Monthly Mixtape – July 2021


I wish I wasn’t always rushing to compile these mixtapes at the end of the month and had some time to write some commentary in addition to posting song links.  But it’s not going to be this month.

John Grant – “Boy From Michigan”

Hallows – “All That Is True Dies”

Ric Wilson – “Fight Like Ida B & Marsha P”

Pixel Grip – “Pursuit”

The Mavericks – Por Ti (Yo Quiero Ser)

Taqbir – “Sma3”

Orla Gartland – “You’re Not Special, Babe”

Courtney Barnett – “Rae Street”

Torres – “Are You Sleepwalking”


 

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Album Review: Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast


Album: Jubilee
Artist: Japanese Breakfast
Release Date: June 4, 2021
Label: Dead Oceans
Favorite Tracks:

  • “Paprika”
  • “Be Sweet”
  • “Savage Good Boy”

Thoughts:

Japanese Breakfast is an indie pop project lead by Michelle Zauner.  The album is full of joyful pop sounds that hit right just now.  I like the sonically dense musical arrangements and the interplay between lead and backup up vocals.  The songs are also hooky as heck!

Rating: ****