pmaCAST #18: Post-Labor Day




pmaCAST #18 The “Post-Labor Day” Episode Tracklist

1. TV On The Radio - Staring at the Sun
2. Animal Collective - Fireworks
3. Modest Mouse - Float On
4. The Strokes - Hard To Explain
5. St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
6. Kings of Leon - The Bucket
7. Black Kids - I'm Making Eyes At You
8. Deerhunter - Never Stop
9. Kings of Leon - Red Morning Light
10. Sigur Ros - Gobbledigook
11. Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave of Young
12. Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
13. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
14. Animal Collective - Brothersport
15. Muse - Hysteria
16. Hockey - Put The Game Down
17. TV On The Radio - Red Dress
18. Tokyo Police Club - Nature of the Experiment (RAC Remix)
19. Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
20. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix)
21. Dj Tiesto - Feel It In My Bones (ft. Tegan and Sara)
22. MGMT - Of Moons, Birds & Monsters (Holy Ghost! Remix)
23. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
24. Justice vs Ratatat - We Are Your Friends (Bearbot MashUp Remix)
25. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (John Roman Remix)
26. Royksopp - Happy Up Here
27. Royksopp - Royksopp Forever
28. Grizzly Bear - Knife

note: new episode will appear on iTunes in a few hours. should be up now

Labor Day is arguably my favorite major National Holiday. I honestly feel sorry for non-American readers who don't get to experience it. Those who know me tell me I am a bit too into this holiday and say things like "it's not like its Christmas or Thanksgiving." End of the year holidays like those are nice and all, but there is nothing like the holiday wrapping the summer up, for better or worse.

All summer long I've been listening to synth-y tunes with rolling, endless basslines, cheerful guitar riffs and, when appropriate, even a ukulele or two. Most of the music found on my Summer Playlist wouldn't really be appropriate for a Labor Day, or its lingering affects. While we're not full-swing into fall yet, we have to tone down the synths and bass — just a bit — and throw in some smooth, melancholy percussion and fuzzy guitars.

This eighteenth pmaCAST episode runs at just under two hours and includes the 28 tracks I played at a Labor Day day-party yesterday afternoon. Again — this episode doesn't include chapters. However, I have figured out how to do them — it was just too late for this one. So starting with pmaCAST #19 (hopefully), each episode will include chapters/breaks. Isn't that exciting?