Lots of stuff being released this week, though not a lot worth buying. Here’s what is, though:
Rough Trade presents: The Serotonin Session.
The Serotonin Session was filmed in a grand house by the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. The band played 4 songs taken from their 3rd album Serotonin which is due for release on July 5th.
Effi Briest - Mirror Rim
The Long Blondes - Nostalgia
Everyone liked it when Kate Bush was on crack.
Mystic Isthmus - a yvynyl mixtape
I put up a new mixtape every month or two, and have all the playlists on my iPod. Truth be told, I really do this for kinda selfish reasons. The music continues to be a personal record of periods of time or memory in my own life. I love listening back to older mixes and thinking about what was happening then, and how those songs conjure up a season, people, parties. A big part of me hopes that you do the same, that I might be adding a bit of soundtrack to your life. I approach each of these mixes in that spirit. Thanks for sharing back your positive feedback and energy - both to me and the musicians. I hope this mix brings some light and love to your summer.
It would mean a lot to me if you click through to learn more about the bands you dig here. Many of them are offering more free tracks for you to download and enjoy. Please support them and their music with your time, attention and money. They deserve it.
Dedicated to Norm, Heather and Lil’ Spaceman. May great changes be great, and mystics stay mystical.
[Want me to dedicate the next yvynyl mixtape to a friend of yours? Leave me a short note here. I’ll pick a nice one for next time.]
- Grubby Little Hands - Feel in my Back
- Baths - Hall
- Birthdays - Van Hands
- Mutual Benefit - No Mundo da Lua
- Craft Spells - You Should Close the Door
- Julian Lynch - Just Enough
- Houses - Endless Spring
- Future Islands - Tin Man
- BRONZE - Deep Freeze
- Cloud Nothings - Even If It Worked Out
- Party Photographers - Piano Vache
- Ty Segall - Girlfriend
- Street Chant - Yr Philosophy
- Son of Rams - No Concept, No Logic
- Male Bonding - Before It’s Done (Daytrotter Session)
- The CQ - Wait and See
- Teenage Reverb - Under the Weather
- Phèdre - Ode to the Swinger
- Cosmic Sound - Night Owl
- Sunvisor - Sky Dive
- Magic Man - Darling
- The Young Sinclairs - Future Man
- Pete Greenwood - Bats over Barstow
- MMOSS - Hedge Creeper
Download directly here: http://bit.ly/bUpgFu
Please create a new playlist in iTunes and then click and drag the folder to import, thereby maintaining track order.
Check out more yvynyl mixtapes here.
Archive - Sane
I remember when I first took a listen of Archive. It was over a year ago now, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I had no idea what genre of music I was listening to but after a few listens of a few of their songs I soon discovered that this band was unique in terms of vocals and instrumentally - maybe you’ll think the same.
Very similar to Portishead, massively.
This was the first song I ever listened to by Archive:
If you like Field Music, The Leisure Society and The White Rabbits then you’ll love Erland and the Carnival!
Erland and the Carnival are a British folk rock band, formed in London, England by multi instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve / Blur / The Good, the Bad & the Queen), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and Drummer/Engineer David Nock (The Orb / The Cult / The Fireman).