MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 5

On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 5

It’s certainly been a while between mixtapes, but hopefully this is a triumphant return to form! We’ve got something for everyone with this one. Guitar-based songs, softer tracks, a Talking Heads cover, sample-based electronic songs, hip-hop mash-ups, acoustic ditties, and some post-rock to finish everything up.

Plus, it’s all completely legal. I asked every single artist or their management if I could use the tracks. No guilty conscience for anyone involved. It feels nice, doesn’t it?

Enough of my ramblings though. Feel free to peruse this fine tracklisting and download the mixtape at your leisure. Happy listening!

P.S. Cover art is by the incredibly handsome Michael “Sea Monkeys” Forrest.

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Size: 131.09 MB

Tracklist:

1. Winter Street – A Little More

2. The Moniters – Lights Go Down

3. The Panda Band – The Fix

4. The Deer Republic – Feel Like Dancing

5. Millions – Those Girls

6. Udays Tiger – Machine

7. Tim Fitz – Disposable Youth

8. The Dead Leaves – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

9. Buckley Ward – So Pretend

10. Anton Franc – Letting Go

11. Air France – It Feels Good To Be Around You

12. Lion & the Lotus – Vistas De Oro

13. Gotye –  Somebody That I Used To Know (Phatchance Hip Hop Remix) Remixed by One Above

14. The Trouble With Templeton – Bleeders

15. Cheer Advisory Council – Coach

16. Solkyri – This Can’t Wait!

17. Tom Day – Home

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VIDEO: Moby – “Lie Down In Darkness”

Moby recently released a video for his new single “Lie Down In Darkness”, from his 10th album, Destroyed. The song holds this symphonic atmosphere, and the when Moby and directors Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull (aka Institute For Eyes) all describe the song as “cinematic”, they hit the nail right on the head, because that’s exactly how it feels.

I’ve no doubt some will find this track boring or uninspiring, but the reality is, Moby manages to create these amazingly simple hooks (eg: those four backing vocal notes), and craft a whole song around them. To be able to take something so basic and build upon it, until it’s this mature and interesting song, is a talent in itself. And I think it’s from this base of simplicity that Moby manages to give his songs a personality – something special that separates his music from the rest.

FEATURE: Is everyone getting ready to take back Sunday?

So I may be almost a month late with this, but the new single from Taking Back Sunday has been released. It’s called “Faith (When I Let You Down)”, and I’m pretty excited.

It sounds like one of the most anthemic songs I’ve heard from them, and for once some of the YouTube commenters have a point – some of it does sound 30-Seconds-to-Mars-esque, which is interesting for two reasons.

After returning to the 2001 lineup that crafted Tell All Your Friends, there was talk of the band returning to their “roots”, and moving away from some of the poppier sounds found on their latest LP New Again.

The first track to premiere from the new album was “El Paso”, and it certainly sounded much more raw and vicious, strengthening my belief this would be a completely new record.

But then “Faith (When I Let You Down)” changed that. I’m personally cool with both sides of the band, so this isn’t really bothering me, but it should be pretty obvious to anyone who listens that both tracks are very different.

Is it possible to get both worlds with this new release? I wouldn’t be complaining.

Take a listen yourself below. Taking Back Sunday’s fifth LP (which is self-titled by the way) comes out on the 28th of June.

BRAND NEW: Pin Me Down – "Time Crisis"

Pin Me Down is the side project of Bloc Party lead guitarist, Russell Lissack, and former guitarist/singer of Black Moustache, Milena Mepris.

Featuring a distinctly dance-like beat and synth progression, "Time Crisis" is a song that gets going, but not to those kind of epic heights other tracks seem to reach.

That isn’t to say it’s a bad song. It’s really kinda fun. The guitar lines sound distinctly Bloc-Party-esque, which is not only something you’d expect, but also something that’s good. The vocals sound good in the chorus, despite the fact I can’t understand what’s being said. It’s simple I guess, in a way, and sometimes that’s all a song needs. Though after a few listens it does feel slightly formulaic, like Lissack and Mepris are merely ticking the boxes for a dance track. I guess it’s not mind-blowing, but it’s not a bad effort either.

Their self-title debut album is out on the 19th of April.

Score: 6/10

Grab a free download here.