Archive for the ‘Sounds’ category

nwbw best of 2016: New International Version

Hello, friends. It appears that at the end of its first decade this site transformed into a space for me and Nate to post our annual mix. Perhaps 2016 was just so staggeringly awful, one gob-smacked, shit-gibbon, trumped-up day after another, that no one had the stamina to transcend the parameters of their favorite social […]

nwbw best of 2015: We had it right in ’99

We Had It Right In 99 by Nwbw on Mixcloud You know the drill by now: As the year draws to a close Nathan and I start sending each other tracks that caught our ear. The only rule: they had to be released in the calendar year that’s ending. Long live the new. I have […]

#rip Bowie (1947-2016)

In case you haven’t seen this yet. The album is gorgeous. So was the artist. UPDATE: For some reason, Bowie’s death made me go back and dig this from the archives. xo. UPDATE #2: It’s well worth the time to revisit Pandora’s “The Bowie factor” post, also from Year 1.

Half way to 90

Half way to ninety: Happy birthday Bryan! from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. I got this mix from Farrell for my birthday (which went down last week, if you weren’t paying attention or weren’t aware; Steph’s went down on the 30th). It’s too good not to share. Also, noted: I’m pretty sure that in this photo […]

And I don’t know what it is to be a composer now … unless

Play these two files at the same time. Go about your business. Thank me later. NB: Every hour and ten minutes you’ll have to refresh the second file. UPDATE [4/5/15]: Looks like the original clip I used for the second file, Feldman’s “For John Cage,” has been taken off YouTube. So I’ve replaced it with […]

nwbw 2014 mix (I want to see all my friends at once)

For your streaming pleasure, Nathan and I hereby, and belatedly, offer you our 2014 mix. Everything here was released last year. These aren’t necessarily our favorite tracks of the year — several of mine were spent on my summer mix — but they come from a cluster of our favorite albums and we like how […]

2015?!! Shit. Mixmas got delivered in February. All the better. Xoxo

2015: Will get better from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. 2015: Happy to be Here from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. Hey my loves, I guess I can’t help myself. I still make a mixmas. In fact I made two. Two different vibes. It made sense to me. What made it a bit more fun this year […]

bw’s summer 2014 mixtape

summer 2014 mixtape from _waterman on 8tracks Radio.   Here are my summer 2014 high-rotation tunes. If the new stuff’s not new to you, maybe the old will be, or vice versa. If you fast-forward track 8 I’m not sure if we can still be friends. Otherwise, talk it out in the comments section. Download […]

Farrell’s summer mix

Hey y’all, I meant to post a Spring-is-here mix a couple months ago. But you know, life and stuff and stuff. And more stuff. But finally. Tonight. Here! Two mixes!! It had to be two. Cause it’s a half year’s worth of music and a lot of time has passed since Winter’s mix. I listen […]

TGW spins: Sunbathing Animal

So I feel like I’d just come to terms with how much I relish Parquet Courts’ breakthrough LP, Light Up Gold, when — BAM — they’ve dropped another record. Their third album, Sunbathing Animal will still remind you of Pavement at times, maybe Beat Happening, or other bands on the thru-line that runs from those […]