(Belated)Mixtape Monday: Hard Rain and Solid Ground

Sorry folks, this mixtape comes so late because my computer almost went down for good, I’m working on it and hopefully all these work.  This latest mixtape features;

Some great forgotten songs by the likes of America and The Creation

A lost classic by Paul McCartney and the Wings

Songs by some great new releases from artists like the Black Keys,Deer Tick, Dr. Dog, and Hacienda

As well as some names you should know if you don’t already like Christopher Denny, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ron Sexsmith, and Blake Mills, among others.

The Mix in its entirety after the jump.

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(Belated)Mixtape Monday: Former Glories and Darker Days

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This weather is something else isn’t it, rain everywhere and with no sign of stopping, well lucky for you, you can stay in and enjoy the latest edition of Mixtape Monday chock full of more energy than a cup of Maxwell’s Coffee, and damn good to the last drop.  Also please note that now the full mp3 previews are on the top of the song description, and the downloadable link at the bottom

This mixtape features mostly new artists (new is a relative term) among them being; The Broken West, Blitzen Trapper, Robert Pollard (of GBV fame), Family Portrait among many others

Big Star and Eddie Floyd head up the dust off your vinyl collection, contributing three songs total (two for Big Star, one for Eddie Floyd)

And for something completely different, stay tuned for a wonderful Notorious B.I.G. remix later.

The Mix after the Jump

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Mixtape Monday: Wordsmiths and Their Pictures

It’s Monday again, so you know what that means, time for a Mixtape Monday!

This week features some great songs from the likes of Harry Nilsson (and covers of), Fitz and the Tantrums, Ganglians, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, and many many more.  Just a little taste before the rest of the post after the jump

Good Old Desk (Harry Nilsson)- Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith by himself is a great songwriter and an artist’s artist, having been praised by the likes of Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Feist among others.  To hear him cover an artist speaks volumes towards his respect of their work and Harry Nilsson is wistful and tuneful like McCartney and cynical like Lennon, and is a great choice; Sexsmith’s arrangement style and vocal play perfectly into this song.

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