When we saw that Midwestern hip-hop collective Doomtree (P.O.S, Sims, Dessa, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, and Paper Tiger) was coming to town, we jumped on the chance to see if they’d make us a mixtape. Live DJ, producer, and graphic designer Paper Tiger was so kind as to agree, and has given the world an amazing mix of hip-hop, 80s, and indie to get pumped on before catching them on tour. The Madison, Wisconsin show on Friday, March 9th at Union South’s The Sett is free, so be sure to come out. Stick around after – Paper Tiger and Lazerbeak will be DJing the after party.
PAPER TIGER MIXTAPE
01| Walk In by Lil’ Wayne
02| Vital Nerve by Company Flow f/ BMS
03| Can U Touch Me (Yuksek Remix) by The Film
04| Buddy (12” Remix) by De La Soul & Jungle Brothers
05| Lips Like Sugar (Extended Remix) by Echo & the Bunnymen
06| Let’s Go To Bed by The Cure
07| Sussudio (Special Extended Remix) by Phil Collins
08| Axel F (Extended Version) by Harold Faltermeyer
09| Running Up That Hill (Extended Version) by Kate Bush
10| Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung
11| Under the Milky Way by The Church
12| Making Plans for Nigel by XTC
13| No Scrubs by TLC
14| Everybody, Everybody by Black Box
15| Ride On Time by Black Box
16| In a Big Country by Big Country
17| Lisztomania (Shook Remix) by Phoenix
18| Sleep Rules Everything Around Me by Wugazi
19| Stay Close by Basement Jaxx
20| General Patton by Big Boi f/ Big Rube
21| I ♥ U So by Cassius
22| Pots & Pans by Les Savy Fav
23| Suedehead by Morrissey
24| 212 by Azealia Banks f/ Lazy J
25| Stupid Hoe by Nicki Minaj
26| Bring Em Out by T.I.
27| Stop by Jay-Z f/ Swizz Beatz
28| Blow by Rick Ross f/ Dre
In M|H’s weekend feature, songbook, I’ll be looking at some of my favorite songs. Some I haven’t listened to in years, some I keep in regular rotation, but all having in some way informed my life, my taste, and and how I view music.
Les Savy Fav – Patty Lee
I’m not one-hundred percent sure where I first heard “Patty Lee”, but what I do know is that once I did, I listened to it about ten times a day, every day, for a long time. It’s four minutes of indie rock perfection. Trilling guitars, nods to the early years of indie, and some weirdo lyrics that are fun to scream all work together to make something magic. Don’t believe me? Give it a few listens and before you know it you too will be proclaiming that “back before Babylon, shit was cool.”
Les Savy Fav got a second chance with me thanks to “Patty Lee”. In my early days of college, they were suggested to me by a girl who I knew from music committee (the student board in charge of booking weekly concerts on campus). Hilary and I had a lot of music in common, but my favorite songs at the time were mostly pop-punk and emo. I gave Les Savy Fav a listen, but they didn’t take root. Thank God I stumbled across them again, because it’d be a shame to have missed this gem.
Warm throughout with a cold finish.
Warm House, Cold Hands
01| Telekinesis – Coast of Carolina
02| The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division
03| Les Savy Fav – Patty Lee
04| Rooney – When Did Your Heart Go Missing?
05| Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Single Version)
06| LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
07| Matt and Kim – Daylight
08| Death Cab for Cutie – Grapvine Fires
09| Little Dragon – Twice
10| Mogwai – Scotland’s Shame
(If paused, track will hold its place as long as you don’t navigate away from the page.)
Need some new music? Here you go!
Iron & Wine – The Trapeze Swinger (from Around the Well)
Les Savy Fav – Precision Auto (from Score! 20 Years of Merge Records)
Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want (from You Can Have What You Want)
M. Ward – Rave On (from Hold Time)