Category Archives: Mixtape

Luna Music 2014 Flexi Picks [Mixtape]

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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:


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“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

  1. Black Angel Death Song
  2. Lady Godiva’s Operation
  3. Beginning To See The Light
  4. Pale Blue Eyes
  5. Satellite of Love
  6. Vicious
  7. Perfect Day
  8. Sad Song
  9. Here She Comes Now
  10. The Gift
  11. Heroin
  12. I’m Set Free
  13. Andy’s Chest(The VU bside version is also quite endearing)
  14. The Bed
  15. Jesus
  16. Sister Ray
  17. Walk On The Wild Side
  18. Metal Machine Music
  19. Coney Island Baby
  20. I Love You, Suzanne
  21. Sunday Morning
  22. White Light/ White Heat
  23. I’m Waiting For My Man
  24. Venus In Furs
  25. There She Goes Again
  26. Make Up
  27. Oh, Sweet Nothin’
  28. Wagon Wheel
  29. Sweet Jane
  30. The Day John Kennedy Died
  31. Waves of Fear
  32. Dirty Blvd.
  33. Hello It’s Me

Stranger Cat (Cat Martino) [Mixtape]

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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.

yMusic Mix [Mixtape]

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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.”

Pick up a copy of Lanterns here.
Check out an assortment of yMusic’s records right here.

Chris Thile Mix [Mixtape]

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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.