The Neighbourhood Mixtape: We Were The Lights
The Neighbourhood Mixtape is a collection of newly-released songs by Toronto musicians. The mixtape is meant to celebrate Toronto's music culture and provide a forum to listen to and discover new local music.
Every Sunday, I post a five-track mixtape (along with my own mini-reflections for each track) that you can download or stream as a soundtrack for the week.
Track #1: Memoryhouse, "The Kids Were Wrong"
A warm haze of squiggly guitars form "The Kids Were Wrong", a song from Memoryhouse's upcoming LP The Slideshow Effect (February 28). Download the track for free here.
Beck adds meat on the bones of Feist's "How Come You Never Go There", manoeuvring the song's lightly-plucked guitar and brushed percussion for something a little more cluttered and funky.
Track #3: MPSO, "Can I Convince You"
MPSO (or Mount Pleasant Sympathy Orchestra) is Daniel Gray of Memoryhouse. Gray's hazy words seep through a fabric of dewy keyboard textures in "Can I Convince You". Download the track for free here.
Track #4: HELLALUYA, "Iggy Pop"
Thick noises shift and hurtle like storm clouds in the HELLALUYA freak-shout track, where riffs emerge like daggers and vocals scream like sirens.
Track #5: The Weeknd, "Montreal"
The Weeknd returns with a new mixtape Echoes of Silence (free here), which includes the slick and steady "Montreal".
If you wish to be a part of The Neighbourhood Mixtape, you can contact Aldrin at aldrin [at] blogto [dotcom]
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