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Musical Pairings @ eating/sf presents: the September Mix

September has been a good month for me.  I’ve discovered lots of great new music, enjoyed a few days of living work free, started a new job, and – most importantly – celebrated my first anniversary married to the woman I love.   Although this isn’t an anniversary mix, there are a lot of upbeat, celebratory cuts on here – which is fitting.  So what should you be on the look out for here?  Well, hopefully you’ll discover some great new music including great tracks by folks like Seamonster, the Flips, Gayngs, DannielRadall, CSLSX, Closed Cassette, Teenage Reverb and Solomon’s Hollow.  But you’ll also recognize some familiar faces including tracks by Junip (Jose Gonzalez’s latest band), the Fresh & Onlys, Local Natives, Ra Ra Riot, Sufjan Stevens(!), Blonde Redhead, M.I.A., Big Boi and Kanye West (feat. Bon Iver!?!).  Ultimately, I think there is something on here for everyone – so enjoy!

Musical Pairings @ eating/sf presents: the September mix (.zip file)

01. Junip – Always
02. Seamonster – Oh Appalachia
03. Local Natives – Sun Hands
04. Gayngs – The Gaudy Side of Town
05. Ra Ra Riot – Boy (RAC Remix)
06. Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall
07. The Flips – I Just Don’t Know Where I Stand Anymore
08. DannielRadall – White
09. Sufjan Stevens – I Walked
10. M.I.A. & Diplo – 4 The People On The Boat (demo)
11. Blonde Redhead – Not Getting There
12. CSLSX – We Ought To Be Together
13. Closed Cassette – Vivid Moments
14. Big Boi – Lookin’ 4 Ya (All Verses)
15. Kanye West – Monster (feat. Bon-Iver, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Sleepy Brown)
16. Teenage Reverb – Chill Kid
17. Solomon’s Hollow – Silent Film

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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.

  • Brian

    Happy Anniversary!

    Congratulations on the new job!

    And thanks for another great mix!

  • Bridgit

    Excellent! Best mix I’ve found for awhile 🙂

  • Thanks Bridgit! I appreciate the kind comment!

  • ggfd

    first post

  • Thanks Brian! I’m glad you are enjoying the new mix. If you get a chance I’d love to hear what some of your favorites are so far.

  • Tobias

    Happy Anniversary from me, too!

    I’ve been listening to your mix for the whole Sunday now. I have to say that I like it more than the August one, but hey.. tastes are different. 😉
    Junip, RaRaRiot, DannielRadall, CSLSX, Local Natives (been listening to them for one year now, but began to like that song today…) Kanye and Solomon’s Hollow are my favs on this one. Anyway, great Sunday afternoon mix.

    So to get it right, these mixes are always your favourites from the past 4 weeks? That’s basically what I’m doing via itunes playlists every 2-3 months.

    Greetings from Germany, keep up the great work with your blog. Same goes to your wife..

  • Hey Tobias,

    Thanks for the comment! It sounds like you also have pretty eclectic tastes since the tracks you liked are all very different. Very cool. And yeah – these mixes are largely snapshots of the new music I’ve been listening to with a few somewhat “established” artists thrown in to make it a more approachable mix. Have you been listening to anything cool that you can recommend? As you can imagine, I’m always on the look out for good new music.

    Oh, and I’d have to say that the Local Natives have definitely grown on me in the last two months. Of course, that is part of what I like about em. You’ll listen to a song and almost want to skip it because it sounds like it is going to be cheesy – but then they take it somewhere cool.

    P.S. We love Germany. My sister-in-law is from Gardelegen in Sachsen-Anhalt.

  • Tobias


    well, eclectic.. in some ways, but I don’t like every kind of music. When it comes to Metal or anything like that, that’s a no-go. 😉
    I think it’s pretty good when you’re open to new music, and thanks to the internet it’s so damn easy to explore a new band every day. For example, Chillwave. It’s not that I like many of those synth-bands, but sometimes I find one that I like.

    Ok, although I already mentioned it, cool idea with these mixes. I don’t have a blog, but if I had, I would make something like that as well. The “music-nerd” I am, I really like it to make such monthly charts or season faves lists. I think it’s a pleasure to receive new music as well as giving tips and hints for new bands. The “End Of The Year-Mix” is a classic between 2-3 friends and me.

    You’re quite right with the Local Natives. They’re definitely a band into which you get slowly, but if you do so, you’ll like them pretty much. The only song which I liked right from the start was ‘Camera Talk’. I must have listened to it a hundred times over the last winter.

    As for recommendations… a lot of my current faves are already in your archive. 😉 But to name few of my latest discoveries:

    The Smiles (surf pop)
    Niall Connolly (singer-songwriter from NY)
    The Shivers (their album Sunset Psalms was on heavy rotation during August)
    Yoav (Israeli singer/songwriter, a bit electonic/dark acoustic… )
    Egyptian Hip-Hop (don’t let you misguid you from the name..)

    oh, and I just saw that you don’t have a blog entry about Menomena so far. Don’t they come from your area.. West Coast..? They made one of my top 5 albums of 2010.

    Oh, nice to hear that you got relatives here in Germany. Sachsen-Anhalt is not around the corner from me ( at least in our dimensions, in the US that distance must be pretty trivial 😉 ), I’m from Nürnberg, Bavaria.

    well, so far for now. that got a bit long now… 😉

    greetings, Tobi

  • Hey again Tobi!

    So I listened to all of the bands you mentioned, and I’m already tripping out over the Shivers. Really really enjoying the bluesy Lou Reed vibe. And what I heard from Yoav has me interested in more.

    And I’ve definitely enjoyed the Menomena album. It’ll probably end up on here eventually as a musical pairing before too long. And, yup, they are from the West Coast – Portland I believe – but that is a good distant from here as well.

    Thanks for the comments and recommendations. You’ll probably see some of them on here soon too.

  • Tobias

    Bluesy Lou Reed vibe… that fits. Interesting that I listened to Reed more often again over the past few weeks after my “Shivers-weeks” during holiday. I’m glad you like them..

  • Definitely enjoyed what I’ve heard so far. I’ll need to score the album and listen to the whole thing.

  • Brian

    The songs I’m really dig’n are…

    Junip – Always
    Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall

    I like these too!

    CSLSX – We Ought To Be Together
    Teenage Reverb – Chill Kid
    Solomons Hollow – Silent Film

  • The Junip song/album is getting a lot of love on my stereo – as are the Fresh & Onlys.

    I’m so glad that folks are really enjoying the Solomon’s Hollow track as well! From what I’ve read – it sounds like a lot of love and work went into that album (which is great and will get reviewed here closer to the album release date on Nov. 9).

    I recommend giving that Sufjan song a few spins too – it was a slow grower for me, but worth it.

  • Brian

    I’m overwhelmed by how much great music there is this year. Can’t decide what to buy next. The new Belle & Sebastian comes out soon so that’s a definite purchase.

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