Mixtape 105 :: Along the Santa Fe Trail

M. Ward M. Ward

M. Ward could get by on his smoky velvet voice alone, but he also happens to be a supreme connoisseur of what alert musicians call songcraft.

In this episode: 1990s, The Breeders, Brendan Benson, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, CocoRosie, Consolidated, David Lindley & El Rayo-X, Deadbeats, The Fauns , Great Grandpa, M. Ward, Mount Kimbie, Mr. Elevator, The Muffs, Nathaniel Rateliff, North Mississippi Allstars, Of Montreal, Olivia Jean, The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, Plaster, The Ramones, The Rock*A*Teens, Schneider TM, The Snitches, Tennis, VHS Or Beta, Waax, We Ragazzi, Ween, Whitey, Yo La Tengo, Zig Speck & The Specktones

  Song Artist Notes
1 Along the Santa Fe Trail M. Ward Sparkling clear night skies
2 Expecting To Lose Nathaniel Rateliff Porch ambiance
3 Big Grief Waax The biggest
4 See You At The Lights 1990s Meet soon
6 You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule) Mount Kimbie Hard to forget that voice
7 Butyric Acid Consolidated These guys don’t mess around
8 Pretty Baby Brendan Benson Delightfully Detroit
9 Fruitcakes Zig Speck & The Specktones More Sonny Madness
11 Blitzkrieg Bop The Ramones Live in Spain
12 Snake Drive North Mississippi Allstars Featuring guitar scratchery
13 Do the Nothing (with Erol Alkan) Whitey Whitey keeping it coming
14 Shake The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band Unusual groove
16 I'll Haunt You Tennis Sweet Sunday music
17 The Best The Muffs Missing you, Kim
18 Speeding Motorcycle Yo La Tengo Slow down
20 Dark Green Water Great Grandpa cf. Mates of State
21 Bamboo Forest Mr. Elevator Pulsing organs
22 Terrible Angels CocoRosie Journey through the broken toy box
23 Burn 4 U We Ragazzi Que drama
25 The Hunt Olivia Jean Got swagger
26 Ballad Of Jim Jones The Brian Jonestown Massacre Folk music of a sorts
27 Reality Check Schneider TM Check please
28 Disco Paradise VHS Or Beta Mirrorball time
30 Buenas Tardes Amigo Ween Cinco de Mayo’s on Tuesday
31 Perfect Gentleman The Snitches Featuring legendary seagulls
32 Bang On The Breeders Wobbly beat
33 Would you... ? Plaster Noisy art
35 R*A*T*Step The Rock*A*Teens Let's hear it for reverb
36 In Flames The Fauns Sounding very 4AD
37 Brainless Deadbeats More LA weirdness
38 Do Ya' Wanna Dance? David Lindley & El Rayo-X Dooyoo dooyoo dooyoo
40 Carmillas Of Love Of Montreal Audio slurry for thirsty ears