Although your life may have drastically changed this week when the internet decided to change your zodiac sign
, we're pretty sure no matter what house your moon is in, the mixtape will fill it with awesome sounds. This one's for Ophiuchus.
Scroll Through The Player To Listen To All The Songs On the Mixtape
1. "Down By The Water" - The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
Despite the clear and present R.E.M. influence, the new Decemberist tunes still strike me as fun and flighty. This is just a taste of the new record, out in just a few short days (1/18).
2. "Replicants" - Millionyoung - Replicants
You can never get enough Robocop disco, my own personal label for Millionyoung's brand of dancey future-retrograde (huh?). The whole shebang impacts on 2/15/11.
3. "Harvest Moon" - Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard
One of my favorite sets from our CMJ show came from Pepper Rabbit, who despite being folksy and wonderful, know how to work a guitar pedal like whoa. Beauregard
is out now.
4. "Tomorrow Has To Wait" - Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some
PB and J haven't been on the radar much, but the first track from their forthcoming record Gimme Some
suggests that might be changing. It's out 3/29 in the US.
5. "#1" - Madison - The Noise Some People Make EP
Nifty new pop lady Madison just released an EP this week, and this is the (appropriately titled) first track.
6. "Spirit" - Arc In Round - Diagonal Fields EP
Really into the EP from this recent new music subject
. It's available 1/25 via the band's Bandcamp page (linked above).
7. "Blood" - The Dears - Degeneration Street
It's hard not to be pumped for a new Dears record (especially since we've had to wait so long). Hearing all the new tracks live before receiving a copy of the record was also kind of awesome (devotees will recall
) but I want to walk down the street to this song. For real. It's out 2/15.
8. "Let Go" - Night Surgeon - Day For Night
Another recent new music offering
sent me their whole record and it's just the kind of late-night neon party I was hoping. This is the third "Let Go" on my iTunes and counting that I really enjoy (bonus points for the other two).
9. "Before I Move Off" - Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers
This track does sound remarkably like something out of a 20th Century Music textbook, but give the particles a second to coagulate from "John Cage" to "scene from Garden State
", and you will be nodding in no time. Their chopped and spliced goodness can be consumed in full with their record, Crooks and Lovers
, out now on Hotflush.
10. "Cry Cry Cry" - Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore
Earlier this week we were lucky enough to nab a Guest Apartment session with soulful Brooklyn rock-chick Nicole Atkins, who is releasing a new record in February on Razor and Tie. If "Cry Cry Cry" is any indication, she is going to once again live up to her Dusty Springfield street cred.