I made you a mixtape, and you should listen to it. Download the ZIP here, along with full-size cover art.
Murder Mystery - Change My Mind
Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)
Parallels - Find The Fire
The Hundred In The Hands - Sleepwalkers
The Minor Leagues - Travel Agent
Buggy - Angel
Run The Red Light - Miracle (Mezzir Remix)
One Happy Island - How To Hurt
This collection of songs was initially thrown together in honor of rainy summer days. Then I decided that it had absolutely nothing to do with rainy summer days. After a considerable amount of thought, it became clear that these tunes were compiled in honor of a cat. This very special feline character pooped in the litter box known as my life, only to prance away and live with another family. He was known for his rebellious behavior and no-nonsense attitude, along with his generally fluffy exterior. Yup, I’ll miss you Schroeder… perhaps you’ll listen to this while terrorizing your new family. On your little kitty headphones! Is there anything cuter than that image? Methinks not.
Reptar - Houseboat Babies
Reptar - Cannabis Canyon
Since I seem to be going through a personal pop renaissance, lets revisit an ITMS favorite: Reptar! These Athens popfiends have had their star slowly rise over the course of this year. These latest two jams seem poised to throw them over the top, trebuchet style. These mp3s are pretty lo-fi because I want you to go buy them on iTunes. Yeah, click that. Go do it. I’ll wait.
Rabbit! - Magic
Rabbit! - Fall Into Love
Rabbit! - Connect The Dots
Rabbit! - Ladybug
I was having an interesting night last night and it led to this. And then I realized, hey, I should post something about Rabbit!. So I am. Rabbit! are two boys and two girls (mostly) from Florida. They make some pretty cute pop. In the mere days since I was introduced to them, they’ve quickly scaled my personal list of bands I need to see live before I die. I really miss music this fun – its something all the faux-fi set miss amidst their selective reprocessing of Orange Cake Mix and their ilk for 2010. I’ll be throwing on some comfy shoes for a repeat listen this evening.