Since this is pretty much the last day I can post something marked as autumnal before the holiday onslaught, here is my better-late-than-never fall music mix.
While I’ve been listening to some of these tracks since August, new ones kept on flying into my earbuds up until as recently as a couple of days ago. But time to call it done! Without the mini-reviews this time, alas. But a few quick notes:
- Shout out to the local Seattle bands in this mix: Versing and Detective Agency, each of which I’ve enjoyed seeing live a couple of times this past year.
- Even though I posted my Australia/NZ music mix just last month, three great new tracks from Major Leagues (AUS), Contrast (AUS) and Males (NZ) came to my attention not long afterwards. And honorary mention to Brooklyn-based EZTV for their cover of Chris Knox (NZ) classic “Not Given Lightly.”
- In the category of “new projects from familiar faces”: Martin Courtney from Real Estate, ex-Golden Grrrls in Sacred Paws and a stellar solo track from Will Ivy of the (recently-discovered-by-me) Dream Boys.
- Peaness: surely there’s a double bill opportunity with Dick Diver?
Falling For It
A Fall 2015 new music mix
(There is a SoundCloud playlist with 24 of 26 tracks in this mix, plus a radio session version of the song from Versing. Since the one missing artist in that is Will Ivy, and his is the lead track, listen to that first here!
- Will Ivy – If I Was A Painter (Bandcamp)
- Man Made – Carsick Cars (Soundcloud)
- Males – Heavy Going (Soundcloud)
- Cheatahs – Seven Sisters (Soundcloud)
- Beverly – Crooked Cop (Soundcloud)
- DIIV – Dopamine (Soundcloud)
- Wildhoney – Thin Air (Soundcloud)
- Contrast – Sidewalk (Soundcloud)
- RA – These Days (Soundcloud)
- Protomartyr – Dope Cloud (Soundcloud)
- Clearance – You’ve Been Pre-Approved (Soundcloud)
- Primitive Parts – Miracle Skin (Soundcloud)
- Versing – Haunted Hauses (Bandcamp)
- NE-HI – Drag (Soundcloud)
- Bummed – Smoking Jewels (Soundcloud)
- Boys Forever – Underground (Home Demo) (Soundcloud)
- Martin Courtney – Airport Bar (Soundcloud)
- Pete Astor – My Right Hand (Soundcloud)
- Major Leagues – Someone Sometime (Soundcloud)
- Sacred Paws – Vince (Soundcloud)
- Detective Agency – Why Do I Try? (Soundcloud)
- Peaness – Fortune Favors the Bold (Soundcloud)
- Dirtygirl – Blindfold (Soundcloud)
- The Mantles – Hate To See You Go (Soundcloud)
- Teen Daze – Morning World (Soundcloud)
- EZTV – Not Given Lightly (Soundcloud)