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Out of Protest | Mixes | BurnMix

Out of Protest

91 / December 2017 / Lindsay Schnarr

  1. Cold Little HeartMichael Kiwanuka
  2. Shark SmileBig Thief
  3. 2080Yeasayer
  4. Symphonia IXGrimes
  5. Mourning SoundGrizzly Bear
  6. Crystal BallGrimes
  7. When My Time ComesDawes
  8. One of These DaysBedouine
  9. Sleeping on the BlacktopColter Wall
  10. Keep the Streets Empty For MeFever Ray
  11. YAH.Kendrick Lamar
  12. Hadron ColliderBlood Orange
  13. american dreamLCD Soundsystem
  14. Love is WonLia Ices
  15. Black Man in a White WorldMichael Kiwanuka
  16. Ballad of a PoliticianRegina Spektor
  17. Wasting TimeNathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  18. Slow DiscoSt. Vincent
  19. The Ballad of the Costa ConcordiaCar Seat Headrest
  20. Over EverythingCourtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

I'm probably not alone in feeling somewhat suprised, shocked even, by the momentum of the "me too" movement.  What began as a collective social media moment has perhaps more rapidy that I've ever seen before, become a national monsoon of change.  The stories shared by the "silence breakers" speak volumes on their own, but somehow through the resonant sharing of these truths, a much sharper note has been reached.  

I don't believe a single person can honestly say they haven't looked deep within themselves during the past month to examine just what part each of us play in the social constructs that have left so many tangled between the extremes of the male/female power imbalance. Whether we like to admit it or not, the truth is, we've all played a role in this social construct and are now being challenged to reevaluate ourselves and our part in this cultural narrative.  

I put this list together originally as a sort of attempt to find some balance between our male and female voices... literally toggeling between the two from one song to the next.  I aimed to represent a spirit of strength behind the lyrics or feelings conveyed.  Some songs are just fun (because we have to fit that in somewhere!) but for the most part, this playlist reflects the spirit this movement has had on me.  I have been deeply struck by the power of protest, and while some days feel like there's nothing that will ever really become of our (at times tiny) voices, this past month has proven something else... something worthy of celebrating and remembering the potential that can, sometimes, arise when we speak out for what we believe in.

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  1. Michael Kiwanuka / Cold Little Heart

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    Michael Samuel Kiwanuka (born 3 May 1987) is an English soul musician who is signed to Communion Records. He has been compared to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Randy Newman, Terry Callier, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. In January 2012, he won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll. Kiwanuka grew up in Muswell Hill, London, the son of Ugandan parents who had escaped the Amin regime. He attended Fortismere School, leaving there in 2005 after completing his A-Levels. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Big Thief / Shark Smile

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    Big Thief's music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones "the process of harnessing pain, loss, and love, while simultaneously letting go, looking into your own eyes through someone else's, and being okay with the inevitability of death," says Adrianne. Masterpiece, Big Thief's debut album, is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne's voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Yeasayer / 2080

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    Yeasayer is a band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in 2006 and consists of three core members, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder. They first came to attention after appearing at the SXSW festival in early 2007. Their debut album All Hour Cymbals was released in October 2007. Yeasayer described their music as "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel". Live performances often include psychedelic visuals. Yeasayer released their second studio album Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Grimes / Symphonia IX

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    The electronic musician Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, was born on 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, Canada and is based in Los Angeles. Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as "ADD music", because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices. Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2006, she moved to Montreal, Canada to attend Montreal's McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Grizzly Bear / Mourning Sound

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    Grizzly Bear is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Their music uses melody and ambience in conjunction with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano, banjo, and several woodwind instruments. Grizzly Bear was originally the solo project of Edward Droste (vocals/guitar), who recorded his debut album Horn of Plenty at home. The record was originally meant for his friends, but it eventually circulated and got a proper release in 2004, this time with the help of Christopher Bear (drums/vocals). Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Grimes / Crystal Ball

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    The electronic musician Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, was born on 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, Canada and is based in Los Angeles. Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as "ADD music", because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices. Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2006, she moved to Montreal, Canada to attend Montreal's McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Dawes / When My Time Comes

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    Dawes is an American rock band from Malibu, California. Two members, Taylor Goldsmith and Wylie Gelber, were originally from the band Simon Dawes. They branched off in 2009, now playing with Griffin Goldsmith and Tay Strathairn, to compile Americana/Soul music in the band Dawes. Their debut album, "North Hills", was released in 2009. The album, "Nothing Is Wrong", follows in 2011. More info: www.dawestheband.com Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Bedouine / One of These Days

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    Bedouine is LA-based Azniv Korkejian, a singer-songwriter in the Spacebomb stable whose self-titled debut album is coming this summer. Korkejian was born in Aleppo to Armenian parents and spent some of her childhood in Saudi Arabia before her family won a Green Card lottery and moved to the US. Yet despite her international roots, her poetic, plainspoken music will instantly strike you as Americana of a sort. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Colter Wall / Sleeping on the Blacktop

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    Colter Wall is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Fever Ray / Keep the Streets Empty For Me

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    Fever Ray is an alias of Swedish musician Karin Dreijer. She debuted with the single "If I Had A Heart" (15 Dec 2008) under the alias, followed by the self-titled album Fever Ray (2009). Her second album, Plunge was released in October 2017 without prior announcement. Her vocal style is highly distinct - shrill and piercing, with a heavy Swedish accent. Dreijer was born on 7 April 1975 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1994, she formed the indie rock band Honey Is Cool, where she served as the lead vocalist and guitarist. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Kendrick Lamar / YAH.

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    Kendrick Lamar (born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth June 17, 1987) is a rapper from Compton, California. He is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, The Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def, Eazy-E and Eminem. He began to gain major recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, Lamar independently released his first studio album Section. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Blood Orange / Hadron Collider

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    Blood Orange is the name of more than one artist. 1) alias of Devonté Hynes 2) rock band from Nottingham, UK 3) A Swiss Goth band. 1. Blood Orange is another alias of Devonté Hynes also known as Lightspeed Champion and member of the now defunct Test Icicles. His first release under the 'Blood Orange' moniker was in June 2009 via his personal blog. 'Said No' and 'Champagne Coast' appeared as a ltd. 7" bonus disc for the fourth release on Rise's album of the month club. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. LCD Soundsystem / american dream

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    LCD Soundsystem is the musical project of producer James Murphy, co-founder of dance-punk label DFA Records. Formed in 2001 in New York City, New York, United States, the music of LCD Soundsystem can also be described as a mix of alternative dance and post punk, along with elements of disco and other styles. During the band's final years, Murphy was accompanied by Al Doyle (guitar, percussion -- also of Hot Chip), Tyler Pope (!!! / Out Hud) (bass), Nancy Whang (keyboards) and Pat Mahoney (drums). Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Lia Ices / Love is Won

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    Lia Ices is the stage name of Lia Kessel, a singer-songwriter from Westport, Connecticut, currently living in the Hudson Valley, New York. While she has been performing and recording for several years, Ices gained prominence when her song "Love Is Won", from her second studio album Grown Unknown, was played over the closing credits of the second-to-last episode of season one of HBO's Girls on June 10, 2012. Her mother is a photographer and book binder Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. Michael Kiwanuka / Black Man in a White World

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    Michael Samuel Kiwanuka (born 3 May 1987) is an English soul musician who is signed to Communion Records. He has been compared to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Randy Newman, Terry Callier, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. In January 2012, he won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll. Kiwanuka grew up in Muswell Hill, London, the son of Ugandan parents who had escaped the Amin regime. He attended Fortismere School, leaving there in 2005 after completing his A-Levels. Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Regina Spektor / Ballad of a Politician

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    Regina Spektor (born Regina Ilyinichna Spektor on 18 February 1980 in Moscow) is a Russian-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village. Spektor studied classical piano from the age of six, practising on a Petrof piano given to her mother by her grandfather. She was also exposed to the music of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles, Queen, and The Moody Blues by her father Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats / Wasting Time

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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 Last.fm more...

  18. St. Vincent / Slow Disco

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    A pseudonym of Annie Clark (b. 28 Sept 1982), a USA multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. She was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' touring band. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and as a teenager worked as the tour manager for her uncle's band Tuck & Patti. She grew up in Dallas and attended Lake Highlands High School, graduating in 2001. Following this, she went on to attend Berklee College of Music, dropping out 3 years later. Read more on Last.fm more...

  19. Car Seat Headrest / The Ballad of the Costa Concordia

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    Will Toledo is an upstanding young man who has upheld the letter of the law to the fullest extent of his abilities. He passed through his school years and through college without any evidence of criminal wrongdoings being attached to him, indeed becoming a role model and a guiltless beacon of hope to his peer group, members of whom might have otherwise been terribly misled. He has no identifying marks or scars. Will works as a writer and performer for the band Car Seat Headrest and should not be arrested under any circumstances. Read more on Last.fm more...

  20. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile / Over Everything

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    Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer/songwriter originally from Sydney, New South Wales; later moving to Hobart where she began performing music in 2006 before relocating to Melbourne in 2010. Courtney puts a lot of effort into sounding effortless. Her songs are wild and wooly and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot. Court’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015), is out now! And can be ordered here on official site: www.courtneybarnett.com.au. Read more on Last.fm more...

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