BEST OF 2013 – TRACKS
Ok, so here we go. This thing is finally up.
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.
BEST OF 2013 – ALBUMS [10-1]
Yep. Here it is. Smack bang, ready for that little nostalgia comedown that is New Years Day.
As I alluded to in the 20-11 post on Monday, this year has been a fucking full on one. It compromised of a move interstate, and heading back to uni (although I’m not sure if you can really call doing a PhD going back to uni – prolly more like doing a full-time fucking job times about 3). Those weren’t the only things that happened of course, but they were probably the two things that impacted most on maamf for 2013.
It’s also been a year when the maamf sister site MISMATCH.TV started to come into it’s own. And although it’s definitely got a bit to go and I feel as though it’s not yet at the level I reckon it can get to, it’s taken up a bit of time as well. (However, a massive thanks to my good mates/mismatchians/Melbourne music loving fanatics Lauren and Sabi for making mismatch what it is, and making that time enjoyable).
Anyway, these are the 10. The ones that I kept on returning to this year. It’s much more of a personal list this year, with a few albums either reminding me of Melbourne, and others welcoming me into the city of Sydney.
It also comes complete with a mixtape featuring two tracks from each album. Fuckin’ BUMPER. (more…)
SEPTEMBER ’13 MIX.
Here it is. Smack bang, ready for your shortened week (if you were lucky enough to just have a long weekend that is. Soz if not).
As always, the tape runs all over your genres, from some of that lovely jangle pop to some grungy stuff to whatever on earth Cut Copy are doing nowadays. And that new edit from The Avalanches makes me hard.
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James X. Boyd – Paul K. & The Downtown Specials
The Stevens – Hindsight
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I Am Not A Man Unless I Have A Woman
Cull – World Inside Your Head (Right Click/Save As)
Violent Soho – Saramona Said
Naysayer & Gilsun – All That Good Work
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger (The Avalanches Rework)
World’s End Press – Reformation Age
Martin King – I’ll Be
Animaux – Alaska (Right Click/Save As)
Amaya Laucirica – Found Some Secret
The Ancients – Hey Now
Jonti x Big Scary – Slumming It In Paradise
Paul Macadam – Hackit (Right Click/Save As)
Some bloggers tend to not favour particular bands and instead choose to only post about new stuff from new bands that they haven’t featured before, or have only featured once or twice.
For those of you that have followed maamf for a while, you’ll notice that whilst I do try and post as much new stuff from bands that perhaps haven’t had much promo in the past, I still do play favourites. Violent Soho are getting up there on the post count (6 in the past 12 months). Their 90’s grunge vibe just gets me though. The dudes have a new track and new clip, the album opener ‘Dope Calypso’. It’s pretty darn impressive, and perhaps is one of the more pop sounding tracks from the album (from what I’ve heard of it).
The clip features the dudes drinking, driving, playing, walking, eating, hanging from bball rings, sitting, smoking and chillin’. Perhaps the least impressive aspect of it all is that it’s not all at the same time, but hey, you can’t win ’em all right?
Clip is pretty dope though. Makes me feel like an icecream?
(yeah, even I didn’t laugh at that one, and I cracked the fucking thing).
The dudes’ new album Hungry Ghost is out next week (Sep 6). You can preorder it on their site, and whilst you’re there why not score yourself some tix to their 7-date east coast tour in support?
I wrote about this track a little while ago and whilst I am eagerly awaiting the boys new album, this vid for ‘In The Aisle’ from Brisbane four piece Violent Soho is smile inducing. And no, I’m not some weirdo. A larger gentlemen riding the streets of Brisbane naked whilst handing out flyers to a naked bike ride is pretty beut. So are the people’s reactions.
NOVEMBER ’12 MIX
It’s nearly the end of the year. And what a crazy/nuts year it’s been. I can confirm that there will be a best of the year mixtape, maybe a bumper edition (read – close to 2 hours).
But before all that, here is the November tape. Some real different genres on this one, from the grunge stylings of Heavy Beach and Violent Soho to the real tech house vibes of Kharkov. There’s also some really lovely local guitar pop stuff too. As usual, it’s a real mix!
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1. Friendships – I Never Get A Morning Anymore
2. The Townhouses – Heartsick
3. Ta-Ku – Where
4. Dyl Thomas – One Dat feat. Allday
5. City Calm Down – Sense of Self
6. Panama – It’s Not Over (Ejeca’s Rave To The Grave Remix)
7. Kharkov – Le Go
8. Spoonty – Taro
10. Mammals – That Was Then, This Is Now
11. Pop Singles – All Gone
13. Heavy Beach – Five Days
14. Violent Soho – Neighbour Neighbour
15. Milk Teddy – Suburbs Mystery
16. Camperdown & Out – Down and Out
17. Jonti – Saturday Night
Brand new Violent Soho track and clip surfaced this morning. Bloody awesome track, full of big 90’s grunge vibez. And an awesome clip, complete with babes, pools, bongs, and suburban skating.
The guys are heading out on tour over the next couple of weeks in support of ‘Neighbour Neighbour’ and also earlier single ‘Tinderbox‘. Fellow Brisbane peeps Dune Rats are main supports for the run of dates – deets below.
Fri, Nov 23 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
AUGUST ’12 MIX.
ok, so here we go. It’s only about a week or so late, but I’ve been pretty busy lately (mismatch.tv being a big focus). This month has seen so many awesome releases, and like always, a pretty big mix of stuff. The St Vitus Cardinals boys are doing some really sweet things at the mo (I actually had a chat to Ry about it and his solo stuff earlier on in the week). Tyler Touché is also a standout for me – he’s a friggin’ high school kid and he has production skills like that??!! It also makes me pretty hungry, french style.
Then then there’s the awesome sounds of bands like Lurch & Chief, The Smith Street Band and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard (their album is stellar!). As per usual, some tracks are available for individual download, others, you just gonna have to hear in the full tape.
Worst Friends – Neve’s For None (Faux Pas Remix)
C1 x The Ruebens – Lay It Down feat. Ry
ST VITUS CARDINALS – Allday – If You Don’t Mind (Prod. By C1)
Harts – All Too Real (Diamond Cut Remix)
Clubfeet – City Of Light (Softwar Remix)
Collarbones – Hypothermia (Feat. Guerre)
Jonti – Nightshift In Blue (Dro Carey Remix)
Bertie Blackman – Mercy Killer
The Smith Street Band – Sunshine & Technology
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Muckraker
Violent Soho – Tinderbox
Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
The new track from the Violent Soho dudes is a small bit killer. It’s called Tinderbox, and still has that trademark grunge feel, especially in the verses. But man, when that chorus kicks in, it goes fucking big. When I first heard it, I was really afraid that it sounded a bit like Birds of Tokyo (a very bad thing). But after a full listen (and about 10 more), I’ve realised that the chorus just lifts the track up and gives you that big massive punch in the face that you perhaps needed.
The single had a digital release yesterday (iTunes) and will be getting a physical 7″ release as a double A-Side later on in the year through those dickheads, I OH YOU (and by dickheads, i mean really fine, amazing gentlemen).