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