Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Mixtape #50 - Distant

A breezy jangly all-over-the-place mix this week. It's up and down and in the wind and indecisive about what it wants to be when it grows up. I can certainly relate.

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I also should mention that this blog is officially ONE YEAR OLD. Happy birthday to my mixes! Yeah, yeah, I suppose we've got to wait til mix #52, but technically this is mix 51 as way back in August I put up the mix I did for and didn't number it... and I also took one holiday from the mixes... so there you go. I've also noticed certain trends in my listening -which actually shows up in this current mix (80s, Girl groups, Postcard Records, Classixx remixes you get the jist). I'll probably plan something special for mixtape #52...

But back to the current mix: here's hoping those who are distant have the chance to return now that that pesky volcano has stopped his belly rumbles. In fact, so distracted was I by the pleasant tunes, I didn't even notice there were only 9 songs! Oops, forgive me.

Included this week:
1. Eternal Summers - Fall Straight Back
2. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
3. Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul
4. ChloƩ - Distant
5. Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Classixx Remix)
6. Human League - The Lebanon
7. Mystery Jets - Flash a Hungry Smile
8. Aztec Camera - Lost Outside The Tunnel (Postcard)
9. Beirut - A Sunday Smile

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday Mixtape #49 - Season in the Sun

It's Friday! and the weather outside is puttin us in the mood for some blissed out, sunny oh-man-it's-nearly-summertime kind of music. The music you imagine blasting out down the street during the day where you sit around on grass clutching some cider and wishing time would just stop.

It's also my ode to my homeland of California. A lot of blissed out California themed songs included. Been missing that place a lot lately... and lucky me, I'll be there visiting in just a few weeks. Yay!

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Included this week:
1. The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
2. Dee Edwards - What Can't There be Love?
3. Marlena Shaw - California Soul
4. Brother Jack McDuff - Hot Barbecue
5. Peggy Lee - Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
6. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Beggin'
7. She & Him - Home
8. The Aislers Set - California
9. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
10. Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love (The Very Best Remix)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Talulah Does The Hula Download

my band, Talulah Does The Hula, are offering a remix of our previous single, Bad Boyfriend, for the grand sum of nought! We held a little remix competition at the end of last year and you can download the chosen track below, but you can also listen to and download the other remixes on our mySpace page:

Download Bad Boyfriend (Cast Aside Brides Remix)

The track will feature on our next double-A side single for the songs 'Don't Panic' and 'Real Friends' and will be released on the 7th of May.

We will be hosting a single launch Upstairs in Whelans where we'll be playing alongside Hello Moon & The Evening Watch. Tickets are a mere €7. Feel free to post and re-post the track wherever you like.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Mixtape #48 - The Reflex

Spring has sprung! Yet I give you some dark electro and 80s. What can I say, that's how I roll. Get your sexy slow drum machine on tonight, life is too short. At Love Action headquarters we're definitely mourning the loss of Malcolm McLaren, so I've included two acts that were his brainchild. I've also included... to the public's ears for the very first time the official remix of my band's song Bad Boyfriend. It's the 'Cast Aside Brides Remix' and it's dark and epic and makes our band want to float away off stage in a giant hot dog. I'll be sending a link to download that track soon.

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Included on this week's mix:
1. Air - So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)
2. Bow Wow Wow - Mile High Club
3. Adam and the Ants - Antmusic
4. Alonzo/Parlange - Easy Lover
5. New Young Pony Club - We Want 2 (NYPC Reprise Mix)
6. Mighty Mouse - Song For Ellen
7. Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle
8. Duran Duran - The Reflex
9. Performance - Reptile
10. Talulah Does The Hula - Bad Boyfriend (Cast Aside Brides Remix)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Mixtape #47 - Dark Days

April you say? Well only that of Irish April which means Sun on Sunday, Rain on Monday, Snow on Tuesday. Friday is upon us and we started out miserable and grey and have now ended up bright and sunny. It's also Good Friday, which in Ireland translates to official 'House Party Friday' also known as Zombie Jesus Day. Just remember the old saying: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

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This week's mix includes:
1. Plastiscines - Barcelona (Lifelike Remix)
2. Science & Industry - This Is How It's Meant To Be
3. Chin Chin - Dark Days
4. Hacienda - She's Got A Hold On Me
5. Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To?
6. Twin Sister - All Around And Away We Go
7. Toward The Ghost - Brahms
8. Out Hud - "My Two Nads" (Dad Reprise)
9. The Phenominal Handclap Band - Baby (Architeq Dub)
10. Blur - Battle