Jacob the Destroyer

15 / August 2011 / Joe Choi

  1. ChinatownDestroyer
  2. The LookMetronomy
  3. Pumped Up KicksFoster The People
  4. Will DoTV On The Radio
  5. The Golden AgeThe Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  6. Bad BoyChiddy Bang
  7. Young BloodThe Naked And Famous
  8. GangstatUnE-yArDs
  9. VertigoFM Belfast
  10. Twenty MilesDeer Tick
  11. Cool Morning SunViva Voce
  12. Run From The GunDead Confederate
  13. Break It UpWe Are Scientists
  14. Forget That You're YoungThe Raveonettes
  15. Rise To MeThe Decemberists
  16. Lying AroundMagic Bullets
  17. Blue BeardBand of Horses
  18. My Eyes To SeeAlcoholic Faith Mission
  19. SparklehorseJaykub
  20. Zol!BLK JKS

Sorry for being MIA the past few months. The kid and gobs of work have made everything else fall by the wayside. By the time I realized, it was time to get this mix going.

Must say, the last round of mixes have been great – really appreciate them. Probably would fallen even further out of touch with the music world without them. The music on these mixes always keeps me ahead of  the game. I'm really suprised by the amount of times people ask me "have you heard Fitz and the Tantrums (or Alex Winston...etc.)?"

This mix was a bit slapped together in that I wasn't able to listen to as many full albums as usual or digest the music as much, but I love all the tracks. Although, I didn't spend as much time this go around, I love sitting down and putting one of these together. Just something I enjoy doing and you guys (BurnMix) make it possible. Hope you guys enjoy it.

  1. Destroyer / Chinatown

    Track #1 - love it from that first snare. This track has been my go to pick-me-up on my walks to work.

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    Destroyer is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar and formed in 1995. Destroyer songs are characterized by abstract, poetic lyrics and idiosyncratic vocals. The band's discography draws on a variety of musical influences, resulting in albums that can sound markedly distinct from one another; in Bejar's words, "That's kind of my goal: to start from scratch every time." 1996–2001 We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge, Destroyer's 1996 debut, is made up of sixteen lo-fi home-recordings. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Metronomy / The Look

    New band to me, pretty good album if your intrigued.

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    Metronomy is an electropop group which formed in 1999 in Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom, originally as the solo project of Joseph Mount. The project later expanded into a full band, which currently consists of Joseph Mount (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Oscar Cash (keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Gbenga Adelekan (bass, vocals) and Anna Prior (drums, vocals). The band has released five albums: "Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)" (2006), "Nights Out" (2008), "The English Riviera" (2011), "Love Letters" (2014) and "Summer 08" (2016). Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Foster The People / Pumped Up Kicks

    I know Saunder's included these guys in her last mix but this track seems to be this summer's anthem so I felt like it needed to be archived in BurnMix's history.

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    Foster the People is an indie rock/indie pop band that formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2009. The band consists of Mark Foster (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Cubbie Fink (bass, vocals) and Mark Pontius (drums). The band released their debut self-titled EP in January 2011. The band's debut full length album, Torches, was released on May 24, 2011 on Star Time/Columbia. Their first single "Pumped Up Kicks" was a sleeper hit during the summer of 2011 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. TV On The Radio / Will Do

    Used to be one of my favorite bands until this past record. This is the only standout track and plus the records comes with two remixed version of this one song...lame.

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    TV on the Radio are an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York. The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and five studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), Nine Types of Light (2011), and Seeds (2014). For most of the band's existence, the core TV on the Radio lineup has been Tunde Adebimpe (vocals/loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars/keyboards/loops) Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / The Golden Age

    Noah likes Corona, I like the Heiny.

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    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a psychedelic pop band which formed in 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band currently consists of Mette Lindberg (vocals), Lars Iversen (bass, keys), Mikkel Baltser Dørig (guitar, keys), Miloud Carl Sabri (trumpet, keys) and Rasmus Valldorf (drums). Their debut album, Fruit was released in 2009 on their own Small Giants label. The band's single Around the Bend was featured in an iPod Touch commercial in December 2008. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Chiddy Bang / Bad Boy

    These guys are great. The Preview is what Lupe Fiasco's latest should have been. Yo quiero Taco Bell....swelly, swelly!

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    Chiddy Bang is an alternative hip hop duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania consisting of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege, and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin. The pair shot to international prominence in 2010 with the release of their major-label debut single opposite of adults which peaked within the Top 20 on various singles charts worldwide including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium. Chiddy Bang formed when Anamege and Beresin met at Drexel University in 2008. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. The Naked And Famous / Young Blood

    Love the sythy-keys. Kind of like an amped up version of The xx.

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    The Naked and Famous are a two piece indie band hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. The band comprises Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood, with Powers and Xayalith being the two current active members. According to the Young Blood Songfacts, they took the name from a line in UK trip hop singer-songwriter Tricky's track, Tricky Kid. After their initial formation in 2008, their debut album "Passive Me, Aggressive You" was released on the "Somewhat Damaged" label during September 2010. Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. tUnE-yArDs / Gangsta

    These guys are a little bit out there but this track is funny. Hope at least Andy will enjoy. Bang Bang Oi!

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    tUnE-yArDs is the moniker of Oakland-based musician Merrill Garbus (b. 1979 in Connecticut, United States). To date, she has three full-length studio albums and is currently signed to the British independent record label 4AD. She was formerly a member of Sister Suvi. Her debut album BiRd-BrAiNs was first released on limited edition vinyl and cassette in June 2009, via the Portland-based imprint Marriage Records. In July 2009, it was announced that tUnE-yArDs had signed to 4AD Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. FM Belfast / Vertigo

    Not from Sweden. There from Iceland...close enough.

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    FM Belfast is an electronic band from Reykjavík, Iceland. The band formed in late 2005 as a duo with Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (Plúseinn) and Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir. The band was a studio project for some time until the Iceland Airwaves festival 2006 when the band expanded into a full on live act. The members now vary from three to eight depending on who can make it. The core of the band is made up of Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (Plúseinn Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Deer Tick / Twenty Miles

    This one is right up Kuhn's Alley.

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    Deer Tick is a folk rock band which formed in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 2004. The band consists of John McCauley III (guitar, vocals), Ian O'Neil (guitar, vocals), Christopher Ryan (bass, vocals), Rob Crowell (keys, saxophone, vocals) and Dennis Ryan (drums, vocals). Bassist Christopher Dale Ryan and drummer Dennis Ryan became official members of Deer Tick in mid-2007 while guitarist Andrew Tobiassen joined the band in August 2008. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Viva Voce / Cool Morning Sun

    These guys are a Radioparadise fav that I never got into previously, but The Future Will Destroy You is a great record.

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    There are two bands named viva Voce: 1) A Portland, OR based Indie Pop band founded by married couple Kevin and Anita Robinson. The couple formed the band in 1998. Over the next 13 years (until the Robinsons' divorce and the band's breakup in 2013), the duo released six albums. 2) A Dutch synth-pop band who released their only album "Meet The Eyes" in 1989. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Dead Confederate / Run From The Gun

    This track is completely different from their regular grungy sound.

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    Dead Confederate is an alternative rock band which formed in Athens, Georgia, United States in 2006. The band consists of Hardy Morris (vocals, guitars), Walker Howle (guitar), John Watkins (keyboards), Brantley Senn (bass) and Jason Scarboro (drums). The band released their debut album, "Wrecking Ball" on September 16, 2008 on Razor & Tie and The Artists Organization. The album includes the single "The Rat". Though the band is pinned as producing the same kind of indie rock aesthetic à la My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. We Are Scientists / Break It Up

    The Proclaimers anyone?

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    We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band featuring Keith Murray (guitar and lead vocals), Chris Cain (bass guitar and backing vocals), Max Hart (keys and guitar) and Andy Burrows (drums). Co-founder Michael Tapper (drums and backing vocals) left the band in 2007 and is currently a member of the bands Bishop Allen and Fool's Gold. They formed in 2000 in Claremont, California, United States. Their name was inspired by an awkward conversation with a U-Haul employee who was inspecting a van that the band had rented. Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. The Raveonettes / Forget That You're Young

    My favorite album of 2011 so far.

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    The Raveonettes are an indie rock/shoegaze/noise pop duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals), formerly of Psyched Up Janis, and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmony inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. The name, The Raveonettes, is a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly's song Rave On!. Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. The Decemberists / Rise To Me

    Just a gorgeous tune.

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    There are two groups known to have released music under this name. (1). The Decemberists are a folk rock band which formed in 2000 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band currently consists of Colin Meloy (vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, pedal steel guitar), Jenny Conlee (organ, piano, accordion), Nate Query (electric bass, acoustic bass, cello) and John Moen (drums). Notable former members include Rachel Blumberg (drums, vocals) and Jesse Emerson (bass). Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Magic Bullets / Lying Around

    Had as much hope for these guys as Fitz and Tantrums after hearing Breakin' The Chains of Love on BurnMix 12, but no...pretty much the only good track.

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    Magic Bullets is a pop band from San Francisco, California. Magic Bullets formed in San Francisco, California in 2004 with musicians primarily hailing from the Bay area who had spent most of their musically formative years playing with or alongside one another in various punk rock outfits. Vocalist Philip Benson and guitarist and primary songwriter Cunningham first met in 2000 and later played together in The Cosmos (a musical project of Cunningham's Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Band of Horses / Blue Beard

    Might get slammed by for this one and I will say that Infinite Arms pushed them beyond Coldplay/Kings of Leondom but this one is nice.

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    Band of Horses, known early in its life simply as Horses, is an Indie band formed in Seattle, Washington, United States. The band's lineup has changed multiple times, and the current lineup consists of Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Ryan Monroe (guitar, keyboards), Tyler Ramsay (keyboards, guitar), Bill Reynolds (bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). The band is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina and has released five albums to date: "Everything All the Time" (2006) Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. Alcoholic Faith Mission / My Eyes To See

    'Let This Be the Last Night We Care' is the album that Broken Social Scene should have delivered for making me wait 5 years. 'Forgiveness Rock Record' was good and probably has better individual tracks but this album is better overall.

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    The name of the band is more of an ironic corruption of "apostolic faith mission," than a nod to the over-indulgence it implies. It's from a neon sign in Brooklyn from which Thorben Seierø Jensen and Sune Sølund set off on their search for a musical road-less-traveled in the year of 2006 The momentum behind those beginnings might have come from the so-called straightjackets that the two Danes cloak themselves in to compose. Rules. For the first album Read more on Last.fm more...

  19. Jaykub / Sparklehorse

    There's that man again. An obvious choice as it bears the name of my kid, but I wish he wouldn't wake up so often.

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    Streamable as Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, this was a collaboration between Americans artist/producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse) and film director David Lynch. Their album Dark Night of the Soul features James Mercer (of The Shins), The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals), Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes), Frank Black (of the Pixies), Iggy Pop, Nina Persson (of The Cardigans), Suzanne Vega & Vic Chesnutt. Read more on Last.fm more...

  20. BLK JKS / Zol!

    South African and awesome, so awesome that I had to purchase it...perfect final track.

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    The BLK JKS, South African afro avant noise rock band. Childhood friends Linda and Mpumi grew up on the same block in Johannesburg’s East Rand, where they taught themselves guitar after Linda’s sister received one as a prize in church choir. Forming a band in 2003, early BLK JKS shows and recordings were remarkable for their stacks of guitar drone and head nodding beats, but it was with the addition of bassist Molefi and drummer Tsepang—both Read more on Last.fm more...

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