Ever notice how something as simple and innocuous as a line influences our behavior? Lines are drawn, toed, and crossed. You get in line, hold the line, and put yourself out on the line. You either stay within the lines or color outside of them. Sometimes you got someone on the line; sometimes you take yourself off the line.
Here’s a dandy little mix all about making lines or reacting to them (and one tasty instrumental jam for good measure). Plus it’s spring and time for a new mix, no?
Click here to give it a listen over on 8tracks. To download a zip file of the tunes, click here or on the image above.
I’ve been waiting for TEEN’s debut album In Limbo for quite some time and my patience was finally rewarded on Tuesday. Full of echoey vocals, fuzzy guitars, 80’s influenced synths, lush and textured melodies, a hint of lo-fi psychedelia, and a retro ballad or two thrown in for good measure, it’s dream-pop just the way I like it.
Love how Kristina Lieberson’s (Here We Go Magic) tongue is firmly in cheek on this track, the second off the album. And it’s real. It’s honest. Forget this “one true love” crap. She admits that she’s been around the block (“I’ve kissed too many men”, “I’ve held too many hands”). She also recites some of the self-help shit shoved down the collective throat of us single girls from those who aren’t and want to helps us join their ranks (“Look at me I’m a gift, Look at me I’m a prize”). In the end, she just admits “I don’t wanna sleep another night alone”.
I’ve posted this song before, maybe even more than once. I fell for it immediately when I first hear it over a year ago and now I find that TEEN has signed up with Carpark Records. Their first LP In Limbo will hit the shelves August 28th. I haven’t found any vinyl pre-order info yet, but I’ll keep looking. I’ve been eagerly anticipating any official release from this band. Head over to bandcamp while you wait to listen to their EP little doods.
Winter is all about layers. Layers of clothing; layers of ice and snow; layers of blankets on your bed. These layers all have a weight to them, physically and visually. The music I’m drawn to in the darker, colder months of winter also feels like it carries a weight. This mix is made up of songs that feel heavy. By the end you’ll have bundled yourself in layers of melody and rhythm, harmony and distortion, hooks and reverb.