Friday, January 30, 2015

January Mix: "Can't go back"

There are 39 hours left to the first month of the year.
Meaning you can listen to this mix approximately 45.9 times before February.
Pretty neat, huh?

1. You Only Live Once (The Strokes Cover) - Wolf Saga ft. LYON

2. Helicopter - Deerhunter

3. I Never Learn - Lykke Li

4. Sail To The Moon (Nov. 26th 2003 - London) - Radiohead

5. The Riverbed - Owen Pallett

6. Likely To Use Something - The Belle Brigade

7. Easy - Real Estate

8. Hero - Frank Ocean + Mick Jones + Paul Simonon + Diplo

9. The Old And The Young - Midlake

10. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays

11. Oblivious - Jessica Lea Mayfield

12. Foreground (Grizzly Bear Cover) - Memoryhouse

13. Back, Baby - Jessica Pratt

1. Don Quixote was published in two volumes. One in 1605, and the other in 1615. Can you magine having to wait 10 years for the second half of a story? It actually spawned the creation of a fake 2nd volume with a fake story. This work was so widely circulated, that Cervantes decided to make it a running joke in the 2nd volume. The hero of the actual novel has to deal with the "false" Quixote throughout the story. Very meta. You can read more about it here. Our professor compared it to those fake versions of Harry Potter that were released before the 7th book came out. Even if those versions of stories of fake, there is a sector of fandom that will seek it out and consume it, just because they love the originals so much, and they want those fictional worlds to extend farther than what the real author intended. There is no right or wrong in this case. Since those stories are fictional, there is no way to say that one story is "truer" than the other. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter is no more "real" than once from a knock-off version of her story.
I feel the same way about music. I love some songs so much, I just wish they could go on forever. That's why I love cover songs so much. They extend those creations through new iterations. And that's why I love this track.
6. This song reminds me of the type of stuff we listened to when I worked at Jacob Lake. It fits right into those drives we took past Vermillion Cliffs and around the Kaibab plateau. It's time travel to something that never even happened. I found out about this band while I was researching who was going to play at the ASCAP music cafe at Sundance. Didn't get to see them, but super happy I found this track.
11. This girl teamed up with Seth Avett and made an album of Elliott Smith covers to be released soon. I'm very anxious to hear how it all turns out. Watch the album trailer here. And watch this old favorite vid to get a taste of what's coming.
12. See note for track 1

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