Summer Mixtape: Indie rocker Bartees Strange goes from ‘Farm to Table’

“I think it's up to artists to legitimize and affirm these things that we see happening in our communities and in the world,” Bartees Strange says of his platform as a musician. Credit: Luke Piotrowski

Press Play continues its second annual series, “Summer Mixtape,” which features musician interviews and custom sets from KCRW DJs.

Before Bartees Strange became a musician, he worked on labor and climate movements. His new album, “Farm to Table,” focuses on the personal journey that shapes his genre-bending sound.

KCRW’s Dan Wilcox spins an exclusive DJ set featuring new artists: Automatic, Zenizen, Plato III, Cola, and Say She She. Plus, a 1974 classic by John Cale resonates right now.