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Best of 2011 - a flamgirlant mixtape

It’s that time of year where we make lists!  Nice lists, naughty lists (quite fond of those) and my favorite, “Best of” lists.  It’s fun to take a step back and really evaluate all of my loves over the past year and let me tell you, I really got around!  Some albums were mere crushes or flirtations, others I fell for hard and fast but then cooled and still others where the love started as a spark and grew to a great roaring fire.

After much soul searching and extreme self-imposed stress, I believe I came up with my Best of 2011.  10 favorite albums, 5 favorite EPs.  As is my tradition, I created a mixtape for you all to download and enjoy.  2 tracks off of my favorite albums and a single track off of my favorite EPs.  Maybe we share loves, maybe you’ll fall for someone new, give it a download and let’s find out!  Can always give it listen over on 8tracks too!

Best of 2011 - a flamgirlant mixtape

Top 10 Albums

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks : Mirror Traffic

     01. Forever 28

     02. Long Hard Book

Unknown Mortal Orchestra : Unknown Mortal Orchestra

     03. FFunny FFriends

     04. Boy Witch

Widowspeak : Widowspeak

     05. Puritan

     06. Limbs

The Shivers : More

     07. So Long Woman

     08. Kisses

Yellow Ostrich : The Mistress

     09. WHALE

     10. Hate Me Soon

Real Estate : Days

     11. Kinder Blumen

     12. Out Of Tune

tUnE-yArDs : W H O K I L L

     13. Powa

     14. You Yes You

Megafaun : Megafaun

     15. Real Slow

     16. You Are The Lights

Peaking Lights : 936

     17. Birds of Paradise Dub Version

     18. Hey Sparrow

Chad VanGaalen : Diaper Island

     19. Freedom for a Policeman

     20. Heavy Stones

Top 5 EPs

Crystal Stilts : Radiant Door

     21. Dark Eyes

White Denim : Takes Place In Your Workspace

     22. Cat City

Chapter 24 : Chapter 24

     23. You Said

Each Other : Taking Trips

     24. Odd Body of Water

Continents : Spiriting

     25. The Perfect Circle

As always, show these bands some love!  Buy a record or a Tshirt, go see a show.  Show them how much you also dig ‘em buy throwing some money their way.  Support the bands you love!

Hit up my mixtape hub ‘o love to hear other things that scratched my itch this year.  And hey, looking forward to spending some great musical times with you all this next year.

xox

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Give As I Do Get - a flamgirlant mixtape

As promised, here is my latest mixtape for you and yours to download and enjoy. This mix has some of my favorite songs of late, many of which you’ve already seen on this little blog.  Dig in!  If you can’t grab it quite yet but still are itching to listen, give it a spin over on 8tracks.  Or download it here.

Give As I Do Get

01. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - No One Is (As I Are Be)
02. Milk Maid - Oh!
03. Cocobeurre - Les Bulles
04. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin - So, I Went to Beach, Melody
05. Continents - Land Of Plenty
06. Howlin’ Woods - BOSS
07. Naomi Punk - The Spell
08. Julia Holter - Goddess Eyes
09. Chad VanGaalen -  Heavy Stones
10. Extra Happy Ghost!!! - Mercy, Mercy
11. Beirut - Goshen
12. Widowspeak - Puritan
13. The Group Sound - Hey Gurl
14. Bill Callahan - Too Many Birds
15. Amen Dunes - Lower Mind
16. Ducktails - In The Swing
17. Caveman - December 28th
18. Pure X - Half Here

Please do a solid and support these artists.  Buy a shirt or a record, catch a show, send the band a little love note.  Do as the title suggests and give as you do get so we can keep getting more. After all, what would life be like without a killer soundtrack?

And as always, hit up my mixtape hub to download other mixes!

xox

Chad VanGaalen - “Cut My Hair/Shave My Pussy” (Southern Souls Session)

Good morning, Tumblr.

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Chad VanGaalen,
Diaper Island

Chad VanGaalen - “Heavy Stones”

And it feels like all these heavy stones
Have been living in my head so long
I can’t remember your name
I can’t remember anything
And all that’s been had is just a hand on a string

I’m having a day.  Just one of those days.  The new Chad VanGaalen release Diaper Island is helping me get through it.  I’m particularly loving this track.

Love As Laughter - “Dirty Lives”

Animated by Chad VanGaalen who seems to be one horny little devil.