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Tape Tuesday: Ghosting

There are many definitions for “ghosting.” That’s why I chose it as the title for this mixtape. Ghosting is kind of everything right now. Tomorrow on election day (crazy) people will attempt to cast “ghost votes.” As the temperature gets colder and colder, we’re starting to see the water vapor we breath (also this). That’s ghosting. Most importantly, however, in college, it can be incredibly difficult not to feel like a ghost. Dragging your tired feet from class to class in silence and getting lost in a mob of your talented peers. That is ghosting, and over the past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of that–just going through the motions without truly experiencing them. It’s a problem, and this tape really isn’t the solution. Instead, it is a peek into a day in the life of a ghost.

Oh baby, are you free now? Still living for the weekend?

  1. T0W3RS – Scout
  2. Lincoln Jesser – Silver Haze (ft. Kyle)
  3. The Zolas – Knot in My Heart
  4. Pear Shape – The Coca Cola Kid
  5. Alice Jemima – By Your Side
  6. Tim Myers & El May – Me & My Friends
  7. The Lighthouse and the Whaler – Chromatic
  8. Lukas Graham – Drunk in the Morning
  9. Junica – The Dream
  10. Theme Park – Ready for the Floor (Hot Chip Cover)
  11. Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down (Prod. Clams Casino)
  12. From The Airport – Colors
  13. Ofei – London
  14. Benjamin Francis Leftwich – In the Open
  15. Neighbors – Diamonds
  16. Yellow Ostrich – Ghost
  17. Texture Like Sun – One Great Prize


It’s hard and weird not to know how your day begins, so I’m lying next to someone new

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Yellow Ostrich – Marathon Runner [Video]

Yellow Ostrich Marathon Runner Video Clip

Yellow Ostrich premiered their music video for single “Yellow Ostrich” today on Noisey. Ever since Yellow Ostrich released this single, I’ve been pretending to be a marathon runner. By that I mean I go to the gym and I run a couple miles on the treadmill and step off feeling like a million bucks. When I feel like that, why shouldn’t I tell myself I just ran 26 miles? If it doesn’t make sense to you, keep your mouth shut. I’m feeling good about myself.

The video for “Marathon Runner” was directed by Matthew Lessner, who has worked in the past with the likes of Dirty Projectors, Local Natives, and The Raveonettes. I’m loving the colors in the video. The band is about to kick off a tour. Hit the jump to watch the video and see the tour dates! I’ve seen them live before…they’re great! You should really make an effort to go see them before their tickets cost an arm and a leg!

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Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown

Yes! I get to post indie music!

I fell in love with Yellow Ostrich from their single, “Marathon Runner,” and “The Shakedown” is a totally different song, at least I think so. “Marathon Runner” made me feel like I could do anything. This makes me want to whip out my handy dandy air guitar and rock out. Enjoy!

Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown

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Yellow Ostrich – Marathon Runner

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich released a new single today from their upcoming album, Strange Land. I got the chance to see Yellow Ostrich open for The Antlers in Raleigh a couple months ago, and though I was already getting into their music, I fell even harder. To see the energy that the band carried with them on stage was incredible, but to hear the passion behind their music was perhaps even more so. I’m really looking forward to this upcoming album. For now, enjoy this single, “Marathon Runner.” Singer and guitarist Alex Schaff described this track as focusing on “the constant need to figure out what you are and what you want to be.”

Strange Land will be released on March 6th via Barsuk Records, the Seattle label who also works with bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Phantogram, Nada Surf, and more. Schaff spoke more about the rest of the songs on the album, saying “They’re about all those pent-up feelings of anticipation you carry throughout your life and what happens to those feelings when imagination becomes reality, and you see things maybe quite aren’t as magical and easy as you thought they’d be.  When your future becomes your present, an explosion happens; that’s where a lot of this came from.”

Oh and last thing — I noticed a comment on G-Eazy’s wall after he posted the interview we did with him that criticized us for not asking who his favorite artist of the moment is and his favorite MC of all time. So I decided to ask him right then and there, on his wall. And you know what he said? His favorite MC of all time is Nas, and right now he’s listening to Rick Ross…and YELLOW OSTRICH. Boom.

MP3: “Marathon Runner” – Yellow Ostrich

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