Alright gang, as was forewarned a fortnight ago, this is the first “not on Folk Radio UK” episode of the 'Mix Tape Radio' show. As was also forewarned… not too much else about the show has changed. It's still a collection of ace tunes that have been assembled in a pleasing order that you can use to soundtrack an hour-ish of your day (or 2 hours-ish if you listen twice). If you're a regular listener, you'll probably notice that the only real difference is the intro, and even that is pretty much the same.
Episode 33 starts off with a bad ass tune from The Shivers (which is off an equally bad ass album that I just recently got into), and before things close out with the up and coming Gleemer, you'll hear excellent tracks from a wide range of folks (like the latest Sylvan Esso ear worm to take over my head, 2 tunes from my recent 'Caroline mix', a track from this lovely Orchid Tapes compilation, Noah Gunderson, kissed her little sister, Chris Whitley and a whole bunch more).
All in all, there's 19 tracks in total on this episode… so enough jibber jabber from me. Just push play.
I really hope you enjoy what you hear… and if you do, it'd be really great if you could hit those Heart & Share buttons and pass this show around on Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and to anyone you may know that has the same fine taste in music as you (now that the show is “not on FRUK”, it could use as a little extra help getting out to appreciative ears). And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, as you can get download all episodes there for free (this one will be up later this week). Cheers!
EPISODE 033 - TRACK LISTING
(00:00:26) The Shivers - Shave Yr. Brain | (00:05:44) Natural Child - Out in the County | (00:8:33) Euphoria Again - Change | (00:10:44) Cosmonauts - Caroline | (00:12:21) Devendra Banhart - Golden Girls | (00:13:50) Sylvan Esso - Coffee | (00:17:55) Wooden Wand - Dambuilding | (00:23:25) Frankie Cosmos - Leonie | (00:25:45) Little Joy - Don't Watch Me Dancing | (00:29:09) Roy Orbison - Sweet Caroline | (00:32:09) kissed her little sister - i am a human being | (00:36:13) Allah-Las - Ela Navega | (00:40:05) Chris Whitley - Spanish Harlem Incident | (00:42:25) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift - Outside My Window | (00:44:39) Mi Mye - Six Weeks And A Day | (00:46:56) Noah Gundersen - Cigarettes | (00:52:28) Cuff The Duke - Outro | (00:54:25) Jesse Woods - hounds of heaven | (00:56:27) Gleemer - Steady Your Hands
And of course, you can always swing by the HI54LOFI Mixcloud page and listen to all 33 episodes of the 'Mix Tape Radio' show. And/Or, swing by iTunes and download the last 32 shows for FREE / subscribe to all future episodes (Episode 33 will be going up on iTunes in about a week… so it wouldn't be a bad idea to click the subscribe button while you're there, no?). And of course, there is also the 24hr stream of tunes that is the Mix Tape Radio internet radio station (where, at some point, you'll hear most of these songs + a whole bunch of others in the pretty big and always getting bigger rotation of quality tuneage).
Finally, please remember to remember the following: music makes all our lives a bit more bearable, but the continued making of that music requires all of us listeners to give a little love back. Whether that be by buying what we like, sharing a metaphorical pint, or even just the simple act of spreading the word / letting the artist know how much you dig it, anything beyond silent appreciation goes a long way.