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

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All Things Go Workout Mixtape Disc 1

June 3, 2010

I know that many of you were waiting for the ATG May Mixtape, but instead of making a monthly mix, I’ve been cooking up a few more themed mixes for your enjoyment over the next few weeks. The first of these is the ATG Workout Mixtape Disc 1. Disc 2 is set to drop a few weeks from now, in case you get tired of this bad boy while you’re pushing it on the treadmill.

I know that my music tastes change drastically when it comes to workout music. I need something with bass, a catchy hook, and a jam with no lulls. That being said, I still enjoy the bands I always have, and thus remixes are the best compromise. Ten of the 15 jams on this mix are remixes, and each and every track was handpicked to give you the biggest boost you need to finish that workout. You’ve got indie-rock remixes (The XX, Temper Trap), Straight house (Duck Sauce, Surkin), Hip hop remixes (KiD CuDi, A-Trak, Ludacris) and just an all-around mega-jam in “Crysteena.” By the final track, Crystal Castles “Magic Spells,” you should be completely spent. Pop on this one hour and twelve minute rump-shaker and I guarantee that the ATG Workout Mixtape is, in the words of the legendary C & C Music Factory, “gonna make you sweat.”

.ZIP: All Things Go Workout Mixtape Disc 1 [mediafire]

01) MP3: The XX – “Crystalised (Keljet Remix)”
02) MP3: MSTRKRFT – “Bounce (ft. N.O.R.E.)”
03) MP3: Fake Blood – “Mars (Style of Eye Remix)”
04) MP3: The Bloody Beetroots – “Dimmakmmunication”
05) MP3: Surkin – “White Knight Two”
06) MP3: KiD CuDi – “Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)”
07) MP3: Ludacris – “How Low (The Filth Remix)”
08) MP3: A-Trak – “Trizzy Turnt Up”
09) MP3: Mille – “Crysteena (Fear of Tigers Remix)”
10) MP3: Duck Sauce – “Barbara Streisand (O-God Remix)”
11) MP3: Moullinex – “Lover in Me”
12) MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know (LightsoverLA Remix)”
13) MP3: Little Boots – “Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)”
14) MP3: The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)”
15) MP3: Crystal Castles – “Magic Spells”

Love,
Zack


All Things Go Cannabliss V (a Minimix)

April 20, 2010


This has been a (somewhat unorthodox) tradition here at All Things Go. April 20th, or 420, is a fascinating “holiday” that I really wont go into detail about here, since most of you readers either already partake or are aware of its existence. While we don’t take part in the festivities, we do like to provide our readership with a neatly wrapped mixtape for the occasion. Since it’s a bit short notice, this will be our first minimixtape (5 songs). The real treat here is that I’ve taken the time to reupload .zip files for all of the other four Cannabliss mixes, which you can grab below. Remember to enjoy this little bundle of music responsibly.

All Things Go Cannabliss Mixtape I: [DOWNLOAD] // [view original post]
All Things Go Cannabliss Mixtape II: [DOWNLOAD] // [view original post]
All Things Go Cannabliss Mixtape III: [DOWNLOAD] // [view original post]
All Things Go Cannabliss Mixtape IV: [DOWNLOAD] // [view original post]

.ZIP: All Things Go Cannabliss Minimix V [mediafire]

MP3: 01) Jamaica – “I Think I Like U 2”
MP3: 02) Oberhofer – “Away Frm U”
MP3: 03) Passion Pit – “Little Secrets (Plus Move Remix ft. Future Kiddd)”
MP3: 04) Delorean – “Stay Close”
MP3: 05) Primary 1 – “The Blues (ft. Nina Persson)”

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


All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape V

February 14, 2010


2010 has been an interesting year so far: A universal health care plan was proposed (then rejected), Conan was promoted (then unfairly booted), and my hometown was treated to the largest snowfall in its history. With all of the unexpected that 2010 has delivered, we can always count on Valentine’s Day arriving each and every February 14th, without fail. And with that, you can be certain that a new edition of the All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape will be waiting here for you, all neatly wrapped in a .zip with album artwork and whatnot. Enjoy these ten bits of love, romance, and adoration on this beautiful day.

The mix starts with the almost unbearably cute “2 Atoms in a Molecule,” followed by “Radar Detector,” a bouncy number from one of my newer obsessions, Darwin Deez. Track three, “When You Walk in the Room,” is legitimately my favorite song of 2009. I implore you to get that chorus out of your head. Next up is Discovery’s take on Ra Ra Riot’s “Can You Tell,” a reggae-synth driven doozy of a love song. Drake takes the mix in a different direction with his sexed up “Best I Ever Had,” which segues not nicely at all into Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am.” The Knife’s classic “Heartbeats” clocks in at number seven after Jose Gonzalez’s acoustic version appeared on the first edition of the Valentine’s Day Mix. The ultra-talented boys from Versailles give us the aptly titled “Girlfriend,” followed by Passion Pit’s absolute masterpiece, “Moth’s Wings.” I recently heard the song during the wedding scene in a new episode of HBO’s “Big Love,” and only then did I truly appreciate its beautiful message. The mix is wrapped up by an Eric Clapton classic, “She’s Waiting,” a song whose message contradicts the spirit of February 14th, but is dedicated to a very special person in my life.

.ZIP: All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape V [mediafire]

MP3: 01: Noah & the Whale – “2 Atoms in a Molecule”
MP3: 02: Darwin Deez – “Radar Detector”
MP3: 03: Fyfe Dangerfield – “When You Walk in the Room”
MP3: 04: Discovery – “Can You Discover?”
MP3: 05: Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
MP3: 06: Ingrid Michaelson – “The Way I Am”
MP3: 07: The Knife – “Heartbeats”
MP3: 08: Phoenix – “Girlfriend”
MP3: 09: Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings”
MP3: 10: Eric Clapton – “She’s Waiting”

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

Love,
Zack


All Things Go November Mixtape

November 17, 2009

The time-honored tradition of the All Things Go Mixtape has returned, albeit in a new form. Instead of its themed predecessors, the new ATG mixtape will be released each month and will stay somewhat within a general motif or mood, but will not be constrained by a specific theme.

We kick the new monthly mixtape series off with the November mixtape, which features a cozy combo of memorable bands and warm, fuzzy newcomers. We start off with Little Red, a band I keep thinking I’ve posted about, but really never got around to it. “It’s Alright” sounds like it was birthed out of the early sixties pure, unadulterated soulful pop era. Next up is “Lust For Life” by new indie darlings, Girls, followed by The Dodos “Walking”, which is one of the band’s more perfectly crafted melodies. Justin Vernon delivers the fourth track, “Island, IS” with his new side project, Volcano Choir (which I discussed here). TV on the Radio’s “Crying” clocks in at number five, and was a song that I completely let slip through the cracks until very recently, and the same goes for all of Dear Science,. What a mistake that was.

The second half of the mixtape gets a bit more interesting, starting with Wave Machines’ bouncy “I Go I Go I Go” followed by quite possibly my favorite song on the mixtape, Faded Paper Figures’ “Logos”. I don’t know much about the group (other than that they sound quite a bit like Fujiya & Miyagi, Postal Service, and heaven), but I love what I’ve heard thus far. The National’s “Guest Room” is an absolute classic, and finds its way onto the mixtape as the eighth track. The last two tracks, “Half in Love with Elizabeth (Delorean Remix)” and “Two Weeks (Fred Falke Remix)” are a bit more synth-driven than the rest, but I wanted to share with you two of my favorite remixes in the whole wide internetz. As usual, you can grab the mix as a .zip or download each song individually.

.ZIP: All Things Go November Mixtape [mediafire]

MP3: 01: Little Red  – “It’s Alright”
MP3: 02: Girls – “Lust for Life”
MP3: 03: The Dodos – “Walking”
MP3: 04: Volcano Choir – “Island, IS”
MP3: 05: TV on the Radio – “Crying”
MP3: 06: Wave Machines – “I Go I Go I Go”
MP3: 07: Faded Paper Figures – “Logos”
MP3: 08: The National – “Guest Room”
MP3: 09: Mystery Jets – “Half in Love with Elizabeth (Delorean Remix)”
MP3: 10: Fred Falke – “Two Weeks (Fred Falke Remix)”

The All Things Go mixtape has returned.

Love,
Zack


All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape IV

February 14, 2009

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One of the oldest traditions around these here parts is the All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape, or the mixtapes in general, which haven’t been featured here since last year’s third installment of the Cannabliss Mixtape. I thought I’d return with, in my opinion, the most carefully crafted and entertaining mixtape to date. Ladies and gents, your 2009 edition, the All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape Volume IV.

Norman Blake kicks off the love-fest with his unbearably sweet version of one of the all-time classics, “You Are My Sunshine”, featured originally on the O’ Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. Fab Moretti’s side project, Little Joy, contribute track two, “Brand New Start”, which is a blatant homage to the soul crooners of the sixties. Claire recently wrote about them here, and I had their debut at #13 in Zack’s ‘Hypothetical Top Albums of 2008 that Weren’t Posted Because He is a Worthless Piece of Shit’ post. Melpo Mene gives us quite possibly the most innocent and cute track on the mixtape with “I Adore You”, followed by Beirut’s masterpiece, “My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille”. Zach Condon et. al. are quickly becoming my favorite band, and his new Realpeople Holland EP has been the soundtrack to my European travels. Up next is Red Foxx’s remix of the quintessential Valentine’s day (and every other day) song, “Digital Love”, which doesn’t change much, other than the addition of a dancy-esque ending; just enough to warrant posting the song again.

The middle third of the mixtape starts with Lupe’s “Birds & the Bees”, produced by Kanye a while ago but just recently released on his new mixtape, aptly titled Unreleased. The chorus of “it’s just the birds and the bees, the her’s and the he’s, the his, the ma’ams, the sir’s and the she’s” made this track completely V-Day worthy. Up next is Passion Pit’s painfully cute “Cuddle Fuddle”, which could’ve made the mix on the title alone. Really, any track off of the Chunk of Change EP would have worked, but the “Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your hair” repitition pushed it over the edge. To be fair though, putting on the budding stars’ EP might just make for a better V-Day mix than any I could craft. The New Pornographer’s give us song number eight, with “Hey, Snow White”, which is an original featured on the Dark Was the Night benefit album I raved about last week. Kate Nash’s take on “Purple Rain” sets the course for the rest of the mixtape, which features three covers of older classics.

Sally Shapiro’s “He Keeps Me Alive” kicks off the final third in all of it’s neo-disco, sappy, beautiful goodness. Slow Runner contributes “Trying to Put Your Heart Back Together”, which isn’t really that lovey and gooey, but is way too gorgeous to exclude. Cat Power and The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy tackle “Dark End of the Street” and “Cupid”, doing their best to pay homage to James Carr and Sam Cooke classics. Cooke has found his way onto a V-Day mixtape one way or another three times, tying Rogue Wave, who give us their stirring cover of Buddy Holly’s “Everyday”. Styrafoamkid sends us young lovers off into the sunset with his unparalled remix of Gotye’s “Learnalilgivinanlovin'”. Derek introduced me to this eight minute euphoria-fest a while back, and ever since I have been counting down the days until I could share with you in the proper forum. What better place than the end of this joyous fourth edition of the Valentine’s Day Mixtape.

.ZIP: All Things Go Valentine’s Day Mixtape IV [follow link] [alt. link]

MP3: 01) Norman Blake – “You Are My Sunshine”
MP3: 02) Little Joy – “Brand New Start”
MP3: 03) Melpo Mene – “I Adore You”
MP3: 04) Beirut – “My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille”
MP3: 05) Daft Punk – “Digital Love (Red Foxx’s Bmore Surprise Mix)”
MP3: 06) Lupe Fiasco – “Birds & the Bees”
MP3: 07) Passion Pit – “Cuddle Fuddle”
MP3: 08  The New Pornographers – “Hey, Snow White”
MP3: 09) Kate Nash – “Purple Rain”
MP3: 10) Sally Shapiro – “He Keeps Me Alive”
MP3: 11) Slow Runner – “Trying to Put Your Heart Back Together”
MP3: 12) Cat Power – “Dark End of the Street”
MP3: 13) Colin Meloy – “Cupid”
MP3: 14) Rogue Wave – “Everyday”
MP3: 15) Gotye – “Learnalilgivinanlovin’ (Styrafoamkid’s Summer Remix)”

Given that I am in Florence right now, I am unable to spend Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend, Claire, which is heartbreaking to say the least. I wanted to take this opportunity, then, to be a sappy cheeseball and tell her how much I love and miss her. I’ll be listening to this mix over and over today, and counting down the days until she comes to visit. Please, do me a favor and appreciate the ones you love tomorrow. Hug your wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/dog/landlord/pleasure-robot/parents today and share this mixtape with them. Have a lovely day.

Love,
Zack