DecibelCast Vol. 17 “We All Fall Down” Mixtape


This latest dBCast, which completes our triage of melancholic mixes (we promise the next one will be happy), is an ode to the final days of Autumn—that time of year when the air is crisp, the nights are long and we’re all recovering from /gearing up for being around our families.

The back story on this one is that I came across these great compilations of weird, psychedelic and vaguely sad folk music from the early 1970s called Acid Folk, which, totally inform the mix—even if only a few of the songs made it to the final tracklist. As far as what else made the cut, there’s a bunch of stuff from 2013, much of which you will probably recognize if you read this blog. I’ve been really digging the oddball library music-inspired sounds of British imprint Ghost Box of late, so I included some tracks from The Advisory Circle, Pye Corner Audio and The Learning Center.  And then there are the songs with Autumn-sounding names and also, some random odds and ends from the past: the lo-fi jangle pop of Cleaners from Venus, and this amazing Chilean rock supergroup from the late ’70s, Boddega, that I stumbled upon—shit, there’s even a Donavon song in there.

Hope you enjoy.

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Download We All Fall


Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater”

My Bloody Valentine – “New You”

Salvia Plath – “House of Leaves”

Kelley Stoltz – “Your Face”

Maston – “Looks”

The Advancement – “Stone Folk”

Ghostface & Adrian Younge – “An Unexpected Call (Instrumental)”

King Krule – “Ocean Floor”

Cleaners From Venus – “Only a Shadow”

Boddega – “Dame Tu Amor (Give Me Your Love)”

Vashti Bunyan – “Rose Hip November”

The Advisory Circle – “Innocence Elsewhere”

Forest Swords – “An Hour”

The Low Frequency in Stereo – “Secondhand Nation”

Forest Fire – “Alone With the Wires”

Sparklehorse – “Don’t Take My Sunshine Away”

Donovan – “Get Thy Bearings”

Listening Center with Pye Corner Audio – “Titoli”

Young Fathers – “I Heard”

The Pastels – “Kicking Leaves”

Bry Webb – “Rivers of Gold”

Robert Gebelein – “In Search of Something”

Mark Fry – “Song for the Wild”

The Bilinda Butchers – New Single and Mixtapes

The Bilinda Butchers are multi instrumentalist, dream/pop duo Michael and Adam from San Francisco. They take their name from the female guitarist/vocalist for My Bloody Valentine. Their fantastic first EP, Regret, Love, Guilt, Dreams has been a steady player since its digital release june 21 via their bandcamp page. This new single comes to us through the excellent digital singles label beko DSL out of Paris, France.

With these two new tracks of pure Bilinda bliss the Butchers draw on sentimental nostalgia, weaving atmospheric dreamscapes in and out of hushed harmonies. It’s seductive bedroom pop that tends to draw on those lingering memories left over from warm summer days you thought you forgot about.

Here’s a download of the A side, Half Open off the new single. You can download the whole thing for free here.

The Bilinda Butchers – Half Open

A few covers and old singles.

The Bilinda Butchers – Low Tide (j. arthur keenes band cover)

The Bilinda Butchers – This Love Is Fucking Right!(The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart cover)

The Bilinda Butchers – Stevie Nicks

Here’s a few standouts off the EP which you can stream and download on a “name your price” basis over at their bandcamp page.

The Bilinda Butchers – All My Friends

The Bilinda Butchers – Careless Teens

The Bilinda Butchers – boyfriend

Enjoy a montage style video compiled from old footage directed by The Magnetic Strip.

They’ve lately thrown together a couple stellar mixtapes via soundcloud, download them below by following the arrow link on the right side of the players.

Mixtape 1 leaving just in time

1. the radio dept. – domestic scene

2. nujabes – aruarian dance

3. advantage lucy – 杏花的季節

4. the bilinda butchers – sigh

5. drake – trust issues

6. kotomi – almost perfect

7. daft punk – nightvision

8. el perro del mar – how did we forget

9. daft punk – something about us

10. royksopp – you don’t have a clue

11. memory cassette – milky wave goodbye

Mixtape 2 Strangers and Friends

1. win a sheep free – rust trip

2. dear nora – rollercoaster

3. grouper – heavy water/i’d rather be sleeping

4. minimum chips – sleepy pea

5. the olivia tremor control – jumping fences

6. rose melberg – irene

7. sweet trip – no words to be found

8. the apples in stereo – benefits of lying (with your friend)

9. win a sheep free – rust trip (reprise)

10. luminous orange – burn me down