The Breakdown Episode 60

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Featuring tracks from Son Lux, Twin Shadow, Keep Shelly In Athens, Toro Y Moi, Mount Kimbie, Arcade Fire and Work Drugs.

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To download the mp3 file, right click and “save link as” here: The Breakdown with Ben Episode 60

Yeah boy! Ha ha one of my favourite tongue-in-cheek sayings, and now there is a band by that name… finally..! This episode is super effing rad. Following on from Episode 59, which is probably the episode that I personally have listened to and loved the most of anything I’ve collated, it had big shoes to fill. And you know what, it has just about filled them. There are some crazy good songs in here. There are new album highlights galore, intertwined with some mad singles from new and established artists.

Firstly I suppose I should have a little wax about a new-to-the-big-time guy, Son Lux, hailing from that ever busy music producing hub of New York City in the States. This guy has been around for a while, but the early leaks I have from his forthcoming album Lanterns have me placing him in the ground-breakers basket. The tune I’ve included, Lost It To Trying, invokes memories of how I felt when I first heard Foals in 2008, Yeasayer’s Odd Blood album in 2010, WU LYF in 2011 and Alt-J in 2012. Hope I’m not putting too much hype on it, but needless to say I’m super excited for its release in a couple weeks.

There have been some super albums dropping recently and in the very future also. London Grammar are a super chilled folky 3 piece, with an incredible vocalist. Expect tasters from them in coming episodes. Bassy, rolling juggernauts ODESZA have released a new EP, My Friends Never Die, following on from their brilliant debut, Summers Gone. Greek electro maestros Keep Shelly In Athens have provided a wicked album titled At Home, while I am still enjoying albums by When Saints Go Machine, Mount Kimbie and Work Drugs (even though the song included here was released after the album, go figure!) On top of all this, a new album is due out very soon from one of the kings of indie, Arcade Fire, from which an advance sample is included here.

American artist Toro Y Moi has dropped a new song, Campo, which I dare you to listen to without whisking the significant other off to the bedroom… ha ha. Another of this episode’s highlights is a tune from Jacoo that samples a speech given by Charlie Chaplin in his 1940 film The Great Dictator, which is still just as relevant today, and from which, unfortunately, it seems mankind has learned very little.

Anyway… there is always music, my friends! I hope you enjoy this lot…


Artist – Song (Start Time)

1. StrangeNames – Potential Wife (00:00)

2. Son Lux – Lost It To Trying (03:52)

3. Panama – Always (08:36)

4. Twin Shadow – Old Love/ New Love (12:14)

5. ASTR – R U With Me (16:03)

6. Augustines – Cruel City (20:25)

7. Mons Montis – Swept (24:08)

8. When Saints Go Machine – System Of Unlimited Love (28:21)

9. Keep Shelly In Athens – Oostende (33:30)

10. ODESZA – If There’s Time (38:19)

11. Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough (41:35)

12. Island Cassettes – Navajo (46:05)

13. Toro Y Moi – Campo (49:11)

14. Work Drugs – Bellport Bay (52:58)

15. London Grammar – Metal & Dust (56:43)

16. Allman Brown – Sons & Daughters (Feat. Liz Lawrence) (1:00:11)

17. Mount Kimbie – Home Recording (1:03:45)

18. High Highs – A Real Hero (College Cover) (1:08:24)

19. Goldroom – St. Ides Heaven (Elliott Smith Cover) (1:11:38)

20. Jacoo – A World Of Peace (Feat. Charlie Chaplain) (1:18:00)

21. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (BWB Edit) (1:21:40)

22. FFFRRANNNO – Noah (1:27:10)

23. Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi (1:31:10)

24. Hot Natured – Entertainment (Remix of Phoenix) (1:35:05)

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