Saturday, February 14, 2009

New York Trip Mix

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: My recent trip to New York

This is a cross section of the sounds I heard and the things I saw while in New York recently. Next to each song is an explanation of why it has been included.


1. Sonic Youth - I Dreamed I Dream (I missed a Thurston solo show while up there)
2. The National - So Far Around The Bend
(Saw them play at the Tibet House Benefit)
3. Creaky Boards - The Songs I Didn't Write
(I got to hang out at the studio where Coldplay mixed their rip-off of this song)
4. Vampire Weekend - M79 (Saw them play at the Tibet House Benefit)
5. Matt & Kim - Don't Slow Down
(Just a good NYC band that just put out a new album)
6. Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome
(what NYC comp is complete without PE?)
7. Beastie Boys - An Open Letter To NYC
(A little cheesy, but this song kind of summed up the whole trip, plus the song is built on a killer sample)
8. The Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
(one of their pics was stolen from it's spot on the wall at Manitoba's; one of my favorite old school NYC bands; my band even covers this song)
9. Iggy Pop w/David Bowie - Raw Power
(Two different tastes that taste great together when in NYC)
The Thermals - No Culture Icons (Saw them play at the Bell House in Brooklyn)
11. Bad Brains - Attitude (Saw posters for the Bad Brains Vans shoe line all over The Village)
12. The Sonics - Strychnine
(Heard this song played by two different DJs at two different bars on the same night; how can you not love a city where that happens?)
13. Patti Smith - Rock n Roll Nigger
(Saw her play at the Tibet House Benefit, she spit on the stage but wiped it up after; so raw and yet so polite)
14. Fear - New York's Alright If You Like Saxaphones
(saw posters for an upcoming John Zorn show all over the East Village)
15. The Ramones - Howling At The Moon (Sha La La)
(It's the fucking Ramones! Did you think I'd leave them out of a NYC comp?)



  1. sounds like you had a pretty rad trip! colour me jealous.

  2. the trip was great. a return trip is already being talked about, money permitting... such a great city.

  3. yeah i loved it when i was there in jan 08.. i am hesitantly planning a trip at easter.. any tips particularly on the accomodation front are appreciated