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February 23, 2010

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and as promised, i’ve made a new mix of tracks that i’m listening to these february days. i hope you enjoy. listen HERE.

track list:
+ living in colour (frightened rabbit)
+ keep the dog quiet (owen pallett)
+ change of time (josh ritter)
+ zebra (beach house)
+ who makes your money (spoon)
+ white sky (vampire weekend)
+ walls (shout out louds)
+ when we swam (thao and the get down, stay down) (just try not to swing your hips when you hear this one)
+ thieves in the night (hot chip)
+ the wild (princeton)
+ not in nottingham (mumford & sons, covering a disney tune — i’ve mentioned it here before)

  1. February 23, 2010 2:28 pm

    sweet. nice to see some owen pallett on there. and shout out louds. woot. merci beaucoup.

  2. February 23, 2010 2:54 pm

    i want to know on that window and inquire into
    the titles of those books

    great playlist today

  3. February 23, 2010 2:55 pm

    erm…that would be ‘knock’

    although obviously i want to know


  4. February 23, 2010 3:08 pm

    heading over to listen now. diggin’ that top photo too.

  5. February 23, 2010 3:22 pm

    white sky is definitley a favorite on Vampire Weekends new album. very cool pictures

  6. February 23, 2010 4:41 pm

    Just discovered mumford and sons. Love the others on the list too!

  7. February 23, 2010 5:48 pm

    looooooooving this mix.

  8. February 23, 2010 6:07 pm

    oh, those books in that broken window. so good.
    i really need the mix, too. thanks, brian.

  9. February 24, 2010 7:23 am

    i saw frightened rabbit at brixton and loved them. will have to get around to buying a cd, so i can put it into rotation. thanks for reminding me!

  10. February 24, 2010 9:20 am

    mumford and sons! love it!

  11. February 24, 2010 9:53 am

    Heading over to give this mix a listen, thanks! Also, have you heard anything by One Eskimo? I just heard them and it’s a good vibe.

  12. February 24, 2010 9:58 am

    wooo! i so enjoy your mixes. ended up purchasing the latest mumford & sons album per your recommendation and i have to say it’s been on HIGH rotation now. always love hot chip and spoon. time for a listen!

  13. February 24, 2010 11:23 am

    you should listen to the new record of “the go find”. Splendid.

  14. February 24, 2010 11:39 am

    how perfect is it that the day i find your beautiful blog, i spent the morning listening to beach house? it feels positively providential!

  15. February 24, 2010 4:49 pm

    Nice. Thanks.

  16. February 26, 2010 1:31 am

    oh i love the books in a window shot. what a lovely capture.

    i always enjoy your mixes, here i go listening to them…

  17. Florina permalink
    February 26, 2010 3:24 am

    Beautiful tunes to start my morning :)

  18. March 2, 2010 6:59 am

    Great music and lovely pictures!!

  19. felicity permalink
    March 2, 2010 12:17 pm

    Dear Brian Im going to listen to your mixes and when I click play Im I’m getting

    Something went wrong! Please visit our troubleshooting page to get to the root of the problem. Error message: “Error: soundManager.createSound(): Not loaded yet – wait for soundManager.onload() before calling sound-related methods. Caller: function (track, action) { this.current_track_object = track; this.play_recorded = null; if (this.on_track_started) { this.on_track_started(track, action); } if ((action = “play”)) { this.first_play = false; } if (this.current_track) { soundManager.stop(this.current_track.sID); } if (track.item != “”) { try { soundManager.createSound(track.trackId, track.item); } catch (err) { this.pause(); TRAX.update_flash({errors: [“Something went wrong! Please visit our troubleshooting page to get to the root of the problem. Error message: \”” + err.message + “.\””]}); } this.current_track = soundManager.getSoundById(track.trackId); this.setVolume(this.volume);; } else { this.reachedEndOfMix(); } } Top of stacktrace: ([object Object]).”

    could you pls check if Im doing something wrong

    I’m getting all oks on the troubleshooting page

  20. March 5, 2010 10:40 pm

    For those Mumford & Sons fans…this morning the band performed a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic:

    Happy listening!

  21. March 5, 2010 10:59 pm

    I must retract the above comment. I misheard the announcement at the beginning of the show, and neglected to double check before posting. Mumford & Sons’ song “Cave” was the “Today’s Top Tune of the Day” (a free download/podcast) but they did not play a set. Just a tad different. As an apology, here is a link to Mumford & Sons’ cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins” on stereogum,

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