The Breakdown Episode 29

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Featuring tracks from Haim, Phantogram, Plants and Animals, The Maccabees, Crystal Fighters, Of Monsters And Men and Four Tet.

Listen here: 

Right click, “save link as” to download mp3 file to your computer here: The Breakdown with Ben Episode 29

This edition of The Breakdown was, as always, stupidly good. Done once again live at Doc Branigan’s in Whistler, the crowd this week turned up in force, and I was reasonably drunk by the end of it he he hee!

The most exciting discovery of the week for me was Haim, a 3 piece all girl group from LA. They are 3 sisters which which inspires a mix of admiration and jealousy in me. Their EP is only 3 tracks but it is one of the most exciting EP’s I have heard for a long time. Get around them.

I have been listening a lot to albums by The Maccabees, Crystal Fighters, and Of Monsters And Men, all very solid albums, all represented in this mix. The one by Crystal Fighters is a couple of years old, I don’t know what took me so long, but it is latino electro indie pop with an element of dubstep. What creative little cats they are. Get it.

The last album from English producer Four Tet is a similar kettle of fish for me, I was late on it, but totally enthralled. You have to be in a certain mood, and generally on your lonesome to enjoy it fully, but it is hypnotising, deep, somewhat slightly confusing and overall a beautiful piece of art.

Thanks also to Kyle for producing the Mystery Song of The Week, a sweet number from LCD Soundsystem.

Hope you guys enjoy this little menagerie of musical gems… x Ben


1. Haim – Better Off
2. Giraffage – With You
3. Porcelain Raft – Unless You Say it With Your Heart
4. School of Seven Bells – Lafaye
5. Plants and Animals – Lightshow
6. Little Jungles – Nothing Will Grow
7. Total Warr – Pleasure is the Death of Desire
8. Sunsets and Hearts – Samantha Gamma
9. Pacific UV – Funny Girl
10. The Maccabees – Go
11. Phantogram – Bloody Palms
12. Crystal Fighters – Champion Sound
13. Wayphaser – Static Breath Clean
14. Keep Shelly in Athens – Don’t Be Afraid
15. The Black Angels – Young Men Dead
16. Four Tet – Plastic People
17. Pretty Lights – A Million Tomorrows
18. Alex Clare – Caroline
19. Friends – I’m His Girl
20. MYSTERY SONG OF THE WEEK – LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House (remix) (Courtesy of Kyle Harry)
21. Selector Dub Narcotic – Angelpoise Cymbals
22. Bachelors of Science – song for lovers
23. Niva – Dirty Water (Slow Magic remix)
24. XXYYXX – Eclipse (feat. Ruddy P.)
25. Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws
26. Crystal Fighters – Swallow

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