Summer Must-Haves

5.22.2013

By Out.com Editors

The essentials to making the season musically sound

THE LOST TREASURE

Q Lazzarus’s “Goodbye Horses”
You know it as the soundtrack to Buffalo Bill’s infamous “mangina dance” in Silence of the Lambs. But in July, Q Lazzarus’s haunting 1988 song “Goodbye Horses” will be available as a 12-inch single for the first time in decades, thanks to Mon Amie Records. The B-side: a soulful cover of the track by Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts and Jon Hopkins. The label’s Mona Dehghan hopes the release will encourage the reclusive Q to resurface. “I can’t find any information on her whereabouts,” she says. “The whole thing seems pretty sad and mysterious to me.”

 

THE BOX SETS

Sly and the Family Stone; Future Bible Heroes
Looking for funky? Try Higher! (Legacy, $59.98), a four-disc, 77-track compilation of Sly and the Family Stone’s greatest hits and previously unreleased tracks. Want quirky? Go for Future Bible Heroes’ Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing (Merge, $25.98), which collects all the albums, EPs, and rarities from Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt’s electro-pop side project.

 

 

THE HEADPHONES

V-MODA’s Crossfade M-100
This excellent headset not only offers well-balanced sound, it also comes in three different stylish shades. $310, V-Moda.com

 

 

 

 

THE FESTIVAL

Outside Lands
As the past five years have proven, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has become one of the best live music experiences. This summer’s event boasts performances from Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Jessie Ware, Emeli Sandé, and Hall & Oates -- plus quality food and wine.

August 9–11, SFOutsideLands.com

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