Music

HI-FIVE!

hey, it’s a music mix! but not the way you know it.

these days i pretty much find 99% of new music on Soundcloud. i LOOOOOOOOOOVE Soundcloud. i use SongZa a fair bit too (the app not the site), but because of its impermanence – you can’t like a song and save it for later – it’s usually just background fodder. and, before you ask me, no we can’t use Pandora or Spotify here! Rdio… i haven’t gotten into that yet. anyway, Soundcloud is cool. i like that i am listening to music released directly by the artist.

so you can listen to my mix over there, or just stream it below. there are 18 tracks! all stuff i have been loving lately. oh, apart from the new Beck album which is currently on repeat.

if there is any particular song that catches your fancy just click through to find out how to buy it.

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Valentina

Valentina

today i discovered the music of London based Italian-English singer Valentina. i know literally nothing about her (google has failed me, i guess) but you can buy her EP Wolves, which is out now on iTunes, and also listen to snippets of it on her label’s soundcloud page. watch the videos for Wolves and Ladders below, and don’t tell me you’re not entranced.

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Lost in the Light

Miss Moss // Lost in the Light

i thought i’d offer a music mix in exchange for the fact that my posting has been patchy the past two days. it is a bit of a reflective, mid-year mix – mostly pretty down tempo, and featuring two of my favourite artists who are releasing new work. namely Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star. MAZZY STAR! they haven’t released a track in 17 years. so, enjoy it.

Lost in the Light. tracklist:

  1. Goldfrapp – Drew
  2. Bahamas – Lost in the Light
  3. Dr. Dog – The Truth
  4. Mr. Little Jeans – Oh Sailor
  5. Wolfcolony – Beauty
  6. Dan Croll – In/Out
  7. YUNO – Sunlight
  8. Salt Cathedral – Move Along
  9. MY BODY – New Cat
  10. GEMS – Never Age
  11. Mazzy Star – California
  12. David Lynch & Lykke Li – I’m Waiting Here

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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We Went Wild

Miss Moss // We Went Wild Music Mix

thank you for helping pick my new logo yesterday (and peeps on facebook and pinterest). the overwhelming vote went towards what you’ll see above – also my personal choice! to celebrate, and say thanks, i have made a new music mix.

the cover art was inspired by Africa, which i have been watching a LOT of lately. let’s just say that the baby elephant’s fate upset me more than that recent episode of Game of Thrones everyone is talking about.

We Went Wild. playlist:

  1. Lord Huron – We Went Wild
  2. HAERTS – Wings
  3. TV Girl – She Smokes in Bed
  4. Lucius – Until We Get There
  5. The Feather – Sighs
  6. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel
  7. Yacht – Shangri-La
  8. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – That’s What’s Up
  9. Josh Ritter – New Lover
  10. Sam Amidon – My New Friend
  11. Laura Marling – Where Can I Go?
  12. Wampire – Trains
  13. Saskatchewan – Youth Ministry
  14. PEAKS – Speak
  15. Haim – I’ll Try Anything Once (The Strokes Cover)
  16. Float Fall – Someday
  17. Golden Youth – We Are Alive
  18. Azure Blue – Willows and Pines
  19. Houses – The Beauty Surrounds

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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Lorde

Lorde

in the past week i’ve received two emails telling me about 16 year old New Zealand singer Lorde (thanks Holly and Sarah). this girl is good. and the more i listened to her music the more i thought, damn what was i doing at 16? i was making mixtapes, not music. i wasn’t causing a mini-music revolution in New Zealand. i’m really looking forward to seeing what Lorde will be doing when she’s 21. she also has big lovely hair which i am quite envious of.

enjoy her EP The Love Club below, or at her website or soundcloud, and buy it on iTunes.

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This Is My Jam

Miss Moss Music Mix: This Is My Jam

okay okay, i give in. here’s a new music mix for you! yesterday was a public holiday in south africa, which means a lot of people round here are taking a bit of a long weekend… so i made use of the down time to catch up on new music and compile a smattering of good songs for you to enjoy. it’s a biggie too, topping in at 20 tracks.

Falling by HAIM is totally my new jam. and you simply have to get your hands on the full albums of Rhye (which i’ve had on repeat) & Laura Mvula. i’m also excited by the news tracks from Kisses, Vampire Weekend and Iron & Wine. but there’s a ton of other rad shit in here though, so just give it a listen will ya?

what have you been listening to? i’m been abusing Songza a lot lately, mostly to revel in classic 90s jamz.

This Is My Jam.

  1. Rhye – 3 Days
  2. Vampire Weekend – Step
  3. Irons and Wine - Grace for Saints and Ramblers
  4. Generationals – Put a Light On
  5. Born Ruffians – Needle
  6. HAIM – Falling
  7. Gypsy & The Cat – Bloom
  8. Phoenix – Entertainment
  9. Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (RAC Mix)
  10. Laura Mvula – Green Garden
  11. Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy
  12. Foals – My Number
  13. Kisses – Huddle
  14. Youth Lagoon – Dropla
  15. Stornoway – Knock Me In The Head
  16. Local Natives – Breakers
  17. Phosphorescent – Song for Zula
  18. Young Man – In A Sense
  19. Sunny Levine feat. Young Dad - No Other Plans
  20. Fainting by Numbers - A Stone In The Ground

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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London Grammar

well i promised that i would be sharing more music on this here blog (still contemplating those music mixes…) so let me introduce you to London Grammar, if you haven’t heard of them already. they are a trio from London with the amazing Hannah on vocals. there are only have two tracks out so far, but you can pre-order their debut Metal & Dust which is actually releasing next week. based on these two songs that’s something you’re going to be wanting to do right away.

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Al Bairre

it seems fitting that my first music post of the year is about a newish South African band called Al Bairre. these guys are based in Cape Town too, so I suppose that makes it doubly awesome. Al Bairre is made up of 5 talented youngsters – Tom Kotze, Julia Johnson, Tessa Johnson, Nicholas Preen and Kyle Davis - who combine cello, violins, guitars, ukelele’s and drums to create what they call Symphonic Indie Rock.

Aggressively unfancy band from the mother city. We have nice hair and like ugly things. Drawing influence from bands such as Arcade Fire, Ra Ra Riot, Vampire Weekend and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, the goal was to take an indie band and turn it into an “ice cream of orchestral sounds”

you can listen to and download their debut EP When I Was Tall for free at their Soundcloud and band page.

listen to the rest of the EP at their Soundcloud page.

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