Friday Genius Ten “Cassettes!” Edition
Quick story about the picture: !!! played a kick ass show last weekend at Emo’s, and I went to that with a friend because Grizzly Bear sold out before you could finish sneezing. I liked their album, but their live show was amazing. They had some opening bands that I couldn’t pay much attention to, but one of them—name I can’t remember—was selling cassette tapes at the merch table. I had to take a picture as proof. What a great marketing ploy. People are going to stop and think about that, because as far as I can tell, there’s exactly zero reason for most people to have any interest in cassettes. Their quality is shit, and if you’re going to go low sound quality, MP3s take up less space. But it sure pulls on the nostalgia strings for those of us who spent our wayward youth taping each other’s CDs and LPs, making mix tapes, and having no other option for vehicular audio experiences, particularly since radio in most places is crap.
Today’s Genius ten is based on a single off a new album I bought this week and am in deep love with, the Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong. I was fond of their first album, but they’ve obviously learned a lot since that album and have more maturity and passion on this one. It’s like twice as good. So my mix is based off the first single off this album. Leave yours in comments!
Original song: “When I’m Gone” by the Vivian Girls
1) “So Bored”—Wavves
2) “Black Rice”—Women
3) “Everything With You”—The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
4) “Gila”—Beach House
5) “While You Wait For Others”—Grizzly Bear
6) “Cannibal Resource”—Dirty Projectors
7) “In The New Year”—The Walkmen
8) “When You Sleep”—My Bloody Valentine
9) “We Own The Sky”—M83
10) “Shame And Fortune”—The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Videos and yes, cat pictures below the fold.
Now for a story. I had friends over to watch a movie, and Dusty decided to start hanging out with us by sitting on my lap.
Then she decided we were paying too much attention to the movie, so she started to cute it up.
This effectively obtained everyone’s attention. So she went for the grand finale.