Welp… you can't stay on vacation forever. So it is with a heavy heart —not due to sadness, but from eating heaps of tapas and drinking lots of beer— I return to the internet with a brand new episode of the Mix Tape Radio show (feel free to humour me with how much you missed me).
Episode 43 is pretty full up on pretty new releases. It kicks off with a new one from Bahamas tasty new album. Which is followed by a bad ass tune from Shovels & Rope's new album. Which is followed by my favourite tune off LAPD's new album. Which is followed by… well you get the picture. Things close off with a lovely live track from Ages and Ages (and choir of friends), and in between that and the beginning, you'll hear: A Singer Of Songs, Justin Townes Earle, Old Amica, Uncle Rico, SALES, Cloud, The RAA, and a bunch more.
It's another good one, but as any previous listener can attest, I always say that. So just press play and hear for yourself.
If you like what you hear, it'd be really great if you could hit those Heart & Share buttons, as well as pass this show around on Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and Anywhere Else and to anyone else you may know that has the same fine taste in music as you. And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, as you can download all episodes there for free (this one will be up later in the week). Cheers!
EPISODE 043 - TRACK LISTING
(00:00:25) Bahamas - All The Time | (00:04:16) Shovels & Rope - Ohio | (00:09:20) Los Angeles Police Department - Cave | (00:11:25) Max Garcia Conover - The Start of Fables | (00:15:22) A Singer of Songs - Another Way of Saying Hello | (00:19:50) the Rural Alberta Advantage - Vulcan, AB | (00:22:32) Cloud - You & Me | (00:25:58) SALES - toto | (00:27:45) Gidge - Norrland | (00:28:40) adult mom - sincerely yours, later | (00:34:07) Old Amica - Joni | (00:37:36) Sea Oleena - If I'm | (00:42:26) Kris Ellestad - Moon in the Trees | (00:44:07) Justin Townes Earle - White Gardenias | (00:46:42) Cory Branan - Meantime Blues | (00:49:56) Uncle Rico - Better Men | (00:54:29) mammary - morning | (00:56:36) Ages and Ages - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)
And of course, you can always swing by the HI54LOFI Mixcloud page and listen to all 43 episodes of the 'Mix Tape Radio' show. And/Or, swing by iTunes and download the last 42 shows for FREE / subscribe to all future episodes (Episode 43 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 don't forget… 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, basically, anything beyond silent appreciation goes a really long way.