Musicians Are Cowards | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

Musicians Are Cowards | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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I was going to wait until the morning to post this, but most of Europe is awake by now so I guess I’m writing this for all of you! I had someone write on my page last week wondering when I was going to release another mixtape, so I dug up an old mix I had, re-mixed it, created some new artwork, and VOILA!, brand new mixtape for your Monday morning.

This mix was made about a year or so ago but I think that it still holds up pretty well. It was created out of an effort to use songs by bands that weren’t very popular or songs by popular bands that may have been overlooked or unheard by most people. The best example is Ancient Curse by Peter Bjorn and John, a song that’s extremely haunting and downbeat, the absolute opposite of Young Folks. The mix actually had an extra song tacked onto the end of it, but I felt like A Silver Mt. Zion was a more fitting way to end this mix and to cut back on time, I don’t like mixes that drag on too long.

So I hope you all enjoy the mix! The cover was taken from a couple of photos I took with my Lomo back in the day. The front is a photo of Wilco performing at the Greek Theater which accidently got double exposed and ended up looking even more cool. But I have no idea what the back is, just a random shot out the window probably, haha…

01 Marmaillette by A Hawk and a Hacksaw
02 Brother by Annuals
03 Ultimatum by The Long Winters
04 Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello
05 Till The End of Time by Devotchka
06 Ancient Curse by Peter Bjorn and John
07 Spider’s House by Califone
08 Kept Our Hands Warm by The Robot Ate Me
09 Lying in the Snow by The Bees
10 Interior of a Dutch House by Beirut
11 The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes by A Silver Mt. Zion


15 Comments Musicians Are Cowards | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

  1. Benjamin April 21, 2008 at 7:11 AM

    Nice! I have really enjoyed your two other mixtapes, and I look forward to hear this one. Downloading it as I type… The cover is great! The red/blueish colors remind me of old 70’s amateur photography :)

  2. Rob McDougall April 21, 2008 at 7:27 AM

    Nice to see a Silver Mt. Zion on there, I’m going to have to listen to more of them :)

    Love the artwork, as always :)

  3. Sara T-roll April 21, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    simply amazing.

    i stumbled on your blog a couple weeks ago.

    now i look at it everyday! Danka.

  4. Anthony Baker April 21, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Bobby, another killer mixtape. The Annuals are particularly amazing. Thanks for posting these; always finding some great bands to add to my collection. Your musical taste is spot on.

  5. BobbyBobby April 21, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    That Annuals song is actually a different version from the one that’s on there album Be He Me, but I’m not sure which one. I didn’t like the newer version as much so I used to the old one, it’s just better.

  6. Drika April 21, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Yeah, finally a mixtape!
    It was me who wrote that message to you on lastfm! =)
    Love it!
    Keep doing the great work! Good job!!!

  7. vg0055 April 21, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    just makes me happy in this moment

    nice to find start wearing purple I love
    on your mixtapes that I really enjoy
    from the last month I discovered your blog

    so nice to find you !

  8. jonathan April 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    what a great name for a mixtape.

    and what a great song selection as well. that is my favorite ASMZMO & TLLB song.

    good job.

  9. P-Man April 26, 2008 at 7:44 AM

    ‘young folks’ is haunting.

  10. james May 2, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    found the blog some time ago. and love the mixtapes… keeps me going here at work…

    thanx for sharing

  11. snoogan May 12, 2008 at 3:32 AM

    hi love the other mixes but cant seem to get this one to dload?
    any ideas?

  12. BobbyBobby May 12, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Give it another try? I visited the page and had no problem accessing it, so it might be something with Mediafire.

  13. snoogan May 13, 2008 at 12:59 AM

    thanks for the reply…it just plays in the browser and doesn’t download…the other two seemed to dload perfect?

  14. Tom Cox August 2, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Thanks so much for introducing me to some great new groups.

    I’m an old fart (56) and it’s hard to keep up.

    Carry on – with gratitude.

  15. Benson Beneker September 15, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Always nice to see someone else who enjoys The Robot Ate Me

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