brand new july: last month’s mix, july 2009;

One of my favourite websites has always been Art of the Mix, a community site based on sharing and exchanging playlists. In recent months the site has been so unreliable – buggy and prone to crashing, and often blocked as “unsecure” on Firefox as a result of a hack. I was going to open this post by announcing I’d signed up to a new, similar site which one of the old AoTM community had recommended to me, but in the course of writing this I’ve discovered that the original and best music mix site is back online with a shiny new redesign (and an unfortunately irritating menu bar thing going on).

Which, I think, means I have a few monthly mixes to catch up on.

It’s been such a gorgeous day today, and I walked most of the way back from town via the Glasgow River Festival. There’s no better place in the world than this city when the sun shines, although my toasty shoulders might disagree.

It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful: last month’s mix, July 2009
1. Mirah: “Generosity”
2. The Broken Family Band: “Salivating”
3. Patterson Hood: “I Understand Now”
4. Alela Diane: “White As Diamonds”
5. Two Cow Garage: “Brand New July”
6. Malcolm Middleton & The Hold Steady: “Run To You” [live] 7. Withered Hand: “Religious Songs”
8. Lisa Mitchell: “Clean White Love”
9. Regina Spektor: “Laughing With”
10. Richmond Fontaine: “We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River”
11. The National & St. Vincent: “Sleep All Summer”
12. Josh Ritter: “The River” [live Springsteen cover] 13. Blind Pilot: “Paint Or Pollen”
14. Slow Club: “It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful”
15. Emmy The Great: “We Are Safe”


Monthly Most Played after the jump.

Monthly Most Played as of July 2009
1= The Hold Steady, “Sequestered in Memphis” [=] 1= Marah, “Walt Whitman Bridge” [2] 3. The Hold Steady, “Lord, I’m Discouraged” [=] 4. The Hold Steady, “Constructive Summer” [=] 5= The Hold Steady, “Magazines” [4] 5= Marah, “Songbirdz” [8] 7= The Gaslight Anthem, “The ’59 Sound” [6] 7= The Gaslight Anthem, “High Lonesome” [8] 7= The Hold Steady, “Banging Camp” [6] 10= Bruce Springsteen, “Thunder Road” [RE] 10= The Hold Steady, “Your Little Hoodrat Friend” [RE] 10= The National, “Thirsty” [=] 10= Red House Painters, “Have You Forgotten” [=] 10= Uncle Tupelo, “Still Around” [NE]