History Made Me a Mixtape
posted by May 22 at 16:26 PMon
I just got a promo copy of Vagrant’s upcoming collection of the Anniversary’s rarities and b-sides, The Devil on Our Side, due out June 24th. Hell yes! Back before file-sharing was totally ubiquitous and mp3s killed the mixtapes etc, when I was still mostly getting my b-sides on the literal back sides of 7”s, I put at least a couple of these Anniversary tracks on damn near every mixtape I made for a couple years there. “Alright For Now,” “Alone in Debtford,” “Vasil & Bluey,” and “To Never Die Young” were particular favorites. It was a shame when the band got all hippie and then broke up. But hey! Mixtapes! Also, there’s some unheard/unreleased songs on here that I haven’t yet listened to thoroughly enough to review, although so far it seems like some late period Of Montreal indie funk, only less fanciful and more laconic.