11 November 2009


As much as I'd like to start my 2009 mix all over with all Spanish music (thanks to this) I've got to move on with life, so here goes. Download the MMIX Tape here, and while it's coming down the pipe (at 132 MB it may take a short while) grab a cup of tea. A self-dissociating imaginary interview and tracklist after the jump:

What's with the title? Do you have a stutter?

I had one as a child, but I got over it. MMIX are the Roman numerals for 2009.

Oh! I see what you did there. Did you make that cover?

Afraid not. I nicked it from a T-shirt design I fancied then faffed about in Photoshop.

There's a summery beach-type vibe going on in a lot of the tunes here.

Funny you should say that. I spent a lot of time at the beach this year.


What else are you supposed to do in L.A. when it's so hot you can't think, you have no air conditioner, and you have a, shall we say, irregular work schedule?

I see. Is this your idea of the best music of 2009?

No. There are rather a lot of obviously awesome songs by people like Sweet Trip or Fever Ray or St. Vincent or Lady Gaga or whoever missing. It is what it is. This thing is supposed to be good though, so if you don't like it there's something wrong with you.

All right then!

  1. Health - Before Tigers
  2. In Flagranti - Pick A Trick
  3. Risto - Onko Paha Uni Nyt Päättynyt?
  4. Dirty Projectors+David Byrne - Knotty Pine
  5. Bricolage - Flowers Of Deceit
  6. Warpaint - Billie Holiday
  7. The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads - Tonight
  8. Butcher Boy - Sunday Bells
  9. Franz Ferdinand - What She Came For
  10. Obi Best - Origami
  11. Burning Hearts - Aboa Sleeping
  12. Summer Camp - Ghost Train
  13. Atlas Sound+Noah Lennox - Walkabout
  14. Yacht - The Afterlife
  15. Neon Indian - Ephemeral Artery
  16. OOIOO - Hewa Hewa
  17. No Age - Aim At The Airport
  18. Pastels/Tenniscoats - Vivid Youth
  19. Bibio - Lovers' Carvings
  20. Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing
  21. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
  22. Delorean - Monsoon
  23. De Rol Le’ - Beach Cassette Jam


robot hero said...

very cool mix, altho i have to say i don't care for the butcher boy track at all. the singer's diction reminded me too much of stuart murdoch, and i haven't been able to listen to b&s lately for some reason. so i became annoyed and skipped ahead after about half of the track.

i also liked your use of roman numerals, and am proud to say that i noticed it right off the bat.

madmadcat said...

Glad you're digging it, though sorry the Butcher Boy isn't up your street. Still 22 out of 23 is not a bad hit/miss ratio :) Speaking of Murdoch, God Help The Girl have kind of put a stain on the B&S catalogue... even extending to other Glasgow bands. I really wish he hadn't done that. Yuck.

When is your mix dropping?

robot hero said...

God Help The Girl sucked, plain and simple. hopefully i'll have a mix up soon, it's been so stoopid busy lately.

robot hero said...

i'm totally gonna hijack that Summer Camp track for my mix. it's so adorable.

madmadcat said...

Aren't they great? Hijack away. You might also like this

cover of 'I Only Have Eyes For You', really nice... looking forward to good things from them.