Mixtapes from April

I mentioned a little while back that I helped my buddy Ian with his annual CD swap. A few people involved have mentioned that they enjoyed the mixes I put together, and that they even passed them on to other people, so I thought for fun I might make them available here, for anyone who heard me talking about them and were curious. Naturally, if any of the artists have a problem with me posting these here, and would like them taken down, just e-mail me, and they're gone. Otherwise, I hope everyone enjoys -- there's even a .pdf file in each one with a properly-sized-for-your-jewel-case CD cover.

"Midnight at the Jabber-Jaw"

1. Bob (Cousin O.) – The Gits
2. Fagetarian and Dyke – Team Dresch
3. Son of a Gun – The Vaselines
4. Glad I Don’t Know – The Lemonheads
5. Wicked Heart – The Devotchkas
6. Anarchic Syndicism is Fundamentally Wrong – The Mingers
7. Tony Randall – Bikini Kill
8. Minneapolis – that dog.
9. Batman (You’re the Sex) – The Stolen Minks
10. Tongue Tied – Erase Errata
11. Alice Practice – Crystal Castles
12. On Parade – Electrelane
13. Jail La La – Dum Dum Girls
14. Throw Aggi Off the Bridge – Black Tambourine
15. I Have No Fun – Vivian Girls
16. Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus
17. Creepy Crawl – Be Your Own Pet
18. Hey Sailor – The Detroit Cobra
19. Previous Condition – Lung Leg
20. Hurt Me – Thee Headcoatees
21. Alive – Joey Lauren Adams
22. Idiot Summer – The Gin Blossoms
23. Wingo Lamo – The Gits
24. Supreme Nothing – Tiger Trap
25. The Snap-Tight War – Crayon
26. The Pirate Song – Go Betty Go
27. Chemical Reaction – Tender Trap
28. Lola – The Raincoats
29. Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros

"Lo-Fi in the Parking Lot"

1. Gently – Alcoholic Faith Mission
2. Young Bride - Midlake
3. Kiss with a Fist – Florence + the Machine
4. Buildings – Regina Spektor
5. No Children – the Mountain Goats
6. A Case Against Love – The Bastard Fairies
7. I Don’t Believe in the Sun – Magnetic Fields
8. All At Once - Liechtenstein
9. Molly’s Lips – The Vaselines
10. Cakewalking – Young Marble Giants
11. Expectations – Belle and Sebastian
12. One Essex Girl – Tullycraft
13. Climb My Stairs – The Cat’s Miaow
14. Fragile, Don’t Crush – The Softies
15. 24 – Emmy the Great
16. Grace Cathedral Hill – The Decemberists
17. My Manic and I – Laura Marling
18. Pull Me Out Alive – Kaki King
19. Don’t Try Suicide – Team Dresch
20. Whirring – The Joy Formidable
21. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales
22. Christmas TV – Slow Club
23. Thank You Mario But Our Princess is in Another Castle – the Mountain Goats & Kaki King

Naturally, there are a lot of things I would have liked to include on these that I didn't get to, the acoustic version of "Social Love" for instance, or tracks by Calabrese or the Butchies, or even stuff I've found since making these like Ruby Falls, Heavenly, and the Shop Assistants, as well as some Japanese rock like The Pillows and Maximum the Hormone. I'd recommend hunting down any of these, and almost included them as bonus tracks or b-sides, but hey, if you're curious -- go look, or ask me sometime. I love talking music with people, and so rarely really get to.

Special thanks to Liz and her Dance to the Radio blog for giving me the idea to do this.

2 comments :: Mixtapes from April

  1. Very little to do with the general post (which I will peruse when I have more time) but...fyeah Love & Rockets/Hernandez.

  2. No arguing there. "The Girl from HOPPERS" collection is still one of my favorite things to thumb through when I'm bored, or needing a pick me up.