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 latest entry comes from Mike Downey of Shy Mirrors . I haven’t known Mike too long on a personal level but it became quickly evident that he knows his shit when it comes to sonics after following his song-a-day playlist on Spotify. His half-hour mixtape comes and goes in a hi-energy, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fashion, not unlike Sailed Blanks! See the mixtape tracklist below and click the link to download/stream it in single-mp3 format!

1. The Breakaways – Walking Out On Love (1978) (0:00-01:30)
Walking Out On Love (The Lost Sessions) 12″, Alive – 2009
2. Pond – Moth (01:31-04:26)
Moth
7″, Sub Pop – 1994
3. Chinese TelephonesBack to You Again (04:27-06:25)
Chinese Telephones 12″, It’s Alive – 2007
4. M.O.T.O. – Till We Blow the Speakers Out (06:26-08:09)
Eternal Standby 7″, MOC – 1998
5. The Saints – I’m Stranded (live, 1977) (08:10-11:08)
This Perfect Day 12″, Loch Cardhu – 2005
6. White Wires – Roxanne (11:09-13:24)
WWII 12″, Dirtnap – 2010
7. The Three O’Clock – I Go Wild (13:25-16:05)
Baroque Hoedown 12″, Frontier – 1982
8. The Barracudas – I Can’t Pretend (16:06-18:33)
Drop Out With The Barracudas 12″, EMI – 1981
9. Steve Adamyk – Speed It Up (18:34-20:47)
Speed It Up 7″, P. Trash – 2010
10. Teenage Head – Ain’t Got No Sense (1979) (20:48-24:57)
Teenage Head CD reissue, Other People’s Music – 1996
11. Descendents – Cheer (24:58-27:57)
Enjoy! 12″, SST – 1986
12. Rogues Utd. – Black Hand (28:58-30:07)
Black Hand 7″, Self-released – 2009

I like it fast and dirty (or just streamed like vanilla)

 

BSR Mixtape Series – Vol. 3 – Shy Mirrors from BigSchoolRecords on 8tracks Radio.