Day Drinking

34 / February 2013 / Noah Kuhn

  1. Talk Me DownWilly Mason
  2. Time To RunLord Huron
  3. 6 AMFamily of the Year
  4. Harvest MoonPoolside
  5. RamonaNight Beds
  6. Worth WonderingBronze Radio Return
  7. Wildest MomentsJessie Ware
  8. Either WayBeta Radio
  9. CodeineJason Isbell
  10. Hello My Old HeartThe Oh Hellos
  11. Writing a NovelFather John Misty
  12. White LieJhameel
  13. Blank MapsCold Specks
  14. ElegyHey Marseilles
  15. GoldWake! Owl
  16. Old PineBen Howard
  17. The CornerCory Branan
  18. Song for ZulaPhosphorescent
  19. I Am Not Waiting AnymoreField Report
  20. The FloodThe Gunderson Family
  21. Restless FugitiveWilly Mason
  22. The WatersShakey Graves
  23. & It Was UHow To Dress Well
  24. Come Like a RiverCandace Brinkley

The songs on my radar over the last eight months have definitely leaned to the quieter side on account of the new addition, and this mix reflects that. I think there are some great tunes in this round, which includes four web-only bonus cuts!

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  1. Willy Mason / Talk Me Down

    A risky first song with this voice. I can see it being hot or cold for people, but this song has wormed its way into my brain. I love the percussion.

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    Willy Mason (born 21 November 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of Jemima James and Michael Mason, both folk singers who, according to Mason, have influenced his music. When Mason was five, he and his family moved from New York to West Tisbury, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. He attended West Tisbury Elementary School and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, where he participated in several local bands such as Keep Thinking, Cultivation, and Slow Leslie. Read more on more...

  2. Lord Huron / Time To Run

    This was the first song onto this mix, when I first started collecting last summer. This whole album is a gem but this western love story is just great for me. The music video is worth watching.

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    Lord Huron is an American indie band founded by Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major. Origins In the spring of 2010 Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP. He named the recording, Into the Sun. Upon his return to L.A., Schneider set to work putting a band together. The first to join him was his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark. Each of the band members of band hail from Michigan. Read more on more...

  3. Family of the Year / 6 AM

    This song has been rolling around my head for months. Love the second verse for some reason.

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    Family of the Year is a 6 piece indie/folk band from Los Angeles, California. They have released one EP: 2009's "Where's the Sun"; and four albums: "Songbook" (2010), "Loma Vista" (2012), "Family of the Year" (2015), and "Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nightime" (2018). Family Of The Year is considered to have a "feel good summer" sound. Statements around the web have been made such as "Immediately I was overtaken by the Beatles sounding, toe-tapping, move in my seat beat. Read more on more...

  4. Poolside / Harvest Moon

    Love this cover.

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    Numerous artists share the name Poolside. Please do not delete information for the other ones, as per the FAQ. 1) Studio project from Los Angeles, CA -based musicians/producers/DJs/friends Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise crafting music in their pool house turned recording studio that captures the sound of a perfect afternoon. Honing their many musical passions down to a few simple concepts, communicated as "day time disco." 2) Poolside Read more on more...

  5. Night Beds / Ramona

    New album, late addition. The coda that drops at 3:14 is a winner for me.

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    Night Beds is a U.S. band. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, the band was formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Matthew Wilcox and Winston Yellen; they have released three EPs and an album, Country Sleep. The current members are Winston Yellen, Ben Kaufman, Aly Holland, Ryan Ellis, Joe Hutchinson, and Taylor Zachry. * Official site Read more on more...

  6. Bronze Radio Return / Worth Wondering

    Big fan of the harmonies in this song.

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    Bronze Radio Return is an American indie/roots rock quintet from Hartford, Connecticut. The band was formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Henderson after he attended the Hartt School of Music. Fellow Hartt School Alumni Rob Griffith (drums), Bob Tanen (bass) and Matt Warner (organ/keyboards/samples) help complete the line-up with Patrick (Packy) Fetkowitz (Lead Guitar). The name Bronze Radio Return was inspired by an old radio Henderson grew up listening to in his father's art studio in Maine. Read more on more...

  7. Jessie Ware / Wildest Moments

    Huge pipes, love this song.

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    South Londoner Jessie Ware (born 15 October 1984) is an English singer-songwriter signed to PMR Records. After finishing her English literature degree at Sussex University, Brighton, Jessie worked with Man Like Me and performed as a backing singer for old school friend Jack Peñate. It was on Jack’s US tour that she discovered the music of SBTRKT. In 2010 she lent her vocals to masked producer SBTRKT for his track Nervous on Numbers. The following Read more on more...

  8. Beta Radio / Either Way

    Short and sweet.

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    Beta Radio is an American band from Wilmington, North Carolina. The group consists of Benjamin Mabry and Brent Holloman. Stylistically, their music features an amalgam of folk, indie, chamber pop, rock and Americana influences. Musically reminiscent at times of Bon Iver’s atmosphere heavy For Emma, Forever Ago or the Grateful Dead’s “Mountains of the Moon” from their 1969 release Aoxomoxoa, the sonic landscape of the band's album Seven Sisters is sparse but far from empty. Read more on more...

  9. Jason Isbell / Codeine

    Jason Isbell has seen a couple of Burnmixes, just great songwriting. This song has been a lock for a while.

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    Jason Isbell is an alt-country singer /songwriter /guitarist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Best known for his years with the Drive-By Truckers where he played with his then wife, bassist Shonna Tucker. Isbell - who joined the Truckers in 2001 - left the band in early 2007 around the same time as his divorce from Tucker was finalized. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Isbell is regarded as an exceptional guitar player. His style is mostly in the alt-country genre, but is also infused with rock and blues elements. Read more on more...

  10. The Oh Hellos / Hello My Old Heart

    Gorgeous. I love the coda of this song.

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    The Oh Hellos are Maggie Heath and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced music-making siblings hailing from the great state of Texas. Their influences range from Los Campesinos! and The Lumineers to Sufjan Stevens and The Middle East, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock. Read more on more...

  11. Father John Misty / Writing a Novel

    Fleet Foxes member, great lyrics, fun song.

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    Father John Misty, or J. Tillman, has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003. Josh also played drums for Seattle’s Fleet Foxes from 2008-2011. On January 31st 2012, he released the first single, 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings', for his debut album under the Father John Misty moniker, "Fear Fun". The Phil Ek mixed and Jonathan Wilson produced LP was released on May 1st 2012 through Sub Pop (U.S.) and Bella Union (U.K.) Read more on more...

  12. Jhameel / White Lie

    Bubblegum pop song that belies the heartbreaking lyrics.

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    music is free at talk to me on facebook: Jhameel was once set on the path to officer-ship in the United States Army. Although his linguistic skills in Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Russian would have been highly rewarded in the military, Jhameel quit the program before signing an irrevocable contract due to personal beliefs about U.S. presence in the Middle East. He then earned a degree in Arabic from UC Berkeley within just two years, graduating summa cum laude. Read more on more...

  13. Cold Specks / Blank Maps

    Another artist who has made a prior Burnmix, but this song is killer. This line makes me believe: "Well, I am I am, I am I am a goddamn believer"

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    Cold Specks is Canadian musician Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Cold Specks' music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. No wonder then that Al cites the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr as influences along with Bill Callahan and Tom Waits. With a voice that evokes the 'spirit feel' of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cold Specks' sparse arrangements and chain-gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks. Read more on more...

  14. Hey Marseilles / Elegy

    My distant past as a cellist loves this song.

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    Hey Marseilles is a musical group from Seattle, WA, that formed in the summer of 2006 after Nick and Philip forced Matt Bishop to write a song to an accordion riff and play it live for a work party downtown. The current lineup consists of seven members performing on guitars, cello, viola, accordion, piano, bass, glockenspiel, ukulele, mandolin, drums, and a plethora of rhythmic accessories. The music can be described as indie-folk, and has been compared to that of The Decemberists, Devotchka, and Bright Eyes. Read more on more...

  15. Wake! Owl / Gold

    Love the second verse that hits at 2:13.

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    Band Members: Colyn Cameron - Writer, Vocals Sam Cartwright - Drums Dave Meszaros - Bass Andrew Rasmussen - Keyboard Rick Hopkins - Organ Aiden Brandt-Briscall - Violin Read more on more...

  16. Ben Howard / Old Pine

    This guy did a great cover of "Call Me Maybe" that almost made my last mix. You can watch here:

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    Ben Howard (born 24 April 1987) is an English singer-songwriter, born in London. He moved to Totnes, Devon, in his teens. Howard's musically-inclined parents exposed him at a young age to their favourite records from singer-songwriter artists such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and John Martyn. Howard began writing his own songs and after a short spell studying journalism, he decided in 2009 at the age of 21 to become a full-time musician. After building up a reputation with his gigs across the UK Read more on more...

  17. Cory Branan / The Corner

    Odd little song that made it in at the last minute. I really dig the simple loose harmony between the verses. "Day drinking and dreaming of you, I let the ashtray smoke my last cigarette," is a great lyric.

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    Cory Branan is a singer/songwriter, born in Southaven, Mississippi. He garnered comparisons to Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst with the release of his 2002 debut album The Hell You Say. By his teens, Branan was playing hard rock and heavy metal, eventually fronting a Black Sabbath cover band. In his early 20s he began to explore the music of John Prine, a move which urged him to pick up a guitar and start writing songs. In 2000, the Memphis chapter of NARAS awarded Branan with the Phillips Award for "Newcomer of the Year. Read more on more...

  18. Phosphorescent / Song for Zula

    Several of these songs were "play while putting the baby to sleep" songs, of which, this is one.

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    Phosphorescent is the solo project of American musician and songwriter Matthew Houck (born 1980 in Alabama). Houck began recording and performing under this nom de plume in 2001 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Before recording under the name Phosphorescent, Houck traveled the world playing under the moniker Fillup Shack and, in 2000, self-released a limited pressing of the album "Hipolit". In 2001 Houck changed his recording name to Phosphorescent Read more on more...

  19. Field Report / I Am Not Waiting Anymore

    This is another from last summer. The lyrics are out there, but beautiful phrasing. Saw these guys play to a crowd of 20 people at the Iron Horse. An intimate night.

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    Field Report is an American folk band formed in 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band is led by singer/songwriter Christopher Porterfield (a form member of the Justin Vernon-led band DeYarmond Edison. Field Report, an anagram of Porterfield's surname, was culled together in the studio while recording their 2012 self-titled debut. They suddenly found themselves championed by their former idols: offered support tours by Counting Crows and Aimee Mann, lauded by the likes of Mark Eitzel and Richard Thompson, and covered by Blind Boys Of Alabama. Read more on more...

  20. The Gunderson Family / The Flood

    I took this straight out of this video. Worth watching.

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  21. Willy Mason / Restless Fugitive

    WEB BONUS! These last four songs didn't fit on the CD so I'm bending the rules and adding them here. This guy started the mix, but I may like this song even better. A little repetitive, but the percussion again is great

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    Willy Mason (born 21 November 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of Jemima James and Michael Mason, both folk singers who, according to Mason, have influenced his music. When Mason was five, he and his family moved from New York to West Tisbury, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. He attended West Tisbury Elementary School and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, where he participated in several local bands such as Keep Thinking, Cultivation, and Slow Leslie. Read more on more...

  22. Shakey Graves / The Waters

    One man band, watch the video, this guy is a maniac.

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    Shakey Graves, aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia from Austin, Texas, plays a gnarly composite of blues and folk as a one-man-band of epic sonic proportions. The sound emitted from his hollow body guitar, mildly distorted amp and suitcase drum belie the young singer’s lean frame. He fingerpicks while keeping time with a double-pedal kick drum, hitting a snare fitted into his suitcase drum and a tambourine fashioned to its side. And when he sings, Rose-Garcia unleashes an unearthly howl. Read more on more...

  23. How To Dress Well / & It Was U

    Vocals and percussion. Awesome.

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    How to Dress Well is the stage name of ethereal R&B songwriter and producer Tom Krell. Krell’s burgeoning career began in 2009 when, having just moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, his songs began to emerge online via a hugely prolific string of free, digital EPs posted in anonymity on his blog. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition Read more on more...

  24. Candace Brinkley / Come Like a River

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