Episode 48 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up last week (you should go listen to it if you haven't already / subscribe on iTunes), and today I finish up with the 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about the tunes that were featured on this episode. So pop the headphones on and give these 3 a little ear time…
I came to this album a bit late, but like their previous work, it's a pretty lovely and interesting listen. You can listen to the whole thing on Bandcamp… but for some reason you can't buy it on there. Seems odd. But it looks like it came out on Fat Possum, and they did join Bandcamp recently, so maybe it will be available to add to your collection one day down the road. In the meantime, you should probably go snag their Early Recordings album (which is available to buy and is also very nice).
If you listen to the way that Mimicking Birds' Night Light ends, and then listen to the way that Patrick Porter's Ten Million Horses begins, you can probably work out why it seemed impossible not to include those two tracks back to back in the latest episode. Some songs are just unintentionally meant for that (and if you too obsess about making mix tapes and worry about song flow, then you probably also know how nice of a feeling it is when you land upon a match like this). This would also be an apt time to mention this free ALL PORTER mix tape I put together many moons ago.
You should never pass up a free BBQ. You're either getting grilled meat and beer for nothing, or you're getting this kick ass album. An album which, ironically, is not free. But it is totally worth forking over an Aussie fiver for the quality jams contained underneath that fried egg. You should go do that now.
Alright, that's it from me for today and for EPISODE 048. If you made it down here without pushing play or clicking on any of the things above, you should probably head back up and correct that. Maybe even buy the artists a metaphorical pint if you like what you hear. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also probably go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on. And I guess we'll do this all over again with the 49th episode.