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The Electric Kool-Aid | Mixes | BurnMix

The Electric Kool-Aid

43 / December 2013 / Joe Choi

  1. Before The BridgeFuture Islands
  2. The SunsetThe Thermals
  3. Easy EasyKing Krule
  4. The BasePaul Banks
  5. Demon DanceSurfer Blood
  6. OccultationGirls Names
  7. The WalkerGayngs
  8. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're HighArctic Monkeys
  9. Pa Pa PowerDead Man's Bones
  10. Tin ManFuture Islands
  11. Don't Play With GunsThe Black Angels
  12. Plastic SoldiersPortugal. The Man
  13. Bitter RivalsSleigh Bells
  14. High RoadCults
  15. Golden JubileeBoy & Bear
  16. Crystal RopeGayngs
  17. Alien DaysMGMT
  18. Distant LightDr. Dog
  19. Seven Nights Seven DaysThe Fratellis
  20. The RockDeer Tick
  21. Buried In WaterDead Man's Bones

Well...this mix is dedicated to CRACK! but more specifically my favorite person in the world - Rob Ford.  Crack can apparenlty do amazing things...even make you the mayor of f'in Toronto.  Let's all celebrate crack, with crack, apple jacks, candy, cookies, crunch and munch, french fries, hotcakes, jelly beans, nuggets and wash it all down with some electric kool-aid and ice cubes (that's twelve cracks in one sentence).

Anyway, this mix has a bit more grit, is a bit more raw, and maybe a bit more gravel - overall just crack-a-licious (four more baby).

Happy holidays!

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  1. Future Islands / Before The Bridge

    One the bands I'm featuring this go around. Taking a shot at a heavier set of songs. I'm easing you in - wait for the Tin Man...

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    Future Islands is a new wave synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals). Their sound has been described as "terse yet passionate music wrought from a stripped back palette," where "Gerrit Welmers' synthesizer melodies tumble across the austere wilderness of William Cashion's post-punk bass pulse, driven ever forward by ecstatic electronic rhythms". Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. The Thermals / The Sunset

    I lost track of these guys but glad they're back. This sounds like a lost track from one of my favorites albums - The Body, the Blood, and the Machine.

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    The Thermals are a pop-punk trio from Portland, Oregon. The band was formed in 2002 and has since released six records and toured fifteen countries. The Thermals' sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground, was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Hoboken, NJ. Agnello and The Thermals completed the record and evacuated the studio just hours before Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, a fate quite fitting when you consider the product. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. King Krule / Easy Easy

    He's 19. Looks like he's 13 and sounds like he's 40. Good in small doses.

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    Archy Ivan Marshall (born 24 August 1994), also known by his stage name King Krule, is an English singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and musician. He began recording music in 2010 under the moniker Zoo Kid. The following year he adopted his present name. He has released several EPs, and his debut full-length album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, came out in 2013 to positive reviews. His second album, The Ooz, released in October 2017 to acclaim as well. His music blends elements of punk jazz with hip hop, darkwave and trip hop. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Paul Banks / The Base

    Base = crack. It seems like he had to get away from Interpol to finally vary his sound a bit. I think it's refreshing.

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    There is more than one artist sharing the name Paul Banks. One resides in Denmark, one resides in Texas, and one is the frontman of the band Interpol. 1) Paul Banks is the name of the frontman of the band Interpol, Banks was born in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England. His family left England when he was three years old, moving to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and then to Spain where he attended the American School of Madrid. His father was later transferred to Mexico, where Banks finished secondary school. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Surfer Blood / Demon Dance

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    Surfer Blood is an American alternative rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, formerly signed to Warner Bros. Records. The band has four members: John Paul Pitts (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Mcleary (guitar/backing vocals), Lindsey Mills (bass guitar/backing vocals) and Tyler Schwarz (drums). Founding members John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz started playing music together in Orlando, Florida. They met Thomas Fekete at an Ultra Music Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Girls Names / Occultation

    oc·cul·ta·tion (n) - The passage of a celestial body across a line between an observer and another celestial object, as when the moon moves between Earth and the sun in a solar eclipse. (in cases you were wondering)

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    There are two bands named Girls Names: 1. A band from Northern Ireland 2. A grindcore band from Ontario, Canada 1. Girls Names is a four-piece post-punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Formed in 2009 as a two-piece by singer/guitarist and songwriter Cathal Cully and drummer Neil Brogan, Claire Miskimmin joined on bass the following year and Charles Hurts guitarist Philip Quinn was added to the line-up in 2012. Neil Brogan departed the band in 2013 and was replaced by current drummer Gib Cassidy. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Gayngs / The Walker

    Gayngs has been my favorite album for the past few months.

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    Gayngs is a Minneapolis collective, founded by Ryan Olson. The group consists of 23 musicians, including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Doomtree rappers P.O.S. and Dessa, jazz saxophonist Michael Lewis, and members of Solid Gold and The Rosebuds. Their first album, Relayted, was released by Jagjaguwar and garnered positive reviews for its unique vocal stylings and retro-but-contemporary sound. The songs, inspired by 10cc's I'm Not In Love, were written at 69 BPM and recorded over the course of a year. Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Arctic Monkeys / Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High

    Solid new album. Like most bands these days, freshening up their sound with more synth-.

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    Arctic Monkeys are an indie rock band formed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England in 2002 after meeting at Stocksbridge High School. The band consists of Alex Turner (vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (backing vocals, bass) and Matt Helders (drums, vocals). Founding bassist Andy Nicholson left in 2006. The band has released five studio albums, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (2006), "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007) Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Dead Man's Bones / Pa Pa Power

    Ryan Gosling - who knew? Might have a man crush on this guy.

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    When Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields met in Toronto in 2005 they wanted to hate each other. The two were dating sisters and resented the forced time they were expected to spend with one another, until a conversation stumbled upon their mutual obsession with the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Zach was so preoccupied with ghosts as a kid that he was put into therapy, and Ryan parents moved out of his childhood home because they believed it was haunted. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Future Islands / Tin Man

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    Future Islands is a new wave synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals). Their sound has been described as "terse yet passionate music wrought from a stripped back palette," where "Gerrit Welmers' synthesizer melodies tumble across the austere wilderness of William Cashion's post-punk bass pulse, driven ever forward by ecstatic electronic rhythms". Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. The Black Angels / Don't Play With Guns

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    The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in May 2004. Their name derives from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song". The band consists of Alex Maas (vocals, guitar), Christian Bland (guitar), Kyle Hunt (keyboards), Nate Ryan (bass) and Stephanie Bailey (drums). Hannah Levin's review of the Black Angels album, Passover, described them as "Walking in the shadows cast by Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized mastermind Jason Pierce" and compared them to The Warlocks and Black Mountain Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Portugal. The Man / Plastic Soldiers

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    Portugal. The Man is an experimental indie rock four-piece centered on frontman John Baldwin Gourley’s abstract musical approach and corresponding upbringing. He was raised in a sort of technological isolation: his log cabin home in the winter wasteland of the fringes of Wasilla, Alaska was powered by a generator and had no telephone. Both of his parents helped completely immerse him in the unique lifestyle that comes with a land of seasonal darkness and perpetual cold with their jobs as dog sled mushers. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. Sleigh Bells / Bitter Rivals

    Makes me want to go for a run...and run fast...like as if I was on crack.

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    Sleigh Bells is an electronic and noise pop duo formed in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The band members are Alexis Krauss (vocalist, lyricist) and Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer). Miller was formerly the guitarist for the hardcore band Poison the Well, and Krauss was a member of the teen pop group RubyBlue. In 2008, Miller was waiting tables at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant, Miss Favela, where he encountered Alexis and her mother. Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Cults / High Road

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    There are multiple artists named "Cults": 1. Cults is an indie pop duo based in New York City, consisting of Madeline Follin (vocals) and Brian Oblivion (guitar and vocals). The film-students-turned-musicians from San Diego create a nostalgic buzz with their 1960s-sounding tunes about love and loneliness. At the age of twelve, Madeline Follin was offered a record deal with Recess Records after hanging out in the studio with her stepfather, Paul Kostabi's band Youth Gone Mad. Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. Boy & Bear / Golden Jubilee

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    Boy & Bear are an Australian folk rock band, based out of Sydney, New South Wales. The band began as a solo project for singer-songwriter Dave Hosking in 2009) before quickly expanding into a full band. In February 2009, Hosking uploaded a track, "The Storm", to the Unearthed program on radio station Triple J, it became a featured song at the station. Hosking had met Killian Gavin who was a singer-songwriter and guitarist in Ovell, and the pair started jamming together. Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Gayngs / Crystal Rope

    Not as melt in your mouth as Rhye but has got a little R&B vibe that settles in nicely.

    More Info from Last.FM

    Gayngs is a Minneapolis collective, founded by Ryan Olson. The group consists of 23 musicians, including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Doomtree rappers P.O.S. and Dessa, jazz saxophonist Michael Lewis, and members of Solid Gold and The Rosebuds. Their first album, Relayted, was released by Jagjaguwar and garnered positive reviews for its unique vocal stylings and retro-but-contemporary sound. The songs, inspired by 10cc's I'm Not In Love, were written at 69 BPM and recorded over the course of a year. Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. MGMT / Alien Days

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    MGMT are an electropop band which formed in 2002 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. The band consists of Andrew VanWyngarden (lead vocals, multiple instruments) and Ben Goldwasser (multiple instruments, vocals). The duo was signed to Columbia Records in 2006 and have since released four albums: "Oracular Spectacular" (2007), "Congratulations" (2010), "MGMT" (2013) and "Little Dark Age" (2018). They are best known for their 2008 singles "Time to Pretend", "Electric Feel" and "Kids", all of which were worldwide hits. Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. Dr. Dog / Distant Light

    A nod to Mr. Grogan - love this album. Hopefully I didn't scoop this.

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    Dr. Dog is a indie rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which formed in 1999. The current lineup consists of Scott "Taxi" McMicken (vocals, guitar), Toby "Tables" Leaman (vocals, bass), Zach "Text" Miller (keyboards, guitar), Frank "Thanks" McElroy (guitar) and Eric "Teach" Slick (drums). "There's a little folk, blues, indie rock, soul, bluegrass--and a whole lot of down-home harmonizing. It conjures images of old friends sitting on a porch swapping instruments and just letting the tape recorder run." - Doug Wallen Read more on Last.fm more...

  19. The Fratellis / Seven Nights Seven Days

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    The Fratellis are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland who took their name from the villains in the film "The Goonies" (although, by coincidence, Barry's mother's maiden name is in fact Fratelli). The band consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (real name John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (real name Barry Wallace), and drummer, backing vocalist, occasional guitarist and banjo player Mince Fratelli (real name Gordon McRory). Read more on Last.fm more...

  20. Deer Tick / The Rock

    Third time I've put these guys on. They seem to have a new album every time my burnmix comes around. They come through again with The (crack) Rock.

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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...

  21. Dead Man's Bones / Buried In Water

    More Info from Last.FM

    When Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields met in Toronto in 2005 they wanted to hate each other. The two were dating sisters and resented the forced time they were expected to spend with one another, until a conversation stumbled upon their mutual obsession with the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Zach was so preoccupied with ghosts as a kid that he was put into therapy, and Ryan parents moved out of his childhood home because they believed it was haunted. Read more on Last.fm more...

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