weekly mix #13

Skipping right over week 12, here’s week 13’s mix.

  1. Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots
  2. Joy Division – Disorder
  3. Fretblanket – Twisted
  4. Okkervil River – No Key No Plan
  5. Mundy – Pardon Me
  6. Buke & Gase – Houdini Crush
  7. Paolo Nutini – Rewind
  8. Pink Mountaintops – Rock n Roll Fantasy
  9. Phosphorescent – The Quotidian Beasts
  10. Jeff Buckley – Lilac Wine

weekly mix #13

Yes yes y’all.

  1. Adam & The Amethysts – Prophecy
  2. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – (Do Not Feed The) Oyster
  3. Sebadoh – Ocean
    So happy to have heard this in a bar this weekend, until I remembered that I was in one of the few places (in the world?) where I would expect to hear things like this.
  4. Crooked Fingers – New Drink For The Old Drunk
    night turns black cause it’s rotten
  5. Arcade Fire – Born on a Train
    I’ve always had a theory that some artists just weren’t meant to play their own songs, my argument being reflected perfectly in some covers being better than their originals and better than anything original by the band covering them. I’m not sure that this is a prime example of that theory (since I have nothing against the original here), but I’d rather listen to this than most of Arcade Fire’s discography so it’s certainly a starting point. Blah, blah, blah.
  6. Lifter Puller – Lake Street Is For Lovers
  7. Bright Eyes – Jejeune Stars
  8. The Joy Formidable – Austere
  9. The Strokes – Metabolism
  10. Metric – Police and the Private
    no one wants what we want

weekly mix #13

April Fool’s Day is pretty lame. A bunch of new things are announced and you have to wait and see if they pan out or if they were just someone’s idea of a stupid joke. Generally, I’m not a fan of getting the rug pulled out from under me. I’m thinking of turning this “holiday” into something more like Valentine’s Day. This way you can call someone you’re kind of sweet on your “April Fool”, and request that your loved ones write essays on your favorite bands. Just a thought.
This mix is my April Fool. May I suggest listening twice in a row?

Listen here.

  1. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
    Just one thing to say here, preceded by some sweet, sweet guitar :
    going to the darklands.
  2. Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere
    I’ve been listening to lots of old tapes in the past few weeks of radio interviews from the late 90s. Sometimes it feels like it was a million years ago.
  3. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Typecast
    Oh no.
    Oh yes.
  4. Neko Case – Runnin’ Out Of Fools
    I fought liking Neko Case for a long time. I still don’t like some of her stuff, but I have to like it when she sings like this.
  5. The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
    stranded at Bleeker & Broadway looking for something to do
    someone somewhere asks me “is there anything in particular I can help you with?”
    all I ever wanted help with was you
  6. Destroyer – Savage Night At The Opera
    it’s not a war ’til someone loses an eye
  7. The Jam – Thick As Thieves
  8. Frightened Rabbit – Nothing Like You
  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric (Acoustic)
    flow sweetly, hang heavy
    you suddenly complete me, you suddenly complete me
  10. Wye Oak – Doubt