Saturday 13 October 2007

"Feel The Breeze" Mixtape

Photo By Ryan McGinley

A soundtrack for runaways.

01 Knocked Up - Kings Of Leon
This song reminds me of the film "Boys Don't Cry" with
its barren dusty (sound)landscapes and The Edge-esque guitar.
Great song from an ok album by K.O.L.
02 Our Swords - Band Of Horses
More Americana(ish) this time from Band of Horses, taken
from the their exquisite debut.
03 Fiery Crash - Andrew Bird
The opener for Bird's newest and maybe best album with
backing vocals provided by the wonderful Haley Bonar
04 Brother - Annuals
"'Brother' opens on a whisper before exploding at
the halfpoint with colossal percussion, twisting
guitars, feather-fall violins, and exultant,
emphatic shouts that puncture the mix like they're
trying to break in from another dimension."
05 Saturday - Electrelane
One of the highlights from one of this years best,
"No Shouts, No Calls". Those ladies rocked out at
"Electric Picnic", Hopefully they will be back in
Ireland soon.
06 Start A War - The National

07 Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire
08 If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura
09 Long Distance Call - Pheonix

10 Pulling Our Weight - The Radio Dept.
What is it about Sweden, always with "The Good Shit"
and this is certainly "Good Shit". "Pulling Our Weight"
is The Radio Dept.'s finest three and a half minutes. Pure Bliss
11 Willow's Song - The Wicker Man OST
"Willow's Song" is a ballad by American composer Paul
Giovanni using lyrics by the poet Robert Burns for the
1973 film The Wicker Man.
12 Diamond Dancer - Bill Callaghan
My favourite song of the year so far.
13 Let's Save Tony Orlando's House - Yo La Tengo
In the "Marge on the Lam" episode of The Simpsons,
Troy McClure is emceeing a public television marathon,
he opens with a version of his catchphrase by
stating: "Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember
me from such telethons as Out with Gout '88 and Let's
Save Tony Orlando's House." Let's Save Tony Orlando's
House later inspired the title of this song by the Hoboken's
finest Yo La Tengo, taken from their downbeat 2000
record "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out".
14 Cool Summer - Bob Lind
Another song I pilfered from Jarvis Cocker and Steve
Mackey compilation "The Trip"
15 Childhood - Beachhouse
One of this years gems.
16 Lark - Au Revoir Simone
Hightlight from the rather disappointing second album.
Their first should still be available here.
17 Love Connection - Casiotones For The Painfully Alone
"A delicate blend of sweat and menstrual blood"
My favourite mix.
18 After The Certain - Beirut
The great closer of his debut album.
19 In The Chestnut Tree - Ivor Cutler
Another one of my all time favourite songs, this time by the
glaswegien Ivor Cutler. Jammy Smears is still available here

20 Gulf Shores - Palace Music
"A cold and frilly drink awaits us both"

OK thats it.
Well tell me what you think.

Total Time 1:19:21
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Infonistacrat said...

Very nice mixtape here. You got some great really sweet stuff in here. I definitely going to be listening to this one all weekend!

nffcnnr said...

Excellent collection, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's gone! Any chance you can re-link? Thanks,