Been listening in the car and just given it a Sunday afternoon listen also - really nice mood which matched the gloomy Sunday vibes here perfectly. I’m a big fan of Low and Dirty Three so was nice to hear this for the first time in a long time, and love Loscil too - actually used this track in a previous CD swap actually! Weird - think I might have crowbarred it into ‘Apocalypse’ as republican red. Lovely moody track and opening.
Perked up in mood with the prolific KG&TLW. A band I see about a lot but I’ve never actually listened to them - so was nice to change that if nothing else. The Wave Pictures track was nice enough.
Okkervil River and PJ Harvey takes me back to 10 years ago at University so that was a back to back does of nostalgia and using the accomodation network to share iTunes libraries with other students - a great tool for discovering music as an 18 year old. “Oh you’re Mike from Flat 125 - nice library man”.
Don’t think I’ve ever heard a Loudon Wainwright track and by christ I wasn’t expecting that, but might be my favourite on here. A hilarious sort of modern swashbuckling sea-shanty - great fun!
A trio of indie tracks didn’t really capture my imagination but I really enjoyed the Sophia track. Again not familiar with these and enjoyed the build-up and crescendo. Of all the bands on this mix I think I’ll be looking these up and listening to more. An album you’d recommend?
Scout Niblett and Cat Power (see: University nostalgia) was a lovely little duo - both voices I’m a fan of and are the sort of artists I’m a huge sucker for. Don’t really listen to much ‘Indie/Rock’ music any more but a female singer song-writer still makes up a lot of my listening - particular during certain seasons. Great to hear both of these. Didn’t know where it could have gone after Chan, but ended well on the last track.
Thanks for the mix - some great nostalgia and some new avenues to explore.