Episode 45 - ARMS / Teen Mom / Jack Hayter

Episode 45 of the Mix Tape Radio show went online last week (listen to it here if you haven't already and/or get all the episodes on iTunes), and today I continue rambling about the 18 tracks featured on the episode, 3 tracks at a time

|| (00:40:11) ARMS - Ballad of Big Nothing (Elliott Smith cover) ||

There really isn't too much that needs to be said about Backwards Record, besides the following facts: it's 8 cover songs from the always great ARMS and it is a completely FREE download. Me writing anything else about it would just be waste of both of our times… so just go listen / get it now.

|| (00:33:47) Teen Mom - Kitchen ||

I thought I had already featured 'Kitchen' —my favourite track off Teen Mom's great EP Gilly— on an episode of Mix Tape Radio, but I guess I was just thinking about one of the 'Favourites Of 2013' mixes I made on 8tracks awhile back. I suppose when you make a lot of mix tapes and listen to a lot of music, you sometimes lose track of the tracks you have and haven't featured. Luckily, good music sounds good even a year after you first heard it, so there isn't really a time limit on when you can add it to a mix tape.

|| (00:18:40) Jack Hayter - Just as the Tide was Flowing ||

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. A secret I only discovered when I went to get the embed code for this track on Audio Antihero's recent 5 year birthday compilation. This Jack Hayter track is a 'secret song'. Don't believe me? Just go look at the track listing. It's not on there. But it is on there. You just have to download the compilation to get it. Wanna know another secret? There are more secret songs stuck in that birthday ZIP. Happy birthday indeed.

If you haven't already, you should totally give these 3 albums your ears at some point this week. Maybe even a bit of your wallet. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on as well. Yeah? Yeah.