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The Superimposers  Would It Be Possible   buy on itunes
Linus of Hollywood  Heavenly  buy on itunes
BMX Bandits  It Doesn't Matter Anymore  buy on itunes
The High Llamas  Theatreland  buy on itunes
Kevin Tihista's Red Terror  Good Wings  buy on itunes
The Dukes of Stratosphear  Pale and Precious  buy on itunes
Beachwood Sparks  This Is What It Feels Like  buy on itunes
The Now People  This Road Will Never End  buy on itunes
The Shins  Weird Divide  buy on itunes
Paul Steel  April  buy on itunes
The Pearlfishers  Across The Milky Way  buy on itunes
Apples in Stereo  Y2K  buy on itunes
Bigger Lovers  I'm Here  buy on itunes
Squires of the Subterrain  Miss Hurry Weather's Overcoat  buy on itunes
Cosmic Rough Riders  I Call Her Name  buy on itunes
Oranger  Up Over The Summer Fields  buy on itunes
Beulah  Burned By The Sun  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  Summer Turns To High  buy on itunes
Baby Lemonade  Ocean Blue  buy on itunes
Great Lakes  Now Is When  buy on itunes
Wondermints  Ride  buy on itunes
Essex Green  Everything Is Green  buy on itunes
Olivia Tremor Control  California Demise 3  buy on itunes
Panda Bear  Comfy In Nautica  buy on itunes
Heavy Blinkers  Beacon In The Sun  buy on itunes

Comment:

I suppose there are a variety of reasons that long-time AOTM members/fans keep checking into the site... to share musical ideas with like-minded souls, to discover new artists, to proclaim our musical obsessions to the masses, etc. And, of course, sometimes, to shamelessly steal another poster's nifty idea for a mix and use it to recreate something of our own using songs from our own collections.
This, of course, is a tribute to (i.e. outright theft from) long-standing AOTM contributor of extraordinary (and often truly twisted) musical taste Ion Moe. Ion's long-running tribute to all things Beach Boys, Pet Soundalikes, represents AOTM at its very best. Ion's series (most recently up to volume 9) ranges from surf music to Beach Boys covers to music borrowing heavily from Brian Wilson's lush Pet Sounds/Smile era. I couldn't hope to achieve this sort of breadth, and instead focused on building a mix in the latter vein -- music that pays tribute to (or gloriously rips off) that mid-60's Beach Boys sound, full of dense (yet still relatively lo-fi) studio production, intermittent falsettos, occasionally ornate orchestration, soaring harmonies, and odd tempo breaks. I made sure to mix this without revisiting Ion's series, so while there is undoubtedly significant overlap of artists, I think there may be some variation in songs. Previewed it once since burning and, yep, it's yummy.
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French Connection
Date: 4/16/2008
Would willingly add thes sounds to my dad. Superb mix.
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doowad
Date: 4/16/2008
No D/L? That's not fair, sir, especially telling us how yummy it surely is. This sounds like it is right up my alley, I just wish I could hear how it sounds. MOTW just on reputation alone.
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The Misfit
Date: 4/16/2008
Lovely.
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Mesh
Date: 4/16/2008
Tribute? Ripoff? How about Outstanding....
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p the swede
Date: 4/16/2008
nice, Ion would love this
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 4/16/2008
This looks scrumptious. I like what I know and am very intrigued by what I don't. Ion is a mighty fine mixer, even if he doubts the existence of Bingo Gazingo, and this is a mighty fine tribute.
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njr
Date: 4/16/2008
Oh, yes! Yes, yes, yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Your comments hit the nail on the head. And your mix is amazing!
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anthony lombardi
Date: 4/16/2008
i must admit to being an enormous fan of the originals from moe, but this certainly lives up to its inspiration - nothing i love more than lush, melancholic pop music, & this delivers in spades - 7, 9, 12, 17-18, 20, 22-24 are favorites...
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/16/2008
A Pop Kulcher take on an Ion Moe tribute? What could be better?
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/17/2008
Splendid!
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mahdishain
Date: 4/17/2008
the cover is a perfect match for the mix.
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Bear
Date: 4/17/2008
Nice Hed Kandi cover art! Great Panda Bear track. And a fine tribute.
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Siobhan
Date: 4/17/2008
I love the cover, basically ALL of the songs, and the inspiration for this. Particularly like the High Llamas, Cosmic Rough Riders - and Baby Lemonade, great!
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sammyg123
Date: 4/17/2008
I concur with Siobhan. This is terrific. Please let me hear this. Please?..
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Moe
Date: 4/17/2008
This look fantastic! I concur with P the Swede. Yes, many of these artists have made an appearance on Pet Soundalikes, but to my recollection, only one song has been duplicated - the quintessential Beach Boys' homage by the Duke boys. I'm very curious to hear the songs I don't know, so I'm definitely going to make a point of downloading this baby tonight. Super cover too!
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/18/2008
Great tribute to a great series.
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G-Sphere
Date: 4/18/2008
This is a wonderful collection.
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Nomates
Date: 4/18/2008
This is the proverbial humdinger. I had to break out the Ray Bans just to read the titles. Excellent cover art and extremely groovy songs throughout. Please send a copy of this to whomever it is that controls the English weather -- I think they're off sick at the moment -- it's madness here. I will just have to listen to this with the lights on.
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avocado rabbit
Date: 4/19/2008
I'll add this music to my day tomorrow for sure. Looks wonderful.

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