Quarantine Takeover Show – Surf Harp

June 16th, 2020 by The Professor


photo: Micah E. Wood

This week we feature our first International Quarantine Takeover show! Local artists Surf Harp are currently globally divided with Jeff still in Japan but they made it work. With some magical technology, you can hear them all together although Jeff Koplovitz is in Japan, and Phil Bolton and Chris Sweeney are in Baltimore. Surf Harp is a great local band that also has some roots in WLOY (it’s possible some of them were DJs…) and a band that won Battle of the Bands under a slightly different lineup and sound.

What is Surf Harp? Art rock. Kraut pop. Smooth vibes. 5 piece Baltimore band with latest full length, “MR. BIG PICTURE”, out now on Friends Records. Currently operating in Baltimore and Osaka in preparation for LP3. Featured on Bandcamp Daily, Medium, Tiny Mix Tapes, etc.

Spoiler alert click to see the playlist

TITLE – ARTIST – ALBUM (LABEL)

    Movin’ On Static by Cavern of Anti-Matter from Blood Drums (Duophonic)
    Zum Wohl by Cluster from Sowiesoso (Sky)
    Persian Love by Holger Czukay from Movies (Electrola)
    More Sexy by Yoko Hatanaka from Hakujitsumu (Victor)
    Kanojo no Koto Kuse by Naoya Matsuoka from Heart Cocktail Vol. 2 (Warner Bros)
    I Thought It Was You by Kimiko Kasai w/ Herbie Handcock from Butterfly (CBS/Sony)
    The Breaks by Jeremy Cunningham from The Weather Up There (Northern Spy)
    Soweto by Abdullah Ibrahim from Cape Town Revisited (Tiptoe)
    Completeness by Minnie Riperton from Come To My Garden (GRT Records)
    Thanks For Chicago Mr. James by Scott Walker from Til The Band Comes In (Philips)
    What Comes After Certainty by Bill Callahan from Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
    Paisagem da Janela by Milton Nascimento e Lo Borges from Clube da Esquina (World Pacific)
    Tropical Wave by Yuji Ohno from Lupin the Third OST (Vap)
    Rubi no Yubiwa by Akira Terao from Reflections (Express)
    D19 by Disq from Collector (Saddle Creek)
    Pangea by Kit Sebastian Mantra Moderne from Mr. Bongo
    Outdoor Miner by Wire from Chairs Missing (Harvest)
    Next Time Might Be Your Time by “Blue” Gene Tyranny from Out of the Blue (Unseen Worlds)
    Viva by La Düsseldorf from Viva (Radar)
    I Want To Hold Your Hand by Hiroshi Sato from Sound of Science (Alfa)
    Rock Your Baby by Emerson Kitamura Ft. MMM from The Countryside is Great EP (EM Records)
    San by Knopha from Nothing Nil (Eating Music)
    Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There by Washington Phillips from Washington Phillips Death Is Not The End




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