Title: Walk Out Free
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1. Simon & Garfunkel - "Old Friends"
2. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Come Saturday"
3. Telefon Tel Aviv - "The Birds"
4. TV on the Radio - "Staring at the Sun"
5. Joni Mitchell - "Blonde in the Bleachers"
6. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
7. Astronautalis - "Astigmatism"
8. Elliott Smith - "Let's Get Lost"
9. of Montreal - "The March of the Gay Parade"
10. Hercules and Love Affair - "Athene"
11. Los Campesinos! - "The International Tweexcore Underground"
12. A Great Big Pile of Leaves - "Bring Back Recess"
13. Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"
14. Amesoeurs - "Gas in Veins"
15. School of Seven Bells - "Face to Face on High Places"
16. Eric's Trip - "My Chest is Empty"
17. Acoustic Ladyland - "The Room"
18. The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - "Black Pear Tree"
19. Quiet Steps - "Resilience"
20. Slow Club - "Sunday"
Fantastic score to a fantastic film, swings between moods of playfulness and menace, also contains a short track by They Might Be Giants written specifically for the film, I really can't recommend this soundtrack (or film) enough
Compilation of tracks released by Sarah Records, seminal twee/jangle pop label, all hand-picked by the label's founder, if you're at all interested in indie pop or related genres this is an excellent place to start
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So after the punch-in-the-gut finale of one of the finest shows ever put on television, Battlestar Galactica, I felt it appropriate to post the music, which was always an integral part of the show. Even if you aren't a fan of the show (what's wrong with you), these are still essential downloads for anyone who enjoys orchestral music that is equal parts roaring, moving, and reflective.
The Imaginaries are a Canadian band who play Pavement-esque lo-fi singer-songwriter indie rock music. In the studio (bedroom?) everything is recorded by Jackson Fishauf; when performing live, they're a full band.
Despite forming the band only a short time ago, Fishauf has already recorded a formidable body of work, including ten albums and a number of singles. Aside from Pavement, who has already been mentioned, I would highly recommend his work to fans of Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground, Silver Jews, and all similar artists, as well as anyone who enjoys good acoustic rock music.
I encourage you to visit their official website, where you can find all the download links contained in this post (as well as the rest of their discography), news about the band, information on upcoming shows, and links to purchase their music and merchandise.
A small selection from their catalog to get you started:
A big thanks to Jackson Fishauf and everyone else involved with the Imaginaries, both for making great music, and for allowing it to be freely downloaded and enjoyed by all. Keep up the great work. To everyone else, remember to support independent music as much as you can; a little bit can go a long way.
Artist features may or may not become a regular occurrence on Watch the Tapes. Only time can tell. If you are an artist, and you would like me to feature your music here, just contact me either at last.fm (username FinalPizzaHut), somewhere on this blog, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disgustingly cute twee pop band that's so underground I can't even find an album cover or a myspace or any information about them at all, fuck yeah indie cred +50
Title: Shot for the Stars
1. Arts the Beatdoctor - "Mellow Drama"
2. Beck - "Nobody's Fault But My Own"
3. Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"
4. El-P - "Up All Night"
5. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer"
6. The Rentals - "Friends of P."
7. Daedelus - "Aim True"
8. Bôa - "Duvet (acoustic)"
9. John Frusciante - "Been Insane"
10. John Zorn - "Hammerhead"
11. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
12. Why? - "Fatalist Palmistry"
13. The Postal Service - "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
14. Dario Marianelli - "Elegy for Dunkirk"
15. Eels - "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
16. Ghost Mice - "Free Pizza for Life"
Yeah I use that Postal Service track a lot, sue me. It's a great track for tapes.
Alright so here's the deal, a bunch of hippies stuck a huge harp up on top of a hill in California and made earthy drone music about seasons and elements, drugs may have been involved
Of course there's no myspace don't be silly
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Flaming Lips-esque indie rock by the dude who used to host Blue's Clues, I love this album way more than I probably should but it's got a certain charm to it so I make no apologies
Comp with pretty much everything ever recorded by the seminal twee/indie rock group, you should have this already but if you don't I promise not to tell the dude at your local record store because he probably wouldn't let you back in
Title: Come On, Welcome In
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1. 65daysofstatic - "Dance Parties (Mechanised)"
2. Madlib - "Montara"
3. Burial - "Night Bus"
4. Mount Eerie - "Voice in Headphones"
5. The Cranberries - "Zombie"
6. Max Tundra - "Gum Chimes"
7. Eels - "Saturday Morning"
8. The White Stripes - "Take, Take, Take"
9. The Cure - "The Blood"
10. John Frusciante - "Central"
11. Ween - "You Fucked Up"
12. The Beatles - "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
13. LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk is Playing at My House"
14. Blonde Redhead - "Signs Along the Path"
15. R.E.M. - "Star 69"
16. Broken Social Scene - "Pitter Patter Goes My Heart"
17. Broken Social Scene - "Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl"
18. Los Campesinos! - "2007: The Year Punk Broke (My Heart)"
19. Elliott Smith - "Bye"
20. Saint Etienne - "She's the One"