I’m writing this post in parts.
I’m currently at uni (on a Saturday) and I’m meant to be transcribing some interview data. But even though I’ve had some amazing and illuminating chats with young people about music-making and I love listening back to them, the actual practice of typing, command tabbing back and forth between Word and iTunes, constantly pressing rewind and pause gets tedious, and is currently making me feel nauseous. So, what better than listening to the potential tracks for the September tape (as I write there are 29 – should lose about half of those) and writing this here intro. But then again, the intro has ended up looking more like a tedious and nausea inducing account of my morning.
And so we come full circle.
It’s Sunday morning, and that Saturday morning diatribe is gone. I feel better, – it’s quite nice outside. It’s meant to be a warm one although those northerly winds are forecast. I get hayfever pretty bad – yesterday’s account was partially effected by that. And the northerly winds bring up all that pollen and dust in the air, so I think it’s an inside day for me. I’m still going through the tracks for September – slowly dwindling them down as the waft of bacon and eggs sifts through from the kitchen. Although this bacon and eggs wasn’t mine, the smell of it puts me in a fucking good mood. And that sun’s still out too.
The tracks this month are essentially everything you want in a mixtape. Or, everything you want in a monthly mixtape. Or maybe just what I want in a monthly mixtape that I do each month that usually comes about 12 days later than it technically should.
So anyway, the tracks. Some lovely warm guitar pop from SMILE, Harley Young & The Haymakers and FLOWERTRUCK, some strange and wonderful sounds from Tetrahedra, kučka and AFXJIM and some of that euphoric pop music from Brightly and Owen Rabbit that I’m always going to be a sucker for. And of course all the other acts – thanks for making this September tape one of the best yet!
DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE TAPE (Right Click/Save As)
I could go on about my year and how it’s been hard man, but this kid here is finding himself a little resolutionary so I is gonna stop with that ‘ahhhh phd’s are hard and everything else has suffered as a result’ line. This here is pretty simple. Got streams of all the tracks as well as a bloody mixtape with all of them in it n shit.
The tracks below are definitely not in any kind of order, that would be too hard. But, they are the tunes that received a hell of a lot of plays by both myself and you guys. So that’s kinda cool.
Freakin’ enjoy it you guys.
Ok, so here we are. All ready and back and stuff. Before I get into the much delayed April mixtape, just wanted to say thanks for hanging around, those of you that did. The love on the facebook page was great. I needed this time off for various reasons, and although the fact that I’m back doesn’t mean I’m going to be posting everyday, things will be a little more regular.
Ok, so enough of that. Below is a pretty bumper mix of my fave tracks from April. Given the time delay, I thought I should add in a fair few tracks, so the mix is a full 17 tracks long. As with every month, you can stream it and download it below, and I’ve also included some of the tracks as free download.
Brightly – Fox
Lanark – Able Oust (Right Click/Save As)
Private Life – Mine (Right Click/Save As)
Owl Eyes – Nightswim (Collarbones Remix)
Cherax Destructor – ❤ (Right Click/Save As)
James X. Boyd – Brunswick Street Junkies
China Doll – She Don’t Need To Know (Right Click/Save As)
Aluka – Cave
The Model School – Purple AM Radio (Right Click/Save As)
DEJA – Still Falling (Right Click/Save As)
Jagwa Ma – Man I Need (white label version)
Footy – Mobile Cemetery
Ngaiire – Dirty Herc
Great Earthquake – Do. Make (Right Click/Save As)
Jeremy Neale – In Stranger Times (Feat. Go Violets)
Super Wild Horses – Running With Wolves
Max Savage – Oh Darling (Right Click/Save As)
All that’s good and everything, but then they went and made, easily, one of the best clips ever made for the track. Every time I watch this, and trust me, it’s been a few times, I get the whole goosebumps shivers thing going on. Make sure you watch it in full screen too. Or even better, check it out in it’s full interactive glory over at tweetflight.wearebrightly.com
This is a great little track. That cut up guitar that the song is built upon give the track this real organic feel, something when melded with some great electronic glitches, works freakin well.
This is the first single taken from Brightly‘s debut full length…and it’s streaming below. But, there is a way you can get your own copy of ‘Preflight Nerves’. And then the possibility of scoring a copy of the album not with cash, but lots of love.
The Beginnings & Endings Project is all about spreading that love and seeing where in the world your love ends up.
More details over at the site itself, but make sure you sign up and grab a copy of the single. And then of course, share the link you get and hopefully you’ll score an album out of it! Check it all out over at beginnings.wearebrightly.com.
These guys are a really hard working Melbourne band…and the track is proof of it. 2013 might just be a great year for them.