Burnmix 115

115 / December 2019 / Noah Kuhn

  1. Bompingsir Was
  2. Better Than I Used ToIlliterate Light
  3. 1950King Princess
  4. In Another LifeFoxwarren
  5. Two HandsBig Thief
  6. This Head I HoldElectric Guest
  7. MexicoNight Moves
  8. Raymond Brings The GreensDelvon Lamarr Organ Trio
  9. Ferus GalleryAllah-Las
  10. Something AmericanJade Bird
  11. FrankieThe Brother Brothers
  12. You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  13. By Morning LightCotton Jones
  14. Warned YouGood Morning
  15. Final DaysMichael Kiwanuka
  16. ConfessionsSudan Archives
  1. sir Was / Bomping

    An amuse bouche to start things off.

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    Following myriad musical and travel experiences throughout his early life, Joel Wästberg emerged under the pseudonym sir Was with wide-ranging musical tastes. Wästberg grew up in Frillesås on the western coast of Sweden, and he played music from an early age, starting with the saxophone at ten. He left his childhood home at 18 and studied jazz saxophone at a Folkhögskola in southern Sweden. After his studies he performed in a variety of ensembles, and even jammed with Sean Lennon in New York. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Illiterate Light / Better Than I Used To

    Saw these guys open for Shakey Graves with JK back in May. Huge sound for two-piece.

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    Illiterate Light is an American rock duo from Harrisonburg, VA. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. King Princess / 1950

    Just saw her on SNL. Kate has asked me to play it enough over the last week that it grabbed the last spot.

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    American singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist King Princess delivers her soulful vocals over warm, atmospheric synth production inspired by influences like Perfume Genius, Nick Cave, Beyoncé, and Dolly Parton. Born Mikaela Strauss, the Brooklyn-based artist was a young music prodigy, reportedly offered a record deal when she was just 11. She studied at USC before leaving school to pursue a music career. Early songs like "Send Pix" and "Sunburn" featured a more bluesy rock tone Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Foxwarren / In Another Life

    This guy's pronunciation can get under my skin but he writes great songs. This album is excellent.

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    Foxwarren is a Canadian band comprising Andy Shauf (guitars/keys/vocals), Dallas Bryson (guitar/vocals), and brothers Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums & percussion) from Regina, Saskatchewan. The initial sessions for their self-titled debut began in the Kissicks’ parents’ farmhouse while they were away on vacation. Upon their return, Foxwarren were forced to relocate and recording resumed back in Regina in a rented house where the members lived as roommates. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Big Thief / Two Hands

    Great track off a really great album. Listening on headphones you feel like you're in the room.

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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...

  6. Electric Guest / This Head I Hold

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    Electric Guest is a Los Angeles-based band comprising Asa Taccone, Matthew Compton, and the brothers Todd and Tory Dahlhoff. Until 2011, Electric Guest was a duo with original members Taccone and Compton, before the Dahlhoffs joined to make it a four-member band. Having worked with Danger Mouse as a producer, they were featured on MTV's list of Artists to Watch in 2012. On April 24, 2012, the band released their debut album, Mondo. The band has released two music videos Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Night Moves / Mexico

    First song to make this list back in the spring. Dig his voice.

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    Night Moves is an American indie band from Minneapolis. For such a patently American locale, the Twin Cities have lacked a remarkable group that evokes the American rock canon in a classic manner for a long time. Enter Night Moves. Formed in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist John Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, Night Moves is a distinctly original concoction. Their honey-dipped sound seethes with a kind of down-home tenderness -- and like the best glittering music -- the arrangements are colossal in shape. Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / Raymond Brings The Greens

    A little interlude here, love the Man Who Sold The World tease.

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    After years of playing in bands that inevitably fell apart, as bands so often do, keyboard player Delvon Lamarr landed in a different kind of group: one founded by his wife and manager, Amy Novo. She created the DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO so her husband could fully focus on the things he does best: writing and playing music. With a deep soul backbone augmented by jazz, rhythm & blues and rock ’n’ roll, the Seattle trio — Lamarr on B-3 organ, Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Allah-Las / Ferus Gallery

    Found my way to these guys via a Khruangbin radio station.

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    Allah-Las formed in Los Angeles in 2008 around a mutual love for records, Los Angeles history, and the beach. They are all surfers and cover the city from the East Side (Mt. Washington) to way out West (Venice Beach) - and their sound reflects the geography of the city. The group consists of Miles Michaud, singer and guitarist, Pedrum Siadatian, electric guitar and vocals, Spencer Dunham, Electric Bass and vocals, and Matthew Correia, drums, percussion and vocals. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Jade Bird / Something American

    Great pipes

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    A London-based singer/songwriter with a powerful voice, Jade Bird (born October 1, 1997) offers a winsome mix of folk, pop, and rustic Americana. Drawn to songwriting at a young age, Bird spent her teenage years gigging around England, moving to London when she was only 16 to hone her stagecraft and immerse herself in the city's folk circuit. The success of a live YouTube performance of her song "Madeline" eventally won Bird a deal with Glassnote Records who released her debut EP, Something American, in 2017. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. The Brother Brothers / Frankie

    Love this little tune. Twin brothers.

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    Based out of Brooklyn NY, twin brothers Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. “The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons / You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)

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    Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are an American pop and rock group. The original members of the Four Seasons besides are Frankie Valli, Tom DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Nick Massi. This group have been active since 1967. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. Cotton Jones / By Morning Light

    Love this mellow vibe for a lazy morning.

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    Cotton Jones (formerly The Cotton Jones Basket Ride), is an indie folk band, with elements of psychedelic folk, dream pop, baroque pop, and Americana, based in Cumberland, Maryland and currently signed to Suicide Squeeze Records. Michael Nau (born October 31, 1984) is the lead singer-songwriter and plays guitar, Whitney McGraw (born July 20, 1986) is on keyboards, organ, and electronic autoharp, Todd Gowans is on lead electric guitar, and Greg Bender is on bass. Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Good Morning / Warned You

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    Good Morning are a two piece recording project made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons from Melbourne, Australia. The two met in high school and have been writing songs ever since. In 2013, they went halvies in a Foxtex 4 track tape machine; Good Morning is the result of that investment. They have released two mildly received EPs, Shawcross and Glory, and some similarly received singles. In 2018 their debut LP Prize // Reward was released via Bedroom Suck Records; the band followed that up with 2019's The Option Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. Michael Kiwanuka / Final Days

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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. Sudan Archives / Confessions

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    Brittney Denise Parks, better known as Sudan Archives, is a California-based violinist and vocalist, who writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from the Sudanese fiddle, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Parks grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. Read more on Last.fm more...

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