1. AUDIO: James Pants – “FACT Mix 262” (Free Download).

    Recommended listening arrives in the form of Sir James Pants (pictured above channeling Louis CK’s facial hair)’s contribution to the FACT mag mix canon. This one actually made its world premiere on July 4th – wholly apropos given the independent spirit that pervades this eclectic electric selection. Expect everything from gentle keyboard demonstration records to vintage West Coast psyche to new age DIY basement electro-funk to the odd ’80s synth pop or chopped n’ screwy detour. Seriously, this shit is all over the place and all the better for it. Go here to listen via stream and/or free download. Available for just three weeks, so get yer Pants on now!

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