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Sno time like the present: Summer Fridays 7.2

27 Jun

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So this is the first real Friday of Summer 2014. How is yours going so far? Me too. No real theme this week, though much of it’s got a postpunk sorta vibe to it. This one opens with a brand new song from the Brian Jonestown Massacre — their new album is good, people. You also get fresh cuts from The Horrors, Craft Spells, newish Brooklyn band Gingerlys, Merchandise, The Horrors, Cold Beat (Hannah of Grass Widow), plus classics from The Chameleons (how did I wait till the seventh year to use “Swamp Thing”), Pale Saints,  Adult Net (Brix from The Fall) and more.

OK I managed to get a streaming version going:

And here’s the download:

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Here’s the tracklist:
1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Vad Hände Med Dem
2. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Firmament Vacation
3. The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
4. The Horrors – So Now You Know
5. Pale Saints – Baby Maker
6. Dum Dum Girls – Cult of Love
7. Love & Rockets – Welcome Tomorrow
8. Gingerlys – Summer Cramps
9. Big In Japan – Suicide a Go-Go
10. Cold Beat – UK
11. Adult Net – Take Me
12. Paul & Ritchie & The Cryin’ Shames – Come On Back
13. The Fresh & Onlys – Hummingbird
14. The Smiths – I Want the One I Can’t Have
15. Merchandise – Little Killer
16. Echo & The Bunnymen – Villiers Terrace
17. Devon Williams – Pendulum
18. The Church – Myrrh
19. Babybird – You’re Gorgeous
20. Craft Spells – Breaking the Angle Against the Tide

Please don’t cut line for sno-cones or play this on shuffle. See you in July.

Mind the ice puddle, it’s Wintry Mix 2014

9 Feb

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Here in NYC we’re experiencing one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory and the piles of white never seem to all melt before the next comes along. So it seemed like a good time let loose a new mix. All of this is new for 2014 and, as always, lots of good new music. It should go without saying, but these songs fade into one another so don’t ruin the mood by listening on shuffle. Enjoy.

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Tracklist:
1. Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
2. Warm Soda – Postcards
3. Eternal Summers – Gouge
4. *** **** ******* – ?????????? ??????????
5. CYMBALS – 5%
6. Hospitality – Going Out
7. Elephant – Shapeshifter
8. Juniore – Christine
9. Klaus Johann Grobe – Traumhaft
10. Warpaint – Biggy
11. Snowbird – I Heard the Owl Call My Name
12. Weeknight – Sound of My Voice
13. Breton – Got Well Soon
14. Dum Dum Girls – In the Wake of You
15. Let’s Wrestle – Rain Ruins Revolution
16. Habibi – I Got the Moves
17. Morgan Delt – Mr. Carbon Copy
18. Coconaut Groove – Colours
19. September Girls – Cursing the Sea

Bye Bye 2013, but before you go, here are some mixes.

27 Dec

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Another year, another attempt to sum it up over the course of a bunch of mixes. I should clarify: an attempt to sum up my year in music. Hence, no Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Yeezus, Vampire Weekend or a lot of the other mainstays on most year-end lists. (Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those records, per se.) Anyway, I know I left stuff off I meant to include (Eagulls come to mind) but it’s a pretty good representation of what I liked this year. As for my lists, my Top 20 of 2013 is up over at BrooklynVegan, and I’ll have a Top 50 up here at some point. I’ve also got some Summer Fridays artwork regulars (and a couple newbies) to do art for these. Enjoy!

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The first mix’s artwork is by Erica Recto, who made the cover for this year’s Bastille Day mix. I think I spy her dog, Betty, in there somewhere.

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Trackslist:
1. Shine 2009 – Eurozone
2. AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies
3. Outfit – House on Fire
4. Classixx – All You’re Waiting for*
5. Neon Neon – Hammer & Sickle
6. Todd Terje – Strandbar (samba)
7. King Krule – Border Line
8. Heavenly Beat – Complete
9. Foals – My Number
10. Annie – Ralph Macchio
11. Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
12. Phoenix  – Trying to Be Cool
13. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain
14. Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
15. Kisses – Hardest Part
16. Gap Dream – Chill Spot
17. World’s End Press – Deadbeat Sweetheart

I realized after I published that in the actual uploaded, track #4 is by Classix, not Outfit. Feel free to change in your iTunes. Sorry about that.
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Mix 2 has artwork from Jeffrey Bergstrom who is doing his first-ever artwork for me. He likes metal! (Also, Coldplay.) He also writes about laffs on BrooklynVegan under the Klaus Kinski pseudonym. I don’t have any metal on my list, but I put the “darker” stuff on this one to fit with the moody cover art.

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Tracklist:
1. Weekend – Mirror
2. Hookworms – Radio Tokyo
3. Wax Idols – The Cartoonist
4. Girls Names – Hypnotic Regression
5. Heaven’s Gate – Drone
6. Savages – She Wants
7. Toy – Join the Dots
8. pat JORDACHE – O.M.O.
9. Las Kellies – Boy, Sweet Boy
10. Disappears – Era
11. Pinkunoizu – Moped
12. Blouse – No Shelter
13. Dick Diver – Calendar Days
14. Holograms – Meditations
15. Medicine – It’s Not Enough
16. Wire – Love Bends
17. Deerhunter – Dream Captain
18. Dean Wareham – Emancipated Hearts
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Artwork for Mix 3 is by Greg Morris who has been doing covers for me for almost as long as I’ve been doing them. He delivers another gem — his most surrealistic yet — for this one:

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Tracklist:
1. Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
2. Disclosure – White Noise (feat AlunaGeorge)
3. Daniel Avery – Free Floating
4. Gramme – Fascination
5. Lady – Money
6. Jungle – The Heat
7. Pulp – After You (Pulp Vs Soulwax)
8. Hot Chip – Dark & Stormy
9. Xeno & Oaklander – Sheen
10. Ooga Boogas – Studio of My Mind
11. Lace Curtain – Good Intentions
12. Factory Floor – Fall Back
13. Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
14. Lindstrom & Todd Terje – Lanzarote
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The artwork to Mix 4 is done by Katie Harkin who fronts the terrific UK rock trio Sky Larkin, and she also sometimes plays keyboards with Wild Beasts. Of it, she says “It’s a multiple exposure I took in a crazy berlin music shop.” Crazy indeed:

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Tracklist:
1. La Femme – Nous Etions Deux
2. Big Deal – Swappin’ Spit
3. Beaches – Out of Mind
4. MINKS – Margot
5. Wild Nothing – A Dancing Shell
6. The Phoenix Foundation – Black Mold
7. Kelley Stoltz – Kimchee Taco Man
8. Mood Rings – The Line
9. Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht – Hang on to Life
10. Still Corners – Beginning to Blue
11. Serafina Steer – Night Before Mutiny
12. Love Inks – Solar Diary
13. No Joy – Hare Tarot Lies
14. Fiction – Careful
15. Future Wife – I’m Gonna Die
16. Midlake – Antiphon
17. Doldrums – Anomaly
18. No Bra – Minger
19. Colleen Green – Time in the World
20. Future Punx – Livin’ in a Movie
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Another longtime Sound Bites mix art designer, Kate Bryant delivers up this trippy prismatic cover that would be worthy of Tame Impala. She made it entirely on her iPhone, btw.

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Tracklist:
1. Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardner
2. La Luz – Sure as Spring
3. Sapphire Mansions – Too Shiny
4. Dream Boys – Sworn
5. The Mantles – Hello
6. Thee Oh Sees – No Spell
7. The Liminanas – Black Sabbath
8. Magic Trick – Crazy Teeth
9. Mikal Cronin – See it My Way
10. Warm Soda – Strange as it Seems
11. Corey Cunningham – Is it Really Really Real?
12. Joanna Gruesome – Secret Surprise
13. Heavy Times – Might Not
14. King Khan & the Shrines – Darkness
15. Ty Segall – The Man Man
16. Kurt Vile – Was All Talk
17. Legs – Thirteen Stories
18. The Proper Ornaments – Drop Off
19. Pampers – Head Bag
20. Fuzz – What’s in My Head?
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And lastly, artwork for Mix 6 was done by enigmatic virtual graffiti artist King of the Streets who chooses to do all his tagging digitally. Usually he defaces property or signs or turtles, but here he dreams big, by graffiti-ing the SKY. Deep!

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Tracklist:
1. Prefab Sprout – The Best Jewel Thief in the World
2. Spires – Candy Floss
3. Foxygen – No Destruction
4. Cate Le Bon – Are You with Me Now?
5. Foret – Corps Maquilles
6. Goldfrapp – Drew
7. Temples – Colours to Life
8. Jacco Gardner – Chameleon
9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
10. Ex Cops – James
11. The House Of Love – Money Man
12. Suede – Hit Me
13. French Films – Latter Days
14. Ski Lodge – Boy
15. Pretty & Nice – Q_Q
16. Elephant Stone – Masters of War
17. Yuck – Lose My Breath
18. John Grant – GMF
19. Julian Cope – They Were on Hard Drugs
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These mixes, like all I do, are actually mixed together so the songs meld into each other. No shuffle!

So long, Summer Fridays 2013

20 Sep

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This is the last Friday of Summer 2013 (fall starts on Sunday) and I’m wrapping things up with two mixes. The first is of the electronic variety with cover art by me. The second is a rocker, with cover art by our old pal and digital grafiti artist King of the Streets (KotS) who defaces an old picture of his dad, who used to be a “local model.” Quick, some new band, take that name. KotS also requested the aMiniature song you’ll hit about halfway through the mix.

I only managed to make 10 mixes this summer, the least I’ve ever done. I will aim to do better next summer. Until then…

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Tracklist:
sf6_091. Holy Ghost! – Okay
2. Colourbox – Breakdown
3. Lindstrom & Todd Terje – Lanzarote
4. Classixx – I’ll Get You
5. Lemonade – Skyballer
6. Au Revoir Simone – Somebody Who
7. Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
8. Pat Jordache – O.M.O.
9. The Wolfgang Press – Shut That Door
10. Xeno & Oaklander – Sheen
11. Factory Floor – Work Out
12. ?????? – ????????
13. Giorgio Moroder – The Chase
14. Shine 2009 – Older

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Tracklist:
SF_6.101. Eagulls – Nerve Endings
2. The Blind Shake – Porto Alegre
3. Pampers – Purple Brain
4. Night Beats – Playing Dead
5. U.S. Girls – Overtime
6. The Herms – Power Joystick
7. Shinies – Salt
8. aMiniature – Towner on the B-Side
9. Rose Elinor Dougal – Strange Warnings
10. Spires – Candy Flip
11. Teleman – Steam Train Girl
12. Dream Boys – Citrus Girls
13. Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?
14. ??? ????????? – ?? ????? ?????
15. Ash – Girl from Mars
16. The Dirtbombs – We Come in the Sunshine
17. Menswe@r – Daydreamer
18. of Montreal – Fugitive Air
19. The Fall – No Bulbs

I was looking for some ack-shee-un but all I got was Summer Fridays 6.8

23 Aug

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After taking a week of, we’re back with a new Summer Fridays mix and there’s a lot of music I’m excited about, a couple of which I maybe shouldn’t be including, hence the question marks. But there’s new Kelley Stoltz (a song about a food cart!), new Yuck, new Superchunk, my favorite new band of the week, Temples, some ’90s era oldies (TFC, Pavement, and Oasis), an old Fall song, a song the Fall covered, and more. Trust me, it’s good stuff!

Cover art is by frequent Summer Fridays contributor Kelly Hitzing who used to live here in Brooklyn but is now living the fly life in Miami. By that I mean there are a lot of bugs down there. Also alligators. Albino alligators! They will snap you in two, but burn easily.

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Tracklist:
1) Temples – Colours to Life
2) Love Inks – Solar Diary
3) Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man
4) ??? ??????? ?????? – ????? ??? ?????
5) Oasis – Cigarettes & Alchohol
6) Teenage Fanclub – Starsign
7) Yuck – Middle Sea
8) Superchunk – Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
9) Bizarros – Young Girls at Market
10) The Fall – I’m Frank
11) The Other Half – Mr. Pharmacist
12) Terry Malts – I Was Not There
13) Obits – Spun Out
14) Crystal Stilts – Future Folklore
15) Pavement – Summer Babe
16) ????? ???? – ?????? ????? – Avenue Girls
17) Tropical Popsicle – Havana
18) Frankie Rose – Sorrow
19) The Monkees – Porpoise Song

As I’m legally bound to say, please don’t listen to this on shuffle. It’ll sound weird, ok? Have a swell weekend!

Take me to the bridge: Summer Fridays 6.7

10 Aug

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I manage one to make a mix like this one about once a season, that starts one way and then goes another. Like how do you get from the throb of Outfit to the soaring strains of “Tonight We Fly” and make room for Yello, The Dentists and Honey LTD? You just have to download this puppy to find out.

This mix is going up a day late, but it allowed for this week’s cover, the picture of which I took last night a few blocks from my apartment. We’ve been blessed with a spectacular season of sunsets this summer in New York. Add to that the bridge (Williamsburg) and the picture almost shot itself.

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And in a new twist, you can stream it too:

Tracklist:
1) Outfit – House on Fire
2) Wild Nothing – A Dancing Shell
3) Destroyer – Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
4) Yello – Desire
5) Mood Rings – The Line
6) Shriekback – Faded Flowers
7) No Joy – Hare Tarot Lies
8) Scars – All About You
9) Sapphire Mansions – Too Shiny
10) The Dentists – I’m Not the Devil
11) Joanna Gruesome – Sugarcrush
12) Honey LTD – Eli’s Coming
13) The Cleaners from Venus – Summer in a Small Town
14) MINKS – Margot
15) The Pale Fountains – (There’s Always) Something on My Mind
16) Would-Be-Goods – Last of the Pinstriped Rebels
17) Fantastic Something – If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain)
18) The Divine Comedy – Tonight We Fly

Hope you’re have a good weekend. Enjoy this one, and no shuffling!

P.S. if that font on the cover looks familiar, it’s the one Peter Saville designed for New Order’s Republic. He used to give all his fonts away on his website… but not anymore.

Spring is here, please enjoy some new music

28 Mar

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Alright, the ice is melting and while I avoid a list-shaped elephant in the room (blog) , here’s 19 new songs, one fairly new one (Pegasvs) and an old reggae tune. I may try and write some liner notes, but no promises. This one turned out really good I think. I hope it inspires you to seek out some of these bands’ albums (like Warm Soda, my favorite of 2013 so far.) Meanwhile,  Heino and roses for everyone. Please enjoy… and no shuffling!

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TRACKLIST:
1. Mikal Cronin – Weight
2. Elephant Stone – Masters of War
3. The House of Love – Purple Killer Rose
4. Girls Names – Hypnotic Regression
5. Pegasvs – Atlantico
6. Wax Idols – Cartoonist
7. Anika – In the City
8. Ooga Boogas – Sex in the Chillzone
9. The Strokes – Welcome to Japan
10. Elephant – Skyscraper
11. Susan Cadogan – Do it Baby
12. Colleen Green – Time in the World
13. Wampire – Snacks
14. Jacco Gardner – Puppets Dangling
15. Fiction – Careful*
16. Suede – Hit Me
17. Wire – Love Bends
18. Warm Soda – Strange as it Seems
19. Golden Grrls – Paul Simon
20. Legs – Cast in Shadows
21. Highasakite – Son of a Bitch

*Does this sound like Lloyd Cole & the Commotions or what????

Bye Bye 2012, here’s a bunch of mixes to download

31 Dec

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Well it’s the last day of 2012 and, while I have got any of my lists up yet (just making sure My Bloody Valentine doesn’t decide to drop the new album as a NYE surprise or whatnot), here are my annual year-end mixes. Unlike previous years were I took stills from viral videos and other internet memes for the artwork, I turned over duty to actually talented people who had done covers for my annual Summer Fridays series.

I know I’ve forgotten bands/songs that should be on here, but as is you’re getting about 100 great ones that pretty much sum up my personal faves of 2012. I will have Best Albums, Singles, reissues, etc up later this week. Until then, enjoy the tunes and see you in 2013.

A note about the Sendspace downloads, you want to click the “Click here to start download from sendspace” text link. (The other “DOWNLOAD” links are ads, it’s what you put up with for free hosting.) Here’s a link to all five mixes, but individual download links are underneath cover art for individual mixes…

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Cover art for Mix #1 is by Sable Yong who, when not singing for Year of the Tiger and Chalk and Numbers makes cool and impractical iPhone cases and other stuff you want at Rich and Damned. No, I do not know where that ramen is from (or maybe it’s udon?), but it looks very good! If only you could have animated GIF artwork work on iTunes…

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Tracklist:
1. Ty Segall – The Hill
2. King Khan & the Shrines – I’ll Bite My Tongue
3. Peggy Sue – My Boyfriend’s Back
4. Allah-Las – Busman’s Holiday
5. The Limiñanas – Longanisse
6. Field Mouse – You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom
7. CUFFS – Private View
8. Beach Pigs – Catch Up in the Sun
9. Kelley Stoltz – Marcy
10. Jacco Gardner – Clear the Air
11. Sheer Agony – Pet Crow
12. Grass Widow – Milo Minute
13. Woods – Is it Honest
14. Allo Darlin’ – Capricornia
15. Craft Spells – Still Left with Me
16. AC Newman – Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns
17. Lightships – Sweetness in Her Spark
18. Jim Ruiz Set – Neo-Acoustic Ambassador
19. Hospitality – The Birthday
20. The Peoples Temple – Looter’s Game
21. The Raveonettes – Young and Cold

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Cover art to Mix #2 is by legendary internet graffiti artist King of the Streets whose who grapples with his muse and respect for public property by working exclusively in MS Paint.

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Tracklist:
1. METZ – Knife in the Water
2. A Place To Bury Strangers – So Far Away
3. Wax Idols – Schadenfreude
4. The Megaphonic Thrift – Moonstruck
5. Erik Blood – The Lonesome Death of Henry Paris
6. Savages – Flying to Berlin
7. BEAK> – Mono
8. Disappears – Pre Language
9. Japandroids – Evil’s Sway
10. Holograms – ABC City
11. Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time
12. Moonmen On The Moon, Man – Oh Look, A Sweat Balloon
13. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
14. Nude Beach – Some Kinda Love
15. Bleeding Rainbow – Pink Ruff
16. Total Control – Scene from a Marriage
17. PAWS – Sore Tummy
18. Street Chant – Sink
19. BNLX – Everything Must Go
20. The Soft Pack – Tallboy
21. Cheatahs – The Swan

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Cover art to Mix #3 is by longtime Summer Fridays contributor Greg Morris who is the first toymaker to the king, amongst other things. FYI, his cover is loosely based on the towering, haphazard wall of CDs in my apartment.

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Tracklist
1. El Perro Del Mar – Walk on By
2. Hot Chip – These Chains
3. Purity Ring – Belispeak
4. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
5. Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music
6. Bertrand Bergulat – Double Peine
7. GOAT – Goatman
8. Icona Pop – I Love It
9. The 2 Bears – Work
10. Django Django – Default
11. Prince Fatty feat. Hollie Cook – And the Beat Goes On
12. Jessie Ware – 110%
13. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – You Need Me On My Own
14. Chromatics – At Your Door
15. New Build – Do You Not Feel Loved
16. WhoMadeWho – Inside World
17. Divine Fits – For Your Heart
18. Chairlift – I Belong in Your Arms
19. Summer Camp – Always
20. NZCA/LINES – Atoms & Axes
21. Bear in Heaven – World of Freakout
22. Grimes – Oblivion

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Kate Bryant has done cover art for Summer Fridays since they started. More than a couple have featured her Catahoula Leopard Hound Arlo, and he’s in this one too. It looks like a still from Canine Terminator. For for pictures of her dog (and other things), follow Kate on Instagram.

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Tracklist:
1. Eternal Summers – Millions
2. Ice Choir – A Vision of Hell, 1994
3. Fergus & Geronimo – No Parties
4. Stealing Sheep – Genevieve
5. Cate Le Bon – Fold the Cloth
6. Liechtenstein – Ambitions
7. Deep Time – Coleman
8. Lower Dens – Brains
9. Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows
10. Rachel Zeffira – Front Door
11. Tame Impala – Keep on Lying
12. Beach House – Other People
13. Peaking Lights – Live Love
14. Frankie Rose – Nightswim
15. Cat Power – Ruin
16. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Be Proud of Your Kids
17. Caged Animals – This Summer
18. Merchandise – Time
19. Moon King – Crucified
20. Dent May – Rent Money

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And cover art for Mix #5, which was at the top of this post too, is by Kelly Hitzing who has done mix art for a long time as well. She just got her degree in Landscape Architecture and is very talented. She would be a great addition to your firm, please hire her (especially if you’re in NYC, we need her back here).

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Tracklist:
1. TOY – Motoring
2. Shrag – Chasing Consumations
3. Mac DeMarco – Freaking Out the Neighborhood
4. Punks on Mars – 8 Showers of Pain
5. The Intelligence – (They Found Me in the Back of) The Galaxy
6. The Babies – Moonlight Mile
7. The Fresh & Onlys – Presence of Mind
8. Orca Team – Behind Your Eyes
9. Scraps – 1982
10. Opossom – Fly
11. Violens – Sariza Spring
12. Two Wounded Birds – It’s Not Up to You
13. King Tuff – Alone and Stoned
14. Vex Ruffin – Take It
15. Useless Eaters – Black Night Ultraviolet
16. Terry Malts – Something About You
17. Graham Coxon – What’ll It Take?
18. The Cribs – Glitters Like Gold
19. Woollen Kits – Out of Whack
20. Field Music – Who’ll Pay the Bills?
21. Cats on Fire – 1914 and Beyond

I really don’t think it needs to be said, but the songs on these mixes are actually mixed together so, for reasons of “flow,” please don’t listen on shuffle.

Happy November! Here’s a new mix.

24 Nov

A reader from France emailed me the other day asking what happened to Sound Bites, as I hadn’t posted anything since August. Well, I have a full time job where I also write about music, so this site has definitely gone by the wayside though I wish it wasn’t so. I also was having trouble in the mix production department, but having a little free time over Thanksgiving weekend I think I’ve sorted that out, so here’s my first try at a mix with new audio and photo software. It’s mostly new music, with a few oldies right in the middle. Do enjoy.

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Tracklist:

1 The Babies – Mess Me Around
2 Eureka California – Back to California
3 Veronica Falls – Teenage
4 Jim Ruiz Set – Neo Acoustic Ambasador
5 Jim Noir – Ping Pong Time Tennis
6 pow wow! – You’re Dead
7 AC Newman – Encyclopedia o Classic Takedowns
8 I Was a King – Leave
9 Housemartins – Think For A Minute
10 Dionne Warwick – Anyone Who Had A Heart
11 El Perro Del Mar – Walk on By
12 Jan Hammer Group – Don’t You Know
13 Jef Barbara – Larmes de crocodile
14 Bertrand Burgalat – Double Peine
15 Erik Blood – The Lonesome Death of Henry Paris
16 Omega Male – Testosterone
17 Moon King – Crucified
18 Parquet Courts – Stoned and Starving

Late to my own party: Summer Fridays

21 Jul

Okay, okay this is a day late but … hey, man, things got crazy. (Not really.) Lot of great music on this week’s mix, which is basically new stuff and semi-obscure ’90s UK indie. Sleeper and The Poplinjays still sound good! Ditto Family Cat and Milltown Brothers. As for the new stuff, dig mix-opener by Toy  and that Melody’s Echo Chamber track. Yes, I’m repeating some bands but back when I made real mix tapes on a weekly basis, you’d just run through your favorite new albums track-by-track anyway… good songs are what counts. Cover art this week by Rich Scroggs who did a bang up job. Hope you’re boating or driving a race car this weekend. Enjoy!

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Tracklist:
1. Toy – Motoring
2. Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
3. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
4. The Boo Radleys – Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce)
5. Deep Time – Coleman
6. The Limiñanas – Betty and Johnny
7. Home – So Much Love
8. The Family Cat – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
9. Endless Summers – Wonder
10. The Popinjays – Vote Elvis!
11. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only in My Dreams
12. Milltown Brothers – Which Way Should I Jump?
13. Girls Names – A Troubled See
14. The Blue Aeroplanes – Yr Own World
15. The Sufis – Sri Sai Flora
16. Jasmine Minks – What’s Happening
17. Tropical Popsicle – The Age of Attraction
18. Sleeper – Inbetweener
19. Exlovers – You Forget So Easily
20. Lush – Ciao!