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RVNG Intl. Presents Friends & Fiends w/ Andras

New York, 10.12.20

Are you familiar with the Alice DJ hit ‘Better off Alone’? Are you familiar with Bardcore (or ‘Tavernwave’) aka the 2020 internet phenomenon that has inspired medieval remakes of hit pop and rock songs? This mix might be for you. I thank my friend A.M. for bringing to my attention a wonderful essay by Lauren Berlant published in 2016 that evidences the song’s credibility as an anthem for “a solidarity that calls not on full subjective or affective convergence but concerted practical activity that manifests attentiveness, tenderness, respect, and pleasure.” See "The commons: Infrastructures for troubling times*, Published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2016, Vol. 34(3) 393–419.


  • Xylocaine
  • Yorgyl
  • Alice DJ
    Better Off Alone (Bardcore Version)
  • Sunforest 
    And I Was Blue
  • Mad EP
    E Major
  • Oscar Perry 
  • John Poubelle
  • Xavier Tort (Lleida)
    Balada Entomològica
  • Fifty Foot Hose 
    If Not This Time
  • Blue Iverson
    Jenna’s Interlude
  • Isola 
    La Notte
  • Caretaker
    Summer Romance
  • Angel Bat Dawid 
    The Joy Of Living
  • Vanessa Worm 
    Cave of Creation
  • Morgan Fisher 
    Just Beneath The Surface Of The Water
  • Phillip Jeck
  • The Triffids 
    Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity)
  • Mathew Lee Cothran
    Sports Bar
  • SCG
    Franco De Gaulle