Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Dad's New Mixtape




















It's always a surprise to people when I tell them about some of my dad's favourite bands. He's consistently been excited about new music since I was a kid (and probably before that even :) So for Coachella this year he and my mum and sister are driving from Phoenix to Palm Springs where they'll have an RV set up right on site at the concert. He declared it to be "the best concert lineup he's ever seen" - and made a mixtape to get them amped up on the drive over to PS. A couple of the tunes were unknown to me, it's a really fresh sounding mix of great new rock music.

Download BIG AL'S COACHELLA ROAD TRIP PLAYLIST

The Sandwitches - Back to the Sea
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil's Tattoo
The Thermals - Canada
Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
Broken Bells - The High Road
The Magnetic Fields - You Must be Out of Your Mind
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
Harlem - Friendly Ghost
Pavement - Frontwards
Dr. Dog - Shadow People
Surfer Blood - Swim
Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus Forever
The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself
Spoon - The Mystery Zone
The Besnard Lakes - Albatross
Gorillaz - Rhinestone Eyes
The XX - Heart Skipped a Beat
YACHT - Psychic City (Voodoo City)
Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Vampire Weekend - Cousins
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Flaming Lips - Do You Realize
Free Energy - Hope Child
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
Big Star - September Gurls