You know, I was hoping for a day like today. Wondering when Billy Hamilton would share his mixtape goodness beyond his carefully packaged, thoroughly considered tapes to friends- but aha! good fortune has come to you, friends. He’s launched a tumblr where he’ll start regulary posting mixes. So if it’s the case that you happen to like The Replacements, Camera Obscura, David Bazan, Tom Waits or any combination of the above- you’ll LOVE his mixes. Here’s one to kick it all off.
THE KINKS: this time tomorrow.
PETULA CLARK: downtown.
TEENAGE KICKS: hearts of darkness.
COLD CAVE: catacombs.
BAYSIDE: mona lisa.
FUCKED UP: the other shoe.
BUZZCOCKS: ever fallen in love.
THE SAINTS: wild about you.
MODERN LIFE IS WAR: screaming at the moon.
CRIME IN STEREO: not dead.
RIVAL SCHOOLS: choose your adventure.
THE REPLACEMENTS: i’m in trouble.
THE WAVY ORIGINALS: fake moments (of true love).
THE ROLLING STONES: ruby tuesday.
BOB DYLAN: don’t think twice, it’s all right.
NORTHCOTE: not a home.
CAROLE KING: so far away.
AGAINST ME!: even at our worst we’re still better than most.
TITLE FIGHT: stab.
YOUNG WIDOWS: young rivers.
RADIOHEAD: let down.
THE HOLD STEADY: how a resurrection really feels.
THE ZOMBIES: this will be our year.