Gravity breathing

42 / November 2013 / Noah Kuhn

  1. Hey MamiSylvan Esso
  2. SonsickSan Fermin
  3. A tout a l'heureBibio
  4. ByegoneVolcano Choir
  5. Young FathersTyphoon
  6. Slow MotionPHOX
  7. Field Report - Route 18 (remix)kiings (feat. Monica Martin of PHOX)
  8. HeartbreakerCrazy P
  9. FineshrinePurity Ring
  10. Street JoyWhite Denim
  11. Forget The SongBeachwood Sparks
  12. GhostsNonaphoenix
  13. WingsHAERTS
  14. Mansions of Los FelizEels
  15. DreamsWet
  16. Life Goes DownAng Low
  17. Can You Hear MeDan Croll
  18. Dreams of CannibalismTyphoon
  19. RiptideVance Joy
  20. ElationIsbells
  21. OutroEbony Rhythm Band
  1. Sylvan Esso / Hey Mami

    Sounds like it was recorded under a bridge, a subway station, or some other forgotten place. Pretty but innocuous until 1:33... That drop begs for a stereo with a low end, I pity the laptop speaker that meets this song.

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    Sylvan Esso is a Durham, NC, USA duo of vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn. Their début was the double A-side 12" Hey Mami / Play It Right (16 Jul 2013), featuring a capella and instrumental versions of each song. Meath’s powerful voice is front and center, unjoined by fellow harmonizers as it is in her folk group, Mountain Man. Sanborn, who plays bass in the genre-destroying Megafaun, creates intricate, pulsing grooves for Meath’s voice to inhabit. Sites: SoundCloud, Deezer, Discogs and BandCamp Read more on more...

  2. San Fermin / Sonsick

    Killer voice, love the harmony chorus. These guys just took a turn on Tiny Desk Concerts where they perform this song. It's a little raw live/acoustic, but worth a watch to see the singer belt this sucker out.

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    San Fermin is an American indie rock collective, led by Brooklyn-based composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. They released their self-titled debut album on Downtown Records on September 17, 2013. Their second album Jackrabbit was released on April 21, 2015. Their third album Belong was released on April 7, 2017. A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, the self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by Ludwig-Leone's background in classical music Read more on more...

  3. Bibio / A tout a l'heure

    Love the oddball lyrics and the loping beat underneath. Scattered brains, scattered grains.

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    Bibio is Stephen James Wilkinson from Wolverhampton, England. Wilkinson studied 'Sonic Arts' between 1999 - 2002 at Middlesex University in North London, it was during this time in London he came up with the name Bibio. The name was taken from a small black and red fishing fly which was favoured by his father on their fishing trips to Wales during Stephen's childhood, the name therefore has nostalgic meaning which is often a theme in his music. His recording career as Bibio started with Mush records in 2004. Read more on more...

  4. Volcano Choir / Byegone

    Justin Vernon's new outfit. Heard this song on Jimmy Fallon before I heard the album. Not a fan of all of it, but this track is a standout for me.

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    Volcano Choir is an American indie band that started as a collaboration between Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and Collections of Colonies of Bees. Their debut album is Unmap and was released on September 22, 2009. It reached number 92 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. A second album, Repave, was released on September 3, 2013. The project originally came together with songs being written in 2005. It was not recorded until the fall of 2008 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA. Read more on more...

  5. Typhoon / Young Fathers

    There has been a lot of chatter online about this record and I'd say it's mostly warranted. I chose this as the highlight. It weaves a bunch of different songs into one. Just great stuff.

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    Typhoon is a name used by at least four artists. 1. An indie rock band from the United States 2. A rapper from the Netherlands 3. A psychedelic trance group from France 4. A gothic/trance metal band from Poland 5. An alternate name for 타이푼 1. Portland indie orchestra Typhoon turned many a critical head in 2010 after releasing the critically acclaimed Hunger and Thirst on Tender Loving Empire. The've been named as one of Portland's best new bands by Willamette week, appeared in Amazon. Read more on more...

  6. PHOX / Slow Motion

    Bryn scooped PHOX but this is my favorite from their EP. Her voice is just outstanding. Great video.

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    Phox is the name of more than one artist 1) American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop 2) person from Hungary 1) PHOX is an American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Baraboo, Wisconsin. PHOX's self-titled debut LP was released on June 24, 2014. Read more on more...

  7. kiings (feat. Monica Martin of PHOX) / Field Report - Route 18 (remix)

    John and I saw Field Report at the Iron Horse last year and this is a remix of one of their songs, including a vocal highlight by Monica Martin of PHOX (see previous song...)

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  8. Crazy P / Heartbreaker

    This is Anna's dance jam when I get home from work.

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    Crazy P (formerly known as Crazy Penis) have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years. Formed in 1995 by Chris Todd and Jim Baron, it was the era of Ataris, Akais and bedroom studios and, through their love of bending and reshaping old records from many different genres, a production partnership was born in the backstreets of Nottingham. After a couple of releases under various different monikers, the Read more on more...

  9. Purity Ring / Fineshrine

    I hate the name of this band but it's kind of awesome. Great compressed effects on the beat.

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    Megan James and Corin Roddick formed Purity Ring in 2010. They both grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band's inception, but neither play them as a primary instrument for Purity Ring. During live shows, Roddick uses a custom built, tree-shaped instrument to drive both live sound and lighting. Additionally, during live appearances both wear clothes custom designed and sewn by James. The duo were originally two of several members of the band of GOBBLE GOBBLE (now Born Gold). Read more on more...

  10. White Denim / Street Joy

    Love when his voice gets ragged and turned up to 11.

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    White Denim is a bluesy, jazzy, garage-rock trio, hailing from Austin, Texas USA. According to vocalist/guitarist James Petralli, White Denim’s songs are the musical manifestations of abstract paintings or philosophical tracts. He explained to UK music magazine the NME: "The things that I like to read are generally abstract. I like patterns, I like reading poetry and avant-garde prose and I'm more interested in musical patterns in literature than I am in long-form narratives. Read more on more...

  11. Beachwood Sparks / Forget The Song

    This is kind of an outlier on this mix. This sounds like a 2013 Beach Boys recording.

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    Beachwood Sparks is an American psychedelic country-rock band from Los Angeles. Formed in 1997, the band was on hiatus from 2002-08 while band members concentrated on other projects. While they reunited in 2008, most members joined songwriter Cass McCombs in 2016 to form The Skiffle Players. The band was formed by bassist Brent Rademaker and guitarist Christopher Gunst who met in the 1990s when both were members of Los Angeles indie-rock group Further. Read more on more...

  12. Nonaphoenix / Ghosts

    This has been on the mix since the spring. Kind of suffocatingly poppy but I couldn't get it out of my head for a while so it earned a spot.

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  13. HAERTS / Wings

    This was the first song to secure a spot on this Burnmix. I still enjoy it eight months later so it holds up for me. Great vox, great driving song.

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    Haerts (stylized as HAERTS) is a German indie pop music duo, formed in 2011 in New York. The duo consists of Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keyboards, guitars). The wider group has consisted of Fabi andGebert, together with Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams and Jonathan Schmidt. Garrett Ienner and Derek McWilliams left the band in 2015. The duo's first single, Wings, was produced in collaboration with Jean-Philip Grobler (aka St. Lucia). Haerts' debut self-titled album, Haerts, was released in late 2014. Soundcloud Read more on more...

  14. Eels / Mansions of Los Feliz

    This has been kicking around the hard drive for a few years but hasn't made it onto a mix yet. I keep going back to it though. Been playing it on the guitar a bunch recently so it's here.

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    Eels is an American alternative/acoustic indie rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as "Mr. E" or simply E. Other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage. Eels were officially founded in 1995 when Jonathan 'Butch' Norton and E met Tommy Walter. The name "Eels" was chosen so that the band's records would be close to E's solo records in an alphabetical ordering. In 1996 the band released their debut album Beautiful Freak. Read more on more...

  15. Wet / Dreams

    Late addition, just found this on SoundCloud. Not much known about the band. I think they're from Brooklyn. Great glitched out percussion.

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    There are at least five artists with the name Wet. 1) Wet is an American indie pop group from Brooklyn, New York. The band's first two albums—the 2013 self-titled EP and 2016 Don't You—are credited to Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle, and Marty Sulkow. In March 2018, Wet released a single, "There's a Reason", as a duo of Zutrau and Valle. Bandcamp: 2) Experimental group from Louisville, Kentucky, consisting of Hank Paradis, Evan Booker, and Jeff Bryant. Read more on more...

  16. Ang Low / Life Goes Down

    Smooth. Sickly sweet love song, but I dig the drums and the space swirling around it all.

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  17. Dan Croll / Can You Hear Me

    Slow grower that ends up exploding.

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    Dan Croll (born Daniel Francis Croll, 18 July 1990) is a British singer-songwriter born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. He moved to Liverpool when he was 18 to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). While at LIPA, he won the national Songwriter of the Year award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and was one of eight students picked to have a one-to-one with LIPA founder Sir Paul McCartney. He is currently signed to Turn First Records. Read more on more...

  18. Typhoon / Dreams of Cannibalism

    Another killer track from this record. Really dig the break at 1:35 and the harmony/chorus that seals the deal at 2:24. Beauty.

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    Typhoon is a name used by at least four artists. 1. An indie rock band from the United States 2. A rapper from the Netherlands 3. A psychedelic trance group from France 4. A gothic/trance metal band from Poland 5. An alternate name for 타이푼 1. Portland indie orchestra Typhoon turned many a critical head in 2010 after releasing the critically acclaimed Hunger and Thirst on Tender Loving Empire. The've been named as one of Portland's best new bands by Willamette week, appeared in Amazon. Read more on more...

  19. Vance Joy / Riptide

    Another late add, not sure about this one. Super oddball literal video.

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    Vance Joy (born James Keogh in Melbourne) is an Australian singer-songwriter. His debut album God Loves You When You're Dancing was released in March 2013. The single "Riptide" became a success on Australian commercial radio and was certified Platinum by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). Feeding on a diet of The Pogues, Paul Kelly, and whatever else was playing, Joy cut his teeth performing at open mic nights in Melbourne. His style is folk music with pop influences. Read more on more...

  20. Isbells / Elation

    Let's move beyond the obvious Bon Iver comparison. This is just a good solid tune for me.

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    Isbells is a Belgian band from Leuven formed in 2009 led by Gaëtan Vandewoude. “Your prayers will be heard, the moment you start believing”, Gaëtan Vandewoude from Leuven can be heard singing prophetically on the self-titled debut album of Isbells. And guess what? That’s exactly what happened to him. In his native Belgium he had been trying his luck in various bands for fifteen odd years. He was a drummer with bluesrock combo Ellroy and a guitarist with emocore outfit Soon. Read more on more...

  21. Ebony Rhythm Band / Outro

    Quick little riff on an Isaac Hayes track that served as the backdrop to this Wutang song

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    Ebony Rhythm Band have an incredible sound that seems to take the heavy bottom of New Orleans Funk and merge it with the trippier elements of Detroit psychedelic soul -- no surprise, considering they hailed from Indianapolis, a point about halfway between the two cities! The tracks on the set have a really great tripped-out groove -- using lots of guitar and organ over heavy rhythms, in a style that's a bit like the Meters at times (dusty groove) Read more on more...

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