The Breakdown Episode 28

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Featuring tracks from Crystal Fighters, Conics, Crooked Colours, Caribou, Florence and The Machine, The National and Friendly Fires.

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Right click, “save link as” to download mp3 file to your computer here: The Breakdown with Ben Episode 28

This edition of The Breakdown was another cracker. Done live at Doc Branigans again, this time to a considerably smaller crowd, I played some more amazing tunes as always.

Another beautiful soulful number from The Rubens, these guys are definitely going somewhere and I am solidly on their bandwagon. I played a track from British outfit Crystal Fighters, whose album Star of Love I have been thrashing lately. It’s really good, expect more from them on The Breakdown in coming episodes. More goodness came from little-known Aussie acts Conics, Jungle Giants and Crooked Colours, the latter of which I think will be huge in the not too distant future.

There is also some older numbers from established performers Caribou, Florence and The Machine, The National and Friendly Fires. Check the very interesting cover of Phoenix‘s 1901, and also the AzR song, made only with sounds created by products of a certain fruit shaped computer company, and quotes from its now deceased founder. I really like some of the messages he gives in this song.

Thanks to Keevik for providing the Mystery Song of The Week for the second episode running.

Hope you enjoy episode 28 as much as I enjoyed making it.


1. Auditorium – Saturday Soldier
2. Birdy – 1901 (Phoenix cover)
3. Blood Diamonds – Dreams
4. Echo Echo – All My Friends
5. Jungle Giants – Mr. Polite
6. The Rubens – My Gun
7. Crystal Fighters – At Home
8. Caribou – Melody Day
9. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Through The Dirt and The Gravel
10. Christopher Norman – 7/8
11. Cultfever – Knew You Well
12. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
13. TV On The Radio – New Cannonball Blues
14. Cloud Nothings – Our Plans
15. Papertwin – Coma
16. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
17. Yung Life – Breaker
18. AzR – Thank You, Steve
19. Seams – The Colour Purple
20. Florence and The Machine – Only If For a Night
21. The National – Lemonworld
22. MYSTERY SONG OF THE WEEK: Beats Antique – Beauty Beats (courtesy of Keevik Kitchen)
23. Birkwin Jersey – Tell Me Stories
24. Friendly Fires – True Love
25. Okkervil River – The Valley
26. Conics – Illuminate
27. Crooked Colours – Four Minutes
28. Grafton Primary – SOS Hello
29. M.A.N.D.Y. – Sugababes

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