download: old waver january mix tape

Back in the day I’d constantly make mix tapes. Whenever I had the time, I’d drag out the extra CD player, the second hand Radio Shack two-channel mixer — maybe the old turntable — and lay down a curated audio cassette. Usually 90 minutes, unless I felt ambitious enough to tackle 120.

Sure, it was wasted effort — especially if you effed up the crossfade into the last song. But it was a choice to go beyond pressing play and record; like cooking with organic ingredients or rolling your own.

Even though a digital version isn’t quite the same, I decided to copy a real music blog and put one together anyway. It’s primarily stuff that’s recently been posted on the blog, with some random favorites pulled from the current rotation.

The mix is a single track intended for sampling purposes only.. please listen and purchase what you like. Apologies for the size of the file — I’ll make it more manageable next time.

Here’s the link and the tracklist. Enjoy:

old waver january 2011 mix tape (169MB file) 

  1. Pure Radio Cosplay – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
  2. Corner Of The Sky – Cut Copy
  3. Chains – Gatekeeper
  4. Synchronize – Discodeine
  5. Mad About the Boy – The Radio Dept.
  6. Whirring – The Joy Formidable
  7. Christopher Columbus – Gruff Rhys
  8. Mongk II – British Sea Power
  9. Rocketships – Menkena
  10. Quiet Life – Japan
  11. Blame The Machines – Duran Duran
  12. Frozen Forest – CFCF
  13. For Sweet Dave (In The Future) – Teen Daze
  14. Mexican Grand Prix – Mogwai
  15. Come On Let’s Go – Broadcast
  16. Shook Down – Yuck
  17. End of the Night – Smith Westerns
  18. Not A Friend – Cat’s Eyes

UPDATE:
Lower quality streaming version

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