Thursday, June 18, 2009

The June 09 iMix

Lots of electronic indie pop including tracks from Metric, Iamx and SLC retro newwavers Cavedoll. Ends with guitar noodling from Jason Lytle of Grandaddy fame, Manchester Orchestra and old faves BTE.

Metric: Gimme Sympathy
Cavedoll: Decoder
Kyle Andrews: Blow it out
IAMX: You can be happy
Cavedoll: Vader
Better Than Ezra: Absolutely still
Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, The Commuter
Manchester Orchestra: My Friend Marcus

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Airy iMix April 09

Today's mix turned into a more significant challenge than I expected. I've always loved the song Battersea by Hooverphonic and wanted to build a mix around it. I found the first few songs easily and knew they'd fit my mix. These included Geneva's Tranquilizer and Wanderlust by Delays. But soon thereafter it became significantly more difficult to find that same sort of feel that the original songs had. I was looking for songs with a light airy feel, orchestral perhaps and hopefully with a soaring upper octave range vocal. I didn't meet it for every song, but I like the end product. The mix comes off like a post britpop hangover with many of these songs filling a late 90's early millenium pocket of time.

Hooverphonic: Battersea
Geneva: Tranquilizer
Delays: Wanderlust
Cocteau Twins: Iceblink Luck
Radiohead: Let Down
Badly Drawn Boy: Silent Sigh
Haven: Til the End
Puressence: Heart of Gold
Blur: The Universal

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

April Goodness

I've forgotten to post April's splendid little mix. It's filled with plenty of singles from new releases and a recent release by a band called Phoenix. I have Chad to thank for the Phoenix. Best LP in this mix, so far, is the Metric release called "Fantasies". Electronic whirring and churring at it's finest. The Ian Moore track is actually 2 years old at this point, but I've JUST found this guy courtesy of my buddy Matt who is touring/recording with him right now. I highly recommend that release as well, called "To be loved".

Anyhow. Here's the list in no order.

Metric: Stadium Love
Ian Moore: 30 Days
The bird and the bee: Love letter to Japan
Phoenix: 1901
Depeche Mode: Jezebel
Doves: Kingdom of Rust
Neko Case: This tornado loves you
Silversun Pickups: Sort of

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

March 09

Here's a new one. Really just an exercise in mixtaping where I'm simply finding old faves as opposed to spotting the new gems out there. Most of these songs are truly some of my favorite for each artist. I hope you enjoy..