BOTM vol 01

I did this style of mix a couple of times in the past but now they’ll hopefully become a regular part of the lineup here on The World Forgot. So welcome to the first of many Best of the Month compilations. Basically I do a lot of random reading, listening, searching, finding, digesting, etc. of all the music that I can possibly get my hands on. And let’s be honest, I probably have a bit more free time than you do. Judging from the fact that I’m writing this extensive explanation and you’re simply skimming through it looking for the mp3 links I would say that’s a fair assessment of our relative free time to work time ratios. But in this case when I win, with more free time than you suckas, you end up winning with more good music.

Here listed below are tunes I randomly sampled and loved from across the interwebs this past great month of October. By no means is it a conclusive list of who’s who and what’s what, but it is a small smattering of great music that you might have missed as you carried on with your fascinatingly involved thing some people call a “real life.” Seeing as how I haven’t had one of those since I graduated from college and failed to find a “real job” I guess it’s only fair.

As with all future BOTM volumes I recommend each and every track listed here below. They’re all worth a moment of your time. Cheers, and enjoy the first volume of BOTM.

mp3 : Arcade Fire – Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son (Serge Gainsbourg Cover)
mp3 : Bishop Allen – You Ain’t No Picaso
mp3 : Bright Eyes – Southern State
mp3 : Feist – Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix)
mp3 : Jeff Tweedy – Simple Twist of Fate
mp3 : Nada Surf – See These Bones
mp3 : Radiohead – Faithless the Wonder Boy
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens – Ring My Bells

Is it just me or does Jeff Tweedy sound like a young Bob Dylan on this track. And I might be reaching here but this Radiohead track I swear would fit in perfect as a b-side for Weezer’s Pinkerton. Maybe I’m crazy, you be the judge. And for once can Nada Surf make an entire album that lives up to their full potential for a full length? Please.

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10 thoughts on “BOTM vol 01”

  1. yes it is andrew, thanks for pointing that out. both the tweedy track and i believe the sufjan track are from that soundtrack. the soundtrack for the film I’m Not There.

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  2. Yay for songs I’ve never heard by bands I love.
    If there is a Postal Service remix to a new song, does that mean the the PS is alive and kicking again? I heard rumor of a new cd due out, but to my disappointment, I never saw it.

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  3. allegedly the postal service duo of gibbard and tamborello might have a new disc spinning soon. there are rumours that a new album will be ready on chirstmas day but sub pop has said “we’re nowhere close to a new postal service album.” as of julyish they had six songs done and ready for pressing although i’m sure those will continue to get reworked with more blips and beeps the longer the wait goes on.

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  4. yes, as spiro pointed out, the postal service remix has been around for quite some time. i actually posted about that track a long time ago here on TWF, back when i was using a blogspot domain. i put it in the BOTM series because it is still amazing and i reckon many people have missed the first, second, third time around.

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