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CUT ADRIFT AND COASTING INLAND

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Cut Adrift and Coasting Inland by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud

Episode #143.


Instruments (mostly synthesized), melodies and beats that will cut you deep and serve your heart on a platter for the amusement of your friends.

Trippy and a bit weird at the beginning, giving way to some comforting and soulful, heartbreaking stuff further inland.

  • Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie
  • Arca – Thievery
  • Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • The Field – They Won’t See Me
  • Gidge – I Fell In Love
  • Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  • FKA twigs – Two Weeks
  • Fatima – Ridin Round (Sky High)
  • DJ Quik – Puffin the Dragon
  • Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument
  • Vince Staples – Limos
  • Big K.R.I.T. – Saturdays = Celebration (feat. Jamie N Commons)
  • Hundred Waters – Murmurs
  • Wild Beasts – Mecca
  • Say Lou Lou – Fool of Me (feat. Chet Faker)
  • Jessie Ware – Tough Love
  • Caribou – Back Home
  • How to Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember

100+ Tracks from 2012

Here’s 100 tracks that I loved in 2012, plus a bonus each for the artists with my favourite releases of the year.

Check out the youtube playlist, or let me know if you’d like a link to the download. A couple tracks weren’t on youtube, but 108/110 ain’t bad.

Hope you enjoy and let me know what I missed!

  • A.C. Newman – I’m Not Talking
  • Action Bronson – Bird on a Wire (feat. Riff Raff)
  • Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty; Gopher Guts
  • Andy Stott – Sleepless
  • Angel Haze – Cleaning Out My Closet
  • Autre Ne Veut – Counting
  • Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
  • Baauer – Harlem Shake
  • Bat for Lashes – Laura
  • Beach House – Myth; Wishes
  • Big K.R.I.T. – Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  • Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies under My Garage?
  • Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart (Funk Version)
  • Bookworms – African Rhythms
  • Brother Ali – Not A Day Goes By
  • Burial – Ashtray Wasp; Truant
  • Calexico – Para
  • Cat Power – Cherokee
  • CFCF – Exercise #5 (September)
  • Chromatics – These Streets Will Never Look The Same; Kill For Love
  • Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
  • Cooly G – Landscapes; What Airtime
  • Cousin Fik – Knocka Nigga Down
  • Danny Brown – Grown Up
  • Daughn Gibson – Dandelions
  • Death Grips – Hacker
  • DIIV – Doused
  • Disclosure – What’s In Your Head
  • Double Helix – Chamber Of Light
  • Dr. John – Big Shot; Getaway
  • Elephant Micah – My Cousin’s King
  • El-P – The Full Retard
  • Fiona Apple – Every Single Night
  • Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
  • Frankie Rose – Know Me
  • Freddie Gibbs – Kush Cloud (feat. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp)
  • Future – Turn On The Lights
  • Goat – Goatman
  • Grimes – Genesis; Oblivion
  • Grizzly Bear – Yet Again
  • HAERTS – Wings
  • Haim – Forever
  • How To Dress Well – & It Was U
  • iamamiwhoami – sever
  • Jacques Greene – Ready
  • Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)
  • Jamie Lidell – What A Shame
  • Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
  • Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments
  • Joey Bada$$ – Survival Tactics (feat. Capital STEEZ)
  • John Talabot – Destiny (feat. Pional); When The Past Was Present
  • Julia Holter – Our Sorrows
  • Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
  • Kate Boy – Northern Lights
  • Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, Im Dying Of Thirst; Cartoon & Cereal
  • Killer Mike – Untitled (feat. Scar); Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I., Trouble)
  • Le1f – Wut (5kinAndBone5)
  • Lotus Plaza – Monoliths
  • M.I.A. – Bad Girls
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)
  • Main Attrakionz – Do It for the Bay (feat. DaVinci)
  • Major Lazer – Get Free (Original Mix)
  • Mala – Mulata
  • Marissa Nadler – The Wrecking Ball Company
  • Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
  • Max Richter – Spring 1
  • Maya Jane Coles – Back to Square One (Original Mix)
  • Melé – Gold Casio
  • Menomena – Pique
  • Miguel – Adorn
  • Miike Snow – The Wave
  • Missy Elliott – Triple Threat (with Timbaland)
  • Mount Eerie – the Place I Live
  • Mr OIZO – TOODOO (feat. Carmen Castro)
  • MS MR – Hurricane
  • Mystikal – Hit Me
  • Nas – Loco-Motive (feat. Large Professor)
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dream Baby Dream
  • Perfume Genius – Hood
  • Purity Ring – Fineshrine
  • Saukrates – Remember Me
  • ScHoolboy Q – Hands on the Wheel (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  • Scott Walker – Epizootics!
  • Scuba – July
  • Shad – new Don
  • Sharon Van Etten – Serpents
  • Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing
  • Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes
  • Swans – Avatar
  • T.I. – Sorry (feat. André 3000)
  • Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  • The Mynabirds – Body of Work
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – To Just Grow Away
  • The XX – Angels
  • Tindersticks – This Fire of Autumn
  • TNGHT – Higher Ground
  • Twin Shadow – Five Seconds
  • Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes
  • Voices from the Lake feat. Donato Dozzy & Neel – S.T. -VTFL Rework-
  • XXXY – I Know This (Can’t Be Love)

MAGNETIC ORANGE

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Episode 133. mp3. Released December 03, 2012.

Magnetic Orange by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Call me Casey Kasem. These here tunes are downright high-energy! catchy! melodic! mostly-with-vocals! spunky! accessible! (except for the darker, more intense kinda stuff grooving at the beginning, the extended “electronic techno type” tunes in the middle, and the end is poppy… but it’s art poppy.)

Slick and colourful, smooth and upbeat, catchy and warm : magnetic orange.

  • Jamie Lidell / What A Shame / Jamie Lidell (2013)
  • Kendrick Lamar / M.A.A.D City (Feat. MC Eiht) / Good Kid M.A.A.D City (2012)
  • Black Devil / We Never Fly Away Again / Disco Club (1978)
  • Grimes / Nightmusic (feat. Majical Cloudz) / Visions (2012)
  • Matthew Dear / You Put A Smell On Me / Black City (2010)
  • Kate Boy / Northern Lights / (2012)
  • Cut Copy / Need You Now / Zonoscope (2011)
  • kamp! / Breaking a Ghost’s Heart / (2009)
  • Metro Area / Miura / Metro Area (2002)
  • Frivolous / Serenade Des Excentriques / Meteorology (2011)
  • John Talabot / Last Land / ƒIN (2012)
  • Family / Nadadora / Un Soplo En El Corazón (1993)
  • Frankie Rose / Know Me / Interstellar (2012)
  • Frank Ocean / Thinkin Bout You / channel ORANGE (2012)
  • Blood Orange / Champagne Coast / Coastal Grooves (2011)
  • Gorillaz / On Melancholy Hill / Plastic Beach (2010)
  • Beach House / Myth / Bloom (2012)
  • Austra / Lose It / Feel It Break (2011)
  • Miike Snow / The Wave / Happy to You (2012)
  • Autre Ne Veut / Counting / Anxiety(2013)

Similar mixes: 123, The Neon Drift, The Citrus Advantage

THE HOT BUTTER

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Episode 132. mp3. Released October 29, 2012.

The Hot Butter by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Hip to the hop to the women spitting fire, to the grimy indie NY, hi concept trippin’, waxing political over smooth soulful grooves, harsh or melodic, driving hard and fast, drug dealing and inhaling, jailing, banging bangers and introspective next level mind bending horny bullishittt. Sexy, dangerous and sometimes weird.

And you don’t stop.

And some idiot said that hip hop is dead. And some fools think all hip hop sounds the same. For your listening pleasure: 28 examples of why this game is just starting.

Err. NSFW.

  • Mr OIZO / TOODOO (feat. Carmen Castro) / STADE 3 (2012)
  • Azealia Banks / 212 (feat. Lazy Jay) (2012)
  • Angel Haze / Werkin’ Girls / Reservation (2012)
  • M.I.A. / Bad Girls / Bad Girls Single (2012)
  • Kendrick Lamar / Swimming Pools (Drank) / good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012)
  • Missy Elliott / Triple Threat (with Timbaland) (2012)
  • Freddie Gibbs / Kush Cloud (feat. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp) / Baby Face Killa (2012)
  • Nas / Loco-Motive (feat. Large Professor) / Life Is Good (2012)
  • Brother Ali / Not A Day Goes By / Not A Day Goes By (2012)
  • Killer Mike / Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I., Trouble) / R.A.P. Music (2012)
  • Money Making Jam Boys / Tear It Down / Money Making Jam Boys (2011)
  • Action Bronson / Steve Wynn / Blue Chips (2012)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) / The Heist (2012)
  • Clipse / Young Boy / Lord Willin’ (2002)
  • Jay Electronica / Exhibit A (Transformations) / Best Of So Far (2010)
  • Raekwon / Penitentiary (feat. Ghostface Killah) / Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II (2009)
  • Le1f / Wut (5kinAndBone5) / Dark York (2012)
  • Blu / Doin’ Nothin’ (Feat. U-God) / N O Y O R K . (2011)
  • Cadence Weapon / 88 / (2012)
  • Joey Bada$$ / Killuminati (Feat. Capital STEEZ) / 1999 (2012)
  • Edan / Making Planets (feat. Mr. Lif) / Beauty and the Beat (2005)
  • Saukrates / Remember Me / Season One (2012)
  • Shad / new Don / Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness (2012)
  • Strong Arm Steady / Best of Times (feat. Phonte) / The Search For Stoney Jackson (2010)
  • Kanye West / White Dress / Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack (2012)
  • Big K.R.I.T. / Dreamin’ / Return Of 4Eva (2011)
  • Little Brother / The Listening / The Listening (2002)
  • Main Attrakionz / Do It For The Bay (feat. DaVinci) / Bossalinis & Fooliyones (2012)

ROCKING CHAIR HUES

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Episode 131. mp3. Released October 21, 2012.

Rocking Chair Hues by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


It’s autumn. Falling leaves brush guitar strings as some hippy sings about his bursting heart. twank twank twank. OH GAWD I CAN HAS EMOTIONS. Good for you!(?). It starts to rain and the wind turns cold. Cloud grey, dying leaf yellow, deadleaf rot brown. Misery, hope and ennui. Together in this slow dance of tired metaphors (<-- laaaame). AKA. Autumn birthed folk music and that mmm deep feeling of suspended nostalgia and disembodied sadness.

  • Sharon Van Etten / Don’t Do It / Epic (2010)
  • Soap&Skin / Thanatos / Lovetune For Vacuum (2009)
  • DM Stith / Thanksgiving Moon / Heavy Ghost (2009)
  • Fleet Foxes / Tiger Mountain Peasant Song / Ragged Wood (2008)
  • Calexico / Para / Algiers (2012)
  • David Sylvian / The Boy with the Gun / Secrets of the Beehive (1987)
  • Bat for Lashes / Laura / The Haunted Man (2012)
  • Scott Walker / Plastic Palace People / Scott 2 (1968)
  • Vic Chesnutt / Flirted With You All My Life / At the Cut (2011)
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Sad Waters / Your Funeral… My Trial (1986)
  • Laura Marling / Devil’s Spoke / I Speak Because I Can (2010)
  • Tindersticks / This Fire of Autumn / the something rain (2012)
  • Talk Talk / Ascension Day / Laughing Stock (1991)
  • Bark Psychosis / Absent Friend / Hex (1994)
  • Bill Callahan / Jim Cain / Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (2009)
  • Nick Drake / Fly / Bryter Later (1970)
  • Gillian Welch / Everything Is Free / Time (The Revelator) (2001)
  • Neil Young / Ambulance Blues / On The Beach (1974)

17 WAYS TO SKIN A DRUM

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Episode 130. mp3. Released September 28, 2012.

17 Ways to Skin a Drum by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


A lot of songs on parade here that have been in the queue for a long time (Yea, I got a queue of songa waiting for their time to shine. It goes back 5 years, and not as much has been coming out of it lately; you could say there was a bit of a blockage, but please don’t).

A bit of a gamut, but mostly I think you could call it electronica and indie pop/rock.

  • Warsaw Village Band / 1,5 H / Infinity (2008)
  • Kno / The New Day (Death Has No Meaning) / Death Is Silent (2010)
  • Jessie Ware / Wildest Moments / Devotion (2012)
  • Cults / Walk At Night / Cults (2011)
  • CFCF / You Hear Colours / Continent (2009)
  • Pariah / Railroad / Safehouses EP (2010)
  • The KLF / Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard / Chill Out (1990)
  • Twin Shadow / When The Movie’s Over / Confess (2012)
  • Matthew Dear / Her Fantasy / Beams (2012)
  • Menomena / Pique / Moms (2012)
  • The New Pornographers / Crash Years / Together (2010)
  • Owen Pallett / E Is for Estranged / Heartland (2010)
  • Arcade Fire / Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) / The Suburbs (2010)
  • Susanne Sundfør / The Brothel / The Brothel (2010)
  • Brian Eno / Under Stars / Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (1983)
  • Burial / Ashtray Wasp / Street Halo Kindred (2012)
  • Radiohead / Codex / The King Of Limbs (2011)

HOLY HALF ASS REAR ADMIRALTY!

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Episode 129. mp3. Released September 8, 2012.

Holy Half-Ass Rear Admiralty by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Just flat out rocking, really.

Raw, amped, riffed, squelching, howling, rocking, rolling, kicking.

  • Grinderman / Mickey Mouse and The Goodbye Man / Grinderman 2 (2010)
  • Ty Segall / Girlfriend / Melted (2010)
  • The King Khan & BBQ Show / Zombies / What’s For Dinner? (2006)
  • Oblivians / Mary Lou / Play 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron (1997)
  • The Sonics / Have Love Will Travel / Here Are The Sonics (1965)
  • Reigning Sound / Stormy Weather / Time Bomb High School (2002)
  • Thee Oh Sees / The Dream / Carrion Crawler/The Dream (2011)
  • Sleater-Kinney / Jumpers / The Woods (2005)
  • Japandroids / The House That Heaven Built / Celebration Rock (2012)
  • Titus Andronicus / A More Perfect Union / The Monitor (2010)
  • DIIV / Doused / Oshin (2012)
  • The Fresh & Onlys / Waterfall / Play It Strange (2010)
  • The Gaslight Anthem / The Queen of Lower Chelsea / American Slang (2010)
  • Iggy & The Stooges / Gimme Danger / Raw Power (1973)
  • The Constantines / Long Distance Four / The Constantines (2001)
  • The Walkmen / Blue as Your Blood / Lisbon (2010)
  • Grizzly Bear / Yet Again / Shields (2012)
  • Dirty Projectors / Gun Has No Trigger / Swing Lo Magellan (2012)
  • Deerhunter / Helicopter / Halcyon Digest (2010)
  • Swans / Avatar / The Seer (2012)

SAILING EMERGENT SEAS

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Episode 128. mp3. Released July 14, 2012.

Sailing Emergent Seas by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


As far as invalidating genres, there’s two types of rather divergent ‘garage’ music on here. Mostly though it’s a half of dubby techno and a half of darkish hip hop bookended by proto and posto punkishness. The overall feeling is a bit heavy and unnerving. In a good way of course.

Special shout out to Clams Casino for his production on ‘The Fall’ (and a number of tracks in previous episodes), El-P for his production on Untitled and all of the fantastic R.A.P. Music (and his own track two songs later), and Suicide for showing up to do the original version of the song Neneh Cherry and The Thing covered last time.

  • Monks / Monk Time / Black Monks Time (1966)
  • Big Black / Bad Penny / Songs About Fucking (1987)
  • Porter Ricks / Nautical Dub / Biokinetics (1996)
  • Cut Hands / Impassion / Afro Noise I (2011)
  • Sandwell District / Falling The Same Way / Feed Forward (2011)
  • Ramadanman / Don’t Change for Me / Ramadanman EP (2010)
  • Instra:mental / Watching You / Single (2009)
  • Engage / Helium / The Future Sound Of Russia (2009)
  • Scuba / July / Personality (2012)
  • The Weeknd / The Fall / Echoes Of Silence / (2011)
  • Killer Mike / Untitled (Feat. Scar) / R.A.P. Music (2012)
  • Aesop Rock / Zero Dark Thirty / Skelethon (2012)
  • El-P / Drones Over Bklyn / Cancer For Cure (2012)
  • Shabazz Palaces / Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) / Black Up (2011)
  • Dr. Octagon / Blue Flowers / Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)
  • Freddie Gibbs / National Anthem (Fuck The World) / Str8 Killa EP (2010)
  • Suicide / Dream Baby Dream / Single (1979)
  • The Horrors / Sea Within A Sea / Primary Colours (2009)

CHICKEN IS A CHICKEN IS A SYMBOL IS A DEATH

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Episode 127. mp3. Released June 29, 2012.

Chicken is a Chicken is a Symbol is a Death by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Just think about the title intently as you listen to each song on this. It will all eventually make sense. No. Not that.

Highlights include: Damon finally pulls out the Mingus, real good groovin’, 2 very hard to beat covers right in a row after the dead boy, plus Dr John’s latest album is everything I could ask for.

  • Erykah Badu / Window Seat / New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010)
  • Chet Faker / Terms and Conditions / Thinking In Textures (2012)
  • Freestyle Fellowship / Park Bench People / Innercity Griots (1993)
  • Charles Mingus / Group Dancers / The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (1963)
  • Miles Davis / All Blues / Kind of Blue (1959)
  • Machine Drum / She Died There / Room(s) (2011)
  • XXXY / I Know This (Can’t Be Love) / Everything EP (2012)
  • MJ Cole / Sincere (Re-Cue’d) / Sincere (2006)
  • Cooly G / Landscapes / Playin Me (2012)
  • Disclosure / What’s In Your Head / The Face EP (2012)
  • Maceo Plex / Can’t Leave You (Original Mix) / Sweating Tears EP (2011)
  • Deadboy / Wish U Were Here / Here (2011)
  • CFCF / Exercise #5 (September) / Exercise (2012)
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing / Dream Baby Dream / The Cherry Thing (2012)
  • Dr. John / Big Shot / Locked Down (2012)
  • The Music Machine / Talk Talk / (Turn On) The Music Machine (1966)
  • The Undertones / Teenage Kicks / EP (1978)

TELEGRAMS FROM THE MOTHERSHIP

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Episode 126. mp3. Released June 19, 2012.

Telegrams from the Mothership by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Dreamy space women, then some tender dubstep and some classic post-punk. Then a couple more dreamy space women.

  • Julia Holter / Our Sorrows / Ekstasis (2012)
  • Iamamiwhoami / Sever / Kin (2012)
  • Fiona Apple / Every Single Night / The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)
  • St. Vincent / Year Of The Tiger / Strange Mercy (2011)
  • Beach House / Wishes / Bloom (2012)
  • Bear in Heaven / You Do You / Beast Rest Forth Mouth (2009)
  • Peaking Lights / All The Sun That Shines / 936 (2011)
  • Floating Points / Myrtle Avenue / Shadows (2011)
  • Kevin McPhee / I Will / Blue Organ EP (2011)
  • Mim Suleiman / Flava / Tungi (2009)
  • Glasser / Home / Ring (2010)
  • Аукцыон / Огонь / Юла (2011)
  • Colin Stetson / Judges / New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges (2011)
  • Cranes / Everywhere / Forever (1993)
  • Wipers / When It’s Over / Youth of America (1981)
  • Magazine / Shot By Both Sides / Real Life (1978)
  • The XX / Crystalised / XX (2009)
  • Julee Cruise / Into The Night / Floating Into The Night (1989)
  • Ann Peebles / I Can’t Stand the Rain / I Can’t Stand the Rain (1974)


Things to consider:

This mix is best experienced following right after the previous one. I always meant for Julianna and Julia to be neighbours. So if you’ve got 2.7 hours to kill then that’s a winning ticket right there! In your hand! Literally! Don’t lose it!

Gotta love these dreamy space women, right? (ethereal, dream-poppy, spacey girlvocals)

Does Iamamiwhoami rhyme with salami?

Peaking Lights is proggy and noodly but actually good (for at least one song).

There’s not actually any dubstep on here, but that’s just what you call electronic music now, right?

Аукцыон’s English name is Auktyon.

Colin Stetson makes all of his sounds with a bass saxaphone and a bunch of strategically placed microphones. If that’s not sexy…

Julee Cruise’ album was co-written by David Lynch

Before there was Missy Elliot, there was MFing Ann Peebles to not stand the rain, and she (the Peebs) has a discography worth checking out.

I dunno if it’s weird that I kinda have to focus to get a 2:1+ female:male vocal ratio like this. I hope you appreciate it.

Chances of me getting the mic and taking the time to record audio commentary ever again? Dwindly. Though I do miss being a smartass about music.

HALFWAY BACK TO LOAM

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Episode 125. mp3. Released June 03, 2012.

Halfway Back to Loam by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


This episode is about:
The damp
Forest floor after a rain storm
The edge of a marsh in the late evening
Where the cold air meets the warm breeze
Where travellers see strange lights flickering

  • Mount Eerie / The Place I Live / Clear Moon (2012)
  • David Thomas Broughton / Ever Rotating Sky / The Complete Guide To Insufficiency (2005)
  • Timber Timbre / Lonesome Hunter / Creep On Creepin On (2011)
  • The Tallest Man On Earth / To Just Grow Away / There’s No Leaving Now (2012)
  • The Walkmen / Torch Song / Lisbon (2010)
  • Dan Auerbach / Trouble Weighs A Ton / Keep it Hid (2009)
  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy / New Whaling / Wolfroy Goes To Town (2011)
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage / Frank, AB / Hometowns (2008)
  • The National / Conversation 16 / High Violet (2010)
  • PJ Harvey / In The Dark Places / Let England Shake (2011)
  • Wilco / Art of Almost / The Whole Love (2011)
  • Tim Hecker / The Piano Drop / Ravedeath, 1972 (2011)
  • Leyland Kirby / They Are All Dead, There Are No Skip At All / Eager To Tear Apart the Stars (2011)
  • Kreng / Girl in a Fishtank / Grimoire (2011)
  • The Caretaker / All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There / An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never / Replica / Replica (2011)
  • Julianna Barwick / White Flag / The Magic Place (2011)