Posted in: April 2009

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Mock Orange is a band I’ve been sitting on for months now, so it’s high time I’ve posted them. The album these songs are from, Captain Love, did not manage to capture my attention as a whole, but songs like World Of Machines certainly did. Undeniably catchy and slightly odd at the same time, you’d find yourself singing along if the lyrics made more sense. Song In D isn’t nearly as catchy, but one song of musical herpes (in a good way, I swear) is enough for any album.


From Captain Love
World Of Machines – (MP3, 4.5 MB)
Song In D – (MP3, 5.1 MB) – (MP3, 4.5 MB)

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Pushboxer is a band out of Oxford that agrees on me with their influences: The National and Interpol. I’d even throw an extra one in, The Cure, if only because Pushboxer’s new single, Pictures, reminds me so much of them. If you’re into the gloomier side of rock music, these guys should be right up your alley. In otherwise unrelated news, keep an eye peeled for my best of ’08 picks, which are more encompassing than the version Ant did a while back. Stay tuned!


From Pictures
Pictures – (MP3, 4.1 MB)
Water – (MP3, 3.4 MB)

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I was going to post this yesterday as a March Madness mix, but as I did not, it is now an April Fool’s Mix. Anyway, I haven’t posted up a mix since last November, and this is a fast and easy way to throw a good variety of music at all you Internet dwellers out there. And remember, if you’ve got some songs to throw my way, e-mail them to me at eitheror.hugh (at) Thanks and enjoy the free tunes! Oh, and if I hear any complaints about the picture, well, I won’t know WHAT to tell you, other than to perhaps invest in some glasses.

FredRunning – (MP3, 6 MB)

This song is so damned upbeat, you will soon be wondering what the hell I’m doing posting it, but with all the less-than-upbeat songs in here, you might need this one. Besides, it’s great, so why not?

Jeff Hanson If Only I Knew – (MP3, 4.1 MB)

I’ve written about Jeff Hanson a few times before on this blog, and by that I mean at least twice, so hey, third time’s the charm. Assuming this is indeed the third time and not, say, the fourth.

Marissa NadlerRiver Of Dirt – (MP3, 6.5 MB)

It should be no secret around here that I am in love with Marissa Nadler, but in case it is, here’s one of my favorite songs from her latest album, Little Hells.

MasonicLady Stardust – (MP3, 4.3 MB)

What can be better than a cover of David Bowie? Well, a good cover, I suppose, which is what this is, so enjoy! It’s not quite so crazy as the original, but maybe that’s a good thing.

Samuel MarkusRosa – (MP3, 4.4 MB)

I don’t know what to say about this song, so I won’t say anything. Outside of this. And that. And… never mind.

The Boy I Used To Be(TBIUTB EP) – (7 MP3s, 13 MB)

This one’s actually a full EP of tunes from a young lad in Britain who still makes better acoustic folk than most people. The sound quality is lacking (mono, anyone?), but the songs themselves are rather good so I’d really urge you to get it.