Antonio Paul is a sort of genre-bending, indie rock duo from Australia. They have sporadically released music over the past few years and have grown to be one of the most adored bands in my iTunes. Their songs have soundtracked some major events in my life, so I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to interview them just a few days ago. We talked about the 2010 blog hit “City Dreams” which sparked their career, the animated series Adventure Time, and their love-hate relationship with technology.
Summer’s gone, and school has started. It all sounds about as depressing as it feels, and as we embark on the ongoing cycle of school, weekend, school, etc. it almost feels as if something is being stolen from us. So we go out on weekends and wreck shit up and engage in behavior our parents’ would probably not be proud of. So this tape, like almost every Tape Tuesday before it, is sort of a toast to being young. It’s about the lasting effects of summer and lots about love. Also, I’ve totally been playing Grand Theft Auto IV again lately. It’s a problem.
- Obey City – Reflect Effect
- The Coopers – Summer’s Child
- Antonio Paul – Coloured Screens
- Zak Waters – Penelope (Radio Edit)
- Mikky Ekko – Kids (Max Martin’d by Djemba Djemba Trollmix)
- Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (ft. Majid Jordan)
- Budo – Barcelona
- Earl Sweatshirt – Sunday (ft. Frank Ocean)
- X Ambassadors – Power Trip (J. Cole Cover)
- San Mei – Brighter
- Thief – Broken Boy
- Whinnie Williams – Break Hearts In Your Sleep
- Mikal Cronin – Weight
- Party Supplies – Love Song
- Moonlight Mask – What’s That? (Gimme That)
- Jaymes Young – Northern Lights
- Enth Degree – I Heart You
- Seekae – Another Girl
I would tell her all these fairytales, the ones I tried to write
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Well, I’m back in college for my junior year. This is some scary stuff. One more year? Don’t get me started. Also, I turned 21 today so that’s a great thing as well. Here’s my gift to you!
Jordan’s Top 5:
He is unbelievable. I would let him sing to me, one on one, clothing optional, and not feel weird about. Sorry if that was slightly weird. Nirvana will give you that feeling, too.
Well, if you haven’t heard, Kendrick Lamar calls out a ton of rappers, and it’s fantastic. Even two rappers that he’s on the same song with! Wowza!
You know what? It’s just good, so just listen.
Blast it, jam it, sing it, loudly. This is one of those “why isn’t it at least four minutes long” scenarios. You rock out at only 2 minutes and 40 seconds, but it’ll feel like an eternity with one of my favorite songs of the year.
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Australia’s Antonio Paul is the duo behind one of my favorite songs of all-time (“Made in China” – acoustic mix). That’s a lot of pressure for them to unknowingly have, yet “Coloured Screens” delivers. It is a crunchy (?) summer jam that is immediately infectious. Imagine Justin Bieber meets Kitty Pryde on this one.
The acoustic mix of Antonio Paul‘s “Made in China” is one of my favorite tracks ever, but it’s one of those songs that for me instantly starts a sun-faded montage of repressed memories. It makes me think about the times I listened to it and the person I shared it with, which results in an overwhelming sense of helplessness that comes with the constant, unrelenting battering of time, and yeah it’s kind of pathetic but also it’s the sign of a good song. Like damn, when I’m 40 and listen to this, I hope it brings back these emotions–as shitty as they feel right now. That would be amazing. Anyway, stream the final studio version of the song along with the acoustic mix and another jam from the Aussie duo.
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that every week of my life is life-changing. This past week wasn’t really at all. I went to school. I did my work. I came home. I wrote some for the site. I turned in a college application. No big deal. I did realize some stuff, I guess. I realized how little I want to die. It’s weird; when you’re a kid, you don’t want to die because your parents tell you that you have a bright future or some shit. Like, all babies in the world could die, and they wouldn’t care. They might cry, but it’s not because they’re sad that they’re dying; it’ll be because they pooped their pants or don’t like drowning. But for me right now, this is my bright future, or I’m nearing it, at least. I don’t want to die because what’s happening right now is awesome, and I can actually see that the future will most likely be awesome, too. I don’t want to die because I’m young and motivated and want to accomplish so much. I don’t want to die because I want to try, and if I fail, I want to try again.
Hopefully, that made sense and wasn’t too offensive. Hopefully, it doesn’t inspire any baby murders. If it does, you missed the point entirely. The only thing separating the songs below from the normal Saturday at Sunset mini-mix is a cover and a .zip file. Download all of them, add them to your iTunes, plank on a million. We had a power outage last night, which is why this is a day late.
Quit harassing me.
- Professor Penguin – Past
- Wake! Owl – Gold
- Bwani Junction – Two Bridges
- Antonio Paul – City Dreams (shout out to Cooper from our Facebook page)
- Samuraj Cities – Arabic Jewelry
- Coasts – Drum Song
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Boy Witch
- City Rain – Digeridoo
- Motopony – King of Diamonds
- [BONUS] Kanye West – Monster (TEACHERS Remix)
It makes me think that you want to go to come back, not to go.