Sunday, May 29, 2005
Mix #5
The White kids have scattered across the globe. This week Sarah moved to the Big Apple for the summer. Found a job. Found an apartment. Apparently loving every minute of it.

Jason and Kelly are in Lebanon, church planting.

As for me, I'm in Indiana for the holiday weekend, spending time with the lady friend and her family.

Roadtrip means only one thing: New mix tape.

1. "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens. Do not ask where I found this yet officially unreleased track. I won't tell.
2. "Natural Disaster" by The Headphones. Postal Service is to Deathcab for Cute as The Headphones is to Pedro the Lion. Uh, maybe.
3. "Hey Now Now" by The Cloud Room.
4. "Brighter Than Sunshine" by Aqualung. Live on KCRW 3/14/05.
5. "Good Sons" by Starflyer 59. Maybe it's just me, but this track sounds suspiciously like the Killers. Or maybe the Killers are ripping off Starflyer.
6. "Spanish Teeth" by Robbers on High Street.
7. "Banquet" by Bloc Party.
8. "Unemployed Black Astronaut" by Busdriver. Afro-Beck? Uh, maybe.
9. "The Engine Driver" by The Decemberists.
10. "Window" by Damien Jurado.
11. "I'll Be Your Bird" by M. Ward. Live on KEXP. And if you're not listening to KEXP, why not?
12. "Northern Sky" by Nick Drake. Fever Pitch is the latest film to remind us just how cool Drake's music is.
13. "Video" by Aimee Mann. She did great music before Magnolia. She does great music after Magnolia.
14. "Jesusland" by Ben Folds. Have I mentioned already how much I like this song?
15. "Bittersweetheart" by Ed Harcourt.
16. "Statistics" by Imaginary Baseball League.
17. "Monkey" by Low. Dedicated to Katey.
18. "Old Fashioned Way of Speaking" by TW Walsh. Before Walsh drummed for Pedro the Lion he had his own singer/songwriter gig.
19. "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch. The best track from the Garden State soundtrack that's not on the Garden State soundtrack.

Many thanks to Joe for the tips on many of these bands and tracks. Be sure to check out his mp3 blog Each Note Secure.

posted by Peter at 3:54 PM
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