i hunt you gather we feast

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R Kelly “Genius”
Hippie Sabotage “Stay High”
New Gods “Turning White”
Alvvays “Adult Diversion”
Otis Taylor “Jae Jae Waltz”
Mapei “Don’t Wait”
Sylvan Esso “Hey Mami”
Miguel “Do You…” (Cashmere Cat remix)
Don Cavalli “Me and My Baby”
Bass Drum of Death “Fine Lies”
Makthaverskan “Asleep”
Pure X “Things In My Head”
La Femme “Nous Etions Deux” 
Young Wonder “To You”
Juvenile “Gutta Shit”
Autre Ne Veut “Counting”
Niia “Generation Blue”
Bones of JR Jones “Hearts Racing”
Angel Olsen “Hi-Five”
Valerie June “Somebody To Love”
JD Samson & Men “All The Way Thru”
Wise Blood “Consumed”
King Krule “Neptune Estate”
Lo-Fang “Boris”
Thee Oh Sees “Night Crawler”
Cassie “Do My Dance” (Feat. Too $hort)
Purity Ring “Grammy”
Jeremih “F You All The Time” (Shlomo Remix)
Scout Niblett “What Can I Do?”

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  • R Kelly “Genius”
  • Hippie Sabotage “Stay High”
  • New Gods “Turning White”
  • Alvvays “Adult Diversion”
  • Otis Taylor “Jae Jae Waltz”
  • Mapei “Don’t Wait”
  • Sylvan Esso “Hey Mami”
  • Miguel “Do You…” (Cashmere Cat remix)
  • Don Cavalli “Me and My Baby”
  • Bass Drum of Death “Fine Lies”
  • Makthaverskan “Asleep”
  • Pure X “Things In My Head”
  • La Femme “Nous Etions Deux” 
  • Young Wonder “To You”
  • Juvenile “Gutta Shit”
  • Autre Ne Veut “Counting”
  • Niia “Generation Blue”
  • Bones of JR Jones “Hearts Racing”
  • Angel Olsen “Hi-Five”
  • Valerie June “Somebody To Love”
  • JD Samson & Men “All The Way Thru”
  • Wise Blood “Consumed”
  • King Krule “Neptune Estate”
  • Lo-Fang “Boris”
  • Thee Oh Sees “Night Crawler”
  • Cassie “Do My Dance” (Feat. Too $hort)
  • Purity Ring “Grammy”
  • Jeremih “F You All The Time” (Shlomo Remix)
  • Scout Niblett “What Can I Do?”
summer has struck. that means it’s time to crank up your air conditioning, sign up for netflix, and never leave home… or whatever it is you like to do when it the temperature turns to sweaty. regardless of your ideal summer day, this mix should accompany you along the way. 
summer often conjures up feelings of joy and reckless abandon, but it also accompanies a simultaneously sentimental and fleeting emotion - as if there’s always one eye on the past and the other on the falling sands of the hourglass. the most iconic summer songs - from 50’s doo-wop to the 70’s soul of the isleys and bill withers to the early 90’s dogg pound and ice cube west coast hip hop - have managed to bottle both of these feelings together.as the hunt & gather ethos goes, the selections are new and under the radar or old and overlooked.* do da download and enjoy. *for example, we omitted kanye’s “bound 2” because everyone should know and love that song by now; same goes for the unrated video for robin thicke’s “blurred lines.”

summer has struck. that means it’s time to crank up your air conditioning, sign up for netflix, and never leave home… or whatever it is you like to do when it the temperature turns to sweaty. regardless of your ideal summer day, this mix should accompany you along the way.

summer often conjures up feelings of joy and reckless abandon, but it also accompanies a simultaneously sentimental and fleeting emotion - as if there’s always one eye on the past and the other on the falling sands of the hourglass. the most iconic summer songs - from 50’s doo-wop to the 70’s soul of the isleys and bill withers to the early 90’s dogg pound and ice cube west coast hip hop - have managed to bottle both of these feelings together.

as the hunt & gather ethos goes, the selections are new and under the radar or old and overlooked.* do da download and enjoy. 


*for example, we omitted kanye’s “bound 2” because everyone should know and love that song by now; same goes for the unrated video for robin thicke’s “blurred lines.”

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Téléx

Rock Around the Clock
Hunt & Gather - Covered In Space

Nine of your favorite pop hits from the past covered by synth-loving, space-age aliens. This group ranges from 1972 to today, but with the lazer effects and crazy vocals, they sound like they’re all from the year 3030. Do the download here and transport yourself back to the future.
Selections include… 
  • Rockets - Canned Heat’s “On The Road Again”
  • Discovery - Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” 
  • Hecuba - Randy Newman’s “Baltimore” 
  • Chromatics - Del Shannon’s “The Wanderer” 
  • The Common People - Beatles’ “Here There and Everywhere”
  • Zaz - Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”
  • Summer Camp - Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes for You”
  • Telex - Billy Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”
  • Of Verona - Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

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Los Saicos

Demolicion
Los Saicos

It wasn’t until the mid-70’s that the punk movement got some (likely unwanted) credibility, but ten years before The Ramones, Clash, and Sex Pistols, and five years before MC5 and The Stooges, these wild rockers were paving the way. 

  • Del-Vetts “Last Time Around”
  • Jesters of Newport “Stormy”
  • Dean Carter “Jailhouse Rock”
  • Alex Harvey “Shakin’ All Over”
  • Los Saicos “Demolicion”
  • Love “Seven and Seven Is”
  • Keggs “To Find Out”
  • Bunker Hill “The Girl Can’t Dance”
All the elements were already in place - simple and maniacal guitar thrashing, vocals drenched in whiskey and strychnine, and a heavy dose of fuck off. A couple of my favorites here are “Demolicion,” which somehow comes from Peru and seems like it has a good sense of humor, and Bunker Hill’s possessed R&B punk number “The Girl Can’t Dance.”

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Zee Avi

Concrete Wall (Pumpkin Remix)
Concrete Wall

assorted goods available here. no ties that bind beyond being new and enjoyable. so please do enjoy. 

 

  • zee avi “concrete wall (pumpkin remix)”
  • otis taylor “jae jae waltz”
  • lorde “million dollar bills”
  • hot chip “look at where we are”
  • syron “here”
  • calvin love “magic hearts”
  • chris darrow “lovers sleep abed tonight”

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Empress Of

Don't Tell Me
Future Sex Love GEMS

future sex love sounds… 

… not of the justin timberlake variety. 
more like the sultry space-age stuff that’s been popping up in the past few years, dripping with eerie distortion and heavy beckoning sensual sighs. 
after future androids gain a mastery of human emotion and perfect the art of music, these are the songs they will listen to while they make android babies. 
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hopefully the (lengthy) title speaks for itself… 

angel olson “free”
dan kroll “from nowhere” 
ko ko  ”so strange”
prince rama “so destroyed”
alunageorge “your drums your love”
everything everything “kemosabe”
avec pas d’casque “La journee qui s’en vient est flambant neuve”
cadence weapon “conditioning”
deptford goth “people get still” (demo version)
dexys “you”
eppard & nora “pictures of success”
japandroids “younger us”
mikky ekko “pull me down”
raymond byron “you’ll never surf again”
rhye “open”
rubblebucket “(focus) oversaturated”
souljazz orchestra “kelen ati leen”
swim deep “king city”
beck “i only have eyes for you”
benjamin booker “have you seen my son (al lover remix)”
islands “this is not a song”
king tuff “wild desire”
murals “eyes of love”
patrick watson “morning sheets”
sonny and the sunsets “pretend you love me”



interested in ‘some of the best songs of 2011 that you (still) may not have heard’? feast your ears here.

love,
gems

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hopefully the (lengthy) title speaks for itself… 

  • angel olson “free”
  • dan kroll “from nowhere” 
  • ko ko  ”so strange”
  • prince rama “so destroyed”
  • alunageorge “your drums your love”
  • everything everything “kemosabe”
  • avec pas d’casque “La journee qui s’en vient est flambant neuve”
  • cadence weapon “conditioning”
  • deptford goth “people get still” (demo version)
  • dexys “you”
  • eppard & nora “pictures of success”
  • japandroids “younger us”
  • mikky ekko “pull me down”
  • raymond byron “you’ll never surf again”
  • rhye “open”
  • rubblebucket “(focus) oversaturated”
  • souljazz orchestra “kelen ati leen”
  • swim deep “king city”
  • beck “i only have eyes for you”
  • benjamin booker “have you seen my son (al lover remix)”
  • islands “this is not a song”
  • king tuff “wild desire”
  • murals “eyes of love”
  • patrick watson “morning sheets”
  • sonny and the sunsets “pretend you love me”
interested in ‘some of the best songs of 2011 that you (still) may not have heard’? feast your ears here.


love,
gems

This mixtape is in memoriam of my imaginary best friend Choochy Harris, who passed away from gang-related violence in Oakland in 1999, and to whom I will always be thankful for being my musical inspiration and soulmate. 
- JT The Bigga Figga “Game Recognize Game (feat. Mac Mall)- RBL Posse “Remind Me”- Luniz “My Buddy (feat. Tha Dogg Pound)”- Spice 1 “Face of a Desperate Man”- Mac Mall “Ghetto Theme”- E-40 “Bootsee”- Mac Dre & Manni Mannish “Maggots on my Glock”- Del “Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo”- Too $hort “Short but Funky”- Nina Simone “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” 
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More info on Choochy aka ‘Chooch Bull,’ including my eulogy, is available within the pages of 'Gangster Ass Flower Arrangements'.

This mixtape is in memoriam of my imaginary best friend Choochy Harris, who passed away from gang-related violence in Oakland in 1999, and to whom I will always be thankful for being my musical inspiration and soulmate. 

- JT The Bigga Figga “Game Recognize Game (feat. Mac Mall)
- RBL Posse “Remind Me”
- Luniz “My Buddy (feat. Tha Dogg Pound)”
- Spice 1 “Face of a Desperate Man”
- Mac Mall “Ghetto Theme”
- E-40 “Bootsee”
- Mac Dre & Manni Mannish “Maggots on my Glock”
- Del “Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo”
- Too $hort “Short but Funky”
- Nina Simone “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” 

do the download

More info on Choochy aka ‘Chooch Bull,’ including my eulogy, is available within the pages of 'Gangster Ass Flower Arrangements'.

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Tafo

Karye Pyar (feat. Nahid Akhtar)
The Sound Of Wonder! The First Wave of Plugged-in Pop at the Pakistani Picture House

  • my favorite part of traveling is finding out about different cultures. my favorite part of the internet is doing that same thing from home. 
  • download these eerie worldly gems jams and take your ears on a journey to exotic locales such as cuba, turkey, the ukraine, pakistan, argentina, sicily, cambodia, and more. 
  • all the fun of international travel with none of the baggage fees right here.
  • DakhaBrakha “Baby”
  • Baris Manco “Aynali Kemer”
  • Los Zafiros “Bossa Cubana”
  • Raul Seixas “Metamorphose Ambulante”
  • Tafo “Karye Pyar”
  • Alma Y Vida “La Morada”
  • Unknown “Ninna Ninna Lullaby”
  • Lemma Demissew “Astawesalehu”
  • Liev Tuk “Rom Sue Sue”
  • Ananda Shankar “Missing You”

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King Tuff

Wild Desire
Wild Desire

feast your ears on this small batch of some stand-out recently released rock n roll radness. 


  • King Tuff “Wild Desire”
  • Benjamin Booker “Have You Seen My Son?”
  • Prince Rama “So Destroyed”
  • Japandroids “Younger Us”
  • Pond “Moth’s Wings”


do da download

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James Vincent McMorrow

Higher Love
Higher Love

sincere covers of questionably cheesy source material from the 80’s are really doing it for me nowadays. 
here are a handful of them. they all avoid irony and go straight for the gut of goodness. 
  • james vincent mcmorrow “higher love”
  • sam amidon “walking on sunshine”
  • young heel “love you down”
  • bahamas “whole wide world”
  • gayngs “cry”
  • m crawley “heart of glass”
  • jj “ecstasy”

download the whole bunch


UPDATE: A late addition thanks to the always reliable aquarium drunkard… 

Jonathan Wilson’s cover of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita…” 

utterly unexpected but equally welcome.

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Doris & Kelley

You Don't Have to Worry

Have you ever found yourself solo slow-dancing in a strange place long after midnight? Well, then, you know it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. This group of tunes is made for those moments… driving aimlessly along your childhood streets, helping a friend manually brush their teeth, being the first or last person at the bar. The music mixes romance and loneliness, mystery and comfort, the familiar with the bizarre. Find your late-night strange place and enjoy.

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Track-list…

  • Donnie & Joe Emerson “Baby”
  • The Surfmen “Paradise Cove”
  • Peaking Lights “Hey Sparrow”
  • Junior Parker “Tomorrow Never Knows”
  • Ahmad Jamal “What’s New”
  • Doris & Kelley “You Don’t Have To Worry”
  • Beck “I Only Have Eyes For You”
  • Wing Dam “Flesh”
  • Mr Little Jeans “Suburbz”
  • The Accents “Better Watch Out Boy”
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