Mike Eternity

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Spring Carols and the Gorgeous Fury

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Of Montreal  Tropical Iceland (live)  buy on itunes
David & the Citizens  Sad Song Two  buy on itunes
The Vincent Black Shadow  Metro  buy on itunes
Mika  Lollipop  buy on itunes
The Arctic Monkeys  Brian Storm  buy on itunes
Superbus  Tchi-Cum-Bah  buy on itunes
The Sounds  Night after Night  buy on itunes
Andrew W.K.  One Brother  buy on itunes
Be Your Own PET  Adventure  buy on itunes
Modest Mouse  Parting of the Sensory  buy on itunes
Canasta  Slow Down Chicago  buy on itunes
Butcher Boy  Girls Make Me Sick  buy on itunes
The Mary Onettes  Lost  buy on itunes
Maia Hirasawa  And I Found This Boy  buy on itunes
Suburban Kids with Biblical Names  Rent-a-Wreck  buy on itunes
Pleasure  Out of Love  buy on itunes
Albert Hammond, Jr.  Blue Skies  buy on itunes
Rodrigo y Gabriela  Ixtapa  buy on itunes
The Arcade Fire  The Well and the Lighthouse  buy on itunes
Charlotte Hatherley  Bastardo  buy on itunes
The Vincent Black Shadow  Bullet on the Tracks  buy on itunes
Dr. Dog  The Way the Lazy Do  buy on itunes
Sufjan Stevens  The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders  buy on itunes
Apples in Stereo  Beautiful Machine Parts 3-4  buy on itunes
Architecture in Helsinki  Neverevereverdid  buy on itunes

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I know, I've used a lot of these artists on other mixes recently (although none of the same songs, to my recollection), so this may look redundant, but what can I say, the musicians here are that terrific. I can't get enough. I really wanted to use Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good" and the song "Way Back into Love" from the film "Music & Lyrics", but they didn't seem to fit in with the rest, stylistically. They'll appear on other near-future mixes, though...basically all I was doing here was combining my love of gorgeous indie pop, thrilling rock music, and flavorfully pensive "out on the open road"-type songs. Basically, my usual M.O. Above all, though, as always, it's simply 25 achingly wonderful songs. A few notes:
I thought that cover by Of Montreal would be just nothing special, but I find myself craving it now whenever it's not on. I am 100% addicted.
I'm not trying to score points by using a bunch of obscure indie bands like Pleasure, Maia Hirasawa, etc. I just found them somewhat recently and have big crushes on their music.
And I'm not going the trendy route by featuring Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, or the Arctic Monkeys - just that with their new releases causing a fuss lately, I had to check them out for myself to keep informed (not that I don't like the bands - they're all solid, just not burning passions in my music oeuvre), and found myself expectedly satisfied with what they have to offer these days. Good times.
Meanwhile, the Vincent Black Shadow are turning out to be one of the more dynamic discoveries I've made of late, Rodrigo y Gabriela are still blowing me away, Apples in Stereo made a gloriously rapturous comeback (which I haven't documented much on my mixes so far, but I have a plan), and that Charlotte Hatherley song is just plain awesomeness. 'Till next time... :)

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Pop Kulcher
Date: 3/22/2007
I agree with you on the Apples in Stereo. That aside, lots here that has escaped my notice; I'd better start doing some sampling.

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