The Breakdown Episode 62

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Featuring tracks from Arcade Fire, Flight Facilities, Work Drugs, London Grammar, Surfer Blood, Keep Shelly In Athens and Best Coast.

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To download the mp3 file, right click and “save link as” here: The Breakdown with Ben Episode 62

Greetings music fans. Another bevy of fantastic melodies awaits us here. The usual assortment of individually blogged tracks and highlights from some of my favourite recent albums rounds out the hand selected array on offer in this episode.

Surfer Blood has a new album, well I’m a tad behind on it, so apologies for that, but have go at it anyway! They create fantastic, upbeat indie surf rock tunes, and this album picks up where Astrocoast left off. The Head And The Heart, out of Seattle, have gifted us a new folk drenched album also. I quite enjoyed their last offering and this one is quite enjoyable as well. I have been giving the new album from Canadian indie kings Arcade Fire a listen, and while it appears to be very solid over the first five or so listens I’ve given it, I haven’t as yet been as floored as I was by their 2010 masterpiece The Suburbs. Just a personal opinion, but there are some great moments nonetheless, as evidenced by their brilliant track Afterlife.

Quite a few of the same albums that have been on high rotation in my world are still hanging around. Releases from CHVRCHES, Keep Shelly In Athens, Work Drugs and London Grammar are proving their strength, and are recommended to be given a listen.

This episode, I’ve found, is quite top heavy on the bassy, instrumental or at least semi-instrumental electro dreamscape-y tunes. Judge for yourself, hope you enjoy it!

Tracklist

Artist – Song (Start Time)

1. Great Good Fine Ok – You’re The One For Me (00:00)

2. Arcade Fire – Afterlife (03:51)

3. Lincoln Jesser – We’ll Be Fine (09:44)

4. Best Coast – I Don’t Know How (13:22)

5. Work Drugs – West Coast Slide (16:50)

6. CHVRCHES – By The Throat (20:53)

7. Surfer Blood – Gravity (25:03)

8. Bearhug – Cinema West (27:50)

9. London Grammar – Sights (32:55)

10. JMSN – The One (37:08)

11. The Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still (42:51)

12. Psapp – Everything Belongs to the Sun (47:07)

13. Sleepy Dreamers – Bike Song (51:10)

14. Keep Shelly In Athens – Addictions (53:30)

15. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Feat. Christine Hoberg) (57:55)

16. Wrongkong – Did You Say Dream On (1:05:36)

17. Coasts – Stay (1:09:44)

18. White Sea – They Don’t Know (1:12:56)

19. Dodge The Fox – Painted Smiles (1:17:15)

20. Moonlight Mask – What’s That (Gimme That) (1:19:56)

21. CHVRCHES – Lies (1:25:05)

22. Work Drugs – Sunset on High Street (1:28:47)

23. Adam Santoya – Up (1:32:37)

24. Crowns – Excite Me (1:35:00)

25. The Supertraxxe – Revival Pt.1 (1:38:52)

26 Peer Kusiv – Settle Down (feat. Kimbra) (1:43:40)

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