Don't Steal Our Sun (Modern Pet Sounds)

Artist Song
The Wondermints  So Nice 
Mull Historical Society  Watching Xanadu 
Sondre Lerche  Wet Ground 
The Thrills  Don't Steal Our Sun 
The Shins  Girl Inform Me 
The High Llamas  The Goat Looks On 
The Flaming Lips  Race For The Prize 
The Supernaturals  I Don't Think So 
The Concretes  Oh No 
The Thrills  Big Sur 
Sondre Lerche  Counter Spark 
R.E.M.  At My Most Beautiful 
The High Llamas  Up In The Hills 
The Wondermints  Tracey Hides 
The Flaming Lips  Do You Realize? 
Jackdaw 4  Happy? (Dumka) 
Semisonic  She's Got My Number 
The Shins  Turning A Square 
The Concretes  On The Radio 
The Wondermints  Bali 


I've posted 20 mixes over the years... but it suddenly occurs to me that there isn't a single track on any of them from the last 30 years! So it may come as a surprise to some that I do infact own and listen to a lot of "modern" music! However, it does seem that I favour modern bands with quite a retro flavour and I only realised quite recently how many of my favourite songs from the last 15 years or so share a common theme... a distinct Brian Wilson influence or a general Beach Boys 'vibe'. And so I set about putting this CD together!!! Some of the artists included (such as The Wondermints or The High Llamas) have clearly made a concerted effort to capture that sound (whether in terms of harmonies, arrangements or production) while others are less obvious but still have something that reminds me of The Beach Boys in some way or other! I've never been comfortable putting random songs together on compilations so I'm glad to have found an "excuse" to put so many of my favourite 'recent' tracks on one CD!


Rob Conroy
Date: 1/10/2008
Good to see you here again. I love the Shins, Flaming Lips, and R.E.M. tracks.
Date: 1/11/2008
Well, I would expect YOU to appreciate such great songs!!! I don't seem to have spent much time over the last year thinking about compiling mixes but I aim to "Slip On Through" once a month or so in 2008!
Date: 1/11/2008
Ah yes, calls to my mind the mighty Moe and his Pet Soundalikes series. This stands on its own though. Great selections.
Date: 1/12/2008
Since "Pet Sounds" is in my all-time top five albums, I am naturally attracted to this type of mix. Very nice.
Sean Lally
Date: 1/12/2008
Really great things here - good to see you back in action.