A collection of musically themed musings by Brendan Bush in Burlington, VT

8tracks mix: 5/20/2011

Filed Under: Wicked Good Music
Written by Brendan
Friday May 20, 2011

Well it’s Friday again, and __insert mandatory cultural reference/rapture joke__, and I thought I’d share some more music. Kind of a bummer that the service I’m using to share this music, 8tracks, only has a flash player so this isn’t able to be heard on the convenience of say, your iphone. But I’ll live with it, and so will you. Cause other than that, it’s pretty cool, and I love that they let me embed the mix right onto this page.

As I announced on Facebook earlier this week, I’m hosting a show next Friday, May 27, at the SEABA Center on Pine St, featuring Brooklyn’s Girls In Trouble (conveniently found in this playlist). I’ll have more about that on Monday (I’m trying to line up an opening act), but for now, enjoy the aural warmth:

If you dig any of the music, listed below for your reference, please support the artists making it and pick up an album or two. The first time you play through this playlist, it’ll be in the order below. On subsequent listens, it’ll be randomized (legal mumbo jumbo).

Chad Vangaalen
Burning Photographs from Diaper Island

Okkervil River
Wake and Be Fine from I Am Very Far

Man Man
Knuckle Down from Life Fantastic

Girls In Trouble
Lemons from Half You Half Me

Fleet Foxes
Blue Spotted Tail from Helplessness Blues

The Antlers
Putting The Dog To Sleep from Burst Apart

The Dodos
Sleep from No Color

Panda Bear
Afterburner from Tomboy

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Standout track: Okkervil River’s “Wake and Be Fine”

Filed Under: Standout Tracks
Written by Brendan
Friday April 1, 2011

While eating lunch and trying to get all my daily distractions out of the way, I stumbled across the recently released video for “Wake and Be Fine,” a single off of the upcoming release I Am Very Far (Due out May 10). When it was done, I immediately pre-ordered the album. The lyrics are, as usual, incredibly literate and poetic, and the music behind them is a lot richer and quite a bit more “rock-y” than anything else I’ve heard from Okkervil River. I’m really, really excited about hearing the rest of the album.

Check out the video below.

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