BADBADNOTGOOD have long been known for their innovative approach to jazz, hip-hop and electronic music, so it comes as little to no surprise that their handpicked Late Night Tales compilation reflects those sensibilities. The 22-track comp gives listeners a rare insight into the band's personal go-tos and twilight staples; even the press release alludes to this new level of intimacy, commenting that BADBADNOTGOOD are "transmitting parts of themselves through the music they select."
Unsurprisingly, the music they select is beautiful and carefully crafted. The album features such acts as Boards of Canada, Stereolab, River Tiber, Thundercat, Delegation, Charlotte Day Wilson and the Beach Boys, to name a few. Of course, any Late Night Tales compilation would be incomplete without its famous cover track. For BADBADNOTGOOD, that comes in the form of the band's melancholic take on Andy Shauf's "To You."
Since 2001, Late Night Tales has featured mixes by Bonobo, Nightmares on Wax, Nils Frahm, Groove Armada, Belle & Sebastian, the Flaming Lips, The Cinematic Orchestra, Four Tet and more; BADBADNOTGOOD have released one of the more memorable late night mixtapes with this one. (Late Night Tales)