Is it really that time again already? How time flies!
For whatever reason, this year's Christmas in July comp was really hard to compile. I went through three or four different configurations before settling on this one. A couple had gimmicks to em - one was a "ten" mix, one was vinyl only [the latter I'm definately going to do something with, it was fun] - and a couple were just throw everything amazing from late '07/early '08 into a mix blender and see what sticks. Finally, I got it to 18 of my favorite tracks released between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.
May I preset:
the speed was fast and I was scared / freemonster's christmas in july 2008
01 / the breeders / overglazed
- from the 2008 album "mountain battles"
02 / the kills / cheap and cheerful
- single from the 2008 album "midnight boom"
03 / the whip / fire
- should be single from the 2008 album of the year forerunner "x-marks destination"
04 / delays / hooray
- single from the 2008 album "everything's the rush"
05 / neon neon / i lust u
- single from the 2008 album "stainless style"
06 / hot chip / out at the pictures
- from the 2008 album "made in the dark"
07 / dragonette / competition
- never released third single from the 2007 album of the year "galore"
08 / hercules & love affair / blind
- single from the 2008 self-titled album
09 / lorraine / when I return to the world
- possible single of the year, album forthcoming in 2008 [thanks Joe :)]
10 / the ting tings / great dj
- single from the 2008 album "we started nothing"
11 / jakobínarína / his lyrics are disastrous
- single from the 2007 debut and only album "the first crusade" [RIP]
12 / the music / strength in numbers
- single from 2008 album of the same name
13 / pop levi / never never love
- single from the forthcoming album of the same name
14 / super furry animals / baby ate my eight ball
- from the 2007 [uk]/2008 [us] album "hey venus!"
15 / supergrass / bad blood
- single from the 2008 album "diamond hoo ha"
16 / elbow / bones of you
- make this a single boys, from the 2008 album "the seldom seen kid"
17 / underworld / beautiful burnout
- full length version of the second single from the 2007 album "oblivion with bells"
18 / erykah badu / telephone
- from the 2008 album "new amerykah part one: 4th world war"
I'm very excited to see what the second half of the year brings us given the strength of the first half.