Special Monday Morning Tape – #86

L’Altrawinter loves summer sun
(taken from their 2011 release Telepathic)
Parts & Laborconstant future
(taken from their 2011 release Constant Future)
MiniBoonethe other summer
(taken from their 2011 release Big Changes EP)
Dolfishyour love is bummin’ me out
(taken from his 2011 release Your Love Is Bummin’ Me Out EP)
Cains & Abelsnever be alone
(taken from their 2010 release Call Me Up)
Apex Manorunder the gun
(taken from his 2011 release The Year Of Magical Drinking)
La Seradevils hearts grow gold
(taken from her 2011 release La Sera)
Little Screamthe heron and the fox
(taken from her 2011 release The Golden Record)
The Formsfire to the ground (remake of ‘Red Gun’ with Matt from The National)
(taken from their 2011 release Derealization EP)
Scattered Treesa conversation about death on new year’s eve
(taken from their 2011 release Sympathy)
The Builders and The Butcherslullaby
(taken from their 2011 release Dead Reckoning)
This Year’s Modelno miracles
(taken from their 2011 release We Walk Like Ghosts)
Hezekiah Jonesmind malaise
(taken from their 2011 release Have You Seen Our New Fort?)

Flying LotusKill Your Coworkers

MoondoggiesEmpress Of The North

The BooksI Didn’t Know That

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Saying ‘Hi’

It’s about that time to update everyone on a few happenings here in the BTID camp. I will be relocating back to the Fishtown/Northern Liberties of Philly in late March. Why is this important, you wonder? It means more live music, copious amounts of craft beer, more networking and interaction with local musicians and participation in events/charities/etc. After a while I might be able to forge BTID into a bona fide source for news and discussion on a wide variety of topics as opposed to just ‘some guy’ dropping in to post mixes and one-liner reviews on occasion. I’m totally psyched to get a second crack at the city. I’ve been there before but it was in a more tumultuous (read: broke and hectic) period of my life. The commute to work (King Of Prussia area) forced me out into the suburbs 3 years ago but ever since I’ve felt like I’ve been on the outside looking in, sacrificing quality of life for convenience I suppose. So if you are in the area and want to meet up for beers, band practice or shows – holler.

For example, I released a Capstan Shafts EP over 5 years ago when Dean was still pumping minute-and-a-half jams into a boom-box and I have STILL not had a chance to catch up with him live. Granted, he refused to play out during his formative years. That’s all going to change tonight at the M Room as he’s now touring with a full band, fuller sound and critically lauded album out on Rainbow Quartz – home to local favorites The Asteroid #4. At first it was a shock to hear all the songs from the CS canon done up with production and contributions but the melody and storytelling prowess force their way out of the songs no matter how they’re presented – a big part of why I love Dean’s music so dearly. Maybe I can coax him to fire up a Kickstarter campaign to press the fabulous Revelation Skirts to vinyl. I’ll expect you there if you have no plans. Say ‘hi’.

While on the subject of the extended BTID family – The Gifted Children are at it again, releasing free EP’s and shiz. Fallacy Stilts promises a ‘quieter’, subdued affair with more ‘pretty’ and less sonic assaulting. I’ll take this Buffalo/Rochester collective’s music any way they wanna give it to me. I dare you to stream/download the hazy, daydreamy leadoff track below without wanting to press repeat over and over and over again. You can still grab a copy of the 5CD Building Your Lo-Fi Shelter boxed set as well as the One Clear Minute 7″ series straight from their virtual merch table. If times are tough you shouldn’t leave without downloading the free and most excellent Open Windows and Turncoat Spring EP’s here as well as the (*wink wink*) BTID-released Commonwealth Squelch EP here.

The Gifted Children – If The Accident Will

Fellow coal-regionites, Kid Icarus, are following up their smashing 2010 LP (previously pimped here) with a cassette EP on Stress Carrier. But that’s not the only bit of good news – KI have expressed interest in recording an EP to be released right here on the BTID netlabel. I’m not making any promises but I feel this is where my vinyl-pressing career will begin… Check out a few tracks below including the jangly, organ-fueled title track.

Ghost Town Feeling
Spector Road

Last but not least I heard from a little birdy that The Wiggly Tendrils will be readying a new release very soon with an exciting story behind it. This is assuming you didn’t realize there’s an exciting story behind everything they’ve written to date. I’ll leave you with a recent favorite to chew on until then.

The Wiggly Tendrils – The Internet Never Forgets

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{MIXTAPE} January 2011


Original artwork by Caroline B.

Disc One

1. Lonnie Walkercompass comforts
(taken from their 2010 release These Times Old Times)
2. The Wiggly Tendrilsbeat the indie drum theme song
(recorded upon BTID request!)
3. Brian Eno needles in the camel’s eye
(taken from his 1993 release Eno Box II: Vocals)
4. Painted Palms all of us
(taken from their 2010 release Canopy EP)
5. James Leroy wasting our time
(taken from their 2004 release Distinction)
6. Antony & The Johnsons ghost
(taken from their 2010 release Swanlights)
7. Vampire Weekend i think ur a contra
(taken from their 2010 release Contra)
8. The Coast heartbreak city
(taken from their 2010 release Queen Cities)
9. Pregnant wiff of father
(taken from his 2010 release Regional Music)
10. Ori milka’s dream
(taken from his 2010 Bad Panda Records digital single release)
11. Der Teenage Panzerkorps v3
(taken from their 2011 7″ release Thee Incantations Of Bunker Wolf)
12. Easter Island proud
(taken from their 2011 release Better Things EP)
13. Blake Millswinter song
(taken from his 2010 release Break Mirrors)
14. Insect Guidedead sure
(taken from their 2010 release 5 O’Clock Recordings EP)
15. James Vincent McMorrow if i had a boat
(taken from his 2010 release Early In The Morning)
16. Generationals say for certain
(taken from their 2010 release Trust EP)
17. Maxilla Blue easyflowgoodflowbadflowinthewater (daytrotter)
(taken from their 2010 Daytrotter Session)
18. Lower Densi get nervous
(taken from their 2010 7″ release I Get Nervous)
19. Beat Radiosleepwalking
(taken from their 2009 release Safe Inside The Sound)
20. Castevetbeating high schoolers at arcade games
(taken from their 2009 release Summer Fences)
21. Smycken marble slabz
(taken from their 2010 split LP release with Viking Jews)
22. Only Thievesbricks
(taken from their 2011 release Heartless Romantics)
23. (m + a)(we)
(taken from an upcoming 2011 release)
24. Ola Podridarun off the road
(taken from his 2007 release Ola Podrida)
25. Yellow Ostrichlove more
(released as a digital single only)

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Disc Two

1. Toro Y Moiyou hid (daytrotter)
(taken from his 2010 Daytrotter Session)
2. Aurelio tio sam
(taken from his 2011 release Laru Beya)
3. Les Savy Fav sleepless in silverlake
(taken from their 2010 release Root For Ruin)
4. Boston Spaceshipsdunkirk is frozen
(taken from their 2010 release Our Cubehouse Still Rocks)
5. CYMBALS good luck
(taken from their 2010 release CYMBALS EP)
6. In Tall Buildingsthe way to a monster’s lair
(taken from his 2010 release In Tall Buildings)
7. Parlovr hell, heaven
(taken from their 2010 release Hell/Heaven/Big/Love EP)
8. Tetsuo banshee mansion
(taken from their 2010 release These Crystals Don’t Burn)
9. Dana Falconberry blue umbrella
(taken from her 2010 release Halletts)
10. The Dø calendar
(taken from their 2011 release Slippery Slope)
11. Wolf People silbury sands
(taken from their 2010 release Steeple)
12. Maps and Diagramson esquiline hill (feat ylid)
(taken from his 2010 release A Pulsating History)
13. Dirty Beaches lord knows best
(taken from his 2011 release Badlands)
14. Rachel Sermanni eggshells
(taken from her 2010 release RIPJDS EP)
15. Signe Tollefsendown by the water
(taken from her 2011 release Baggage EP)
16. Lubec your magic wand
(taken from their 2011 release Nothing Is Enough!)
17. Le Daysring baby ring
(taken from his 2011 release Dead People On Tape)
18. NewVillager rich doors
(taken from an upcoming 2011 release)
19. Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modernspiderman beats ironman
(taken from their 2010 release Essex Arms)
20. Los Nadiehlisa y llanamente
(taken from their 2011 release Desde El Último Lugar)
21.  Mount Molelittle eyes
(taken from his 2010 release MMX)
22. Swim Partythe glory of economy
(taken from their 2011 release There Is Too Much Wood In My Coffin EP)
23. Hooded Fangmutant bear
(taken from their 2010 release Hooded Fang)
24. Deer Tickchrist jesus
(taken from their 2010 release The Black Dirt Sessions)

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Special Monday Morning Tape – #85

GAYNGSthe gaudy side of town
(taken from their 2010 release Relayted)
Poor But Sexyhotter than a poptart
(taken from their 2011 release Let’s Move In Together)
The Andersen Tapes
visual explanations
(taken from her 2011 release As I Write ‘Today’ Ten Times)
British Sea Powerwho’s in control
(taken from their 2011 release Valhalla Dancehall)
Bardo Pondcracker wrist
(taken from their 2011 release Bardo Pond)
Jane Luigoodnight company
(taken from her 2011 release Goodnight Company)
White Noise Soundsunset
(taken from their 2010 release White Noise Sound)
Moondoggieswhat took so long
(taken from their 2010 release Tidelands)
Papercutsdo what you will
(taken from their 2011 release Fading Parade)
(taken from their 2011 re-release Long Live)
Akron/Familyso it goes
(taken from their 2011 release S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey Of Shinju TNT)
Kurt Vilejesus fever
(taken from his 2011 release Smoke Ring For My Halo)

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Mini-Beats – January 2011 – Edition 34

Four TetThere Is Love In You (2010, Domino) ♥♥♥♥
-a texturally warm and organic IDM surprise that will likely serve as Kieran’s best since 2001’s Pause
Alright Alright – You Are One Of Us Now (2010, Hive-Mind) ♥♥♥½
-a welcome combination of playful power-pop and glam; RIYL Spacehog, Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Antony & The JohnsonsSwanlights (2010, Rough Trade) ♥♥♥♥
-I’m definitely in the camp that feels this is his most impactful work yet even though it lacks the homoerotic ‘Fistful Of Love’ punch of efforts past; it was also nice to hear the loosely-strung Björk paired up for a duet-
Only ThievesHeartless Romantics (2011, self-released) ♥♥♥½
-a special blend of punk energy, classic indie rock and a touch of Midwestern saloon fighting; RIYL recent Against Me!, Delta Spirit, Bruce Springsteen
Wolf PeopleSteeple (2010, Jagjaguwar) ♥♥♥♥
-70’s-influenced psyche of the highest order, think Tame Impala minus the fuzz plus a ton of historical and geographical references; RIYL Okkervil River/Shearwater, Hobbit-core?-
AnikaAnika (2010, Stones Throw) ♥♥½
-a messy gathering of deconstructed pop, no-wave and dub; not even a Portishead member in the ranks could save this outside of the infectious, Tarantino-esque ‘Yang Yang’-
Dana FalconberryHalletts (2010, self-released) ♥♥♥
-while this ended up being a pleasant listen it failed to deliver on the promise of her undeniably special Daytrotter session from last year-
Ola PodridaOla Podrida (2007, Plug Research) ♥♥♥♥
-David Wingo’s former haunt included scoring movies and it shows in this beautifully arranged folk LP that knows when to lower the volume and when to crank the amps for effect; didn’t think he could top 2009’s Belly Of The Lion (one of my faves of ’09) but he did-
Darren Hayman & The Secondary ModernEssex Arms (2010, Fortuna Pop!) ♥♥♥½
-Darren continues his reign as one of today’s premier songwriters (with or without his main gig Hefner); Essex features an equal amount of folk anglophilia, comic-book nerd musings and straight-up rockers (like the closing ‘Nothing You Can Do About It’)-
Dawn Golden & The Rosy CrossBlow EP (2010, self-released) ♥♥♥
-it was tough shaking off any comparison to that 90’s one-off group Primitive Radio Gods; fans of the more linear, all-cards-on-the-table side of chill-wave will be all up on this; RIYL A Sunny Day In Glasgow

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Special Monday Morning Tape – #84

ESGdance to the beat of moody
(taken from their 2011release Dance to The Best Of ESG)
Starlings, TNhow dark it is before the dawn
(taken from their 2010 release How Dark It Is Before The Dawn)
J Mascisnot enough
(taken from his 2011 release Several Shades Of Why)
Ancient Kidscrystal kids
(taken from their 2011 release Odd City)
Generationalssay for certain
(taken from their 2010 release Trust EP)
MillionYoungperfect eyes
(taken from their 2011 release Replicants)
Family Of The Yearlet’s go down
(taken from their 2010 release Songbook)
The District Attorneyssplitsville
(taken from their 2011 release Orders From… EP)
The Sound Of Growing Upthe kite
(taken from their 2011 release Drifting)
(taken from their 2011 release Cape Dory)
Easter Islandproud
(taken from their 2011 release Better Things)
John Vanderslicesea salt
(taken from his 2011 release White Wilderness)

Smith Westerns – Weekend

The Wild – Everything We Need

Tamaryn – Love Fade

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