Lots of killing on these tapes. Side A: Homocide Suite Side B: Suicide Suite

I had a worrying amount of fun compiling a murder-suicide mixtape. Side A is loud and largely either angry or sinister, starting with this year’s best 10-minute lead single from the Knife. The next 3 tracks are big, loud, and aggressive, while the last song on Side A is more paranoid, like the first one. Side B is a mix of angry and quiet/sad, culminating in this hypothetical person’s lowest point in life when their very real sadness is glaringly contrasted with the world’s best fake party anthem. Not only does it reinforce how alone this person is, but it also could be the world suggesting that it could be a good night for everyone if this person met their end.

Side A:

01. The Knife - “Full of Fire” (Shaking The Habitual)
02. Boris - “Pink” (Pink)
03. Smashing Pumpkins - “Marquis In Spades” (Zero [Single])
04. A Place To Bury Strangers - “To Fix The Gash In Your Head” (A Place To Bury Strangers)
05. Porcupine Tree - “The Creator Has A Mastertape” (In Absentia)
06. Dat’r - “Turn Up The Ghosts (Parts I & II)” (Turn Up The Ghosts)

Side B:

01. Bernays Propaganda - “Kill Me!” (Happiness Machines)
02. Flaming Lips - “You Are Alone” (The Terror)
03. Moby - “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (Animal Rights)
04. U2 - “Wake Up Dead Man” (Pop)
05. Radiohead - “How To Disappear Completely” (Kid A)
06. Black Eyed Peas - “I Got A Feeling” (The E.N.D.)

I want way more out of this friendship than is possible given our circomstances, and it kills.

This was me for almost three years. However, the friendship ended recently because of it, so the mix may be a bit bitter.

But I’d like to think that for you, anonymous, everything will work out.

01. Eliott Smith- “Pitseleh” (XO)
02. Xiu Xiu- “Dear God I Hate Myself” (Dear God I Hate Myself)
03. of Montreal- “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
04. The Flaming Lips- “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” (The Soft Bulletin)
05. The Magnetic Fields- “I Don’t Want to Get Over You” (69 Love Songs)
06. Sufjan Stevens- “I Walked” (Age of Adz)
07. Carissa’s Wierd- “The Color that Your Eyes Changed With the Color of Your Hair” (You Should Be at Home Here)
08. St. Vincent- “All My Stars Aligned” (Actor)

songs to listen to while you kill yourself

01. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “East Hastings” (F#A#Infinity)
02. David Bowie - “Subterraneans” (Low)
03. Joy Division - “Insight” (Unknown Pleasures)
04. Andrew Jackson Jihad - “No More Tears” (People That Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World)
05. The Antlers - “Putting The Dog To Sleep” (Burst Apart)
06. Broken Social Scene - “Pitter Patter Goes My Heart” (You Forgot It In People)
07. Clann Zu - “One Bedroom Apartment” (Black Coats and Bandages)
08. Jordaan Mason and the Horse Museum - “Racehorse: Get Married!” (Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head)
09. Carissa’s Wierd - “Ignorant Piece Of Shit” (Songs About Leaving)
10. American Football - “You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon” (Self Titled)
11. The Beach Boys - “Caroline No.” (Pet Sounds)
12. The Weakerthans - “Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure” (Reunion Tour)
13. Radiohead - “Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Kid A)


01. Metallica - “Seek and Destroy” (Kill ‘Em All)
02. Avenged Sevenfold - “Natural Born Killer” (Nightmare)
03. Pantera - “Down Below” (I Am the Night)
04. Bleeding Through - “Salvation Never Found” (Bleeding Through)
05. Children of Bodom - “Every Time I Die” (Follow the Reaper)
06. Guns ‘N’ Roses - “Out Ta Get Me” (Appetite for Destruction)
07. Metallica - “No Remorse” (Kill ‘Em All)
08. Arch Enemy - “Dead Bury Their Dead” (Wages of Sin)
09. Darkest Hour - “The World Engulfed in Flames” (The Human Romance)
10. Dope - “Die Motherfucker Die” (Life)
11. Arch Enemy - “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” (Dead Eyes See No Future EP)
12. Trivium - “Suffocating Sight” (Ascendancy)

artificial intelligence will kill us all

Bring on the techno apocalypse.

01. MPIA3 - “Crusty Juice” (Your Orders)
02. SAGAT - “Few Mysteries Solved In A Year Of Contact” (Few Mysteries Solved In A Year Of Contact)
03. Autechre - “pce freeze 2.8i” (Move of Ten)
04. L-Vis 1990 - “Video Drone” (Club Constructions Vol. 1)
05. Huoratron - “Cryptocracy” (Cryptocracy)
06. Aphex Twin - “Bonus High Frequency Sounds” (2 Remixes by AFX)

Cool tunes for hot days, coming hopefully soon.

01. Washed Out - “Feel It All Around” (Life of Leisure)
02. Destroyer - “Kaputt” (Kaputt)
03. Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You” (Psychic Chasms)
04. Real Estate - “Kinder Blumen” (Days)
05. Com Truise - “Sundriped” (Cyanide Sisters EP)
06. Glass Candy - “Feeling Without Touching” (Deep Gems)
07. M83 - “We Own the Sky” (Saturdays = Youth)
08. Panda Bear - “Comfy in Nautica” (Person Pitch)
09. Chromatics - “Hands in the Dark (‘Drive’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
10. Animal Collective - “Summertime Clothes” (Merriweather Post Pavillion)
11. College feat. Electric Youth - “A Real Hero” (A Real Hero EP)

It’s rainy and cold, I need to go grocery shoppin’, but I’m too lazy.

smelly messy apartment with three other gals, rainy, room on the first floor by the front porch… it’s fucking pouring.

i have, like, a jar of olives, some baby carrots and old lettuce, dressing or mayo (whichever’ll take me months to use), and some dried pasta.

this is a mix so that when i decide to either run to cvs (and grab some sour worms and a tub of pringles), or order in (a small ham covered pizza) i’m covered with cool, wacky tracks in between schlubs of ‘what am i doing with my life?’ . or, to rally me when i pull together some extra $’s and run to trader joe’s.

for hoodoo and many others. eat this shit up:

01. The Sonics - “Dirty Old Man” (The Witch/Bama Lama Bama Loo single)
02. Dreams West - “Omni Island” (12:56)
03. Four Tet - “Jupiters” (Jupiters / Ocoras single)
04. Mister Lies - “Cleam” (Svengali Vol 1)
05. Deez - “Donkey” (Caveman Vol 2)
05. Aaliyah - “Rock the Boat” (Aaliyah)
06. The XX - “Angels” (Coexist)
07. David Lynch - “Pinky’s Dream (Visionquest Velvet Curtain mix)” (Pinky’s Dream)
08. Shlohmo - “Rained the Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar mix)” (Vacation Remixes)
09. Missy Elliott - “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” (Supa Dupa Fly)

Music that feels warm, as in the temperature. It’s nearly spring.

01. Gas - “Untitled 1” (Pop)
02. Cap’n Jazz - “Planet Shhh” (Analphabetapolothology)
03. The Juan Maclean - “Happy House” (The Future Will Come)
04. Fennesz - “Endless Summer” (Endless Summer)
05. Blawan - “Getting Me Down” (Getting Me Down)
06. Air France - “No Way Down” (No Way Down)
07. Beastie Boys - “Shake Your Rump” (Paul’s Boutique)
08. Van Morrison - “Astral Weeks” (Astral Weeks)
09. Pavement - “Zurich is Stained” (Slanted and Enchanted)

beer in the afternoon, outside. springtime.

01. Ty Segall - “Goodbye Bread” (Goodbye Bread)
02. Girls - “Lust for Life” (Album)
03. The Morning Benders - “Promises” (Big Echo)
04. The Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “Swim” (II)
05. Surfer Blood - “Twin Peaks” (Astro Coast)
06. The Fresh & Onlys - “Waterfall” (Play It Strange)
07. Mikal Cronin - “Get Along” (s/t)
08. Harlem - “Friendly Ghost” (Hippies)
09. Fidlar - “Max Can’t Surf” (s/t)
10. Japanther - “Porcupine” (Beets, Limes & Rice)
11. Parquet Courts - “Borrowed Time” (Light Up Gold)
12. Jeans Wilder - “Gravity Bong” (Totally)

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

Side A (In Like A Lion):

01. The Beta Band - “Dry the Rain” (The Three EP’s)
02. Eleanor Friedburger - “My Mistakes” (Last Summer)
03. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - “Nashville Parthenon” (Etiquette)
04. Bob Dylan - “I Want You” (Blonde on Blonde)
05. Divine Fits - “Flaggin a Ride” (A Thing Called Divine Fits)
06. Ancient History - “Subway Dream” (Tracks)
07. Doves - “There Goes the Fear” (The Last Broadcast)

Side B (Out Like A Lamb):

01. Pavement - “Range Life” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
02. The Mountain Goats - “Cotton” (We Shall All Be Healed)
03. Cat Stevens - “Trouble” (Mona Bone Jakon)
04. Iran - “Buddy” (Dissolver)
05. Ancient History - “Clover Honey” (Tracks)
06. Cat Power - “Lived in Bars” (The Greatest)
07. The Flaming Lips - “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” (The Soft Bulletin)

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