Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mixtape #8

Howdy all!

Welcome to the newest mixtape!! Boy the weeks go by quickly don't they? It feels just like yesterday that I started these mixtapes and now we are up to number 8!! In my opinion this is the best one yet. I've decided to add a little more this time around. 15 songs instead of 12. 15 artists instead of 12. Plus when you add your mixtape to your music player, be it iTunes or whatever else you choose to use, they are grouped much better. Just look at the song info and you will notice that the grouping will be for the current week's mixtape. It just makes it a little easier to manage.

So without further adieu, I bring you the noise.


Additional Moog - Kicking Static
Additional Moog are described as uber-melodic rootsy Americana meets lo-fi rock with a 60's Brit Pop sensibility.

Alisdair Roberts - You Muses Assist
Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. Roberts is noted for both his own compositions and recitations of traditional songs, including on his album of traditional death ballads, No Earthly Man and in 2006 featured in the BBC documentary Folk Britannia.

The City And Horses - Abigail Adams
The City and Horses play catchy indie pop, literate lo-fi folk, earnest country ballads, electro-sex dance, grunge rock and Mo-Town fop. The members of the band are adorable and can fit in your pocket.

Jeniferever - Ox-Eye
Jeniferever is a band from Uppsala, Sweden formed in 1996. Their music could be described as ambient indie rock or post-rock; it is slow-paced, melodic, and frequently building to an orchestral-like climax. Their sound has been compared to bands such as The Appleseed Cast and Sigur Rós.

Lady Of The Sunshine - White Rose Parade
Lady Of The Sunshine is Angus Stone’s (from Angus & Julia Stone) solo project. Angus Stone reveals a darker more contemplative side on the brooding rhythm and blues of his first solo album ‘SMOKING GUN’.

Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Inspired by the pounding, primal assault of Weezer’s Pinkerton , Nirvana’s In Utero , and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape , this young band has created its own version of what a classic rock album should sound like, complete with fiercely beautiful melodies, shifting guitar and keyboard textures, loud/soft dynamics, and an urgency in each band member’s performance, especially Hull’s cathartic vocals.

Matteah Baim - Pagoda
Matteah Baim, the non-CocoRosie affiliated half of Metallic Falcons has forged on without Sierra Casady to create an album of disparate, haunted folk songs that loll over your senses like desert clouds. With the help of a few friends (Jana Hunter, Devendra Banhart, Rob Doran) she has taken her palate of lonesome inky textures and blown it dry with a wanderer’s spirit. Her songs ring with a wounded sense of femininity and mournful charm that here furthers the tones her past work.

An Orange End - Homo Consumers
Purple walls, blue lights, a curtain and a chemical reaction. There were just two in that room. A noise marionette! A melody somnambulist! And they had nothing to bridge… but lot to share, lot to see…The wind started singing a new story. And the window opened… Gazing out the peaceful fields, all they saw was empty roads and the fabulous orange lights above! The road had no end! And the lights were illuming a great trip… They just trailed…

Patrick Watson - Tracy's Waters
Patrick Watson (born 1979) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, whose blend of cabaret pop and classical music influences with indie rock has been compared to Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.

Redjetson - Questions I Don't Want To Ask
Redjetson are an UK based post-rock band who have been influenced by a diverse selection of bands including Interpol, Slint, Radiohead, Joy Division, Explosions in the Sky, My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Doors & Mogwai.

Rubik - Goji Berries
Combining hysterically schreeching guitars and twisted pop melodies with almost ambient-like soundscapes, their music is truly worth noting. music for hearts, head, soul and feet. You decide.

Indie rock aesthetics with pop accesibility, as they say.

Salim Nourallah - Western Hills
Salim Nourallah is a Texas based singer-songwriter. His unique style is known for its layered vocals, melodies, and nontrivial arrangements, while maintaining a serious pop sensibility.

St. Vincent - Laughing With A Mouth Full Of Blood
St. Vincent is the band of singer-guitarist-composer Annie Clark. An inventive and versatile guitarist, Annie has played with avant-garde composer Glenn Branca and was a member of symphonic pop spectacle The Polyphonic Spree.

Wentworth Kersey - The Death Of Anthony Gonsalves
Frontier man, Wentworth Kersey, is an ambient americana sci-fi folk artist from Denver. Mister Kersey began his musical career while playing “A Soundtrack for Suicide” at the “Youth Hipster Halfway House” during a lost era of western greatness. Currently he enjoys drinking coffee, eating waffles, playing Arkanoid on SNES, and recording rotary dial telephones.

White Rabbits - Rudie Falls
With a certain joie de vive, playfulness and charm White Rabbits thematically evoke the more decadent and bygone era of days spent on the green, old cinemas “Tourist Trap”, tragic mothers “Navy Wives”, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, “The Plot.”

A great array of tunes I believe and I haven't really stopped listening to it all week! I must be getting better at this or there are more artists putting out more fantastic music!!

Well enjoy this bunch of boppin' songs and let me know what you think.

I'm off to play in the sun!!

The Listening Link:

Mixtape #8 - The Week In Sound.

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