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Keith Zarriello of The Shivers is using Kickstarter to fund his new solo effort.

This man, his music and his lyrics, has touched me more than I can possibly say.  I am beyond thrilled to back this project.

I hope you will too.

The Shivers - “Kisses”

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands off of one of my favorite albums of 2011.  Proof.

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.



White vinyl is siiiick!!

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The Shivers,
Sunset Psalms

The Shivers - “Love You Like A Dog”

Damn, I love the way The Shivers write a song.

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The Shivers,

The Shivers - “So Long Woman”

The new Shivers album dropped today on Silence Breaks records.

I’m nearly through my first listen - it’s as spectacular as I had hoped.  Vinyl was just purchased.

I don’t think anything else will exist for me today.  I’m immersing myself in this album, don’t expect me to come up for air until tomorrow.

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The Shivers,

The Shivers - “Used To Be”

The Shivers will be releasing a new record titled More May 3rd on Silence Breaks.

Let me repeat that: The Shivers release their new record More May 3rd.

I’m so excited that I’m beyond the exclamation point.  Giddy doesn’t even register.  I’m dizzy with anticipation and overwhelmed by possibilities.

Download “Used To Be” - the first single off of More - here.

thirty-three : a flamgirlant (birthday) mixtape

I turned 33 on February 24th and I thought what better way to celebrate than making a birthday mixtape to share with all of you!  One featuring a snapshot from my 1st birthday as cover art, nonetheless. ;)

This mix is filled with jams - slow jams, dancey jams, raucous jams and maybe even a surprise or two.  These are the sort of tunes I like to listen to while rallying for a night out.  Toss this mix on and have yourself a cocktail while primping for your evening out.  Don’t be afraid to dance around in your underwear or sing to your reflection.  I guarantee by the end of your drink(s) and this mixtape you’ll be in prime form for your night.

Download and get your jam on.

thirty-three : a flamgirlant (birthday) mixtape

01  Casa Castile - Time Machine
02  Soft Powers - just like tropica-L
03  Hanni El Khatib - Loved One
04  Toro Y Moi - Low Shoulder (Daytrotter Session)
05  Phantom Power - oxycodon//whatever you’re in to
06  Anika - Yang Yang
07  Chapter 24 - You Said
08  YACHT - Psychic City (ClassixxRemix)
09  Range Rover - Soda
10  Hot Sugar - Fuckable (feat. Baghdaddy)
11  Wise Blood - STRT SRNS
12  Broken Water - Heal
13  Bad Tits - Bankok Hilton
14  tUnE-yArDs - Bizness
15  Essay - Helicopter
16  Wetdog - Wymmin’s Final
17  The Shivers - Shallow Water
18  Without Letters - Awak/Asleep
19  The Leathers - Too Bad [Prod. Dean Povinsky]
20  Summer Camp - Veronica Sawyer

If you find something moves you do a solid and buy something from the artist.  They need our well-deserved dollars to keep churning out music worth falling for.

As always, visit my mixtape hub of love to download my previous mixes. 


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The Shivers,
In The Morning

The Shivers - “African Passport”

Today was a day.  The kind of the day that requires the comfort of french toast for dinner and The Shivers.  The melody just sort of envelopes you with its gentle sway.  They understand.  They’re sharing their story; they’re commiserating.  And then that organ pops up, offering this hopeful bit of color.  It won’t always be this dour, it will get better.  And by the end, it is.  It’s like you just talked to your BFF, the one that really gets you, and they helped shoulder that weight through a really tough spot.

Yeah.  The Shivers are always there for me.

The Shivers - “African Passport” (Live @ The Hotel Utah)

I need to see this band live.  I will always remember 2010 to be the year I discovered The Shivers.  A band crush that bloomed into full-fledged love.