july 2012 mix

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2012

My coworkers are typically too annoyed by his voice for me to play him out loud, but ever since he floored me with a snarling performance of “Positive Jam” when opening for Les Savy Fav back in 2004, Craig Finn’s lyrics have been ones that I give my full and undivided attention to. One of my favorite Hold Steady lines is in “Multitude of Casualties”:

We heard the deacon’s hopeful eulogy
At least in dying you don’t have to deal with new wave for a second time

In reality, this mix started as a mostly electronic selection, and somehow morphed into a nostalgic new wave-inspired mix like a checkered linoleum tile floor into well groomed Los Angeles police officer searching for John Connor. I think it fits the heart of summer. Let your ears, feet, and hips decide.

[cover image by Zakuro Aoyama]

July 2012 Mix – “Regain Control”

01 Ice Cream Shout – Tattooed Tears (2010)
02 COOLRUNNINGS – The Fool (2012)
03 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – She’s Leaving (1981)
04 Houses – Soak It Up (2010)
05 Psychic TV – Godstar (1988)
06 Suburban Living – Summer Breeze (2011)
07 Chromatics – Back From The Grave (2012)
08 Tashaki Miyaki – Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings (2012)
09 WALSH – Days Of Thunder (2010)
10 Long Goodbye – Fashion Of Fear (2001)
11 Sonoi – Eva Baton (2010)
12 Bachelorette – Not Entertainment (2012)
13 Grimes – Oblivion (2012)
14 ANTWON – Turn 2 Die (2011)
15 Film School – Breet (2006)
16 A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (1982)
17 Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl (2012)
18 College – Fantasy Park (2008)


(Streamable version of mix)

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4 Comments for 'july 2012 mix'

    30 July 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Hi Hear Say,

    Warm greetings from France! We hope you had an awesome weekend and if you have a minute, could you please review in your blog our new electro project:
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    31 July 2012 | 11:37 pm

    Great music, as usual. Have you heard any Mac DeMarco?

    1 August 2012 | 2:11 am

    Keaton: I think I had heard “Only You” at one point, but I hadn’t given him any real attention. Really like it! Will give it a closer listen.

    Public Different: Thanks for the submission. Will give a listen.

    1 August 2012 | 2:34 am

    Keaton: Figured it out… I had heard a bunch of his stuff a year or so back as Makeout Videotape. Didn’t realize about the moniker change, but good to hear he’s still going strong.

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