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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Two Minute Warning: Summer Fridays, ADD Edition

I’ve gone high concept this week, and that is not a reference to this week’s cover art which is by my friend Davie Kaufmann. No, I mean there’s a gimmick: all the songs on Summer Fridays 4.10 are less than two minutes long. All 33 of them (maybe even 34). With this kind of criteria, we don’t really have much in the way of new music (two songs by my count) but quality remains high of course. I’ve tried to vary it up as much as possible because the bulk of the two-minutes-or-less songs in my collection are of the young, loud and snotty variety. If you don’t like a song, just think it’ll be over soon.


1. R.E.M. – White Tornado
2. Lilys – Any Place I’ve Lived
3. The Byrds – The Girl with No Name
4. The Yummy Fur – Policeman
5. The Magnetic Fields – Washington, D.C.
6. Saturday Looks Good to Me – Underwater Heartbeat
7. The Bees – End of the Street
8. Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 – Bim-Bom
9. The Undertones – She’s a Run Around
10. Wax Museums – Mosquito Enormo
11. Pavement – Debris Slide
12. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Gumma
13. Carol King – Crying in the Rain
14. Felt – Ferdinand Magellan
15. Grovesnor – Lickstick
16. Minutemen – Maybe Partying Will Help
17. Wire – Champs
18. Young Fresh Fellows – How Much About Last Night Do You Remmeber?
19. Ruts – Out of Order
20. Camper Van Beethoven – Wasted
21. Boyracer – Airport Song
22. Royal Bangs – Loosely Truthing
23. Thrush Hermit – Every Morning I Reread The Postcards
24. Jay Reatard – You’re Gonna Lose
25. The Vaselines – Dum-Dum
26. The Strawberry Alarm Clock – Birds in My Tree
27. Adventures in Stereo – The Attic Walk
28. Fleetwood Mac – That’s Enough for Me
29. The Fall – Terry Waite Sez
30. Shop Assistants – Nature Lover
31. Dead Milkmen – Filet of Sole
32. So Cow – Halcyon Days
33. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – The Barafundle Bumbler

Shuffling this mix could cause seizures or blindness: don’t do it! Liner notes, which are all Twitter-length in keeping with the theme, are after the jump.

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