iTunes Mixery


Okay, okay! I give in! Since several of you (ahem, Ashley) have been asking for another iTunes mixery, here you go. It’s true – I haven’t done one in a while and I apologize. But there’s so much great new music to keep up with, so forgive me.

For those who don’t know, this is iTunes Mixery part cuatro. Here’s how it goes: I play iTunes on shuffle -> tell you which song comes up -> provide the mp3 and a tidbit -> continue until five songs and embarrassment are complete. See my previous “mixeries” at the bottom of the post. Again, nothing’s off-limits – I don’t “fix the mix”. Have a look into my life…

  1. Aidan Hawken – “Innocent” [MP3] (from The Sleep Of Trees). Raspy vocals, simple acoustic guitar line throughout, keys, interspersed percussion. It’s quite pleasant.
  2. Bedroom Walls – “Somewhere In Newhall” [MP3] (from All Good Dreamers Pass This Way). Instrumental for the first minute, which could easily act as part of the composed score for a film. Strings dominate. Then some vocals kick in during the last minute. Quick, but nice.
  3. The Jealous Girlfriends – “The Pink Wig To My Salieri” [MP3] (from The Jealous Girlfriends). I like this song. A lot. We haven’t featured any of The Jealous Girlfriends’ stuff on KR but this one’s special. Catchy throughout, with a conglomerate of guy/girl vocals at the end for a fun tune. I’ll be sure to give them proper air-time soon.
  4. Stars – “Sleep Tonight” [MP3] (from Set Yourself On Fire). I don’t really need to say much. It’s Stars. One of my favorite bands ever. The duo of Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell, from Canada, know how to craft elegant pop beauties.
  5. Band Of Horses – “Weed Party” [MP3] (from Everything All The Time) Man, is this my best mixery yet? Some of my favorite artists and songs showing up in this one, with Band Of Horses’ “Weed Party” no exception. This song aptly portrays Band Of Horses’ brand of music in general: strong vocals, prominent electric guitar, etc. Though this is one of their most upbeat.


iTunes Mixery (1)

iTunes Mixery (2)

iTunes Mixery (3)

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