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Guest Tape: “Old Soul”

3M - Old Soul

These things take time. Lots of time. For instance, I started on these tapes about two weeks ago, and between travel, work and drinking, I’ve had very little time to put these together. So as of today, I made the command decision to forgo the 4th Gin and Tonic, and get these posted.

This one was put together by Miss Katy Powers. Thank you, Miss Powers!

Now I’m not talking Bill Withers/Marvin Gaye/Nina Simone Old Soul (although they do indisputably rock)…I’m talking Old Soul, like I was the only girl in 7th grade in the late 90s with first issue Fleetwood Mac vinyl, David-Lee-Roth-in-his-leather-pants posters on my wall and an aching love for Lloyd Dobler.  Lucky for me, 70s and 80s pop are making a strong resurgence.  Watch out Beliebers… this shit’s coming back, and it is more synthesized than ever.

  1. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House | Uhhh, did the Talking Heads build your house?
  2. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards | What’s that you say?  The Beatles and Pink Floyd had a love child? I’ll groove to that.
  3. Simple Minds M83 – Midnight City
  4. Haim – Forever | Sweet Fleetwod Mac-esque riffs, but noticeably less clothing on the three of them combined than Stevie Nicks at the beach.
  5. Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia | Because f*%& you, that’s why.
  6. M.I.A. – Born Free | Because f*%& you in 30 year old girl, that’s why.
  7. Phosphorescent – Song for Zula | Oh good!  Bob Dylan got a sound mixer.
  8. The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap | …off the pills you are about to O.D. on while you listen to the Morrissey’s angst-y cousin.
  9. Dent May – Best Friend | Hold a sec…gotta put my roller skates on.
  10. White Stripes – My Doorbell | Lola, is that you?
  11. Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love | Someone forgot to turn off the Genesis…

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