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Turntable Kitchen :: September 2011 Mix (plus Thinksound earbuds GIVEAWAY!)

Historically, September has been a really good month for Kasey and me. Kasey and I got married in September 2009. I began my new job in September 2010. And this year we are putting the final touches on our very first Pairings Box! That may be why the September mixes have always been some of my best.  For example, my very first mix I ever shared with our readers was in September 2009 (sorry – it is no longer available), and I think the Musical Pairings’ September 2010 Mix (which is still available) has held up very well over the past year.  Heck, if you are new to the site and need even more music than the September 2011 mix has to offer, go back and grab the 2010 mix too.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Meanwhile, I think you’ll be hearing a lot about the new artists featured on today’s mix in the months to come – there is a lot of great talent here. In fact, there is so much “awesome” here you’re going to need new earbuds to listen to it all with.

Coincidentally, we have some great earbuds to give to one lucky reader. Do you remember those neat Thinksound earbuds we reviewed recently?  Well, thanks to the folks at Thinksound, we also have a pair of the sexy looking ts02+mic earbuds in the silver/cherry finish that we can give away (see a pic at the bottom of the post)! Leave a comment naming at least one thing you are looking forward to this Fall and you will be entered to win. The headphones are only available to ship to a U.S. address. A winner will be selected at random on Friday, September 30.  UPDATE: We’ve selected our winner.  Congratulations Rebecca M!

Thanks to my fellow co-bloggers where I discovered a few of the tracks on this mix: Unholy Rhythms (BLZRS), Listen Before You Buy (Saintseneca), and Pasta Primavera (Yawn).  Also, congratulations to Dodge and Roaring Colonel Records who will be releasing Cheyenne Marie Mize’s new EP.

Turntable Kitchen :: The September 2011 Mix (.zip file)

01. Cheyenne Marie Mize – Wishing Well
02. Saintseneca – Acid Rain
03. Giraffage – Moments
04. HEALTH – Goth Star (Pictureplane Cover)
05. Yawn – Empress
06. Colleen Green – Worship You
07. Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes
08. Toro y Moi – All Alone
09. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
10. Lucas Santtana – Cira Regina e Nana
11. Grimes – Vanessa
12. James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood Cover)
13. The Weeknd – Life of the Party
14. Purity Ring – Belispeak
15. Wise Blood – Nosferatu
16. Bleached – Think Of You
17. BLZRS – Fashion Crimes
18. 14th – Hide Yourself
19. Clams Casino – Fakest Year Ever
20. rEMi – Twistin’ It Up (feat. Chris Scott.)

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Leeshalynn

    I am looking forward to cooking and reconnecting with an old friend who will visit me next week. Our friendship is based, entirely on cooking and quoting the internet to each other.


    I am looking forward to pumpkins in lattes.

  • Mike

    I’m looking forward to visiting my brother when he graduates from boot camp

  • Michael Rybacki

    I look forward to football, sweaters, dark beer, and raking leaves. 🙂

  • coelacanthahoy

    I’m looking forward to obliterating leaves. Armies and armies of leaves.

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  • Mtnfvr

    I’m looking forward to it less than 115° weather here in Arizona.

  • Juliameltzer

    Looking forward to a picnic at the waterfront or the cemetery.

  • Catleah

    The autumnal changes bring forth a feeling of New Year. It marks the passing of a real new yearseason for me: academic studies are resumed, new jobs begin, the lazy endless feeling of summer comes to an abrupt halt. I love the fair weather of September, especially in Seattle, when we have those exquisite ‘Indian Summers’. Happy fall folks! Great site, btw.

  • JP

    looking forward to watching tv on the radio at the fox theatre

  • Ashton Lafferty

    Looking forward to being able to use the stove and oven without adding extra heat to the house. Chili, soups…big plans. BIG PLANS.

  • vinigirl

    looking forward to crunchy leaf walks with my beloved, curling up with good books, sweet autumn afternoon sunlight, cooking warm, cozy comfort foods again. Mostly just slowing down, turning inward.

  • How did you know I needed new ear buds? 🙂 These look sweet and so is this mix! I’m looking forward to soup and busting out my fuzzy blanket.

  • miss maria

    so looking forward to cool nights with campfires and the plethora of good shows that come to the Boston area in the fall…

  • Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider!

  • Burns428

    this is awesome! I am looking forward to wearing all my cold-weather clothing because I just started to crochet and I have enough scarves and hats to last a lifetime!

  • Daniel Washko

    I’m looking forward to apple cider donuts and morning crispness.

  • Jake Maynard

    I look forward to watching the leaves change, while picking apples and eating cider donuts.

  • Just one thing? Hmmm. Apple and punkin’ picking along the Hudson River.

  • Jennifer

    Sweet giveaway! I’m looking forward to fall colors and traveling to New York! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Mandy

    Haunted Corn Maze!!

  • Kate

    I’m looking forward to the warmer weather (Bay Area summer) and also apple butter. Two things, I know, but I love apple butter(!)

  • Matt Dillon

    Pecan pie and Summer Camp’s debut album

  • Atwarwithin

    Pumpkins/Calabasas. Love em. Pumpkin soup, pie, fried, grated, baked- I even love to watch The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It helps that my birthday is October 28th every fall too.

  • I’m looking forward to carving pumpkins!

  • free food

    I’m looking forward to Gluhwein, scarves, and seeing Dominant Legs.

  • el

    curling up with good books in oversized sweaters with tea/hot chocolate/hot toddies/coffee. being warm and snuggly make my Norwegian blood happy

  • El L Cool J

    Drinking great brown beers… wait I do that in the summer too… ummm more fires in the fireplace, but before it gets too cold that it’s necessary… and some sweet New England Camping!

  • Erica

    i’m looking forward to crunchy leaves underfoot, hot tea in a mug, fires at sunset, and pumpkin everything!

  • Rebecca Melin

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my anniversary with my love. 🙂 I’m also looking forward to the deep, rich colors of fall, the flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon, and making the most out of the season; trying new recipes, spending time with my family, going on a planned trip to Disneyland, pumpkin-picking and carving, cuddling up and watching scary movies, and partying the night of Halloween… There’s so many things to look forward to, I’m getting excited just thinking about it!

  • Drew from MPLS

    I’m looking forward to cooler weather, soup simmering on the stove top, camping in northern Minnesota, and dressing in layers. Keep the recipes and playlists coming!

  • Mikki

    I’m looking forward to my new course starting and eating fall comfort food. 🙂

  • Chris B.

    I’m looking forward to my big move up to Portland, Maine! Fall in Maine is supposed to be gorgeous.

  • Sara Bitner

    I am looking forward to Sunday afternoons spent making soup and apple cider doughnuts fresh from the orchard. My friend likes to question why everyone around here goes to the orchard to pick doughnuts instead of apples. They are that good.

  • Kira

    i am looking forward to pumpkin doughnuts. 🙂

  • Pigmy Basinwood

    Looking forward to CMJ Marathon and to see The Stepkids live.

  • Mariah E.

    I’m looking forward to autumn soups, lazy rainy weekend mornings, and evenings with my partner around a crackling fire!

  • Tebogo

    I’m looking forward to shooting my first independent project, “Brainstorm” in the killer autumn lighting!

  • Paula Rose Williams

    Im looking forward to walking through the falling leaves in the park with my son this fall!

  • Ashley

    I’m looking forward to all of the great live shows that are coming to Miami (since we generally don’t have the best music scene!)

  • I’m looking forward to the M83 show @ Mezzanine on 11/10

  • Ken Getty

    After 6 years in Florida and moving back to the midwest…I am looking forward to watching the leaves change colors!

  • Matty

    i am looking forward to eating pumpkin pie this fall.

  • Hannah Barber

    I’m looking forwards to bundled-up crisp cool walks, hours in a warm kitchen making soup, and my fall rugby season!

  • Anonymous

    love the purity ring song <3

  • Glenn

    i just moved to a new city together with my girlfriend and we decided to move in together. on top of that i just started my first real job and it is absolutely awesome. This fall i look forward to becoming really happy 🙂

  • allvinylallthetime

    Ahh, fall. I was born in September for one ;’) Looking forward to fall veggies!

  • I’m looking forward to (hopefully) fewer hot days, spending time with my 6 month old son, and cooking delicious soups and chili.

  • Love the track: Lucas Santtana – Cira Regina e Nana. But almost all music in Portuguese makes me think of summer not fall.

  • I definitely fell for that track the first time I heard it. By the way, I have a lot of Portuguese music in my queue for this Fall (mostly Brazilian music) so I hope your willing to give music sang in Portuguese in the Fall a chance 😉

  • Me too. I’ve loved every track they’ve released so far to be honest.

  • HowNearHowFar

    That Purity Ring track is fantastic” thanks for turning me on to it.

  • HowNearHowFar

    Oh, and I am looking forward to this M83 album…

  • Tyrone Cadogan

    This fall I’m looking forward to Atlas Sound’s new album Parallax. It sounds (from the first two singles) like a completely different direction; he’s really placing emphasis on his voice this time around. Other than that it’s football season go Ravens!!!

  • Mark Miller

    This Fall, I’m looking forward to the cooler weather (time to bid farewell to the Summer heat, which I don’t enjoy). In addition, I always look forward to all of the beautiful Fall foliage! 🙂

  • Marc

    I’m looking forward for the golden autumn and the Munich Oktoberfest here in Germany!
    I have some friends in NY so it´s no problem for shipping. ;D


  • James Rothwell

    This fall I will be looking forward to the arrival of my second son in October, and potentially some Thinksound earbuds to play soothing music while I drift off between feeds and diaper changes…

  • Rachelflorence

    This fall I am looking forward to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in SF. I can’t wait for all those free shows in such a pretty venue!

  • I’m looking forward to a fall vacation in Mexico!

  • Dan5053

    new albums from feist and wilco

  • I am looking forward to porkchops with sauteed apples and onions over a bed of jasmine rice, side salad of baby arugula with farmers cheese, and a can of Resurrection. Followed up by a nighttime stroll in crisp air.

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  • Margaret

    I am looking forward to decorating (and hosting parties in) my new apartment!

  • shaz_mann

    my mind is officially BLOWN. this playlist is ridiculously perfect. this website is beyond anything my mind can comprehend. PURE GENIUS.

  • Anonymous

    I am always looking forward to fall itself; I start anticipating it in December. But more specifically, I am looking forward to the new Bjork album, and to having a chance to go take photos in the woods while they turn colors.

  • Pleanbean

    I am looking forward to starting up a new schoolyear, and the great holidays of Fall. I love the change in nature as it sheds its summer greens and adopts a more somber – but still full of life – coat of ambers and oranges.

  • Brian

    I’m looking forward to New England and the beautiful leaves, apples, and cider!

  • lianna

    this doesn’t sound original but I’m totally looking forward to leaves changing colour

  • Looking forward to baking an apple-bacon pie!

  • Ryan

    Man, Neon Indian is so hot right now, wish I’d picked up those Rickshaw tickets

  • Ryan

    On the other hand, reallly lookin forward to Metronomy this Fall at Rickshaw 🙂

  • Cristina

    Hiking in the fall foliage

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to crisp fall bike rides, watching the leaves change, and Sunday afternoon football/naps.

  • Strangely looking forward to the damp returning to North Beach, rainy days in an old apartment, trout fishing in the Sierras and cold nights drinking one too many at a neighborhood bar with friends.

    PS: Great mix 🙂

  • Gracie

    Baseball playoffs in October!

  • I’m looking forward to fall clothes, especially when it comes to what you wear to shows. Summer clothes are all fine and good, but there’s nothing more fun than a sharp-looking jacket, a miniskirt, a pair of tights, and ankle boots for the perfect going-to-a-rock-show look.

  • Mike D

    Listening to an Neil Young record with the windows open sipping a fall brew.

  • Tkcs911

    Looking forward to drinking my first fall homebrew.

  • Amynieuw

    Homemade applesauce from my local orchand and lots and lots of applecider donuts!

  • Bob Hinshaw

    I am looking forward to the Superheavy collaboration

  • Jens2

    Thinksound headphones are the best thing since sliced bread!!!

  • Jens2

    Raking leaves with my thinksound headphones makes raking leaves fun!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    looking forward to winning these buds, since my cat ate my last pair

  • Michael Doran

    I am looking forward to taking my kids to a Corn Maze. What would make it better is a awesome set of headphones to help block out the screaming of a thousand children!

  • Livesoundtech

    Drinking pumpkin beer and listening to my music with these dope ear phones.

  • Michaudpt

    Clam bakes in Ohio, to bring me back to my childhood in Massachusetts….

  • Ankush G

    The weather!

  • Hobobrown

    Heading to Italy next month while listening to my brand new earbuds!

  • Cooler weather with walk in parks.

  • Dak

    I’m looking forward to trying to make pumpkin pancakes for the first time.

  • Thegreek121

    Have you seen my baseball????

  • Anonymous

    Nice bike rides on single tracks with some mud

  • Limbeau

    Getting to see the leaves becoming bright red, and of course Halloween.

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