Mike Eternity

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Holy Rattlesnakes: A Fuzz Folk Adventure

Artist Song Buy
We All Have Hooks for Hands  Hold on, C'mon  buy on itunes
Tilly and the Wall  Sad Sad Song  buy on itunes
Mates of State  Punchlines  buy on itunes
I'm from Barcelona  Barcelona Loves You  buy on itunes
The Hidden Cameras  Animals of Prey  buy on itunes
The Eels  Jungle Telegraph  buy on itunes
The Crayon Fields  Impossible Things  buy on itunes
Apples in Stereo  Rainfall  buy on itunes
Neutral Milk Hotel  Ghost  buy on itunes
Animal Collective  Did You See the Words  buy on itunes
Adam Green  Dance with Me  buy on itunes
The Incredible Moses Leroy  She Can't Get Any Sleep  buy on itunes
The Unicorns  I Was Born (a Unicorn)  buy on itunes
Irving  A Very Frivolous Distribution of Sundries  buy on itunes
The Polyphonic Spree  Move Away and Shine  buy on itunes
We All Have Hooks for Hands  On & On  buy on itunes
Mates of State  Goods  buy on itunes
Matt & Kim  Verbs Before Nouns  buy on itunes
Neutral Milk Hotel  Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone  buy on itunes
My Morning Jacket  Off the Record  buy on itunes
Mercury Rev  Endlessly  buy on itunes
The Flaming Lips  Do You Realize?  buy on itunes
Iron & Wine and Calexico  A History of Lovers  buy on itunes
Summer Hymns  Start Swimming  buy on itunes
Tilly and the Wall  Ice Storm, Big Gust, and You  buy on itunes
We All Have Hooks for Hands  The Man Trying to Outfox Us All  buy on itunes


I discovered a striking new band this morning thanks to FreeIndie.com, We All Have Hooks for Hands. I was full-on fixated on them instantly, which doesn't happen often, and it occurred to me halfway through the first song I heard that they reminded me of Neutral Milk Hotel crossed with Tilly and the Wall, two of my very favorite bands, and to top it off, their abrasive vocals sounded a lot like...Mates of State! Another group I worship. Then I started thinking, y'know, NMH and Tilly aren't all that different stylistically. Both trade in utterly beautiful, often heartbreaking, often cathartic ramshackle folk pop.

So naturally this meant that I had to make a theme mix right away. The final results are a tad underwhelming based on my initial purpose, to collect other music of a similar style. I know a wiser mixer could come up with many more appropriate choices, but maybe I just haven't explored this area enough, which provides me with a new challenge/inspiration. Or maybe I just overlooked the other ones I know. Anyway, I ended up with more just plain indie pop, but I think I captured a certain spirit, if not exact sound. Sorta like freak folk only more poppy, more accessible. Kind of an outdoors in the wilderness feel, although I didn't pursue that angle much. I mostly wanted to put Tilly, NMH, and these new We All Have Hooks songs together on a mix. I realize a lot of the bands I chose have many more interesting songs than the most familiar hits I stuck to here (like the songs by Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, the Unicorns/Islands people, Animal Collective, Hidden Cameras) but I listened to a lot of their music while trying to decide on songs to use for this mix, and these were the ones I just ended up feeling belonged the most. Sorry if it's too familiar in that regard, though.

In closing, I love major key indie folk!


Date: 5/2/2007
fantastic! this looks like a very, VERY enjoyable listen from beginning to end! Your band/song choices are flawless, especially the Tilly and the Wall, I'm from Barcelona, Eels, NHM, Unicorns, Irving, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips & Iron and Wine/Calexico Cuts.
p.s. you seemed to feel so strongly about We All Have Hooks for Hands that i went to the site and checked them out myself and all i can say is "wow!" and "thank you!"<3 maybe you and i could could trade mixes of newly discovered bands we're getting or are currently into???
Date: 5/6/2007
Wow! As a friend of We All Have Hooks for Hands, it's super to see them at AOTM. Plus you just have fabulous taste in music.

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