Thursday, August 17, 2006

was it a story, or was it a song?

Alright, kids--finalized just in time for CEDARPOINT OMG, my third annual summer mix!

Summer Sounds '06:
1. Mellowdrone - Oh My
2. Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
3. Teddybears Stockholm - Yours to Keep
4. Office - Wound Up
5. Of Montreal - The Party's Crashing Us
6. The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
7. Longwave - There's a Fire
8. Oh No! Oh My! - Walk in the Park
9. Jim Noir - Eanie Meany
10. Tarkio - Eva Luna
11. The Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes
12. Duels - What We Did Wrong
13. Golden Smog - 5-22-02
14. Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue
15. Headlights - Lullabies
16. Guster - Satellite
17. Bravo Silva - I Can't Say Goodbye
18. Oppenheimer - Breakfast in NYC
19. Matt Pond PA - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
20. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
21. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

At the very least, I think it's turned out pretty darn well because I can't stop listening to it--I was genuinely disappointed when Project Runway came on because it meant turning off my playlist. It's also new music-rich, so those of you who prefer to use mix cds as a gateway to discovering new artists should be pleased. And it's heavy on fun, bright, poppy tunes, because it's summer (for a few more weeks) and school's out (for a bit longer), so the accompanying soundtrack ought to evoke sunshine and breeziness, with maybe a hint of edge for those dark, humid nights. I went on an iTunes binge and got new albums by the Pipettes, Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs and the Flaming Lips (that last one didn't make the CD, but that's only because their tunes work so fantastically well as part of an album that I couldn't pick one favorite. SERIOUSLY recommend At War With the Mystics), so I'll report back with reviews of those shortly.

And finally, courtesy of friend Erica, a test run of Magnum in line (also an inadvertant Pepsi ad):

But don't forget to watch out for snakes (and, um, a 5-ticket lizard) on a plane!


carey said...

i'd wondered if you'd heard the pipettes yet. i adore them.

Rent60 said...

Yay Kat summer mix! I was in HMV today and I'm sad to say that I wasn't itching to buy anything. I think I've become that person who sticks to what she knows and stays in the "safety" zone. Send me your mix dear friend. I am sorely in need of musical discovery...

frillgirl said...

I have gotten almost the whole mix together and I believe it to be quite exquisite! There's a great blend of stuff I know and stuff that's new. My favorite tracks are the Teddybears (new to me), Pipettes (new to me), Guster (not new) and Jim Noir (not new).
Adding artwork and lyrics to iTunes has been a GREAT way to interrupt briefing cases! Gosh, it takes so much longer to brief a case when I stop every three minutes to get artwork and copy lyrics. lol

^kat^ said...

heeee. frillgirl, if you ever decide it's not worth the time to scrounge around for the contents of a mix I post, please just let me know and I'll fire off a copy by mail. The USPS and I are best buds. :D