Friday Mix Tape

Friday Mix Tape: Atypical Hurricane Mix

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast as we speak, so for this week’s Friday Mix Tape we thought it only fitting to focus on hurricane/storm-themed songs. However,

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Friday Mix Tape: Reprises Reprised

For most of us, the word “reprise” brings to mind one thing, Tweezer Reprise. But there have been plenty of other uses of the reprise over the years. For this

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Friday Mix Tape: Tea Leaf Readings

It’s been a while since we’ve touched on anything Tea Leaf Green-related, so this week’s mix tape gives them the full treatment. Here we’ve got a supple mix of originals

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Friday Mix Tape: Guitar Monsters

This week’s mix tape goes out to all the folks out there to whom words like phyrigian, humbucker, and “Ingvay” actually mean something. That’s right, this week we’re paying dues

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Friday Mix Tape: Even The Losers

In the early days of the genre, rock musicians and fans were considered outcasts from society. Since the late ’50s rock and roll has become part of the mainstream, yet

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Friday Mix Tape: Assorted New Tunes #2

As a quick housekeeping matter of interest, I’m thinking I’ll stick with this new music theme for my turns on the Friday Mix Tape from here on out. Since we don’t really do a whole lot by way of album reviews, it seems like a good way to help get the word out on quality new releases. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to put together and folks seems to like it. If you ever have anything you’d like to see included, you’re welcome to shoot me an email at [email protected] Alright, now to the tunes…


This week, we kick off with one of my absolute favorite songs of the year called When You’ve No Eyes by Alec Ounsworth, one of the driving forces behind Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Ounsworth killed it on his solo debut Mo Beauty with a terrific concept; record an album in New Orleans with a crew of funk legends (George Porter Jr., Robert Walter, and Stanton Moore) and let them spread their wings on a clever and entirely non-funk record. Next, we head to a track off another of my favorites this year, Devendra Banhart’s major label debut What Will We Be called Angelika.

READ ON for more of Ryan’s description of the tracks on FMT…

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