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January Mixtape

14 Jan

11 resolution worthy tracks to start the new year off on the left foot.

1. Leggy – Even Lana
2. Azores – Tusk
3. The Dentists – You Make Me Say It Somehow
4. Sea Ghost – Goldfish
5. Electoral College – Zo
6. The Trash Templars – Wanna Know
7. Peter Stringer-Hye – Throw Away The Day
8. Saski – Alaska
9. Sin Fang Bous – We Belong
10. Mates of State – Beautiful Kids
11. Bis – Dead Wrestlers

Top Albums and Songs of 2015 (Sam List)

31 Dec

Inspired by Todd and a really great year for music, I’m coming out of hibernation with my tops of 2015…

Top Albums

Jamie xx In Colour (Young Turks)
I figured this collection of dancefloor etudes wouldn’t hold up to repeat listens but here I am, on the last day of the year, still unable to shake the hooks from my head.

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment Surf (self-released)
A remarkably eclectic and powerful album. The fact you don’t see any of the guest stars credited in song titles tells you everything you need to know about how this “experiment” fared.

Protomartyr The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
Riveting post-punk from Detroit; kinda like Interpol without the pretense.

Young Guv Ripe 4 Luv (Slumberland)
Ben Cook set out to satirize bands like Cheap Trick, Big Star, Marshall Crenshaw, etc. only to end up creating a completely epic power pop album of his own.

Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws (Mute)
I respect Jose’s absolute commitment to the whispery folk formula that made him famous, especially when it produces a gorgeous album like this one.

Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
Like Jose, Sufjan keeps doing his thing and it keeps getting better.

Thundercat The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam (Brainfeeder)
Yearning, confident, proggy, funky – like nothing else out there.

Colleen Captain of None (Thrill Jockey)
An art album that plays like a pop record.

Kamasi Washington The Epic (Brainfeeder)
I may be the only so-called music snob who thought Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly was just okay (or is that just me being extra snobby?) – but if the Kendrick Lamar phenomenon means former studio musicians like Kamasi see more sunshine, I’m all about it.

Beirut No No No (4AD)
Even a B+ record from Beirut will make my top 10.

Top Songs

Young Fathers “Shame” (Big Dada)
Nosaj Thing feat Chance the Rapper “Cold Stares” (Innovative Leisure/Timetable)
Baio “Sister of Pearl” (Glassnote)
The Arcs “Stay In My Corner” (Nonesuch)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” (Jajaguwar)
Lonelady “Groove It Out” (Warp)
Bicep “Just” (K7)
Swervedriver “Last Rites” (Cobraside)
Spectres “Where Flies Sleep” (Sonic Cathedral)
Beliefs “Tidal Wave” (Hand Drawn Dracula)
Low “What Part of Me” (Sub Pop)
Helen “Motorcycle” (kranky)
Four Tet “Morning Side” (Text)
William Alexander “Strangest Things” (Yellow K)
Open Mike Eagle feat MC Paul Barman & Milo “Trickeration” (Mello Music)

Top 25 Albums of 2015 (ToddS List)

31 Dec

25. Leggy – Nice Try EP [self]

24. Library Voices – Lovish [nevado]

23. Faith No More – Sol Invictus [reclamation]

22. Say Hi – Bleeders Digest [barsuk]

21. Giggly Boys – Bastards of Young [self]

20. The Diamond Center – Crystals of the Brass Empire [funny / not funny]

19. Gun Outfit – Dream All Over [paradise of bachelors]

18. Woolen Men – Temporary Monument [woodsist]

17. Expert Alterations – You Can’t Always Be Liked [kanine]

15. Albino Father – II [self]

14. Mikal Cronin – MCIII [merge]

13. Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down… [matador]

12. King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon [ato]

11. L’Orange & Kool Keith – Time? Astonishing! [mello music]

10. Ultimate Painting – Green Lanes [trouble in mind]

9. Wand – Golem [in the red]

8. Young Guv – Ripe 4 Luv [slumberland]

7. Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun [sacred bones]

6. Lazy Knuckles – Bucolic [gold robot]

5. Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeted At Last [castle face]

4. Danny James Etc. – Pear [burger]

3. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear [sub pop]

2. Destroyer – Poison Season [merge]

1. The Butterscotch Cathedral – S/T [trouble in mind]

November Mixtape

6 Nov

15 solid gold hits, including the new single from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Enjoy.

Descendents – I’m Not A Punk [sst]
PEARS – Snowflake [fat wreck chords]
Poster Children – 0 For 1 [reprise]
The Lodger – A Free Period [slumberland]
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Hell [painbow]
Young Hunting – Blue Dream [self]
Grandaddy – Summer… It’s Gone [v2]
Okkervil River – Piratess [jagjaguwar]
Sheraf – Zero [six tonnes de chair]
Panthatone – I Say [self]
Lasso – Listzenwotha [self]
Milo – Souvenire (feat. Hemlock Ernst) [ruby yacht]
Tiger Waves – In Retrograde (feat. Jana Horn) [self]
FUZZ – Sleestack [in the red]
Library Voices – Bored In Berlin [nevado]

September Mixtape

14 Sep

September 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

Here is our September mixtape – 15 fall approved tracks for your listening pleasure.

Penalty Kick – Bleachers
DRINKS – Hermits on Holiday
Lazy Knuckles – Polygot
Golden Rules – Don’t Be
Klaus Johann Grobe – Aufstand
Quantum Keys – Grow
EZTV – There Goes My Girl
Monster Rally & RUMTUM – Tundra
Lasso – Listzenwotha
Painted Palms – Tracers
Flower Festival – I’m A Waste of Time
Owen – Anchor
The Shallow End Divers – Dead Man’s Ladder
PEACERS – Kick On The Plane
Double Date With Death – Ride

August 15 Mixtape

7 Aug

August 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

Here is our August mixtape – 15 tracks sure to cure your end of summer blues.

1. Damaged Bug – What Cheer
2. Ohioan – Pissing At Will
3. Munroe – Bonnie
4. O-Face – Yolanda
5. Literature – O.J.
6. Maybird – Big Sun Explosion
7. Magic Shoppe – Trip Inside This House
8. Friends of Cesar Romero – The Hold
9. Bellwire – Let It Shine
10. Obits – Pine On
11. Negative Scanner – Criticism
12. The Tortured – Government Quarantine
13. Adolescents – Amoeba
14. Big Baby – Hey Wait
15. Minutemen – Cohesion

June 15 Mixtape

9 Jun

June 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

15 tasty tracks to kick off your summer with. Enjoy.

1. RUMTUM – It’s Okay Now
2. L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken By The Night
3. Monster Rally – Swami
4. Indian Jewelry – Hello Africa
5. Diamond Mind – Hark
6. Koala Temple – Boy of Stone
7. Azores – Lights Out
8. SCENIC VOID – Blue Lamp
9. Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Ossuary
10. Geisha Girls – Gray Matters
11. Tyburn Saints – A Way With Her
12. +/- – One Day You’ll Be There
13. Suburban Birds – Eat You Alive
14. MC Nelson – Rabbit Hole (Prod. L’Orange)
15. L’Orange – The Audtition

May 15 Mixtape

10 May

May 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

16 butt shaking, head bobbing tracks for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.

1. Smile – She Took Everything
2. Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – My Bag
3. Steel Phantoms – Bedouin
4. Paces Lift & Ben Bounce – Feline
5. The Avett Brothers – Pretty Girl From Chile
6. Lady Lamb – Heretic
7. Swervedriver – Lone Star
8. Lia Ices – Lilac
9. MF DOOM – Vomit (Monster Rally Remix)
10. SILVER DAPPLE – Long Long Long Night
11. Mikal Cronin – The Way Things Go
12. Travel Check – Druggy Daddy
13. Ty Segall – Crazy
14. Jacuzzi Boys – Double Vision
15. Glycerine Queens – She Thinks She Knows
16. MADLIB – Life

April 15 Mixtape

11 Apr

April 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

April’s mixtape is 15 solid songs sure to get your Spring started off on the right foot. Enjoy.

1. Quitty & The Don’ts – (She’s Gonna) Break Your Heart
2. Pond – Zond
3. Lady Lamb – Dear Arkansas Daughter
4. The Mites – Washaway
5. The Bodies – West End Kids
6. Halt Ever – Growing Pains
7. Cassettes Won’t Listen – Metronomes
8. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Ray Gun (w/DOOM)
9. Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Cognac (w/Brandon Rayson)
10. Alias – Death Watch
11. Crocodiles In Tights- Divine
12. Hater – Tot Finder
13. Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment
14. LOVEBYRD – Shot From The Sun
15. Sarah Bethe Nelson – We’re Not Dead

February 15 Mixtape

2 Feb

This month’s mixtape has 11 songs that are sure to get you through the blah’s of February.

1. Albino Father – The Milk Comes In [self]
2. Darker My Love – Backseat [dangerbird]
3. Gorillaz – Kids With Guns [warner]
4. Paces Lift & Ben Bounce – Feline [wax thématique]
5. Forest World – Love More [self]
6. Leggy – Sweet Teeth [self]
7. Girls on the Beach – Highlife [self]
8. The Stents – Meet Mike Hate [hidden volume]
9. The Busy Signals – Stereo [dirtnap]
10. Springtime Carnivore – Collectors [autumn tone]
11. Gold Panda – Same Dream China [ghostly]

February 2015 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.