Summer Sounds Mixtape I

June 25, 2009

More than any other season, summer seems to naturally grow into its own soundtrack. This kind of natural association that forms between a track or album and a time was the primary motivation for this blog when it began. I really can’t explain why summer is the most likely season to become its own musical genre, maybe it’s major chords, or maybe it’s just sunshine.

So here it is, with as little pretense as possible, after all, a mixtape like this makes itself.

Grizzly Bear and Dead Prez – Two Weeks of Hip-Hop (The Hood Internet Mash-up)
Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move
YACHT – Psychic City
The Hundred in the Hands – Dressed in Dresden
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
Passion Pit – The Reeling
Santigold – Lights Out (Tepr Emo Remix)
Kleerup featuring Lykke Li – Until We Bleed
Camera Obscura – French Navy
St Vincent – The Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

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Stillness Is A Move

May 26, 2009

Holy awesomeness. I had heard this a while back and it somehow slipped under the constantly-falling snow of new-music Tuesdays. I find myself trying to hum, or worse, sing this incredibly highly pitched melody, and it always ends badly. But what a hook! I’m entranced by the repeated guitar hammers that fit perfectly under the start/stop vocal lines.

Look for their newest–Bitte Orca–to drop on June 9th.

The Dirty Projectors – Stillness is a Move