I blended some of my favorite new sounds into a mixtape for your pleasure. Its pretty heavy on the indie sweetness and like Volume One is efficient and beautiful, seven enviably gorgeous tracks in less than fifteen minutes – Perfect for trips to the store, walks around the block, getting dressed to etc.
Volume 2 starts with the minor key, pop-twee stylings of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, who try to shake something loose from your heart and hips before handing the baton to Los Campesinos!. Los Campesinos! are all class! Perfect synth melodies layered over guitars, layered over glockenspiel, layered over witty, passionate lyrics and sick beats. Whitest Boy Alive takes over with one of the best tracks off their recent release, “Gravity”; their laid-back soulfulness folds into into the complex, rhythmic sounds of Emilíana Torrini‘s “Dead Duck” off her excellent 2008 release, “Me and Armini”. The Hoosiers then inject some beautiful, stirring melodies into the mix before melting into a surprising remix of Cazals‘ hit, “To Cut the Long Story Short”; A tight orchestral arrangement with lush strings, wind instruments and delicate harps.
What are you waiting for?
Seven More Wins (Zshare)
Phil – The Bird and The Bee
Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed! – Los Campesinos!
Gravity – Whitest Boy Alive
Dead Duck – Emilíana Torrini
A Sadness Runs Through Him (Instrumental) – The Hoosiers
To Cut A Long Story Short (Vicarious Bliss Mellotron Mix) – Cazals (Hot Shit!!!)