Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mixtape #9

Hi gang!

First of all let me apologise for being late. I scored myself a job and since it is a 5am to 5pm affair, that's including travel, the Week In Sound mixtapes will have to come whenever i get a chance now. Hold those tears, it will all be ok.

In this volume I have featured a few Australian artists who have new releases. I always enjoy listening to the new Australian stuff as it makes me feel like I'm back home. Australia has some wonderful undiscovered talent. Actually, while I'm at it, I'll throw you a link. The site is called Triple J Unearthed and it is a site that allows bands and artists from all over Australia to upload their music and share with the world. You can vote for songs that you like and you can even download tracks from the artists pages.

Triple J Unearthed.

So anyway, back to what we are all here for, the 9th Mixtape!! Lets have a bit of a geezer and see what lucky bands have made it onto the list.


Bertie Blackman - White Owl
Bertie (Beatrice) Blackman (born 1982) is an Independent Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Taking inspiration from an eclectic array of musicians such as Björk, Erykah Badu, Suzanne Vega, Joni Mitchell, and Radiohead, Bertie's songs are at once heartfelt and uniquely her own.

Bob Evans - Pasha Bulka
Kevin Edward Mitchell, is an Australian musician, most famous for his role as vocalist/guitarist for the band Jebediah. Kevin Mitchell often performs his solo work under the pseudonym of Bob Evans. He plays Beatle-esque pop songs about love and life.

Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)
Deer Tick is an American rock band from Providence, Rhode Island led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley.[1] The band began as McCauley's solo project in December 2004. Within a few years he had acquired a strong following through constant touring in parts of the Atlantic Northeast and self-released CD-Rs. Deer Tick's music has often been described as a combination of folk, blues, and country with a strong grunge influence. McCauley is known for his distinct gruff-sounding voice.

Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Like Music To My Ears
Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a Scottish band which became popular in the UK and international music scene around the same time as Biffy Clyro and Franz Ferdinand. The band's name comes from a RSPCA campaign to advise dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars and has often been a strong talking point of polarized views. In an interview with U.S. Rolling Stone magazine, singer/guitarist Craig Macintosh mentioned that "Rolling Stone in Australia said it was the best band name in the history of rock & roll. But then the NME said it was the worst".

Eskimo Joe - Foreign Land
Eskimo Joe is an Australian rock band. Eskimo Joe formed in 1997 in Fremantle, Western Australia. Kavyen 'Kav' Temperley (bass/vocals), Joel Quartermain (guitar) and Stuart MacLeod (guitar) formed a band to compete in the Australian National Campus Band Competition.

Halloween, Alaska - In Order
Halloween, Alaska is a Minnesota-based band consisting of James Diers (voice, guitar, keys), Jake Hanson (brother of Tapes 'n Tapes drummer Jeremy Hanson, guitar), Matt Friesen (electric bass guitar), and David King (acoustic and electronic drums). Members of the group are or have been part of the bands The Bad Plus, Love-Cars, Happy Apple, 12 Rods, Cowboy Curtis, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and The Gang Font feat. Interloper.

Montt Mardié - Elisabeth By The Piano
Montt Mardié (born David Olof Peter Pagmar on September 16, 1983) is a Swedish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. As of November 2007, Montt Mardié has released two full length albums as well as various singles under the Swedish record label Hybris. His first released studio album was Drama (Montt Mardié album) in 2005.

My Latest Novel - Lacklustre
My Latest Novel are a Scottish band, from Greenock & Gourock. They augment the traditional rock line up of guitars, drums, bass and keyboards, with the use of violins, xylophones and undulating percussion, as well as multi-part vocals. Their musical style is notable for its contrasting melancholic and uplifting moods, the unusual use of the spoken word, and by surprising mid-song changes in tempo and atmosphere.

New Ruins - Symptoms
New Ruins began in 2004 as a home recording project of Elzie Sexton and J.Caleb Means. They have been compared to: Band of Horses, Sun Kil Moon, Modest Mouse, The National, My Bloody Valentine, TV on the Radio.

Red Red Meat - Buttered
Red Red Meat was a '90s Chicago-area blues-influenced alternative rock band. After their break-up, frontman Tim Rutili went on to form Califone, for which many of Red Red Meat's former members, including producer Brian Deck, often record and perform. Tim Hurley went on to form Sin Ropas.

The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deathbridge In Lethbridge
The Rural Alberta Advantage is a Canadian indie rock band that formed in 2005. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of Paul Banwatt, Amy Cole and Nils Edenloff. First formed in 2005, the band released a demo tape and an EP independently before completing their first full-length album, Hometowns, in early 2008.

Ryan Driver - When Were You In Mexico?
Ryan Driver is a member of The Silt, The Reveries, Deep Dark United, St. Dirt Elementary School, Double Suicide, The Draperies, The Fake New Age Music Band, Blah Blah 666, The Guayaveras, The Ryan Driver Quartet, N, Cluttertones, and The Everytime Band, sometimes singing, sometimes playing piano, sometimes pieces of balloons, sometimes flute, sometimes analog synth, sometimes guitalele, sometimes street-sweeper bristles, sometimes guitar.

Too Soft - Bubble Gum
Too Soft are an Indie/Folk/Pop/Acoustic duo straight out of France. I haven't been able to find out much about them but I do know that their music is great. Hopefully we get to hear and learn more about them in the future.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Moving Clocks Run Slow
We Were Promised Jetpacks are a four-piece rock band, formed in Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2003 by high school friends Adam Thompson (Guitar/Vocals), Michael Palmer (Guitar), Sean Smith (Bass) and Darren Lackie (Drums). This shit could/should go places... a clever guitar pop record to usher in the new warmer weather.

White Belt Yellow Tag - You're Not Invincible
Justin Lockey is surely one of the north-east's most prolific music-makers. As well as his production work for the likes of This Ain't Vegas and Catweasels, he was quick to establish new outfit The British Expeditionary Force after his former group, yourcodenameis:milo, broke up. It seems Lockey's itchy feet have struck again with the formation of his latest band, White Belt Yellow Tag. This new project finds him moving on from the mechanised tones of yourcodenameis:milo and the prog-rock of The British Expeditionary Force, instead channelling his obvious love of post-punk into melodious pop. What does remain is his penchant for richly textured sounds.

Super stuff hey? Yessums. There is some great stuff in there and it gets me all excited to know that Eskimo Joe's new record is just around the corner. I love them guys!

Well anyways, I'm off to find some more wonderful music for you guys to go in the 10th mixtape which will arrive sometime next week. Not too sure when but I guarantee it will be done.

You peeps have a great week listening to your music.

Take care.

Slink de Link:

Mixtape #9 - The Week In Sound.

Oh and before I go, here's a link to all the Mixtape album covers. All the way back to Volume 1.

Mixtape Covers!!