My brain still thinks it’s on vacation, so I apologize for not having posted until now. Last week was filled with more socializing with family than listening to music so it’s not a very robust week. The Silent League and Toro y Moi’s new ones were definitely prevailing last week. As I wrote on Twitter earlier, Toro y Moi’s new album Causers of This sounds like Cut Copy channeling J. Dilla, but I think I want to revise that to J. Dilla possessing Cut Copy and Phoenix.
After that is some Mount Eerie, which popped up on last week’s Mixcast, as well as Jens Carelius, another guy you should check out if you haven’t done so yet.
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Can you believe it’s already Friday? I should currently be relaxing with a full belly of Thanksgiving treats and enjoying the company of my family, hopefully you’re doing something similar.
This week’s mix was created in a bit of a hurry, but I think it turned out pretty well. I approached this week’s mix a little bit differently, creating a big chunk of songs in the middle which go for about 36 minutes or so. Let me know if you prefer this format or if I should continue breaking up the Mixcasts like I have in the past. I hope you enjoy the mix and let me know if anything catches your ear!
Here’s this week’s tracklist:
Softness I Forgot Your Name by Montag
Graze by Animal Collective
Resignation Studies by The Silent League
Kaufman’s Ballad by Megafaun
Okay by Venice is Sinking
Teeth by Bowerbirds
Total Destruction by Akron/Family
Hen of the Woods by The Cave Singers
Into The Fog by Jens Carelius
Lost Wisdom by Mount Eerie
To Anyone by Horse Stories
Criminals (Electronic) by Atlas Sound
I wanted to send a quick wish saying Happy Thanksgiving. I’m going to be away from the blog for the rest of the week, but no worries, there’s still a Mixcast waiting for you come tomorrow. Be sure to tell your family and friends that you love them no matter what you celebrate!
Manischewitz, it’s already Wednesday. This week is flying by and it’s only going to get better with the addition of this new desktop wallpaper. This week’s Desktop Wallpaper Project contributor is a guy named Jez Burrows. You might remember Jez as one of the co-creators of the book We Are The Friction that I posted about a couple months back. He’s also a fantastic designer and just recently updated his online portfolio, so be sure to check it out.
For this week’s wallpaper he’s put together a simple and beautiful piece consisting of a small town with a red string making it’s way all around it. It’s a really elegant design that should only boost your creativity throughout the day. Also, If you’re an iPhone owner I’d suggest downloading the corresponding version, it’s pretty rad.
I’m loving these intricate little collages pieced together by the talented Ciara Phelan. Ciara is a freelance designer working in London who “particularly likes cutting things out of paper.” I think that she should definitely stick to paper as she makes some really cool collages like the ones above which she created for a series of record sleeves. Lots of fun randomness that somehow comes together and makes sense.