Episode 48 - Mimicking Birds / Patrick Porter / Dirt Farmer

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…


|| (00:32:40) Mimicking Birds - Night Light ||

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).


|| (00:37:42) Patrick Porter - Ten Million Horses  ||

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.


|| (00:09:46) Dirt Farmer - St. Andrews Blues ||

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.

 

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Episode 48 - Fraser A. Gorman / Superbloom / The Golden Dregs

Episode 48 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up last Monday (you should go listen to it on Mixcloud or download it on iTunes), and today I continue with the usual 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about all the tracks that were featured. So if you have a moment, then take that moment and give these three gems a little bit of your ears…


|| (00:29:03) Fraser A. Gorman - Book Of Love ||

When I got my first taste of Fraser A. Gorman on Milk! Records nice little 2014 compilation (which you should go get for yourself), I immediately felt the need to go on a search for some more. Turns out I didn't have to go to far, as Milk! had put out this charming little collection of Gorman greats back in October. It's 6 tracks long. It's 5 Australian dollars. And it's worth every one of those down-under pennies.


|| (00:18:52) Super Bloom - You Are My Wave ||

When somebody puts together a compilation with a Gorgeous Bully track, the odds are pretty good that the whole thing will be a great listen. And this compilation put together by Mouca Records does just that (I was pulled in by the Bully and I left with 10 other ace tracks, including this tasty Superbloom tune). On top of that, I also got acquainted with Mouca, who are doing a lot of cool things / putting out a lot of great music & compilations and are totally worthy of you spending a bit of your day getting to know a little better.


|| (00:42:00) The Golden Dregs - Chance Would Be A Fine Thing ||

The Golden Dregs were probably my favourite discovery of 2014, and while I was preparing a non-sensical rambling for Bandcamp about why I like them so, the best anti-garage blues band in Falmouth managed to sneak out one last piece of evidence for my 'Favourite Discovery of 2014' case. If you've yet to jump on board with me, and if you are also in need of a something to keep your head warm this winter, then you should go kill two birds with one purchase over on their Bandcamp page.


Alright, that's it from me for today. 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 then I'll be back to talk about the songs from the episode that I haven't already talked about.

 

Episode 48 - William Ryan Fritch / Palace / Thom Yorke

Episode 48 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up on Monday (you should go listen to it if you haven't already / subscribe on iTunes), and today I continue with the usual 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about the tunes that were featured on the episode. So pop the headphones on and give some extra ear time to these 3…


|| 00:12:45) William Ryan Fritch - Heavy ||

The run of excellent William Ryan Fritch releases just keeps on running. His latest —which you can pre-order now, and comes out February 10th— is the “you only need to sample 2 tracks to know it'll be amazing” Revisionist. Unlike most of the previous albums, Revisionist contains a lot more vocals (and collabs with other vocalists, like the excellent Esme Patterson, to name just one), but like all the previous albums, the instrumentation is exquisite.


|| (00:05:25) Palace - Veins ||

This is one of those albums that took me awhile to get around to actually picking up. It’s not because it wasn’t instantly good. It’s just that I forgot to come back to check out the rest after I was totally won over by the pre-order sample Veins. Well, that’s one of the good things about doing big year end lists… you end up finding some of gems that fell through the cracks. Go pick it up on Bandcamp now, before it falls down your crack as well. 


|| (00:24:16) Thom Yorke - Youwouldn'tlikemewhenI'mangry ||

In big Bandcamp news of late, Thom Yorke has FINALLY put up some of his music on the site. Not only did his most recent album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes find a home there, but he also released an excellent new single on Bandcamp. That's pretty mega. Thom has yet to confirm whether he decided to start using Bandcamp after reading my 'Why U No Talk About Bandcamp?' and 'Why David Byrne's Guardian Op-Ed About Spotify Has Blown My Mind' posts (which both wished out loud that Thom would've included 'using Bandcamp' in his recent rants about Spotify smelling of gas). And since he has also not denied that reading those articles influenced his decision, I'm going to just go and take partial credit.


Alright, that's it from me for today. 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 then I'll be back to talk about the songs from the episode that I haven't already talked about. Alright? Alright.

 

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