Apologies for the lack of Weekend Mixtapes the past few weeks. I’ve been really busy and haven’t had time to work on the blog as of late. I have still been discovering lots of great new music over the past few weeks, much of which I haven’t been played on my show yet. So I present the Squawkin’ Good Spring Mixtape featuring my favorite new songs I’ve discovered on Soundcloud plus a few other favorites I’ve been enjoying lately.
Some highlights this time around: my favorite track off of DTCV’s new album Confusion Moderne, you may remember them from the song “Miley Cyrus Wins the Race”, one of my favorite songs of 2016. Also, there’s a fun tune from the Swedish band Two Year Vacation, a perfect song for the warmer weather from The Hazy Seas, a new track from Mt. Wolf who you may remember from “VIII”, another of my favorite songs from 2015, plus great remixes of Saintseneca and Destroyer songs. Take a listen and let me know which songs you like best and I’ll get them on my show in the next few weeks!
In honor of Alabama Shakes’ victory in Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2016, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist of their best songs, as well as a few of the best covers and remixes of their songs I found on Soundcloud:
Harold Green feat. Willow Wells – “Gimme All Your Love”
“Gimme All Your Love” seems to be the favorite Alabama Shakes song to cover by various artists on Soundcloud, but this version stands above the rest. It even includes a spoken word verse, giving this song a unique twist. This is from his compilation Flowers For the Living 2016 which also features a bunch of other great covers.
Riders Against the Storm – “RE:AL” (Alabama Shakes Remix)
Hip hop group Riders Against the Storm uses part of the instrumental from “Don’t Wanna Fight” for this great track. Taken from their remix album RE:Mixtape which you can listen to here.
Morgan Bain – “Don’t Wanna Fight” (Live on 92.9 FM Perth)
Finally, here’s Australian soul singer Morgan Bain with a live version of “Don’t Wanna Fight”, the clear favorite song of most people who voted for Alabama Shakes in Squawkin’ Good Showdown this year.
Congratulations to Alabama Shakes! They defeated Tame Impala by a score of 62.5% to 37.5% to claim the title of this year’s Squawkin’ Good Showdown champion! They will be honored with one of their songs played on Squawkin’ Good Radio each week for the next 12 weeks after their victory.
Thanks to everyone who voted in Squawkin’ Good Showdown! This has been the most successful March Madness tournament I’ve done on WRUV since I did the first one 3 years ago.
Check back here soon, I will be putting up a Spotify playlist of Alabama Shakes best songs, plus some cool covers and remixes.
We have reached the final round of Squawkin’ Good Showdown! After four weeks of voting, the last two bands left standing are Alabama Shakes and Tame Impala. Alabama Shakes defeated Toro Y Moi 61.5% to 38.5 %, Tame Impala also beat Animal Collective by 61.5% to 38.5%.
Vote below for which artist you want to win Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2016! (If the form doesn’t show up, you can also vote here.)
On this past Wednesday’s show, James Allison of Digisaurus stopped by before his show that night at Radio Bean. Here is the interview (with a couple songs from the latest Digisaurus EP No More Room For Love.
Dr. Dog 46.2% / Toro Y Moi 53.8%
Alabama Shakes 76.9% / Beach House 23.1%
Animal Collective 69.2% / Kurt Vile 30.8%
Death Cab For Cutie 30.8% / Tame Impala 69.2%
Round 4 has begun! The matches this round are:
(3) Toro Y Moi vs. (1) Alabama Shakes
(1) Animal Collective vs. (2) Tame Impala
Vote for which two artists you want to move on to the final championship match below. (You can also vote here if link doesn’t show up)