Friday Mixtape (July 24, 2015)

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Throughout the week I keep track of all the new songs I hear and love and every friday I put them all here. Most of these songs are brand new, but sometimes I’ll miss a song from before and finally hear it this week.

Peaches – “Bodyline (feat. Nick Zinner)

It’s great to have Merrill Nisker back, especially with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and Adult Swim.


Foals – “Mountain At My Gates”

Foals is already big in the UK, but they’re about to have their Coldplay/U2/world-domination moment with this new album in August.


High Dive – “Anything to Anyone”

I’m always happy to share great music from my old college town of Bloomington, IN (Go Hoosiers!). Full length album New Teeth is available to download on Bandcamp for any price.


princess reason – “Your Divorce”

Baltimore continues being one of the more underrated music cities as it produces yet another great band. The full album comes out August 14th.


Golden Retriever – “2”

This song was released on Seattle’s Debacle Records, which is a self-described experimental label, yet all 22-minutes of this song is surprisingly accessible.


The Smoking Trees – “Trips”

Listening to this song is a trip(s), man.


Major Lazer – “Lost (feat. Mø)”

An unlikely duo successfully turns one of my favorite Frank Ocean songs into a reggae jam.


DJ Quik – “Puffin The Dragon”

In which DJ Quik channels his inner Gonzo.


Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”

It retains the best qualities of his last album, 2013’s excellent Wakin On A Pretty Daze, but it also sounds leaner and more focused. Can’t wait for September 25th.


Manor – “Can You Hear Me Talking At You”

This Australian group might have just out Lana Del Rey’d Lana Del Rey.


Spraynard – “Applebee’s Bar”

Applebee’s has never sounded more angsty.


Night Beds – “Corner”

The latest addition to the great Dead Oceans label (another Bloomington, IN favorite).


The Rightovers – “Valerie”

Music as sky blue as, uh, its blood?


And that’s a wrap, see y’all on Monday!

 

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Week In Review (2/6/15)

My Midnight Heart – “Drown”

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This should hold you over while you wait for the next Disclosure album

Cheers to 19-year-old Zak Abel, who is already making a splash in the UK.

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Bouquet – “Stacks On Stacks”

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Jeff Tweedy continues finishing songs for awesome deceased musicians

Actually this time it’s Mavis Staples’s project finishing the many demos of her late father, the great Pops Staples. Tweedy is just helping out on this track. That’s also his son Spencer Tweedy on drums!

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I know you’ve already seen the Super Bowl halftime show, but I also know that you want to see those dancing sharks again!

Oh yeah, Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, and Katy Perry were there too.

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Matthew E. White wrote a song for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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In honor of the one year anniversary of the late actor’s death. Listen here via Stereogum.

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The new Jay Z movie got lots of accolades at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

Some are calling it the next Boyhood.

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Bob Dylan continues to be the greatest with his Frank Sinatra covers album

And his voice actually sounds good here!

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Pink Gloves – “80’s Girls”

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Pharrell Williams is still going strong in 2015 with this Major Lazer collaboration

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Girlpool – “Chinatown”

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Watch out Bruno Mars, here comes Taylor Locke

https://soundcloud.com/taylor-locke/running-away-from-love

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Body Language – “Really Love”

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St. Tropez – “Cut Me Loose”

Garage rock never gets old.

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Mesita – “Hostiles”

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My weekly reminder that there’s a lot of great WTF songs out there, like Mochipet’s “Psilocybin Samurai”

The new Pokémon?

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Tica Douglas – “I Didn’t”

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Skizzy Mars – Time (Ft. G-Easy & Olivver)

Reminds me of Chance The Rapper with a different voice. Good stuff.

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