the rhythm section: great drum beats – a mix by california wives

When I first heard California Wives, I thought I was in love. Then I went to see them live, and I knew it. After their excellent set I hit up singer Jayson Kramer and guitarist Graham Masell and chatted about touring, communicable disease, and the excellence of hair metal. Since we got on so well I thought I’d invite them to make a mix, and with the help of their lovely manager Tom got this love letter from the band to the rhythm section in return. Ranging from sleek new wave to shimmying soul, this mix has wide appeal. If you get the chance to see California Wives on tour, do, but until then check out their SoundCloud page to see how their musical tastes influence their own work.

The Rhythm Section: Great Drum Beats
01| Human by Human League
02| Race: In by Battles
03| Rosanna by Toto
04| Jazz (We’ve Got) by A Tribe Called Quest
05| He Would Have Laughed by Deerhunter
06| Solitude is Bliss by Tame Impala
07| Peg by Steely Dan
08| Myxomatosis by Radiohead
09| Pictures of You by The Cure
10| I Will Possess Your Heart (Album Version) by Death Cab For Cutie
11| I Wanna Be Adored by Stone Roses
12| The Payback by James Brown

yo la hannukah mix by yoni wolf of why?

WHY? is a weird, weird band, and that’s why I dig them. I first encountered them when a coworker at the public library I worked at in college gave me Elephant Eyelash and was surprised to find it was nothing like I’d ever heard. M|H has been featuring WHY?’s work over the years and when we saw they were coming to town to play a free show at the Sett in Union South with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger we jumped on the chance to have them make us a mixtape, and WHY? founder Yoni Wolf passed along his Yo La Hannukah mix to us. Be sure to check out WHY?’s website for more tour dates, videos, and Yoni’s blog.
Yo La Hannukah
01| I Shall Be Released by Bob Dylan
02| True Love Will Find You in the End by Daniel Johnston
03| Lady May by Michael Wolf
04| Prince Song by Dump
05| Wonderwall (Oasis Cover) by Cat Power
06| Blimps Go 90 by Guided By Voices
07| Kids Party by Chris Morris
08| Tears of Rage by The Band
09| Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles
10| Among Those Killed in the Dawn Raid Was a Man Aged a Hundred by Dylan Thomas
11| 8 Million Stories by A Tribe Called Quest
12| Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) by Kendrick Lamar
13| Nice Train by The Donkeys
14| What’s Up Freaks? by Fog
15| Ol’ English by The Game
16| Bad Religion by Frank Ocean
17| Night at the Knight School by Thee More Shallows
18| Figaro (101 Remix) by Madvillain
19| Hit by Guided By Voices
20| I Like Dat by Lil’ Wayne
21| Minha Galera by Manu Chao
22| Nehadar Zéytkéwen by Teweide Redda
23| Deny Deny Deny by Hood
24| Tshitua Fulia Mbuloba by Kasai Allstars
25| Long Ears by Serengeti
26| On a Good Day by Joanna Newsom
27| Song One by cLOgs
28| Elevators by Outkast
29| Dying Crapshooter’s Blues by Blind Willie McTell
30| Mermaids by Liz Hodson
31| Queston by May Swenson
32| I Shall Be Released by The Band
33| Grave Robbers by Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron, Fred Squire