true american

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For the Fourth of July we decided to use a hackneyed theme to make a decent mixtape. Every song has something about America or the USA in its title or artist name, they’re all songs you’ve probably heard, and there are thirteen of them to represent the colonies. Is it groundbreaking? Nope. Is it perfect for grilling in the sunshine and starting the USA chant? Indeed it is. Mixtapes|Heartbreaks presents to you: True American.

TRUE AMERICAN
01| Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
02| American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
03| Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
04| Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America
05| Ventura Highway by America
06| Never Meant by American Football
07| My Paper Heart by The All-American Rejects
08| So American by Portugal. The Man
09| USA by Yellow Ostrich
10| American Hearts by Piebald
11| American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
12| American Boy by Estelle f/Kanye West
13| Party & Bullshit in the USA by DJ Crazy J Rodriguez

sxsw 2012: the pro videos

So, we had this wonderful plan to write this post with lots of beautifully-shot videos to supplement the mediocre camera-phone videos we posted last Monday. It’s proved to be difficult. Our hosting service only allows embedding from certain sites, and most of the videos aren’t found on the approved list. We posted what we could, and linked to the rest of what we wanted to show you. We apologize for the minor inconvenience of opening a new tab and hope you’ll take the time to click. A big thanks to Spotify and Dig for Fire for creating such wonderful concert spaces and videos, as well as DoStuff’s Justin Schaffer.

Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown

The Sheepdogs – Laid Back

Dry the River – Bible Belt

 Kimbra – Settle Down

Glen Hansard – Say It to Me Now

 Grimes – Genesis
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  SBTRKT
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A$AP Rocky – Peso
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Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws

 Fanfarlo – Deconstruction 

PS – For an extra challenge, play spot the M|H editor. She’s in almost every one of these videos.

sxsw 2012: videos!

After a five-year hiatus, we finally made it back down to Austin, Texas’s South By Southwest festival. It was our first year going without a badge, and it turned out surprisingly well – things are now a lot more accessible to the average fan. To kick off the week, we’d like to share the videos we took of some the artists we were excited to see. Check back at the end of the week for some professionally shot videos we love. Enjoy!

Yellow Ostrich – Whale

Kimbra – Settle Down

Glen Hansard – Say It to Me Now

Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Doomtree – Bangarang

The Jealous Sound – Anxious Arms

Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws