Mike Bailey

How to find new music

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[2013-12-18 Shankly disappeared in Feb 2012. I currently use Spotify]

Have you stopped listening to new music? If you don’t have cool “music seeker” friends providing your aural fix then perhaps it’s time you become that person. If you’re into the shit I’m into then you’re in luck my friend. A fellow known only as “Shankly” has been putting monthly compilations on the net for a few years now. While much of it won’t take your fancy, some of it might and that can lead you to some great new music.

Sounds Great, What Do I Do

  1. Download this months edition of “Shanklys Mixtapes”
  2. Listen to the 80 tracks noting the ones you like
  3. Make a shortlist of albums to download. On a good month I find 5.
  4. After listening to the albums a few times, go buy the best ones.

Doesn’t That Make Me A Criminal?

Hey, how many albums did you buy last year? None? Because you don’t know what to get?

What’s criminal is that people don’t know this stuff is out there. Why does Radio and TV play absolute shit when there are true artists creating beautiful music.

What’s criminal is that no one told me how fucking amazing Mogwai is. Till I heard them on Shankly’s Mixtape for Jan 2011 that is.

April 2011

Mix 1

  1. Vaccines – If You Wanna (Live)
  2. REM – Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter
  3. Foo Fighters ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Rope
  4. Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
  5. Debbie Harry & Franz Ferdinand – Live Alone
  6. Wombats – I’m A Robot Like You
  7. Glasvegas – The World Is Yours
  8. Elbow – Lippy Kids
  9. Wolf Gang – Dancing With The Devil
  10. White Lies – Is Love (Stereolab Remix)
  11. Lykke Li – Rich Kids Blues
  12. Yeasayer – Swallowing the Decibels
  13. Uffie – Wordy Rappinghood (Evian Mix)
  14. Cold War Kids – Mine Is Yours (Passion Pit Remix)
  15. Kassidy – I Dont Know
  16. Deftones – Drive (Cars)
  17. Gruff Rhys – Take A Sentence
  18. Sara Lov – Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins)
  19. Aretha Franklin – God Bless The Child
  20. Radiohead – Supercollider

Mix 2

  1. Decemberists – Down By The Water (Live)
  2. Okkervil River – Rider
  3. My Morning Jacket – Holdin On To Black Metal
  4. New Pornographers – A Drug Deal Of The Heart
  5. Laura Stevenson & The Cans – Master of Art
  6. Felice Brothers – Fire at the Pageant
  7. Zoey Van Goey – You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate
  8. Iron & Wine – Godless Brother In Love
  9. National – Exile Vilify
  10. Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
  11. Boxer Rebellion – Step Out of the Car
  12. Cascadeur – Walker
  13. Watson Twins – Angelene
  14. Low – Especially Me
  15. Caroline – Sleep
  16. William Fitzsimmons – The Tide Pulls From The Moon
  17. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bubble
  18. Roddy Woomble – Work Like You Can
  19. Matt Sweeny & Bonnie Prince Billy – Must Be Blind
  20. Shearwater – Missing Islands

Mix 3

  1. Akron Family – Island
  2. Dengue Fever – Cannibal Courtship
  3. Dirtbombs – Good Life (Inner City)
  4. Grinderman – Evil
  5. PJ Harvey ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ England
  6. Bill Callahan – America!
  7. Parenthetical Girls – Handsome Devil (Smiths)
  8. British Sea Power – Stunde Null
  9. Art Brut – Clever Clever Jazz
  10. My Dad Vs. Yours – Wildcat Strike
  11. Buffalo Tom – Down
  12. Flaming Lips – Drug Chart
  13. Airborne Toxic Event – All at Once
  14. Parts And Labour – Fake Names
  15. Help Stamp Out Loneliness – Record Shop
  16. Thomas Tantrum – Its Like Drums
  17. Snowmen ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Hyena
  18. Young Knives – Love My Name
  19. Black Feather – Paperhouse (Can)
  20. Ema – California

Mix 4

  1. Dananananayckroyd ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Reboot
  2. And So I Watch You From Afar – BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION
  3. Standard Fare ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Suitcase
  4. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Girl of 1,000 Dreams
  5. Boogie Monster – Castle In The Clouds
  6. Los Campesinos! – Light Leaves, Dark Sees
  7. Woebot – Blues
  8. Mogwai – Hasenheide (B)
  9. Sorry Kisses – Drifting In the Dark
  10. Four Tet ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Pinnacles
  11. Johnny Foreigner – What Drummers Get
  12. Tinklers – Don’t Put Your Finger In The Fan
  13. Grails – All The Colors Of The Dark
  14. Mazes – Most Days
  15. Battles ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ Futura
  16. Bearsuit – Princess, You’re a Test
  17. She’s Hit – RE_PEATER
  18. Moonbell – Nostalgia For The Future
  19. Lovely Eggs – Muhammad Ali and All His Friends
  20. Kontakte – The Ocean Between You And Me

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