weekly mix #16

Fast and furious, it begins with a prayer and ends with a dream. Pull out your headphones, crank it up, and blow a kiss back to 1993.

Listen here.

  1. Patti Smith Group – Hymn
  2. James – Laid
    This song came on in the gym the other day when I didn’t have my own music with me. It sent me right back to 1994 and reminded me that James was almost the first band I ever saw live. I used to stay up all night and this song would come on early in the morning and suddenly there would be a dance party in my bedroom. I also remember my mom really disapproving of the lyrics, which is as hilarious now as it was then.
  3. Big Audio Dynamite – The Bottom Line
    Thanks to the magic of live streaming I saw Big Audio Dynamite’s set at Coachella this Saturday. I’m pretty sure it’s the closest I’ll ever get to seeing them live.
  4. Crystal Castles – Birds
  5. Kate Bush – Waking The Witch
  6. Light Pollution – Oh, Ivory!
    I think this sounds like Arcade Fire, without the pesky problem of being Arcade Fire, who seem to be in the process of being swallowed by themselves.
  7. Material Issue – Satellite
    After putting The Kills on the mix last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about this song.
  8. The Strokes – Under Control
    I watched The Strokes live stream from Coachella too, and it just made me want to listen to them more. And more. And more. I think I could listen to this on a loop for 24 hours straight and still come out okay.
  9. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Beyond Belief
  10. The Band In Heaven – Dreams
    I’m pretty sure that the best part of this noise pop/shoegaze resurgence is some of the covers that are coming from it. I downloaded this song a few days ago and was wondering how I’ve been living without it, then I realized I’ve had it on my hard drive for several months and never once listened to it.
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