Thursday, May 31, 2007

EA Mix vol 06 - A Fresh Start

Vol 06 of this EA series was turning a new page for us here at The World Forgot. For once we we got serious about posting in this online format [before we relied heavily on word of mouth and links that were passed around the nets via email] and we also switched the format from seventeen songs [the perfect prime number to fill up a full burned disc] to thirteen tracks [still a prime number but more realistic].

So here is Vol 06 of the popular series of compilations we've thrown together. We're rapidly approaching the release of Vol 10. Get excited.

EA Mix vol 06 - A Fresh Start

zip file : this is the place to get all tracks in one easy to go package. please note that with this link you must right click and open in a new window or a new tab. you cannot, repeat cannot, download directly from this link.

mp3 : Joshua Radin - Star Mile
mp3 : Josh Ritter - Good Man
mp3 : Fields - If You Fall We All Fail
mp3 : The Killers - When You Were Young
mp3 : Envy Corps - Rhinemaidens
mp3 : Thunderbirds Are Now! - We Win (Ha Ha)
mp3 : Gavin Mikhail - Fight the Sky
mp3 : The Triangles - Applejack
mp3 : Imogen Heap - Hallelujah
mp3 : Ben Kweller - Thirteen
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - Pittsfield
mp3 : Zach Williams - James
mp3 : DeVotchKa - How It Ends

vol 01 vol 02 vol 03 vol 04 vol 05

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

EA mix vol 05 - Going Home

Welcome back readers. We're not actually sure if any of you read this blog or if you just pillage your way through cyber space looking for downloadable content. But we're not here to judge, we're just here as a messenger of good music and lazy Tuesday mornings.

Enjoy the show.

EA Mix vol 05 - Going Home

zip file : this is the place to get all tracks in one easy to go package. please note that with this link you must right click and open in a new window or a new tab. you cannot, repeat cannot, download directly from this link.

mp3 : Neil Diamond - America
mp3 : Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
mp3 : Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
mp3 : Boyz II Men - It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
mp3 : The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
mp3 : Brendan Losch - You Go You Leave
mp3 : Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside a Broken Telephone Booth with Change in My Hand
mp3 : Zach Williams - Hospital Dream
mp3 : Phantom Planet - California
mp3 : Stars - On Peak Hill
mp3 : David Gray - Shine
mp3 : Walkmen - Hang on Siobhan
mp3 : Ben Kweller - Lizzy
mp3 : Josh Garrels - Going Home
mp3 : Ben Gibbard - Recycled Air (acoustic)
mp3 : Supertones - So Great a Salvation
mp3 : Dntel - Last Songs

vol 01 vol 02 vol 03 vol 04

Friday, May 25, 2007

EA Mix vol 04 - The End Draws Near

Welcome to the beginning of the weekend. And it's only fitting that we're posting our EA Mix vol 04 today as it is aptly titled The End Draws Near. So get off work already, head for a special spot in this strange world, and don't forget to take good music with you.

EA Mix vol 04 - The End Draws Near

zip file : this is the place to get all tracks in one easy to go package. please note that with this link you must right click and open in a new window or a new tab. you cannot, repeat cannot, download directly from this link.

mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (Acoustic Live at KCRW)
mp3 : Big Japan - The Rise and Fall of Bill
mp3 : Brendan Losch - Hear Me Out
mp3 : Final Fantasy - Peach Plum Pear (Joanna Newsom Cover)
mp3 : Andrew Bird - Tables and Chairs
mp3 : Ken Michaels - The Sun Gets In Your Eyes
mp3 : Kunek - Good Day
mp3 : Peter Walker - What Do I Know
mp3 : Josh Garrels - Joyful Boy
mp3 : Nanoo Nanoo - 14
mp3 : Polyphonic Spree - Move Away and Shine
mp3 : Malcolm Middleton - A Happy Medium
mp3 : Tally Hall - Good Day
mp3 : The Legends - He Knows the Sun
mp3 : Venice is Sinking - Pulaski Heights
mp3 : Radiohead - Fog (Again) (Live)
mp3 : Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings

vol 01 vol 02 vol 03

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

EA Mix vol 03 - Swedish Pop Covers Rock

Welcome back for vol 03 of the EA Mix series. This little gem was originally compiled and released about eleven months ago and is partially comprised of some wonderful artists from Labrador Records as well as the best cover songs that were then on the market.

Listen to good music.

EA Mix vol 03 - Swedish Pop Covers Rock

zip file : this is the place to get all tracks in one easy to go package. please note that with this link you must right click and open in a new window or a new tab. you cannot, repeat cannot, download directly from this link.

mp3 : Dntel - (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
mp3 : Feist - Mushaboom
mp3 : The Radio Dept - Why Don't We Talk About It
mp3 : Jose Gonzalez - Crosses
mp3 : Chasing Dorotea - The Anchor Song
mp3 : Laurel Music - No One Wants Forever
mp3 : Douglas Heart - Dream
mp3 : Sambassadeur - Between the Lines
mp3 : Rachel Yamagata - Reason Why
mp3 : Sia - Breathe Me
mp3 : Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN Cover)
mp3 : Ryan Adams - Wonderwall (Oasis Cover)
mp3 : Johnette Napolitano and Danny Lohner - The Scientist (Coldplay Cover)
mp3 : Ted Leo - Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson Cover)
mp3 : Natasha - Hey Ya (Outkast Cover)
mp3 : The Killers - Mr Brightside (Thin White Duke Remix)
mp3 : Snow Patrol - Run (Live)

vol 01 vol 02

Monday, May 21, 2007

EA Mix vol 02 - New Drugs

Well, here's round number two for the much sought after EA Mix series. As we talked about before all previously released volumes, nine in all, will be reposted here on The World Forgot as we approach our first birthday and the subsequent release of EA Mix vol 10. Get excited.

Ea Mix vol 02 - New Drugs

zip file : this is the place to get all tracks in one easy to go package. please note that with this link you must right click and open in a new window or a new tab. you cannot, repeat cannot, download directly from this link.

mp3 : Joseph Arthur - In Ohio
mp3 : Stars - Reunion
mp3 : Shout Out Louds - Very Loud
mp3 : Van Elk - Little Fish
mp3 : The Boy Least Likely To - Be Gentle With Me
mp3 : The Long Winters - Scared Straight
mp3 : Doves - Sky Stars Falling
mp3 : Adam Weber - The Voyage
mp3 : Elliot Smith - Angeles
mp3 : Youth Group - Piece of Wood
mp3 : The Strokes - Ask Me Anything
mp3 : Joe Purdy - Whiskey & Fish
mp3 : Seu Jorge - Starman (David Bowie Cover)
mp3 : The King's Singers - Father to Son (Phil Collins Cover)
mp3 : Neil Diamond - What's It Gonna Be
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
mp3 : Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek

vol 01

Saturday, May 19, 2007

EA Mix vol 01 - Sounds for You to Hear

The World Forgot is nearing our first birthday. We've come a long way from our first post. In fact we've come along way from that first mix album we threw together and emailed [and in some cases actually mailed] to our close friends. Now it's been almost a full year since this little blog was created and what once started as just a space to host our series of EA Mix albums has grown up into something a little more sophisticated. At least we hope it has.

In honor of this upcoming milestone, as well as the fact that EA Mix vol 10 was just completed, we thought it would be nice to go back and re-release all of our old compilations. There's some great music on these nine albums and we hope you enjoy them all.

Keep reading.

EA Mix vol 01 - Sounds for You to Hear

zip file : open link in new tab or window to snag them all at once

mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL
mp3 : Album Leaf - Eastern Glow
mp3 : Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said
mp3 : Brand New - Play Crack the Sky
mp3 : Damien Rice - Eskimo
mp3 : Dashboard Confessional - Living in Your Letters
mp3 : Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On
mp3 : John Vanderslice - Trance Manual
mp3 : Mae - The Everglow
mp3 : Magnetic Fields - I Don't Really Love You Anymore
mp3 : Mates of State - Goods
mp3 : Matt Pond PA - Closet (Look Out)
mp3 : Nada Surf - Do It Again
mp3 : Phantom Planet - California (no whistling)
mp3 : Pinback - Syracuse
mp3 : Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched
mp3 : Sigur Ros - Gong


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Regina Spektor

Well we're officially back from our globe trotting. Everest was and shall ever be a completely shattering experience. Simply shattering.

While we were gone our in box was having a small party of it's own. Receiving new music, promotions, an interview request from a German music magazine, and other various and sundry items.

Included in this e-mess were some submissions by a guest writer here on The World Forgot. This is one of his posts and we thank Josh for sending it on over. If anyone else would like a guest spot [and a quick shout out] just email us what you think and we'll either throw it up here and rebuke you or let your words stand on their own.

Anyway, here's what Josh thinks. "This song reminds me of what a new immigrant to America would tell their grandchild who has never left the country. It is a warning for everyone who is of good health, with the last line of the chorus being in Russian. Then at the 2:28 marker, the Grandmother has run out of English to talk with and begins to lecture in pure, beautiful, forbidding Russian. I imagine a child standing, terrified, yet not understanding a word, with their foreign grandmother ranting. Then when the grandmother is joined by another intimidating adult around the 4:00 mark, they probably wet themselves a little."

mp3 : Regina Spektor - Apres Moi



Friday, May 04, 2007

Cross Pollination the Mixtape vol 1

I opened my inbox the other day and I stumbled upon this little slice of heaven. In their own words "Mixtape Vol. 1, was compiled to celebrate Cross-Pollination, a weekly NYC concert series that brings together some of the most incredibly, and at times, undiscovered raw talent from across the country. Giving musicians the opportunity to stretch creatively with other like-minds, the premise of Cross-Pollination is simple. Every Tuesday evening at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street, NYC) two artists are invited to play together. Both of them play a solo 40-minute set followed by a 3 song pre-rehearsed collaborative set. Now in its third year, Cross-Pollination has brought together nearly 250 acts via 137 FREE shows. All artists included on the mixtape have played Cross-Pollination."

If you live in the New York area and you haven't made it to a Cross-Pollination show yet you need to jump on this bandwagon and see a show. The musical genius that comes from these collaborative efforts is breathtaking.

And breathtaking is a word I would use over and over again to describe their Mixtape vol 1. It's brilliant. All of it is brilliant. To put it in perspective, the first track by My Brightest Diamond is arguably the weakest track on the list. That's right, My Brightest Diamond just may be the low point on the mix. And if someone as talented and, lately, as prolific as Shara Worden is the proverbial bottom of the barrel then the bar has been set quite high. Quite high indeed.

official site
info on the concert series

Everything below is a download, enjoy the music, I know I have.

zip : full album (gigasize, open in new tab/window)
zip : full album (alternate site)

mp3 : My Brightest Diamond - Hi, Remember Me?
mp3 : Kevin Devine - You'll Only End Joining Them (Acoustic)
mp3 : Wakey!Wakey! - Fallin' Apart (Live)
mp3 : The Undisputed Heavyweights - Roll Your Windows Down (Demo)
mp3 : The Bloodsugars - Purpose Was Again
mp3 : Matt Singer - Stacy J
mp3 : Derek James - Love Me, Love Me
mp3 : Cloud Cult - Pretty Eyes
mp3 : Casey Shea - Quinzy Housing
mp3 : Jeffrey Lewis - Tell It To Your Heart (Loud Reed Cover)
mp3 : The Lloyds - Halfway
mp3 : Jay Mankind - Western States (Demo)
mp3 : Ian Thomas - SBB (Demo)
mp3 : Dave Deporis - Be Strong


The World Forgot will now enter a two week hiatus period. Make sure to explore our archives while we're off trekking around Mount Everest. We like to think of it as we're taking a short little sabbatical. Mainly because that sounds better than to say we're lazy and going on one amazing vacation.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes Under the Covers

First of all the Arctic Monkeys cover the Strokes. Which is fun, because until this cover I didn't really like the Arctic Monkeys at all, ever. Yeah, I didn't like the Arctic Monkeys and I guess I'm the first person in the world to admit it.

mp3 : Arctic Monkeys - Take It or Leave It (The Strokes Cover)



Then I stumbled across this wonderful cover by the Strokes. And as we all know by now the Strokes and I have shared a long and fulfilling love affair. I'll even go this far; I loved them long before Rolling Stone did. There, I said it.

mp3 : The Strokes - Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye Cover)



Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle's Sunshine

EDIT/UPDATE : The below links for the mp3's are now broken. To grab new links go to this new post.

You might be wondering how Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle's new movie, Sunshine, are related. Well let me take a second and fill you in. Earlier today I was watching a brilliant movie, The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky. I really encourage everyone reading this to see that movie. On top of the old school visual effects and wonderful storyline was laid an amazing work of music that complemented the film without competing with anything that was on the screen.

And then the end credits rolled and I was satisfied to see that Clint Mansell was behind the score. And that led my mind on a tangential thought process whereby I remembered that Clint Mansell was also behind the brilliant score for Requiem for a Dream, also directed by Darren Aronofsky. And it was at that precise moment that I thought about the trailer for Danny Boyle's movie Sunshine.

You see, it's not a random coincidence. The song used to promote Danny Boyle's newest movie is in fact a remix of a song originally created by Clint Mansell for the movie Requiem for a Dream. In fact, it's one of the most popular movie preview and advertisement sound bits ever used. To be completely honest it was first remixed and created to accompany the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers previews.

Well, there it is. Three degrees that link Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle together. And now that you too possess all this trivial information it's time to give you some music.

mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (original version)
mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Lord of the Rings Remix) (trailer version)
mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Full Orchestral Remix) (another great remix)