Friday, November 18, 2005

you had a dream they called you king of all the hipsters


This is Shea here, the guitar media protege. If you ever hear some incomprehensible mumbling in the background during a show, it's probably me. heh.
So anyway, I've been asked to occasionally post stuff on the blog. I've been meaning to for ages, but wanted to wait until I had something worthwhile, and after weeks of preparation, i finally do.

You might've read on the comments section a couple of weeks ago that richard and i were making mixtapes for summer. That's right, old-skool mixtapes with the tracklisting written in blue biro on the back, and possibly a twee illustration. (if you're getting a professional one that is)
I started on one ages ago, and i've been continuously changing it since. but last night, when i probably should've been studying history or something, i started from scratch and i think i've finally made one that works. it's mostly summery indiepop with some twee and fuzzy rock thrown in for variety. I've been listening to it all this morning and it certainly goes with the clear skies and warm weather.
So anyway, here it is:

Side A:
The Fiery Furnaces – Tropical Ice-Land [EP]
Apples in Stereo – Stream Running Over [The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone]
Tullycraft – Twee [Beat, Surf, Fun]
Clor – Good Stuff [Clor]
Envelopes – Sister in Love [Demon]
Architecture in Helsinki – Do The Whirlwind [Incase We Die]
The Bats – Calm Before the Storm [Daddy’s Highway]
Rocketship – Hey, Hey, Girl [Hey, Hey Girl 7”]
The Ladybug Transistor – The Swimmer [The Albemarle Sound]
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Honeymoon With You [How I Long to Feel That Summer in My Heart]
Stephen Malkmus – Freeze The Saints [Face The Truth]


Side B:
The Cure – To The Sky [Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities]
Art Brut – Good Weekend [Bang Bang Rock & Roll]
Jesus & Mary Chain – I Love Rock & Roll [Munki]
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood [Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!]
Phoenix Foundation – Going Fishing [Horse Power]
63 Crayons – Rocketship [Good People]
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Seems To Be On My Mind [#3]
Math & Physics Club – Weekends Away [Weekends Away EP]
The Field Mice – If You Need Someone [Where’d You Learn To Kiss That Way?]
Simon & Garfunkel – The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) [Tales of New York]
Yo La Tengo – How To Make a Baby Elephant Float [Summer Sun]

When my exams are over I'm thinking about buying heaps of cassettes, and posting them out to anyone that wants them. Or if you download music, you could probably just make it yourself.



Emma-Jean said...

A good mix, The Ep version of Tropical Iceland is so totally much better than the G.B one. You're going to have a mighty fun summertime with soundtracks such as these! I was just wondering if you've seen that The Bats are playing at the Big Day Out ... I'm not sure if it's been released yet. Yes, well, tally-ho then young Sheamus, happy holidays.

shea said...

Oh hey Emma - thanks!
Didn't know the Tropical Iceland was different on EP than GB ...

Yeah I heard the Bats are going to the Big Day Out - I think it was on RDU or something. Very good news :)
Do you think you'll go to it?

Emma said...

Yeah, we are ... I think we're going up a week earlier to look for a house on Waiheke or something. I presume you'll already have purchased your tickets? I mean, you certainly have to be going ... for Iggy if not for all the other fellows. Have you listened to much of the Stooges?