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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-07-15 ft Dawes, Shakey Graves, Future Islands, VERITE & more

IMG_3552Winter finals are complete, so I can finally get back to the music. There were plenty of new tunes to be excited about as big names like the consistently great Lord Huron, the banjo-less Mumford & Sons and forever Californians Best Coast all released top notch albums. Other familiar names like Mikal Cronin, Florence + the Machine (who I like to call Flo-Flo-Ma) and Matt and Kim kept the hype-train rolling with repeat-worthy singles from upcoming releases. Elsewhere, LA duo Made In Heights added another creative slice of indie pop/electronica to their resume with “Forgiveness”, Ratatat returned from the vault where KiD CuDi must have been stashing all of their hypnotic productions and Django Django gave me another reason not to miss them on tour this summer with “Reflections”. Lastly, remixes run JayeL Audio on Fridays and two excellent entries from producers RAC (“Kiss Me Again”) and Lefti (“The Business of Emotion”) were too good to save for Friday only listening.

Favorite of the month was a toss up between JD McPherson’s barn-burner “Let The Good Times Roll” and Dawes’ lead single from the SoCal band’s pending fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands. The album title is in reference to a line from a yet to be released song, but could also allude to the fact that Dawes has been compared to everyone from Steely Dan and CCR to Jackson Browne. “Things Happen” will likely garner similar mentions with its ’70s rock feel, breezy hook and relevant narrative, but I’ll gladly admit that the track was my most listened to song of the month. Hence its strategic placement as the #1 song on this playlist for easy replay-ability (apologies to my wife).

JayeL Audio 5-07-15 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio.

JayeL Audio 5-07-15: STREAM (Spotify, 8tracks)
1. Dawes-Things Happen
2. Lord Huron-Louisa
3. Mumford & Sons-The Wolf
4. JD McPherson-Let The Good Times Roll
5. Mikal Cronin-Made Up My Mind
6. Best Coast-Feeling Ok
7. CRUISR-Go For It
8. Florence+The Machine-Ship To Wreck
9. Big Data-The Business of Emotion (Lefti Remix)
10. Made In Heights-Forgiveness
11. Holychild-Money All Around
12. Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper-Billions Of Eyes
13. Torres-Cowboy Guilt
14. Watkins Family Hour-Steal Your Heart Away
15. Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project-Lazy John
16. The Staves-Horizons
17. Will Joseph Cook-Daisy Chains
18. Shakey Graves-Pay The Road
19. Sweet Spirit-Have Mercy ft Britt Daniel
20. Matt Pond PA-More No More
21. Tunde Adebimpe-Speedline Miracle Masterpiece ft Sinkane
22. Sundara Karma-Loveblood
23. Django Django-Reflections
24. Alabama Shakes-Future People
25. Bright Light Social Hour-Infinite Cities
26. San Fermin-Emily
27. Future Islands-The Chase
28. Bearcubs-Touch
29. VERITE-Colors
30. Ratatat-Cream on Chrome
31. The Drums-Kiss Me Again (RAC Mix)
32. Mura Masa-Lovesick F***
33. Matt and Kim-Get It
34. Taku-Love Again ft JMSN and Sango
35. Highasakite-Heavenly Father (Bon Iver Cover)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio