The Breakdown Episode 39

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Featuring tracks from Yeasayer, WU LYF, Bravestation, St. Lucia, Other Lives, Poor Spirits, Yung Life and Cherub.

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Right click “save link as” to download mp3 here: The Breakdown with Ben Episode 39

Welcome to the latest instalment in the Breakdown’s musical odyssey. Another delightful collection of tunes that has been the soundtrack to the last couple of weeks of my adventures awaits you.

First things first… Cherub has given us a cracking indie pop track that has become somewhat of an anthem for our ratbag lifestyle among a few of us here in Whistler, I’ve thrown it on first up so you can start off your Breakdown with a few Doses and Mimosas ;-)

What I consider to be the most complete; at the top of their game; and ahead of their time band of possibly the past 20 years, Yeasayer, have just released a brand new album, Fragrant World. To say I am excited is an understatement. Like their previous releases, this one steps it up from the last, includes genius song-writing and musicianship and uses strange instruments and sounds to perfection. In the week I’ve had it, I’ve clocked up almost 30 listens and still feel I’m only scratching the surface of what it beholds. Give it a go its awesome.

Another track from the brilliant WU LYF album, Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, is included also. Don’t be fooled by the gangster rap sounding name. In my listenings to this cracking collection of music, I’ve decided that they sound like if Animal from the muppets became a singing drummer and formed a collaboration with the lovechild of Foals and At The Drive In. I find their music has a raw, truthful, inescapable and yet ultimately very simple beauty to it. It is currently my second favourite album for this entire year, and making a solid push towards number 1 with every listen. Get a move on Gardens And Villa.

Tracks from other albums / EP’s I’ve been enjoying lately by Yung Life, St. Lucia (both very 80’s influenced cheesy indie pop releases), Bravestation and Poor Spirits have also been included.

And as always, a selection of single tracks from my trawlings of the interwebs are thrown in for good measure. Hope you enjoy guys :-)


1. Cherub – Doses and Mimosas

2. Yeasayer – Fingers Never Bleed

3. WU LYF – Cave Song

4. Yung Life – Back For You

5. St. Lucia – All Eyes On You

6. Jethro Fox – Blinding Light

7. Grimes – Be a Body

8. Holy Other – Held

9. Silver Firs – Away We Go

10. The Drowning Men – Lost in a Lullaby

11. Twin Shadow – Beg For The Night

12. Bravestation – Marble Sky

13. Other Lives – As I lay My Head Down

14. The Shins – 40 Mark Strasse

15. Yeasayer – Damaged Goods

16. LOLBOYS – Changes (Shlohmo remix)

17. Braids – Peach Wedding

18. St. Lucia – Closer Than This

19. How To Dress Well – Cold Nites

20. Poor Spirits – N3V3R SL33P

21. Future Unlimited – Lightweight Eyes

22. Yung Life – Find Me

23. Fang Island – Seek It Out

24. WU LYF – We Bros

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