Todd Robinson of LUNA music sent us a list of artists he’d like to see on our 2014 Flexi Series, so we went ahead and made a mixtape* of what that lineup might sound like. Give that a listen below, and while you’re at it, let us know who you’d like to hear on our flexi disks in 2014.
*Sadly, this mix is missing a track from Assateague, whose music is not available on Spotify. Don’t worry though, you can check out their music here: http://assateague.bandcamp.com/.
“There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” -Lou Reed
The loss of an artist, especially one as massively iconic as Lou Reed, always brings up a cacophony of different emotions. You’re sad to see them go, but the fact that they’re gone forces you to focus in on the work that they’ve left behind. You’re left only with the synaptic flashes of memories correlated to that art they gave.
Lou laid his guitar down yesterday and we can be glad that he left the amp on. He’s vacated the scene, but the landscapes of distorted guitar, strange tunings, and weird time-signatures he left in his wake remain. He was one of a kind.
Enjoy the White Light.
33-Essential Lou Reed Cuts
- Black Angel Death Song
- Lady Godiva’s Operation
- Beginning To See The Light
- Pale Blue Eyes
- Satellite of Love
- Perfect Day
- Sad Song
- Here She Comes Now
- The Gift
- I’m Set Free
- Andy’s Chest(The VU bside version is also quite endearing)
- The Bed
- Sister Ray
- Walk On The Wild Side
- Metal Machine Music
- Coney Island Baby
- I Love You, Suzanne
- Sunday Morning
- White Light/ White Heat
- I’m Waiting For My Man
- Venus In Furs
- There She Goes Again
- Make Up
- Oh, Sweet Nothin’
- Wagon Wheel
- Sweet Jane
- The Day John Kennedy Died
- Waves of Fear
- Dirty Blvd.
- Hello It’s Me
Though it’s quite possible you haven’t heard her name, if you’ve been paying attention
to independent music over the past several years you have almost certainly heard Cat
Martino’s voice. A few of the better known projects she’s been involved with include: Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Passion Pit, Rufus Wainwright, and Patrick Watson, to name a few.
Cat’s new project is called Stranger Cat. She also sings on Son Lux’s new album Lanterns on the tracks ‘No Crimes’ and ‘Pyre’.
Check out Stranger Cat HERE.
Pick up Cat singing on Lanterns by Son Lux HERE.
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yMusic is classical chamber music sextet best known for their collaborations with pop groups such as Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver and The National. Members of yMusic appear on the tracks “Lost It to Trying,” “Ransom,” “No Crimes” and “Enough of Our Machines” of Son Lux’s “Lanterns.”
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Chris Thile is best known as the mandolinist and singer of the progressive bluegrass bands Punch Brothers and engaging various musical heavyweights like Yo-Yo Ma in interesting collaborations. He’s also generally considered the greatest mandolinist on the planet.. He appears playing mandolin on “Alternate World,” the opening of track of Lanterns.
Pre-order a copy of Lanterns HERE, or pick up a Punch Brothers record at their store HERE.
Darren King, best known as the drummer for Mutemath. He has also played with Macrosick, Earthsuit, and Sucré. He appears on “No Crimes” of Son Lux’s Lanterns.
Pre-order Lanterns HERE, or pick up a Mutemath record on their site HERE.