26 November 2009

Timing is Everything

I've been working diligently on my 2009 mix. It's a little bit longer than I initially thought it might be, but oh well, this is the stuff I liked. 2009 has been a pretty good year, even if I was attending less gigs. One of the more memorable events of 2009 is illustrated in the images below.

It was also a pretty good year for music. I tried to keep my tracklist low, but it slid up to 30 and I couldn't figure out what to cut. Therefore, I'm just gonna post the whole thing in its entire glory. Some of the songs are kinda long (5 tracks at 7 mins or more) and the entire mix clocks in around 2 hours and 15 minutes. But as I mentioned, this is the stuff I liked, for better or for worse. Check it out, maybe you'll like it. Burn an mp3 disc or stick it on your media player of choice. Scope the tracklist below, and download it here if it suits your fancy. Props to my buddy, @MiriamIsntFunny, from twitter (who also should be posting here as Semaphore Bronte) who inspired the mix title when I couldn't come up with a thing.

Timing is Everything

1. The Twilight Sad - I Became a Prostitute
2. Fleeting Joys - You Are The Darkness
3. The Raveonettes - Bang!
4. Afternoon Naps - Seasons May Change
5. Camera Obscura - French Navy
6. The Postmarks - Go Jetsetter
7. Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset
8. Perfume - edge (triangle mix)
9. Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
10. Riceboy Sleeps - Daniell In The Sea
11. Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
12. Neko Case - I'm An Animal
13. Mayer Hawthorne - Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'
14. Kleerup - Until We Bleed (With Lykke Li)
15. Asobi Seksu - Sunshower
16. Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
17. El Perro Del Mar - Gotta Get Smart
18. The xx - Shelter
19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Little Shadow
20. Sparklehorse & Fennesz - Goodnight Sweetheart
21. Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn
22. Summer Camp - Ghost Train
23. Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse - The Man Who Played God (feat. Suzanne Vega)
24. Fuck Buttons - The Lisbon Maru
25. Sweet Trip - Your World is Eternally Complete
26. I Was A King - Step Aside
27. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right
28. St. Vincent - Marrow
29. Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang
30. ISIS - Stone To Wake A Serpent


madmadcat said...

Sweet. Download commencing...

Semaphore Bronte said...

I take it back about the Afternoon Naps, I'm totally digging this song.

robot hero said...

actually, i have to qualify the Perfume track, Edge. it's technically a 2008 release from the Love The World single, BUT...

they remixed it for the release of their 2009 album, Triangle. i really, really prefer this mix to the original. it sounds more muscular and mean...dare i say, edgy?

Dennis said...

Bang! is such a wonderful little thing. That whole Raveonettes album is quite something. Nice mix!

Casiopea said...

i like your mp3 track list, thanks from spain!

robot hero said...

thanks peeps!

robot hero said...

so it seems i'm getting older and, apparently, more forgetful. i was mortified to discover that i had left out one of my favorite songs from early 09. Soooooo...i threw it into the mix, re-uploaded the zip and adjusted the link. the new addition is SPC ECO's For All Time, which i absolutely adore. i have no idea how i forgot that one. chalk it up to impending birthdays, i guess.

so download the 1.1 version of the mix if you like. it's probably not a drastic change, but it was bothering me.

madmadcat said...

Lots of good stuff here, very fine mix. Of the stuff I hadn't heard before my fave new discoveries are Afternoon Naps, Riceboy Sleeps, and Mayer Hawthorne. Thanks Robot!

robot hero said...

thanks buddy, i really like that mayer hawthorne album. perfect for summer driving with windows (or top) down.