Our Plastic Platform mix series is officially back, and to kick things off, Los Angeles duo Bad Wave have put together a wonderful hymn to geography. Here's what the had to say about it:

"We’re currently writing a song about a place, so we’ve been listening to a lot of songs about places. It’s an interesting subject because you can write about a city, or something that happened in that city, or what you’ll do when you finally get there. You can fall in love with a place, or fall in love in a place. Or break up. When you put the setting front and center, it can become its own character in the story."

Check out the stunning mix, and its tracklist, below. If you'd like to lose yourself in Bad Wave's music, we suggest starting with 'Money'.


'Palo Alto'—Radiohead
'San Tropez'—Pink Floyd
'Louisiana'—The Walkmen
'Biscuit Town'—King Krule
'Baltimore'—Nina Simone
'Scarborough Fair'—Sergio Mendez & Brasil ’66
'Boston'—Tucker Tota
'Charlotte!'—Patrick Hart
'Easter Island'—Tennis
'Jacksonville'—Sufjan Stevens
'Amsterdam'—Peter Bjorn and John
'San Luis Obispo'—Scissor Sisters
'California'—Joni Mitchell
'Saturn'—James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly
'Garden Grove'—Sublime