focused on the human condition as reflected through remote connection. Presented as digital singles, all Bandcamp proceeds from Looking Glass will filter straight back to the artist, or a charity of their choice. 🎨 on 2nd image: @josielinden
WORDS Edwina Hagon
PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Amato