Monthly Mixtape – August 2019


Mandolin Orange :: Golden Embers

It’s also worth checking out the band’s Tiny Desk Concert.

The Regrettes :: I Dare You

Clairo :: Alewife

Palehound :: Worthy

Gauche :: Pay Day

YACHT :: (Downtown) Dancing

 

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Monthly Mixtape: July 2019


Only three new songs for the month of July, probably because I’ve been too busy listening to “Old Town Road.” All of these bands share in common band names that are challenging to find in a search engine.

Necking :: Still Exist

Punk rock women from Vancouver.

Abjects :: The Storm

Punk rock women from London.

CUP :: Soon Will Be Flood

Electronic experimental music from Brooklyn

 


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Monthly Mixtape: June 2019


I’ve been in a blogging slump, so forgive me for posting my June Mixtape on July 12.

Hayden Thorpe :: “Love Crimes”

Floored Faces :: “Birdwatching”

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars :: “Living Like a Refugee”

Mattiel :: “Keep the Change”

The Nunnery :: Take a Walk

The Seratones :: Got to Get to Know Ya


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Monthly Mixtape: May 2019


The Monthly Mixtape for May will take you on a journey!

Sarah Pagé :: Ephemeris Data
Kick it off with some experimental harp music.

The Silver Lake Chorus :: Tabu
Follow up with some tight choral harmonies and hot rhythms.

Black Pumas :: Colors
Then slide into some classic psychedelic soul.

 

Sass :: Spoiled by Rotten
Nex, some aural time travel to 1991.

Sleater-Kinney :: Hurry on Home
And while you’re in the 90s, pick up Sleater-Kinney and bring them to the present to work with St. Vincent!

Is there any great new music I missed along this journey?  Let me know in the comments!

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Monthly Mixtape – April 2019


Welp! The A to Z Challenge is complete, so it’s time to get back to the regular routine around here, which means sharing great new songs from the past month!  What new songs do you love?  Let me know in the comments.

Calexico and Iron & Wine :: Father Mountain

CLAVVS :: Lay Back

Kindness :: Cry Everything featuring Robyn

Mavis Staples :: Change

Remo Drive :: The Grind

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Monthly Mixtape – March 2019


Little Simz :: Offence

Cheekface :: Eternity Leave

The Budos Band :: Old Engine Oil

DeeWunn + Leo Justi :: Back it Up, Drop It

The Drums :: Body Chemistry

Yann Tiersen :: Koad


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Monthly Mixtape – February 2019


Billie Eilish :: Bury a Friend

A creepy song written from the perspective of the monster under the bed by a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles.

Gato Preto ::  Mendinga Carnival feat. Lusafro Allstars

The duo of the producer Lee Bass and rapper/singer Gata Misteriosa are joined by lusophone (Portuguese speaking) artists from Africa in this celebration of the creole culture of Cape Verde.

Chaka Khan :: Like Sugar

The Queen of Funk is back with a spectacular new album, Hello Happiness, with this terrific lead single.

Hatchie :: Without a Blush

Australian singer/songwriter Hatchie, a.k.a. Harriette Pilbeam, returns with the lead single from her new album of dream pop, Keepsake, due in June.

Ex Hex :: Cosmic Cave

Mary Timony’s Ex Hex returns five years after their classic album Rips, with the lead single off of It’s Real, which is due in March.

The Prizefighters :: Just Let the Music Play

The warmth of this sleepy ska tune belies the fact that The Prizefighters are from chilly Minnesota.

Shana Cleveland :: The Face of the Sun

Los Angeles-based Shana Cleveland is singer/songwriter with ethereal vocals and dreamy instrumentals.

Sol :: The Kids

Seattle hip hop artist Sol raps about police violence and their victims, the kids.


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Album Review: Better Oblivion Community Center


AlbumBetter Oblivion Community Center
ArtistBetter Oblivion Community Center
Release Date: January 24, 2019
Favorite Tracks:

  • Didn’t Know What I Was In For
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Dominos

Thoughts:

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Obserst have made a career of collaborating with other artists, so it’s natural that they ended up working with one another.  Their new album is ten tracks of indie folk rock with sweet harmonies. The pair of singer/songwriters invest the lyrics with raw emotion that holds out hope for redemption.

Rating: ***

Monthly Mixtape – December 2018


One final mixtape for 2018, and it’s quite the mix of songs! What are you’re favorite songs the year? I’m working on my year end list and will post it here on December 29th!

Forma Antiqva :: Canarios

Art d’Ecco :: Nobody’s Home

Bee Bee Sea :: Sonic Boomerang

Wafia :: I’m Good

Larkin Poe :: Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues

 

 

 

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Monthly Mixtape – November 2018


One last mixtape for 2018.  I’ll post my favorite songs of the year at the end of December.  Do you have any favorite songs from this year?  Let me know in the comments or tweet me @othemts.

The Chrystal Method :: Ghost in the City

Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo :: Baiah Dug Duble

The War and Treaty :: Are You Ready To Love Me

Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations :: Lady Matador

Y La Bamba :: Mujeres

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