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February 12, 2006 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Mixotheque is an mp3 blog that does some work for its readers: two songs posted every day (one "classic", one "rarity"), adding up to two well-planned mixes each month (to fit on 80min CDRs, one for newbies, one for collectors). Every mix has its own theme (and artwork, track description, etc.)

It caught my attention because the first month's theme is New Zealand rock, a sweet, occasionally noisy, rather inbred realm of the music world. Already posted are mp3s from the "big" names (like the Clean and the Verlaines) to the obscure-even-for-New-Zealand. The commentary so far has been both enlightening and personal, and a month of this will probably be both a decent education and a solid chunk of probably-new-to-you music.
posted by snortlebort (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh crap. thought i caught it but didn't. here's the proper main link.




sorry, first post.
posted by snortlebort at 4:21 PM on February 12, 2006


There had best be some Neil Finn on this New Zealand rock blog or I'm taking my mp3 blog reading business elsewhere!!!
posted by jonson at 5:11 PM on February 12, 2006


Aaah the Doublehappys + Gordons + The Bats (north by north was the song that made me love music) + The Clean = my childhood.
posted by gaspode at 5:15 PM on February 12, 2006


There had best be some Dead C on this New Zealand rock blog or I'm taking my mp3 blog reading business elsewhere!!!

So yell at me all you want, there won’t be any DEAD C. Because I don’t like them.

Oh well.

Good stuff, anyway, and a neat curatorial concept.
posted by jack_mo at 5:59 PM on February 12, 2006


There had best be some Neil Finn on this New Zealand rock blog...

Have some Split Enz (admittedly, Tim's song, as opposed to Neil's, but as close as you're gonna get, I think).
posted by noizyboy at 6:01 PM on February 12, 2006


This is good. As a record digger, I've always wanted to share my finds with other people, but found the mp3 blog kind of cumbersome - mixes are where it's at.
posted by iamck at 6:30 PM on February 12, 2006


best music scene ever...too bad about the lack of dead c, but very nice nonetheless. i'm curious to see where this will go next!
posted by kittyloop at 6:52 PM on February 12, 2006


This is amazing. I'd just been hoping to find new music. Thanks for posting this :)
posted by kalimac at 7:15 PM on February 12, 2006


Chris Knox 7" from Forced Exposure #18. Rock on!
posted by shoepal at 7:50 PM on February 12, 2006


I'm guessing that some Kiwi tunes are more familiar than many of us realize. For instance, this ad, which I imagine the whole world has seen umpteen times, uses music by Steriogram. (Warning: QT movie, loud volume)
posted by rob511 at 8:00 PM on February 12, 2006


I've never been big on the Clean, but anyone and everyone needs to check out the Chills. I'll have to keep checking this blog out. Maybe we'll get some Straitjacket Fits or Able Tasmans.
posted by tublecain at 10:26 PM on February 12, 2006


nice find snortlebort.
posted by nola at 5:02 AM on February 13, 2006


Great post, thanks...I'll be downloading most of this as soon as I get home from work.

Here's a (self-) link for anyone who wants to hear some obscure Canadian music: Five Bucks On By-Tor.
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:05 AM on February 13, 2006


Ha ha, you jerk. I was going to post this today, having seen a link through ILM. Good stuff, innit?
posted by klangklangston at 8:30 AM on February 13, 2006


Bailter Space. One of those bands who I hated at first (though loved the Gordons) and have really grown to love.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 8:33 AM on February 13, 2006


Sticky Filth at the Mushroom Ball '93. "Dinosaur Jr, Napalm Death and a revving chainsaw". You can try, but you'll never top it.
posted by Sparx at 2:10 PM on February 13, 2006


that Bailter Space track is SICK!
posted by snortlebort at 4:48 PM on February 13, 2006


This is great; smart commentary, very cool selection.
posted by mediareport at 7:20 PM on February 13, 2006


Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine Verlaine...

Thanks, great find. (gaspode, have you heard "At the National Grid"?)
posted by rodii at 7:57 PM on February 13, 2006


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