Last Ones Standing

67 / December 2015 / Noah Kuhn

  1. Great TidePhil Cook
  2. The Last Ones StandingTep No
  3. Inside Out (Tycho Remix)Spoon
  4. Future PeopleAlabama Shakes
  5. Who Knows (suonho raw-dub remix)Jimi Hendrix
  6. Hard Luck GuyEddie Hinton
  7. AwakeTycho
  8. On The Nights You Stay HomeDonovan Woods
  9. Mirror MaruCashmere Cat
  10. Falling ShortLåpsley
  11. SedonaHoundmouth
  12. I Need Never Get OldNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  13. Mahogany DreadHiss Golden Messenger
  14. These DaysJackson Browne
  15. SteamrollerPort Isla
  16. Like a Mighty RiverSt. Paul & The Broken Bones
  17. Drifting (RAC Remix)ON AN ON
  18. Piano JamKygo
  19. AffectionCigarettes After Sex

I've had my hands full these past few months, so the majority of the tracks are from early summer when this mix was just a glimmer in my eye. A couple remixes, a couple classics, a few more instrumentals. 

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  1. Phil Cook / Great Tide

    Probably my favorite song on this mix. I just love the sound, the melody, lyrics, all of it. Love the breakdown guitar bridge hoedown.

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    Phil Cook is an American guitarist, banjoist, pianist and singer. He is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in the freak-folk band Megafaun. Before he became a member of Megafaun, Cook was part of DeYarmond Edison. Read more on more...

  2. Tep No / The Last Ones Standing

    This song has prompted more than a few toddler dance parties over the past month. Poppy, and brilliant. Love the horn melody. Toe tapping as I write this.

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  3. Spoon / Inside Out (Tycho Remix)

    The original version of this song is killer, but I really dig this slight revision.

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    Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas. The band was formed in late 1993 by lead singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. Current members also include: Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) and Rob Pope (bass, backing vocals - replaced Joshua Zarbo in 2007). After releasing their debut LP Telephono on Matador Records, the band signed with Elektra in 1998, but the contract was dropped soon after the band released A Series of Sneaks. Read more on more...

  4. Alabama Shakes / Future People

    Love the vibe of this, great tones battling between the two guitars. And then your speakers get destroyed at 1:21, awesome.

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    Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, United States in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. Here is some background information on Alabama Shakes from the Hold On Songfacts: The R&B-inspired Rock band Alabama Shakes originated when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard approached bassist Zac Cockrell during a high school psychology class in Athens, Alabama and the pair began meeting after school to write songs. Read more on more...

  5. Jimi Hendrix / Who Knows (suonho raw-dub remix)

    A reboot off the famous Band of Gypsies album. Can't say it bests the original recording, but it's a fun update with the heavy bass and remixed scatting.

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    James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Read more on more...

  6. Eddie Hinton / Hard Luck Guy

    I watched the Muscle Shoals documentary a few months back, which was awesome. Eddie Hinton was the lead session guitarist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (the house band)

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    Eddie Hinton (15 June 1944 - 28 July 1995) was an American songwriter and session musician best known for his work with soul and R&B singers. He played lead guitar for Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section from 1967 to 1971. Eddie Hinton was mostly known in the music industry because of his collaborations for many well known soul artists of the late 60s and 70s. As a session guitarist, Hinton played on hit records recorded by Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley Read more on more...

  7. Tycho / Awake

    I already have a Tycho remix earlier, but this song of his is perfect for these early winter evenings.

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    Scott Hansen (born February 7, 1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records. His song, Dictaphone's Lament, was used as the track on a music video entitled "Live Life to the Fullest", which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Read more on more...

  8. Donovan Woods / On The Nights You Stay Home

    Back to my wheelhouse, this is a straightforward folker, but I love the close mics, the percussion rumbling along, and the chorus melody. Could have done without the orchestration at the end, but I'll give him a pass.

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    Donovan Woods’ latest album is an acoustic reimagining of songs we already know, and yet it reveals new shades of his acclaimed songwriting and spectral singing that leaves his listeners hanging on every word. Released on May 3 on Woods’ Meant Well label, The Other Way mines fresh meaning from the songs first collected on Both Ways, the Canadian artist’s 2018 release that scored him his first Juno Award (contemporary roots album) and a Canadian Country Music Award (roots album). Read more on more...

  9. Cashmere Cat / Mirror Maru

    Slow jam instrumental complete with bedspring percussion, can't go wrong. The comedown at 1:00 gets me.

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    Magnus August Høiberg, best known as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian musician, producer and DJ (representing Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships as DJ FINAL 2006-2009). He appeared on the international electronic dance music scene in 2012, with remixes/edits of Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz and Jeremih. His debut EP "Mirror Maru" was released in October 2012 on the Belgian Pelican Fly label. Cashmere Cat's take on seductive R&B, futuristic hip-hop and Read more on more...

  10. Låpsley / Falling Short

    This might have been the first track to make the mix, so I almost wore it out, but it's gotta stay. Great vocals.

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  11. Houndmouth / Sedona

    Houndmouth made a previous mix, and I never really followed up on them, but this tune off their most recent record is a slow burner that gets rolling. Great chorus. Great halftime at 3:13 leading up to an implosion.

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    Houndmouth is a collaborative folk rock four-member band, formed in 2011 from the lowland plains and farmlands of Indiana, USA. The band's lyrics emphasize their foolhardiness, and their soulful harmonies carry far. Houndmouth consists of Matt Myers (guitar, vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard, vocals), Zak Appleby (bass, vocals) and Shane Cody(drums, vocals). Folk duo Katie Toupin and Matt Myers (formerly of the Saint James Hotel) joined up with Shane Read more on more...

  12. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / I Need Never Get Old

    This guy got his turn on Fallon recently and knocked it out of the park.

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    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats is a soulful American band formed in 2013 by singer and songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. Some artists undergo reinventions. What Nathaniel Rateliff accomplishes on his first LP with the Night Sweats — transforming himself from folk troubadour to funky soul bandleader — is a revelation. Rateliff comes on like Van Morrison fronting Booker T. & the MG's, reviving the glory days of the Stax label. Read more on more...

  13. Hiss Golden Messenger / Mahogany Dread

    Love the lyrics on this one, young family at home, mid thirties, this hit home.

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    Hiss Golden Messenger is a folk country band from Durham, North Carolina, led by MC Taylor. The mainstays of Hiss Golden Messenger are M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch, formerly of Ex-Ignota and The Court & Spark. Hiss Golden Messenger stretches out into the improv-rock territory of Traffic and the Grateful Dead and beyond. They signed with Merge Records in 2014. Major releases include Country Hai East Cotton (2009), Bad Debt (2010), Poor Moon (2011) Read more on more...

  14. Jackson Browne / These Days

    I'm more familiar with the Nico version of this song (which I found out was recorded first, despite being by Browne). Easy listening yacht rock, but it's a great song.

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    Jackson Browne (born Clyde Jackson Browne; October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter known for having sold millions of albums worldwide. First coming to prominence in the 70s, the rock musician has had a long career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany, his father being an American serviceman stationed in the nation, but he moved to the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California at an early age and soon began singing folk music locally. Read more on more...

  15. Port Isla / Steamroller

    Late addition. Love the chorus. roller roller.

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    Port Isla are a four-piece Folk/Baroque band from Norwich, England. Started in late 2010 by university friends Will Bloomfield and Stanley Spilman, the band splits its time between Norwich and London. The band are currently working on their debut EP, but regularly release new material which is free to download from their Facebook page, Read more on more...

  16. St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Like a Mighty River

    Don't know much about these guys other than they're from Alabama. Clearly hopping on the nu-soul revival, but this is a great vocal turn on it's own.

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    St. Paul and The Broken Bones is a six-piece soul band based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States that formed in 2012. The band is composed of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keys), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet). The band tours with both trombone and baritone saxophone as well. Janeway is a young man who began wailing straight out of the womb, and most folks would agree that he hasn’t stopped since. Read more on more...

  17. ON AN ON / Drifting (RAC Remix)

    I don't know the original, but I like this remix. Favorite part is probably the raw "I've got to get out"

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    On a cloudy night in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW festival, the three members of ON AN ON were waiting in line to see Miike Snow; they were a bit sweaty, undeniably hungry, and, well, kind of drunk. The Chicago & Minneapolis-based musicians – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing — that comprise the band had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade — most recently as members of indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, with whom they were performing that very weekend. Read more on more...

  18. Kygo / Piano Jam

    A final instrumental. On headphones you can hear the piano foot pedals. Just pretty.

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    Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 1991), commonly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian musician and remixer. He has collaborated with artists such as Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons, and remixed tracks by the likes of Whitney Houston, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay. Kygo's videos have been viewed over 3 billion times on YouTube. Kygo started to learn to play the piano at age six through lessons. He decided to have a go at remixes and creating electronic music after discovering Avicii at age 15-16. Read more on more...

  19. Cigarettes After Sex / Affection

    Beware the F-bomb within around the kids, but despite that, it's a heartbreaker. I love the syrupy reverb on the guitar and the vocal tone.

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    Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop musical group led by Greg Gonzalez, founded in El Paso, Texas in 2008. Gonzalez recorded the first EP, I., in a four-story stairway at his alma mater, University of Texas at El Paso. Gonzalez relocated to Brooklyn, NY where the band's single, "Affection", was recorded and released in 2015 along with a cover of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You". Through music recommendations, Cigarettes After Sex has gained millions of views on YouTube leading to live performances across Europe & the US. Read more on more...

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