Another mixtape already? Fuck yeah! Three songs that I’m just stuck-stuck on, pushed me, near-begged me, to get another going. This all happened yesterday as I kept tinkering with my ipod to hear the 3 songs over and over. Said “fuck it”, built a playlist, started adding more songs, before you know it, I had a full CD worth of amazing tracks, pull a recent photo of mine that seemed to capture it all, a little flow tinkering in the playlist, and BLAM-O! Mixtape!
The three tracks to which we owe such gratitude? SJ Esau’s “Frustratiting”, Stars “A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife”, and Portugal. The Man’s “1989” (which is stuck to “Our Way”, making a great ending before our outro song “Horsetail Feathers” by Final Fantasy). For three very different reasons, each song just held on to my ears. “Frustrating” for it’s quirky fun dancable beat and choir chorus, Stars for their bombastic & romantic we-are-at-war-with-the-world sound, and of course, “1989” a song that makes me think back to when I was nineteen, forcing me to think about where I’m at now, how those different those two people are (yeah, really fucks with my head).
The result… a mixtape that, in my opinion, has got quite a bit o’ boogie in it with the occasional slow down & heart tug. Pretty cool, eh? I hope you enjoy it, I hope you can feel & hear each song the way I do. But you know, even if you don’t, you still got a mixtape out of it, and that’s better than nuffin! So, let’s get to it as…
01 SJ Esau – Frustrating
02 Stars – A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife
03 Giant Sand – Without A Word (Feat. Neko Case)
04 Department Of Eagles – Waves of Rye
05 Bodies Of Water – Water Here
06 Helvetia – Summer
07 Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
08 Azeda Booth – Big Fists
09 The Little Ones – Unlock The Door!
10 The Clash – The Guns Of Brixton (Vinyl Rip)
11 Human Highway – Vision Failing
12 Blitzen Trapper – Furr
13 Earlimart – Hymn And Her
14 Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning – Love Is New
15 Elliott Brood – The Valley Town
16 The Walkmen – Canadian Girl
17 Portugal The Man – 1989
18 Portugal The Man – Our Way
19 Final Fantasy – Horsetail Feathers
And please, please, go show all the artists all your love, especially financially. It’s good kharma. Besides, when you buy a record, an angel gets it’s wings…