TILT Music Blog – TILT Mix Tape #3
On this third installment of TILT’s Mix Tape, I continue to include songs from groups I’ve already reviewed on the blog. In this one, with the exception of one or two, most of groups have more of a “rock” vibe going on. Most of them are well known inside their nitches, but I can’t say any of them have received great commercial success.
Among the more known artists are Alkaline Trio and Rilo Kiley, who by being in labels well known out there, get more exposition to the public. If you were to go see one of them live, you can be sure, the tickets would be scarse. Other groups like The Foundry Field Recordings or Shapes & Sizes, don’t have a big and established following in most cities, yet in places like New York, you can be sure there is bound to be a congregation forming at the door.
I can also talk about Mates of State, a duo of electro rock who happens to be married and they create some of the most beautiful harmonies I’ve heard so far this decade. There’s Eef Barzelay, who has a Corgan voice-like type emersed in a country rock approach to his music, and he’s becoming one of my favorite very fast. Also The Thrills have a nice rock sound with a very melancholic voice on the lead vocals. The combination of guitars make beautiful beautiful sounds.
On that note, I leave you to enjoy the compilation. Have fun and hope you like the tunes I listen to.
Playlist for Mix Tape #3:
1. Gary Jules – Falling Awake
2. California Snow Story – Out Of Time
3. Shapes & Sizes – Alone/Alive
4. Jon Auer – Six Feet Under
5. Eef Barzelay – Could Be Worse
6. Alkaline Trio – Mercy Me
7. The Thrills – This Year
8. The Foundry Fields Recording – Buried Beneath The Winter Frames
9. Mates Of State – The Re-arranger
10. Rilo Kiley – Portions For Foxes