HEARTS THAT BREAK THE NIGHT IN TWO

October 14, 2010

Here’s a dark little collaboration of Bedouin Soundclash and our favorite French-Canadian songstress Coeur de Pirate, entitled “Brutal Hearts.” The song has a very Lykke Li or The xx feel to it, which is just perfect for a rainy morning here in the Nation’s Capital. It also features Beatrice Martin singing in English, which helps me understand what’s going on in the song (unlike other Coeur de Pirate tracks)

MP3: Bedouin Soundclash – “Brutal Hearts (ft. Coeur de Pirate)”

Love,
Zack

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ALL THINGS GO GOODBYE SUMMER MIXTAPE

September 8, 2010

It’s been a while since I delivered a mixtape to you loyal readers. The first edition of the Workout mix debuted way back in early June with the second half due out mere weeks after, but despite having the mixtape prepped and ready to go for y’all, I’ve basically been a lazy writer. For those of your waiting to get your sweat on, hold out a few weeks longer, and your wish will be granted. For those of you, however, looking to cling to that last little bit of Summer, look no further than the Goodbye Summer Mixtape. My 15 song opus features the usual suspects from the likes of Yeasayer, The Temper Trap, and Belle & Sebastian, but also features some newcomers (CSLSX, Oberhofer) and some dynamic remixes from relative unknowns like George Raquet and Big City Love Affair. As usual, the tracks are available individually and as a .zip file below. We like to make it easy for you.

Cling on to that last little glimmer of Summer. The days get shorter from here on out.

.ZIP: All Things Go Goodbye Summer Mixtape [sendspace]

01) MP3: Oberhofer – “o0O0o0O0o”
02) MP3: Here We Go Magic – “Collector”
03) MP3: The xx – “Shelter (John Talabot’s Feel It Too Remix)”
04) MP3: Coeur de Pirate – “Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Remix)”
05) MP3: Air – “So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)”
06) MP3: A.C. Newman – “Drink to Me, Babe, Then”
07) MP3: Ra Ra Riot – “Massachusetts”
08) MP3: The Temper Trap – “Soldier On (Big City Love Affair Remix)”
09) MP3: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home (RAC Mix)”
10) MP3: William Fitzsimmons – “I Don’t Feel it Anymore (George Raquet Remix)”
11) MP3: Belle & Sebastian – “Electronic Renaissance”
12) MP3: Yeasayer – “I Remember”
13) MP3: CSLSX – “Futuretapes”
14) MP3: Royksopp – “What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Remix)”
15) MP3: Fred Falke – “8:08 PM @ The Beach”

Love,
Zack


All Things Go March Mixtape

March 29, 2010


March is a transitional month. Spring hasn’t quite yet arrived, as warm sunny days are peppered amongst the chilly mornings and windy afternoons. College spring breaks transition students from knowledge-seeking scholars to tuned out lazy bums. Lastly, March represents my transition from year to year, and this year I moved from 21 to 22 years of age (on March 4th, it’s not too late to get me something!), which marks my first of many absolutely irrelevant birthday.

What does this have to do with the March Mixtape? Not much, to be honest, I just wanted to sound profound. The mix is a blend of introverted, self-reflective folk and somber, nostalgic indie rock. Established artists like Built to Spill, The Helio Sequence, and Atlas Sound anchor the mixtape while fresh-faced artists Freelance Whales, Coeur de Pirate, and Local Natives chip in beautifully crafted pop. Faded Paper Figures make their second appearance (see: November Mixtape), but their unique blend of Death Cab-esque self-pitying lyricism with Fujiya and & Miyagi’s too-cool-for-school rhythms and vocalization. Theo London gives us a little taste of his brand of new school hip hop, somewhat in the vein of KiD CuDi, though that comparison is slightly unfair. All in all, the March Mixtape captures the essence of the month: partly comforting and cozy, partly refreshing and hopeful. Enjoy.

.ZIP: All Things Go March Mixtape [mediafire]

MP3: 01: Freelance Whales – “Generator ^ 2nd Floor”
MP3: 02: Built to Spill – “Else”
MP3: 03: Chief – “Far Away”
MP3: 04: Local Natives – “Airplanes”
MP3: 05: Vampire Weekend – “Taxi Cab”
MP3: 06: Coeur de Pirate – “Printemps”
MP3: 07: Faded Paper Figures – “North by North”
MP3: 08: Theophilus London – “Humdrum Town”
MP3: 09: Atlas Sound – “Walkabout (ft. Noah Lennox)”
MP3: 10: The Helio Sequence – “Hallelujah”

Love,
Zack