The Golden Apples of the Sun (album)

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The Golden Apples of the Sun
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released April 1, 2004
Genre Freak Folk
Length 72:22
Label Bastet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[1]

The Golden Apples of the Sun is a limited edition compilation of contemporary folk music curated by musician Devendra Banhart for the art magazine Arthur Magazine. The title comes from a Ray Bradbury short story (which is itself taken from a line in the poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by William Butler Yeats). It collected 20 songs performed by recent underground folk and psychedelic artists and has since become considered the definitive compilation of what some have dubbed the New Weird America movement. It also featured artwork by Banhart himself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Vetiver (with Hope Sandoval) – "Angel's Share"
  2. Joanna Newsom – "Bridges And Balloons"
  3. Six Organs of Admittance – "Hazy SF"
  4. Viking Moses! – "Crosses"
  5. Josephine Foster – "Little Life"
  6. Espers – "Byss & Abyss"
  7. Vashti Bunyan & Devendra Banhart – "Rejoicing In The Hands"
  8. Jana Hunter – "Farm, CA"
  9. Currituck Co – "The Tropics Of Cancer"
  10. White Magic – "Don't Need"
  11. Iron & Wine – "Fever Dream"
  12. Diane Cluck – "Heat From Every Corner"
  13. Matt Valentine – "Mountains of Yaffa"
  14. Entrance – "You Must Turn"
  15. Jack Rose – "White Mule"
  16. Little Wings – "Look At What The Light Did Now"
  17. Scout Niblett – "Wet Road"
  18. Troll – "Mexicana"
  19. CocoRosie – "Good Friday"
  20. Antony – "The Lake"

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