If It’s Not Cold Outside, Visit the Ice Palace in Your Mind: Wintry Mix 2.22.2012

We haven’t had more than seven days that’ve dropped below freezing, but it is still technically winter. I keep hoping we’ll get one snowstorm before it’s over. Maybe. Here for you, there’s two bands from Finland, four from Australia, Dreams and Dreems, Cats and Cates, guitars and synths. One Dinowalrus. I think this will be the last Wintry Mix of 2012. But look for Spring Fever in April.


1. Eux Autres – Right Again
2. Gap Dream – 58th St. Fingers
3. The Megaphonic Thrift – Tune Your Mind
4. Disappears – Pre Language
5. Black Twig – Death Scene
6. Woollen Kits – Out of Whack
7. Veronica Falls – Thorn in My Side
8. Internet Forever – Centre of Your Universe
9. NZCA/LINES – Okinawa Channels
10. Metronomy – The Bay (Clock Opera Remix)
11. Dinowalrus – Burners
12. Weird Dreams – Holding Nails
13. The Chap – What Did We Do?
14. Bad Dreems – Chills
15. Cardinal – I Am a Roman Gypsy
16. Field Trip – Sleeve of the Skin
17. Young Prisms – Gone
18. The Tough Shits – Cats and Dogs
19. Cats on Fire – A Few Empty Waves
20. Cate Le Bon – Ploughing Out Pts 1 + 2

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Happy Sinus Pain Awareness Month: Here’s a New Wintry Mix

I don’t know about where you are, but we are having a very mild winter. Not so mild that I should have been eating at outdoor burger joint Shake Shack last night, but I was and is where I snapped the picture that is now this week’s cover art. There’s lots of good new music on here, including the returns of a few favorite bands. Dig in:



1. Burning Hearts – Into the Wilderness
2. Wild Nothing – Nowhere
3. Piney Gir – Outa Sight
4. The Heart Strings – Don’t Let the World Gang Up on You
5. Air – Sonic Armada
6. Field Music – Who’ll Pay the Bills?
7. Old Monk – Warm Moustache
8. Moonmen on the Moon, Man – Oh Look, a Sweat Balloon Artist
9. La Sera – Please Be My Third Eye
10. Hooded Fang – ESP
11. Warm Digits – The World in Small Doses
12. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
13. Lilacs & Champagne – King of Kings
14. Summer Twins – I Could Never Break Your Heart
15. Allo Darlin’ – Capricornia
16. The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag
17. Candy Claws – Do You Ever Feel That Way?
18. The Wedding Present – You’re Dead

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Sleigh Bells Ring, are you listening? It’s actually another Wintry Mix

I’ve been mostly cut-off from the internet this week thanks to living in a pre-War building that has cable installed in ways McGuyver never would’ve attempted. (A vision of a SOPA future, perhaps.) But we’re back on now and I managed to put this one together while unplugged. Last week we got mostly dancey songs, and this week the guitars are back. A lot of exciting new stuff here I think. And one old song. Have a swell weekend!


Here’s the tracklist:

1. Standard Fare – 05 11 07
2. Little Racer – Split for the Coast
3. Hospitality – The Right Profession
4. Exlovers – Starlight
5. Toy – Left Myself Behind
6. Terry Malts – I Do
7. A Place to Bury Strangers – So Far Away
8. The Band in Heaven – Sleazy Dreams
9. Siinai – Marathon
10. HEHFU – Come Home
11. Mind Spiders – More Than You
12. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
13. Prinzhorn Dance School – Your Fire Has Gone Out
14. Household – Phases
15. Liechtenstein – Ambitions
16. Frankie Rose – Know Me
17. Trailer Trash Tracys – Los Angered
18. A.C. Marias – One of Our Girls Has Gone Missing

Stay warm, don’t shuffle. Liner notes after the jump.
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Back in the (Wintry) Mix

There were a few snowflakes in the air today here in Brooklyn, the first of the season, so it’s good timing for the first Wintry Mix of 2012. Unlike the Summer Fridays mixes, these will be almost entirely new music… though I’m allowing myself one oldie per week. Lots of great stuff here: new singles from The 2 Bears, Diagrams, WhoMadeWho and Bear in Heaven. This one is pretty dancefloor-friendly. So have at it!



1. The Golden Filter – Age of Consent
2. WIR – So and Slow it Grows
3. WhoMadeWho – Inside World
4. Django Django – Default
5. Errors – Pleasure Palaces
6. Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari
7. Expensive Looks – Nightfalls
8. Tanlines – Brothers
9. LESCOP – La Foret
10. The 2 Bears – Work
11. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dream On
12. The Big Pink – Hit the Ground (Superman)
13. Bear in Heaven – The Reflection of You
14. Grimes – Genesis
15. Diagrams – Tall Buildings

Like all my mixes, the songs actually segue together so…No shuffling! Liner notes after the jump.

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Here We Go Again: Wintry Mix Three

And you thought you could put away the sweaters and parkas. Like a surprise snowfall after a warm Friday, Monday brings the third Wintry Mix of 2011. This one is the most icy-sounding, the first half a chilly blast with the back end bringing the ’90s resurgence into sharp relief. This will probably do it for these until the return of Summer Fridays. Enjoy.



Wintrymix3sm 1. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
2. Silver Swans – Secrets
3. Love Inks – Black Eye
4. Princeton – To the Alps
5. Cat’s Eyes – Not a Friend
6. The Answering Machine – Animals
7. Banjo or Freakout – Go Ahead
8. Still Corners – Don’t Fall in Love
9. Martial Canterel – Secret Stores
10. Generationals – Tell Me Now
11. Gross Relations – Fuzzy Timelines
12. Lifeguards – Paradise is Not So Bad
13. Young Boys – Bring ‘Em Down
14. Girls Names – Se├ínce on a Wet Afternoon
15. Mr. Dream – Holy Name
16. Radical Dads – Recklessness
17. PS I Love You w/Diamond Rings – Leftovers
18. Telekenesis – I Cannot Love You
19. Violens – When to Let Go
20. BNLX – It Was a Good Day

Like all my mixes, the songs segue together so do yourself a favor and don’t listen on shuffle. Liner notes after the jump.

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Wintry Mix #2

It doesn't get this bad anymore.
A sunny day here in NYC but still mighty cold and I had a bunch of songs leftover from last week's mix — plus some new stuff I got this week — so here's another mix. I might just make this go through February. We'll see. Lot of good stuff on this one I think. Enjoy.



More slush 1. Austra – The Beat and the Pulse
2. Fugiya & Miyagi – Minestrone
3. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
4. PJ Harvey – The Glorious Land
5. Two Wounded Birds – Night Patrol
6. The Dears – Unsung
7. Det Vackra Livet – Viljan
8. Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure
9. Ringo Deathstarr – So High
10. Mind Spiders – No Romance
11. Robert Pollard – Something Strawberry
12. The British Public – Bears
13. Obits – You Gotta Lose
14. The Raveonettes – Forget That You're Young
15. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
16. Lower Dens – Batman
17. White Fence – Art Investor Collector
18. Tim Cohen – The Tunnel of Love
19. Acid House Kings – Would You Say Stop?
20. Destroyer – Downtown

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Fridays Aren’t Just for Summer: Wintry Mix 001


If there's two things I love it's Weather and Mixes. Three things: combining them. Something I don't love: the dreaded "wintry mix." Worst weather ever. Rain, cold, snow, yuck. So let's make that into something more palatable, like a whole bunch of brand new 2011 music. (including Yuck.) Well, Anika is technically 2010 but she came on the scene so late in the year most people missed it. Everything else is new for this year, though. 


Wintrymix_smallest 1. Pete & the Pirates – Winter 2
2. Peter Bjorn & John – Second Chance
3. Anika – Yang Yang
4. Metronomy – She Wants
5. Wire – Please Take
6. Catwalk – Home
7. The Beets – Cold Lips
8. Tahiti 80 – Want Some?
9. Jonny – Candyfloss
10. Papercuts – Do What You Will
11. Anna Calvi – No More Words
12. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
13. Craft Spells – After the Moment
14. MINKS – Cemetery Rain
15. BOAT – Forever in Armitron
16. Yuck – Get Away
17. The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts
18. Dum Dum Girls – There is a Light That Never Goes Out
19. ??? – ???
20. Gruff Rhys – Christopher Columbus
21. Disappears – New Fast

In case you forgot…no shuffling, as these songs are mixed together. It'll sound weird if you do.I had a bunch of leftover songs on this one I didn't use. If you're lucky, I'll do a Pt2 next week. Liner notes after the jump.

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