DecibelCast Vol 19. “Williwaws”

wil·li·waw [noun. will-ee-waw]
a violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes, as in the Strait of Magellan, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands.

All of us are likely eager to welcome the warmth of the sun and sweat and the cycle of life anew, and… shorts. Some of us are there, the ice has melted, while others are not, the ice is thick. In the North East winter continues to linger, the teasing of a temperature climb outside of single digits is quickly reversed and our hibernation ensues.

I find myself accepting my foul weather fate only with the assistance of a year that’s begun with a plethora of mind-bending, body-rocking music. 2014 seems to be one of those moments in time where artists pull from some collective pool of creative wealth and the onslaught of quality records are plentiful to the point of overwhelming. This month’s Decibelcast is a collection of some of the sounds that have helped me to weather the frostbite. So I continue to glove up, zip up and be comforted by the sounds of another great year in music.


With this DecibelCast we’ve decided to experiment with something a little different. I, TY-Rannosaurus-RIE will be making hand-collaged /painted/whatever else cassette versions of this mixtape to send out into the world.

In writing for this post I found myself torn between writing something personal and something more direct and realized I have no idea who YOU are. Maybe that’s good, but I’m curious and I’d like to try to reach out to those of you who’d like that. If this makes you uncomfortable (and I can understand and relate to that, “just give me the music”), simply download the zipped file below and be on your way. But, if you’d like to participate in a little experiment, a little effort to reach out then  message me at:

Tell me who you are, why you like our site, or really anything. Due to the format of the cassette the mix will include around 20 min of extra music and who knows maybe a few small effects to let you in on who I am.

Download DecibelCast 19


The Lemons – “Jelly Bean”

Mac Demarco – “Passing Out The Pieces”

Angel Olsen – “High & Wild”

Quilt – “Arctic Shark”

Holy Wave – “Wet & Wild”

Damaged Bug – “Photograph”

Tobacco – “Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)”

Cherry Glazerr – “Haxel Princess”

The Lemons – “Michael Lennie”

Happy Jawbone Family Band – “Everybody Knows About Daddy”

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “J Smoov”

Yumi Zouma – “The Brae”

The Stargazer Lilies – “Del Ray Mar”

The Casket Girls – “Same Side”

Ricky Eat Acid – “it will draw me over to it like it always does”

Hospitality – “Last Words”

The Lemons – “Ice Cream Shop”

Natural Child – “Bailando Con Lobos”

Campfires – “Bayonet”

Takashi Miyaki – “Cool Runnings”

Fog Lake – “dream gate”

Pure X – “Rain”

The Lemons – “Where’d I Go?”

DecibelCast Vol. 11 “Heart Shaped Rejection”


Last year our February mix, [dB-03] “Love Sick Mixtape” was dedicated to love in all its manifestations. Well, the newest installment of our DecibelCast series focuses on the lovers in the world hurt and downcast. Whether your love has withered away, simply up and left or if distances, physical or metaphorical, keep you separated this mixtape is for you. So if you’re spending Valentines day alone this year sit back, let go and open up to the sounds of Heart Shaped Rejection.

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Coma Cinema – “Hell”

Liz Hodson & Josiah Wolf – “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Emily Wells – “Mamas Gonna Give You Love”

Still Corners – “Hearts of Fools”

Allah-Las – “Vis-A-Vis”

George Maple – “Uphill”

Michael Kiwanuka – “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen cover)”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”

Foxygen – “San Francisco”

Gap Dream – “58th St. Fingers”

Natural Child – “That’s How I Got To Memphis”

Duncan Mcknight – “Highway Diamond”

Cate Le Bon – “Shoeing The Bones”

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue ft. Kazu Makino”

Darkstar – “Timeaway”

Millionyoung – “Lovin”

Toro y Moi – “So Many Details”

Bear/Face – “Taste My Sad”

Diamond Messages – “You Were The One”

Chelsea Wolfe – “The Way We Used To”

Yo La Tengo – “Ill Be Around”

Alex Bleeker – “These Days”

Ganglians – “Cryin’ Smoke”

Mina Tindle – “Plein Nord (demo)”

Dignan Porch – “Like It Was Again”

King Tuff – “Swamp Of Love”