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”



Claire’s Weekly Column – Redskins, Politics, Etc.

October 9, 2008

Hi Everyone,

This week there’s been a lot of news: the bailout bill was rejected then signed, Sarah Palin sounded dumb during the Katie Couric interviews, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin debated, OJ Simpson was found guilty and most importantly the Redskins beat the Cowboys and then the Eagles making our record 4-1! Rather than reporting to you on these topics (like I have any sort of authority on these subjects) I thought I would share some more of my favorite songs with you because I know that’s ultimately what you come here for. I’ll try and relate them to the news topics I just mentioned.

OJ Simpson:
MP3: Fruit Bats – “Lives of Crime”

The debate:
MP3: Office – Q+A

The next Redskins win against the Rams
MP3: Longwave – “Here it Comes”

I have no idea how to relate this to anything. It’s really catchy though
MP3: The Helio Sequence – “Don’t Look Away”

Thats all for this week. I would write more but I am lazy and have a real paper to write. Go Redskins/Red Sox (Zack please don’t delete the Sox comment, it’s for my dad) (ed. note: fuck that).