The Neighbourhood Mixtape

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.

Track #2: Feist, "How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)"

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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