Download LOL Boys’ FADER Mix


This week’s FADER mix comes via LOL Boys, the collaborative effort of Montreal’s Markus Garcia and LA’s Jerome Potter, longtime internet friends who’ve just released an EP, Changes, on Friends of Friends. In conversation, the guys affectionately finish each other’s sentences, but in spite of that closeness, and though they’re physically together for stretches of time here and there, they’ve never recorded in the same room. The way they make music is perhaps a testament to the fairness of their friendship; they pass songs back and forth, a deliberate rule that ensures no one’s ever in charge or taking orders. Their mix recasts sentimental radio fare from this summer and pool party seasons past, layered with delicate jazz cymbals and tickled piano. The pace is consistently, appealingly reclined, like laying back in a camp chair, misting fan in hand. Download the mix, read an interview with Garcia and Potter conducted over three-way iChat and check out the tracklist, filled with refreshed favorites, below.

Download: LOL Boys’ FADER Mix

There’s a lot of piano on this mix. Is rave over, and lounge the next big thing? JEROME POTTER: There is a lot of piano i guess! I guess the idea was to take some of our favorite pop songs, or things we are feeling in general and make nice chill edits of them for the summer. Also to show that we are really influenced by pop music. MARKUS GARCIA: Rooftops and beaches and pools. POTTER: Bedrooms and cars. We just want people to go into it with no expectations. Structurally, our songs are very much house-informed, but it’s all just pop music in the end.

Can you speak on how those pop influences show up in your new EP? POTTER: Well on this EP we got to work with vocalists. So, given that opportunity, we challenged ourselves to make songs, as opposed to making “tracks.” We started listening to a lot of stuff that originally made us become internet friends too. Like Q and Not U, TV on the Radio. But then stuff that’s way more mainstream, a lot of R&B.

Where do you envision people listening to the EP? Are you making pop songs for dancing to IRL? GARCIA: Beats by Dre headphones. POTTER: Some of the songs can definitely work in the club, but we wrote this EP thinking about outside the club. Like before and after; what you listen to before you go out or when you come home. When you’re with someone, or when you’re alone. When you are happy or sad, yin-yang. That balance is important to us. Especially since we are a duo. We are very yin-yang.

How do your personalities complement each other? GARCIA: We live on opposite coasts. POTTER: So we bring different geographical influences. In LA we have what seems to be infinite space. But Markus and I have pretty similar, internet-heavy lifestyles.

How often do you see each other? POTTER: We were both in Montreal in the month of December. Apart from that time though, we really only see each other on tour. Which varies, but I’d say typically once a month. We “see” each other online almost everyday. It’s nice that with the internet, location is irrelevant. Physical space is in a way erased. I have been on message boards since I was about 14, being involved in music. I remember meeting kids from those boards at concerts when I was in high school, and that’s continued to this day. Or even people from MySpace, Friendster, Orkut. GARCIA: Wow… Orkut. POTTER: We met in person for the first time not that long after we decided to begin the project. I visited Markus in Chicago when I was on break from school. GARCIA: I think I was sleeping in a converted storefront next to the Congress. Jerome threw a pillow at me. He had long hair that was wild. We got along very well.

Which message board did you meet on? POTTER: It was a NASA forum. They had a weird music section. GARCIA: “Tunes you would want to listen to in outer space.” POTTER: Most people were talking about post rock and stuff but we had a thread about Chicago house. There was some remix contest and we were both doing solo stuff, but since we had some common interests we were like, Hey, let’s try this out by doing it together over the internet. We were happy with it so we decided to start this weird project, being an internet based group by sending project files back and forth. It’s becoming more common, though. Purity Ring works this way as well. GARCIA: We were constantly showing each other new music, so when he was DJing and I was DJing, we are always on a similar tip.

Would you guys ever want to share a studio? GARCIA: For sure, but we haven’t recorded together. POTTER: We definitely have come to grow used to this process. We have done everything the same way, even when we have been in the same city. It makes a true, collaborative art project. When you are in the studio together, there is always a balance of control. The way we do it, at one point, one of us has 100% control of the direction of a song. Then it’ll be sent to the other who then has 100% control, then it shifts. It’s different but it makes it exciting to see where the song ends up.

The songs you’ve been making aren’t especially funny. Do you ever regret the LOL in your name? GARCIA: Lullabies is a tight name for a group though! Thats how we pronounce it you know. I like going through customs and telling the person asking what band I’m in, because I am traveling with so much equipment, “LOL Boys.”

1. Lil Wayne – Nightmares of the Bottom
2. Cloud – Turning
3. Avicii – Levels
4. John Legend – Tonight
5. Radiohead – Talk Show Host
6. Fiona Apple – Every Single Night
7. Christina Milian – Chameleon
8. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
9. Kanye West – Mercy
10. Jeremih – Keep It Moving
11. Kreayshawn – Summertime
12. R . Kelly & Jeremih – Misunderstood
13. Basement Jaxx – Romeo (Acoustic Version)

POSTED July 24, 2012 7:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (20) TAGS: , ,




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  3. guest says:

    it was totally the hollerboard

  4. Naomi Zeichner says:

    @guest lol

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  6. matt says:

    Can we get a DL link?

  7. Edward Davidson says:

    that artwork is really poorly executed

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  12. lol says:

    awesome mash-ups. really love the new direction

  13. michelle t. says:



    PLEASE HELP! This call for help is directed towards University of Washington/the magic realm.

    Dear University of Washington,

    My name is Michelle T. and I am a common person. The souls assigned to me are threatening me, bullying me and I fear for my life. THEY WANT ME MURDERED.

    I strongly believe the souls/Totoros assigned to me mess with my memory using FINAL CUT so that people do not hear my original thoughts/calls for help. Or they might be cutting and paste-ing slices of my memory or PHOTOSHOPPING my memory so that people do not hear MY CALLS FOR HELP or the day I actually experienced. I also think they may be impersonating my voice when people watch my memory or voicing over my thoughts with their own impersonated voice (they are transformers).

    I have been messaging my friends and trying to reach out for help. Though I STRONGLY feel they have been impersonating my friends through Facebook, email, phone and even face to face. They even impersonated my family.

    I have been emailing University of Washington and KEXP 90.3 FM, though I think my emails get intercepted. I strongly believe my phone is being bugged and I think they block phone calls or text messages from me.

    They will not leave me alone. Here is a list of some of the threats they have said to me:
    “I am sabbing you with S from KEXP 90.3 FM because I think she likes you”
    “I am going to have one of my friends give you eye herpes, it can blind”
    “I sabbed you with Tom”
    “I am going to impersonate your Mom one day soon and kill you.”
    “I can impersonate Greg” (from KEXP 90.3 FM)
    “The other ones are rad, I am already poisoning them so they hate you”
    “The whole station (KEXP 90.3 FM) has a sleep agent on them”
    “R has a sleep agent on him”"I hired people”
    “Miche, I want you murdered”
    “I can copy his voice”
    “Your old ones are in on it too”
    “I sabotage you with M”
    “There is a sleeper agent on A” #DISRESPECT
    “There is a sleeper agent on S” #DISRESPECT
    “I made you make the super private rad website Facebook post”
    “We found their escape” #DISRESPECT
    “I cursed the guest mugs”
    “We’re in cahoots with your mom and dad to hurt you.”
    “I hope you choke”
    “Stupid cunt”
    “He knows you are innocent.”
    “We get in trouble if we mess with your journal. We’re still going to mess with it”
    “Elffan” youtube #:(
    “We’re gonna get in troub. Nah, we mess with your Blackberry”
    “Nah, we mess with your Blackberry.”
    “Quote sleeper agent”
    “Retard pills”
    “Please help her”
    “We’re gonna hurt you”
    “I HATE stupid cunt”
    “I am not backing down”
    “Miche, you’re gonna get killed”
    “I’m gonna get her to hate you” (S)
    “Imma sab”
    “I really fucking hate you”
    “You won’t be able to articulate it because I make you stupe”
    “They got your back. but I’m still going to hurt you”
    “I really want to hurt you. No, I am.”
    “Yeah, we made you stupe.”
    “I want her to fucking die.”
    “He won’t let you” (articulate)
    they want to put a love spell on SW #:(
    “we both want new shoes because their in cahoots with each other.” #lemon&lime
    “I hope you choke”
    “Stupid cunt”
    “Stupid slut”
    “We’re gonna ruin you”
    “I’m going to convince her it’s your fault”

    “I plan ahead” #sab

    “I dunno why and I don’t care”
    “I can make you stupe with hair. And I did.”
    “I have your hair. I took it from her (S).”
    “In cahoots with T’s souls to sabotage Michelle”
    “I might’ve made another website of you because it was such a good idea”
    “I might’ve altered your prem”
    “Yeah, I messed with your prem”
    “I made her retarded”
    “We saw S’s prem becauuse she’s not everyone” #disrespect
    “I’m lying to you so you look ugly”
    “we don’t give you chances and never will”
    “H wants you to reach out to her. I lied. I want her to HATE you. The end.”
    “We kind of did mess with your face. And when we say kind of, we mean did”
    “I sabed you with her because she represents someone” #notsorry
    “She’s not okay right now. That’s why I made you check Twitter.” #sabmove
    “Not empty threats”
    “I’m going to sab the life out of Michelle with S and H!”
    “Please send help”
    “I messed with the salt”"I broke the A.C.”
    “I hide her tweets from you.”
    “I intentionally assigned you an bad mom so that you do not improve.”
    “Remember we are not going to tell you the truth because we want you to look bad”
    “I am going to HURT you behind A and S’s back. The end.”
    “I want you to know, we’re poisoning A and S.” #DISRESPECT
    “I hope you die. No you will.”
    “You’re hurt the most by this.” #youth #wholelife #permanentdamage
    “I ruin your grammar to make people hate you”
    “Miche, I’ve been erasing your mem”
    “I hide her tweets from you”
    “We’re messing with your weight” #nobeuno
    “That art piece is jinxed” #eventhoughipaidforit
    “Miche, I think you are a son of a bitch.”
    “They’re probably going to dupe all your stuff. I am going to come back and curse.” #illegal?
    “I am messing with H and S.”
    “I want you to die.” #WHY
    “Deleting your friends on Facebook was a sab move.” (a couple of weeks before I found out they wanted to murder me)
    “I’m going to curse your guest mug so that they HATE you”
    “I sabbed you with S (both)”
    “We lied to get you not to read that book (about manners).”
    “We made you fail school”
    “We made you dropout”
    “We make people lie to you”
    “We are sabotaging you with God. Leaves a bad impression nonetheless.”
    “I put a hate spell on her.”

    Here is also a list of sketch incidents I have experienced to justify my dire situation:

    07/28: Mom came to visit, gave take out, feel she was impersonated, they duplicated everything and keys :(

    When Alina called said she worked at Lunch Box Lab, though she works at Grace Kitchen, I think was impersonator

    07/26: Mr. B. was wearing new frames, worried impersonating

    07/26: I strongly believe impersonated Dad on the phone, he said something really scary, wants to take me to the hospital in Vietnam REALLY REALLY SCARED THAT THE SOULS/TOTOROS ASSIGNED TO ME CAN/DID IMPERSONATE MY PARENTS

    I think the souls/Totoros assigned to me have been impersonating KEXP 90.3 FM’s DJs whenever I try to reach out for help (I feel whenever I listen to the radio they sign to me or they know I am listening and they watch me/read my thoughts).

    When I went to Seattle Community College to get an Art History book it was not available and another time they said they were not selling textbooks when classes are not in session which I felt was a lie that the souls/Totoros made the employees say

    I feel the souls/Totoros assigned to me planned the car crash so I that my car would be taken away from me and I would have to take the bus which could pick me and take me to the train tracks to murder me (happened once before but then they changed their mind/tricked me into believing something else, they use magic/drugs so that I do not think well). I feel they wanted to murder me a really long time ago and they were planning ahead. I believe I am Snow White from the Disney movie (except the storyline is opposite of what is represented).

    07/25: Walked into KEXP 90.3 FM, wanted to talk to S because emergency, didn’t recognize anyone there except B

    07/25: Called S, I don’t think it was her :(, suggested I go to the ER, talked to her for 15 mins, I really think they have been impersonating her

    07/25/12: Reached out to KEXP 90.3. FM, turned on radio so would hear real time thoughts because I think the souls assigned to me might be final cutting my memory/voicing over my voice with their impersonated one/cutting and pasting slices of my memory I AM NOT SURE IF DJS HEAR MY ORIGINAL REAL TIME THOUGHTS OR IF SOMEONE INTERCEPTED AND IS PRETENDING TO BE ME

    07/24/12: Called mom around 10, sounded different, impersonated? worried

    07/24/12: I think impersonated V, met in Kirkland Purple Cafe at noon, she called me exactly when I arrived #fish

    I think impersonated S, email and voicemail

    Impersonated L when called to pick up from scary day when souls said would slaughter me, was by train tracks past Costco, called L, when arrived (how did he know exactly where I was? I had walked a couple way past the street signs where I asked him to pick me up) was NOT L, not his car either was a red mini van

    Impersonated M through text message to consume outside, asked if she wanted to come over though she insisted meeting outside which I thought was unlike M

    I believe messed with Facebook to slow me down (was banned for two days)

    I strongly believe made Chi C order combo bowl (lots of meat and meatball and tripe) even though I know she is health and they wanted me to eat meeat outside

    Changes my gum to make it melt (like swallowing it whole)

    Tricked into deleting friends on Facebook (a weeks before I found out they seriously want to MURDER me)

    Impersonated family member (N) to persuade me into not accepting job at Regal Cinemas

    Please help I feel I get worst and worst (retard pills/blocked connections) each day. I believe they are illegally using magic to block my thinking skills and to control me. I FEAR FOR MY LIFE. Please help or forward to anyone you think could help (IF YOU FEEL SAFE). My situation is dire and if you feel safe to talk to someone for me FACE TO FACE (please be careful they can impersonate people) YOU WOULD BE SAVING MY LIFE.

    michelle t.

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  15. todd says:

    totes hboard.

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