After getting to grips with embedding files, it is only right that Pigeon Playlist got the treatment, as well as making the individual files available for anyone who doesn’t want them all on their computer. anyway, it’s about time to be thinking of edition number 2, get in contact either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by the form on the contact page above:
1 Run Toto Run – Platic Gold (fileden)
They’ve been featured on blogs the world over due to their sensational cover of ‘Sleepyhead’, but it’s their own work that’s truly brilliant. Taekn from their EP of the same name, ‘Plastic Gold’ is the perfect showcase for their unique talents. Infectious and brilliant, I was utterly thrilled that the band let me include this.
2 Egyptian Hip Hop – Rad Pitt (fileden)
EHH often get a bad press on the local music scene. I’ve yet to see them live, but judging by the tracks I’ve heard, they’re truly special. The NME agree, having given the band a full page feature in the magazine. Definitely destined for great things.
3 Jam on Bread – It’s always sunny inside (fileden)
The man with the greatest beard in the world succintly sums up a wasted childhood transferred into growing up. Outside is rainy and horrible, whilst inside has wikipedia and TV on demand. Jam on Bread has the best ukelele riffs and lyrics that will warm your heart with joy. I am in awe.
4 Awesome Wells – You’re flogging a dead horse, Jon (fileden)
Originally featured on the ‘Awesome Wells & Friends’ EP, but it could’ve just as easily been an early Beirut track. Releasing work through Manchester’s superb Red Deer Club label, it’s an utterly beautiful song.
5 The Shrieking Violets – Summer (fileden)
Some people have so much talent it’s enough to make you sick. Whilst I sit here typing blogs, Natalie ‘Shrieking Violet’ Bradbury is out penning awesome pop tracks inbetween writing issues of her massively impressive zine. Summer is yet another amazing track from her.
6 Weird Era – Ghost (fileden)
Most Myspace friend requests from bands are given by awful American hardcore bands filled by 13 year olds. If Weird Era prove only one thing, it’s that going on the old decadent social networking site still has some use – even if that’s only to listen to some Deerhunter inspired noise.
7 The Middle Ones – Countdown (fileden)
It might be fair to say that a little bit of cheating has been involved in this one, but I’m not bothered. Despite the fact that they may inhabit Norwich now, their heart and myspace status still lay in the rainy city. They make music that with personality and warmth that is utterly guarenteed to make you smile.
8 Mazes – Bowie Knives (fileden)
The other week, my girlfriend went to a party. I stayed at home, because I was a bit tired. The next morning I was told that not only had photographers from Vice magazine been there, but also Spectrals and Mazes. I’m still bitter, but this song eases the pain. Fuzzy and glorious, expect big things.
9 Young British Artists – Small Waves (fileden)
Another Red Deer Club artist, another testament to the depth and diversity of artists that Manchester holds. Sometimes disparate, often distorted but always engaging and inspiring, it’s taken from an EP of the same name.
10 Cats in Paris – The One (fileden)
Despite not being named after the amazing website of the same name, they make angular, jaunty pop songs that can only make you want to shake your body and wave your arms. There was absolutely no way that I wasn’t going to end this mixtape on the line ‘I’m the King of Norway/No way!/Yes way’.
If that sounds okay with you, then you can get the whole .rar file below:
Pigeon Playlist #1 – Manchester (mediafire)