Monday, August 31, 2009

First Heard in August 2009 - "Will I Always Hate Myself?"


I have been listening to the same music since college, so I devised a little project that will spur me to actively pursue new jams. Each month, I will post a mix of the best songs that I heard for the first time within those 30 or so days. Won't you follow me on this journey? Thrill to the futuresounds? Mock me for being late to the party?

VOL 2.:

I didn't realize this as I was assembling them, but these mixes (only two so far) seem to be telling a story. I'm not saying you should read into the lyrics (I know I respond more to melody than lyrics when I am listening), but I have noticed some interesting coincidences in hindsight. The first one feels kind of sunny, upbeat, reflecting the excitement of having just moved to New York. This month is a little darker, more uncertain, the thrill is starting to wear off and I actually have to make a living. But honestly, the thought process in the moment was more along the lines of, "This song was in an awesome montage on 'Skins!'" It's not such a great show, though that montage is pretty amazing.

But maybe there is some truth in this line from M. Ward by way of Daniel Johnston, as I grapple every five minutes with the fear of not knowing whether I am talented enough to win this battle of wills with New York City: "I'll be true to you forever or until I go home."


001 Jason E Anderson - Half
002 MGMT - Time to Pretend
003 Santogold - Lights Out
004 The Antlers - Bear
005 Andrew Bird - Anonanimal
006 YACHT - Psychic City
007 Pale Young Gentlemen - Wedding Guest
008 Asobi Seksu - Nefi + Girly
009 Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
010 John Vanderslice - Too Much Time
011 M. Ward - To Go Home
012 Mount Eerie - Wind Speaks
013 Common & Mark the 45 King - Car Horn (Madlib Remix)
014 Dirty Projectors - No Intention
015 Mew - Beach
016 Le Futur Pompiste - Seeds
017 Minus Story - I Will Be Fighting
018 Feist - 1234 (Van She Tech Remix)


If you love this song, you may very well love the rest:

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