Music

A U G U S T

i know it’s not August YET. but on friday it will be, and today i can’t stop thinking about it. August. A U G U S T. so, here’s a music mix to celebrate!

please don’t ask me to put this on spotify or any other streaming thing that you happen to use. i use soundcloud specifically for these reasons: it’s free, it works in my country, there are no ads, i discover a lot of amazing music through it and the bands themselves upload their own new tracks on the regular. if you use the app then it’s even handier.

so, August. here it is (almost). enjoy. just press play below! and GO.

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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.

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  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

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[/wpcol_1half_end] 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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