(collage/cover by Cactus-Mouth)
Love - sometimes elusive, sometimes painful. At some point in our life, we may experience love and with that feeling might come heartbreak.
After the success of our Holiday Sweaters & Egg Nog compilation, Cactus-Mouth and I decided to team up again for two of music’s great subject matters: love & heartbreak. We asked artists to give us their interpretation of either a love or heartbreak song - exclusively for us. While some may tug at your heart strings, they are never too saccharine or sappy, nor are they too dismal or bleak. This is a MONSTER mix - 20 different artists - 71 minutes of heart-stopping goodness.
We were super lucky to get such wonderful contributions from these artists. This time around we had some amazing covers - from the stupendously catchy “Not Feeling The Love (Trapped In The Black Lodge)” R. Kelly cover by Kuhrye-oo, the Wintercoats’ sublime “Someone To Share My Life With” Jens Lekman cover, Naminé’s echo-y, heartbreaking New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle” cover, and the swirling, swoon worthy “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra cover by Saskatchewan. They do the originals justice and even surpass them, if I say so myself.
I feel so grateful to have newer artists on board like: Moths (he released a video for our track yesterday), Under Alien Skies, clownfacee, Youth Castles, and Pressed And, as well as some of my dream comp artists like Jeans Wilder, Local Winds & Top Girls, Fielded, and Welcome Back Sailors. We also pulled in the likes of such talented folks as Medic Hands, Sutja Gutiérrez, Kiss Kiss Fantastic, and Ra Calium. A big special shout out to my eternal homeboy, the ever wonderful, ever helpful: Guerre. No exclusive comp of mine (collaboration or not) will ever be complete without some input from him!
Before I close, I must add that one of the most giggle inducing (in a completely good way) tracks on the comp is Butterclock’s “breakUPparadize”. Drawing from “Gangster Paradise”, it will leave you both slightly heartbroken yet smiling. ALSO, a radically different, super lo-fi mono track from Ricky Eat Acid entitled “Seventeen”.
I want to thank each and every artist on the mix, my good buddy Cactus Mouth, and, most of all, you for listening. FEEL THE LOVE! ♥
We Fall Apart: Unholy Rhythms & Cactus Mouth Valentine’s Day Mix
- Kuhrye-oo - “Not Feeling The Love (Trapped In The Black Lodge)”
- Ra Calium - “I Feel Love”
- Welcome Back Sailors - “Season”
- Pressed And - “Ona”
- Guerre - “She Wolf”
- Naminé - “Bizzare Love Triangle”
- Butterclock - “breakUPparadize”
- Fielded - “The Key”
- Wintercoats - “Someone To Share My Life With”
- Kiss Kiss Fantastic - “Lonesome George”
- clownfacee - “Our Autumn & Our Fall”
- Under Alien Skies - “To Part To”
- Medic Hands - “Glitter”
- Youth Castles - “Love & Honesty”
- Sutja Gutierrez - “I Can See The Devil (Valentine’s Day)”
- Moths - “<3”
- Ricky Eat Acid - Seventeen
- Jeans Wilder - “Gushers”
- Local Winds & Top Girls - “We Fall Apart”
- Saskatchewan - “The Way You Look Tonight”
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♪ File under: electronic, chamber pop, heartbreak, love, reverb, more reverb, not feeling the love, feeling the love, unholy rhythms, cactus mouth, valentine’s day mix, covers, glo-fi, lo-fi, ethereal
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