Perfect Porridge 2010 Mixtape Mp3 Download Fiesta Party
In celebration of the first annual XO-LP Mixtape Pen Pal Exchange, I hereby present you with the Perfect Porridge 2010 Mixtape Mp3 Download Fiesta Party.
These are an assortment of the best tracks I blogged in 2010 with a brief explanation of why they made the cut.
Download away, friends!
Full album download (zip via mediafire)
Track by track:
MP3: The 4onthefloor : “Bricklayer”
The 4onthefloor are four guys in a stompin’ blues band who write all their songs in 4/4 and everyone in the band plays their own kick drums. It’s that simple. The drum thing may read like a gimmick on paper, . . . → Read More: Perfect Porridge 2010 Mixtape Mp3 Download Fiesta Party
Check out this track from Loch & Key’s Sean Hoffman (ex-Bedroom Walls and American Music Club) and Leyla Akdogan…
MP3: Loch & Key – “Christmas Time is Here”
If you dig, recommend checking out Loch & Key debut, Jupiter’s Guide For Submariners.
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 9
Nyteowl sharing tracks from Detroit
Check out these two tracks from the forthcoming Nyteowl album called “Detroit,” dropping January 11, 2011.
MP3: Nyteowl – “Love of Mine”
MP3: Nyteowl – “Panthere de Prince”
On Panthere de Prince, Nyteowl says, “Track 2 is def. inspired by mpls, but the root of both come from synth heavy early 80z, late 70z RnB that could only come from . . . → Read More: Nyteowl sharing tracks from Detroit
Marshalltown, Iowa folk throwback duo Crystal City recently sent me their debut album, and I can’t stop reaching for it.
With retro harmonies and only an acoustic guitar for instrumentation, Crystal City’s debut album tempers ambitious nu-folk songwriting with their midwestern roots. Love it.
RIYL: The Swell Season, The Civil War, Damien Rice.
Here are a couple tracks off the album:
MP3: Crystal City – “Baby Says She Loves Me”
MP3: Crystal City – “I’ll Be Real Nice”
We had the opportunity to chat with Crystal City’s Sam Drella about the group, the album, and the Marshalltown speedway…
Who is Crystal City? How did the band come about?
crystal . . . → Read More: Interview with Crystal City
Go with the glossy ones
Francis and the Lights are sharing a new track from their debut full length, It’ll Be Better, to be released July 20th on Cantora Records.
Francis and the Lights : “For . . . → Read More: Go with the glossy ones
Higher and Higher – Monday Morning Remix
Start your Monday off right – blare this for your coworkers. BLARE IT!
Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher (PUNCHES Remix) by punchesbk
Jackie Wilson : “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (PUNCHES Remix)” (mp3)
dig it? Here’s Punches’ 38 minute . . . → Read More: Higher and Higher – Monday Morning Remix
New New Monarchs remix track
I’m a big fan of Minneapolis electronic duo The New Monarchs and their latest EP, Electrocaching. Wrote a review and interviewed them back in March.
I got a note about this new remix album that includes a sweet TNM remix.
The New Monarchs : “Home” (Skullbuster Remix) (mp3)
It’s the first song released from an upcoming all-local remix album, Repeating Equation: Remixes, which is set to be released digitally in July by Soup . . . → Read More: New New Monarchs remix track
DC-based Loose Lips are releasing their post-punk debut EP, Lower Your Expectations and Be Happy, on June 15th.
Here’s the first track:
Loose Lips : “#1 Ray . . . → Read More: Loose Lips EP out June 15
Sunday Morning Airport Adventure with Spirituals
My flight to Toronto this morning departs from MSP‘s secret “B” gate.
To get there you go through security, walk down the concourse, board the tram and take it to the last stop, find the hidden down escalators, walk through an underground tunnel, tell today’s password to an angry troll (today’s password is “Esmeralda”), and emerge at a small, death-plane terminal somewhere near Wisconsin.
I showed up way too early today, but not having traveled out of the country much, I wanted to be sure to be too early rather than too late. That’s fine, as it’s given me plenty of time to . . . → Read More: Sunday Morning Airport Adventure with Spirituals
Tokyo Police Club party with Yo Gabba Gabba
Tokyo Police Club‘s new album, Champ comes out June 8th from Mom + Pop, and they play Varsity Theater on August 19.
Here’s a Passion Pit remix:
Tokyo Police Club : “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) (Passion Pit Remix)” (mp3)
And here’s the video for “Breakneck Speed” starring some friends from Yo Gabba Gabba.
Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck SpeedTOKYO POLICE CLUB | MySpace . . . → Read More: Tokyo Police Club party with Yo Gabba Gabba