We’ve asked all of the artists on the BSR label to contribute a mixtape’s worth of songs centered around sounds that have influenced them to create music. Conceptually, this isn’t a wholly original idea but I’ve always discovered fantastic music based on recommendations received from my favorite bands. It only makes sense, right?

Our first entry appropriately comes from Kid Icarus – each of the four members submitted a handful of songs to round out the first edition of the mixtape series. See the tracklist below and click the link to download it.

1. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – I Hope You’re Happy Now (ES) (0:00-2:56)
2. France Gall – Cet Air-lá (TB) (2:57-5:26)
3. The Church – Reptile (JM) (5:27-10:06)
4. The Cure – Disintegration (JM) (10:07-18:00)
5. Hüsker Dü – Chartered Trips (TB) (18:01-21:21)
6. Guided By Voices – Big Boring Wedding (ES) (21:22-24:48)
7. Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire (JG) (24:49-27:33)
8. Scott Walker – The World’s Strongest Man (ES) (27:34-29:42)
9. New Order – The Perfect Kiss (Substance version) (TB) (29:43-37:38)
10. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot (TB) (37:39-44:22)
11. N.W.A. – Approach To Danger (JG) (44:23-47:07)
12. Fenwyck – Mindrocker (JG) (47:08-50:00)
13. Robyn Hitchcock – Satellite (ES) (50:01-51:41)
14. The Birthday Party – Happy Birthday (JG) (51:42-55:37)
15. The Beatles – And Your Bird Can Sing (JM) (55:38-57:33)
16. Folk Implosion – Nothing’s Gonna Stop The Flow (JG) (57:34-61:24)
17. Big Star – Life Is White (ES) (61:25-64:37)
18. Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Place (JM) (64:38-68:35)
19. The Cure – The Same Deep Water As You (TB) (68:36-77:02)
20. New Radiant Storm King – Phone Call (Massachusetts version) (ES) (77:03-80:36)

Stream it on 8tracks by clicking below or download it to your digital vessel of choice:

BSR Mixtape Series – Vol. 1 – Kid Icarus from BigSchoolRecords on 8tracks Radio.