Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, “Dirty Old Town”

A simply epic cover by Ted Leo of one of The Pogues’ most famous songs. Just as full of power and falsetto as some of his later work, like “Bleeding Powers” and “Me and Mia,” but here it’s just him and his guitar. What more can be said? The guy’s a pro.

I met my love by the gas works wall, dreamed a dream by the old canal

Ellie Goulding, “Under The Sheets (Baby Monster remix)”

As I listened to this lying facedown in my bed at 2pm trying to convince my body that staying awake is a good idea, I prayed that it wasn’t Uffie so that I wouldn’t have to admit enjoying a song by Uffie. Thankfully, there was no terrible rapping involved or boasts about popping glocks and such, just saccharine pop.

The vocals of Ms. Goulding are processed in just the right way, sounding more than a little j-pop influenced; made even more obvious when the song breaks wide open at about the halfway mark. The beat doesn’t overwhelm the track, just finally fills it in a bit more. However, my favorite part of the entire song is before all that happens, during the first verse. Baby Monster remixes this with just enough glitch sounds to make one think that there’s something sinister and powerful lurking under the surface. For some reason, it resonates with the lyrics and the tone of the song.

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“33 Pages” – A Digital Mixtape

Since I haven’t written about music much lately, I decided that the best thing to do is piece together a mixtape! However, that’s not very exciting in the age of the blogosphere—I could just throw a bunch of songs into a folder, provide a suggested order, and call it a day—so I took another route.

In homage to an art that probably officially died away before I was born, I recorded the songs into two different “sides” (I know I know this is sheer insanity just work with me here) with hand-made crossfading and order selection by yours truly. Yeah, I know, a real labor of love. A bunch of new songs and a couple of old songs, some songs that have been on Wampoholic and others that have yet to grace this tumblr.

I guess reading Chuck Klosterman finally got to me! HAY~UCK

Side A (29:12)

1. Kid Cudi – Up Up & Away (The Wake & Bake Song)
2. Matt & Kim – Daylight (Ninjasonik Remix)
3. Matt & Kim – Daylight (Troublemaker Remix feat. De La Soul)
4. The Hood Internet – Crazy Hold Out (Nicki Minaj vs. Washed Out)
5. Chairlift – Bruises (Passion Pit remix)
6. Dragonette – Pick Up the Phone
7. Calvin Harris – Stars Come Out
8. Ok Go – This Too Shall Pass (Passion Pit remix)

Side B (20:01)

1. Girls – Lust For Life
2. The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreaming
3. Freelance Whales – Generator ^ First Floor
4. Manchester Orchestra – It’s Ok With Me
5. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
6. Rosie and Me – Bonfires

Download Side A
Download Side B

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Fun Notesies

  • I saw Manchester Orchestra at the Paste Festival in 2006, never ever thinking they would get famous. Now they’re blowing up! So kyuuute!
  • I cut out the very end of “Up Up and Away,” but that brake effect is not me.
  • The original “Pick Up The Phone” is soooooo good even though I love the remix I posted a few months ago.