Being a fan of Steely Dan, I did a double take when I was speeding through my RSS reader and came across something called the “Donald Fagen Mixtape.” Intrigued, I followed the clues which led me to the San Diego band The Endless Bummer, a three piece featuring David Barclay, Kipling Mitchell and Natalie Snoyman. The band create these quirky little pop songs “combining elements of 50s doo-wop, lo-fi wheezy organs, percussive skiffle, and vocal harmonies with bubblegum lyrics thrown together with fragments of pop-cultural reference, first person narratives and tales of lost love.” Think early They Might Be Giants with elements of this quirky little masterpiece from The Beach Boys. Cute & cozy, but as far as I can tell, nothing to do with Donald.
As for the “Donald Fagen Mixtape” you can find it on WeePop! Records, an indiepop label based in London.
You can check out more music from The Endless Bummer here