Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mux163: Muxin'

Boom.

1. Spoon - Rent I Pay (They Want My Soul)
2. Todd Terje - Svensk Sas (It's Album Time)
3. Ex Hex - Waste Your Time (Rips)
4. Ty Segall & White Fence - (I Can't) Get Around You (Hair)
5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Lariat (Wig Out At Jagbags)
6. Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song (Signals Calls And Marches)
7. Arca - Wound (Xen)
8. Tapes 'n Tapes - Omaha (The Loon)
9. Thom Yorke - The Mother Lode (Tomorrow's Modern Boxes)
10. Angel Olsen - White Fire (Burn Your Fire For No Witness)
11. The Rural Alberta Advantage - All We've Ever Known (Mended With Gold)
12. Caribou - She's The One (Andorra)

TRT 42:05

Rookies: Arca

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mux162: January 2015

Boom.

1. Secret Machines - Alone, Jealous & Stoned (Ten Silver Drops)
2. The Men - Going Down (Tomorrow's Hits)
3. The Raveonettes - Z-Boys (Edit) (Pe'ahi)
4. Wye Oak - Dog Eyes (Civilian)
5. Deerhunter - Adorno (Turn It Up Faggot)
6. Bear In Heaven - They Dream (Time Is Over One Day Old)
7. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Child Bride (LOSE)
8. Deep Purple - Highway Star (Machine Head)
9. Death From Above 1979 - Gemini (The Physical World)
10. Split Single - Made For Breaking (Fragmented World)
11. Iceage - Plowing Into The Field of Love (Plowing Into The Field of Love)
12. TV on the Radio - Trouble (Seeds)

TRT 49:26

Rookies: Secret Machines

Monday, December 29, 2014

Slight mux delay

Due to being 1700 miles from my mux-making computer, the January 1 mux will likely come out January 3 or 4. The tracklist has been finalized for a while; it's no secret that it's pretty obvious to figure it out if you go through my Last.fm stats. But that'd be weird.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mux161: All Mux On Deck!

Boom.

1. Ex Hex - Don't Wanna Lose (Rips)
2. Ty Segall - The Faker (Manipulator)
3. Parquet Courts - Bodies (Sunbathing Animal)
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Runners In The Night (Mended With Gold)
5. Mac DeMarco - Chambers of Reflection (Salad Days)
6. Spoon - Let Me Be Mine (They Want My Soul)
7. Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain (Didn't It Rain)
8. Thom Yorke - Interference (Tomorrow's Modern Boxes)
9. Frank Ocean - Lost (Channel Orange)
10. Todd Terje - Swing Star (Part 1) (It's Album Time)
11. Chromatics - These Streets Will Never Look The Same (Ruth Version) (Kill For Love [Bonus])
12. The War On Drugs - Eyes To The Wind (Lost In The Dream)

TRT 49:41

Rookies: Mac DeMarco, Songs: Ohia

2014 music: Chromatics (sort of), Ex Hex, Mac DeMarco Parquet Courts, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Spoon, Todd Terje, Thom Yorke, Ty Segall, The War On Drugs

Thursday, December 11, 2014

JDK's Favorite Songs of 2014

JDK's Song of the Year: Iceage - The Lord's Favorite (Plowing Into The Field of Love)

The rest, in alphabetical order (and only one song per album):

Caribou - Silver (Our Love)
Cheatahs - Get Tight (Cheatahs)
Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me (Here And Nowhere Else)
Death From Above 1979 - Virgins (The Physical World)
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (You're Dead!)
Kendrick Lamar - i (Single)
Phantogram - Fall In Love (Voices)
Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again (Do It Again)
Spoon - Do You (They Want My Soul)
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (It's Album Time)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Page 66, Nineteen Eighty-Three by David Peace (no relation to 1984 by Orwell)

"Them and the depressing music and the grating jingles on the radio, the constant rain and the tepid wind, the mongrel dogs that bark all night and shit all day, the half-cooked food and the luke-warm teas, the shops full of things you don't want on terms you can't meet, the houses that are prisons and the prisons that are houses, the smell of paint to mask the smell of fear, the trains that never run on time to places that are all the same, the buses you are scared to catch and your car they always nick, the rubbish that blows in circles up and down the streets..."

Happy holidays from everyone here at MPC!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mux160: December 2014

Boom.

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe (Single)
2. The New Pornographers - War On The East Coast (Brill Bruisers)
3. Split Single - Monolith (Fragmented World)
4. Death From Above 1979 - Always On (The Physical World)
5. Angel Olsen - Lights Out (Burn Your Fire For No Witness)
6. Flying Lotus - Flotus (Ideas+Drafts+Loops)
7. Kendrick Lamar - The Art of Peer Pressure (Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City)
8. Caribou - Second Chance (Our Love)
9. TV on the Radio - Test Pilot (Seeds)
10. Weezer - Pink Triangle (Pinkerton)
11. Iceage - Against The Moon (Plowing Into The Field of Love)
12. Queens of the Stone Age - My God Is The Sun (...Like Clockwork)

TRT 43:25

2014 music: Caribou, Death From Above 1979, Iceage, The New Pornographers, TV on the Radio

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

JDK's Favorite Music of 2014

The top four:

1. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
2. Iceage - Plowing Into The Field of Love
3. Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World
4. Spoon - They Want My Soul

Tier two (unranked):

Bear In Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old
Caribou - Our Love
Cheatahs - Cheatahs
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE
Phantogram - Voices
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Todd Terje - It's Album Time

Mentions that are likely honorable:

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde - High Life
Real Estate - Atlas
St. Vincent - St. Vincent
Strand of Oaks - Heal
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mux159: Muxilla

mux-ILLA, not MUX-ill-uh. You know, like Godzilla in mux form.

Boom.

1. Son of Supercar - Shreds (Song Fight!)
2. Wild Flag - Boom (Wild Flag)
3. Ex Hex - How You Got That Girl (Rips)
4. Tapes 'n Tapes - The Illiad (The Loon)
5. Wye Oak - The Altar (Civilian)
6. Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends (No Cities To Love)
7. Beck - Peaches & Cream (Midnight Vultures)
8. Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) (Channel Orange)
9. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Laramie (LOSE)
10. Chvrches - Science/Visions (The Bones of What You Believe)
11. Spoon - New York Kiss (They Want My Soul)
12. Thom Yorke - Nose Grows Some (Tomorrow's Modern Boxes)

TRT 49:19

Rookies: Ex Hex, Wild Flag

2014 music: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Ex Hex, Spoon, Thom Yorke

2015 music: Sleater-Kinney

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tapes by JET Vol. 001: Goldfinch

Sometimes I get sick of myself. And, hey, maybe you do as well. It's okay. Really. We're all adults here.

With that in mind, for a while I've wanted to invite one of my musically-inclined friends to curate a guest mixtape. The catch is that I wanted to use my (current) mux rules: 12 tracks, no repeated bands, a TRT somewhere around 45 minutes, and, most importantly, some killer music in a great sequence.

Wait no more, dear reader(s). My Minneapolis-based friend, JET - who clearly possesses better initials than everyone and who is an excellent sparring partner vis a vis music - decided to tackle this challenge. The result is Tapes by JET, which I hope to make a regular feature; she picks the tracks and sequence, and I just mix it together for a very JDK-free experience. It's a nice counterpoint to my own far-flung musical tastes. Case in point, JET has no fear to include a Taylor Swift song on this first mix, whereas I pre-emptively apologize anytime I feature a song sung by a girl.

Enough from me. Download Tapes by JET Vol. 001: Goldfinch. She also makes bitchin' album art. (Did I just say "bitchin'"?)



1. Chvrches - Get Away (Drive: Rescored)
2. Hopium - Dreamers (feat. Phoebe Lou) (Single)
3. Caribou - Can't Do It Without You (Our Love)
4. Taylor Swift - Welcome To New York (1989)
5. Against Me! - I Was A Teenage Anarchist (White Crosses)
6. Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver (Benjamin Booker)
7. The Gaslight Anthem - Helter Skeleton (Get Hurt)
8. Paws - Owl Talons Clenching My Heart (Youth Culture Forever)
9. Main Beach - Dead And Buried (Hypo Lazy)
10. Suzie - Coffin In Houston (Single)
11. The Ghost In You - Ten Thirty One (Single)
12. Wild Cub - Drive (Youth)

TRT 45:42