Welcome. These are called mixes. If you like the artists, go buy their music. I might do that too! More likely, if you like the artist, go see their live show.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Two Kings

I got the inspiration for the title/cover while driving past Graceland yesterday. It started out as a terrible idea for a tattoo, then morphed into this. It was also originally Jesus and Elvis. Anyhow, I hope you'll enjoy this mix. There are some fairly interesting songs on it. I quite enjoy the Atlas Sound(Bradford Cox of Deerhunter) track with Noah Lennox (Panda Bear of Animal Collective) opener. The Elvis Perkins track is a remake of one of his songs off of the "In Dearland" album. I don't know how I missed A Place TO Bury Stranger's cover of Holy Fuck's "Lovely Allen" back in May, but I did. That's definitely my favorite Holy Fuck song. I tried to place some lesser known bands on here such as Brite Lite Brite, Sweet Trip, Church, and a local favorite, The Bulletproof Vests. Ezra Furman plays the Hi Tone in November, I initially got onto the Elliott Smith track again as it was sampled in RJD2's "Ghostwriter" track. RJ fans, see if you can spot it. I am loving the Rae track. The Neil Young I'm somewhat sure you've heard before, but is off of a recent Remaster.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

All around a decent mix. I never know what to say about the tracks. Form your own opinion and lemme know.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Old Man Music

The title came to me because of the initial track. Michael McDonald sounds soooooooo odd on Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait For the Others" particularly in the layered harmonies. No theme here or anything of that sort. Although a couple of the artists will be playing Memphis soon. Toro y Moi will be the initial opener at The Island's show at the Hi Tone on October 29. Dávila 666 will be playing at Gonerfest. The Beatles track is off the new stereo re-masters. I really dig that this new collab between Themselves and Why? sounds nothing like either of them individually. It also sounds naught like cLOUDDEAD. The Cody Chesnutt song is in an axe commercial, no comment.

A friend got me hooked on This Heat recently after I shared some HEALTH with him. The This Heat track is from their 1977-released Peel sessions. It's amazing for that time period as well as now. I really dig the Pantha Du Prince song, but those not loving the sounds of either clanging objects or thudding bass should probably keep away. Tyondai Braxton is the lead singer of Battles and all around weird/talented dude.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I am thinking of switching back to a bi-weekly format if time and intake allow. We'll see. For now, enjoy Old Man Music (reminds me of Old Man River).

Enjoy it? Hate it? Meh it? Lemme know what you like and don't.