One of my favorite blogs for at least a year now has been Pop That Rocks. The guy who runs it, Rob, has fantastic taste. We are often posting the same things and he beats me to a great remix now and again as well. I tried to convince him to come write for LivingEars when he left WordPress for Tumblr but he’s got his own thing going. After that I asked him to make a mix for the site sometime and I’d post it. Lucky for us, he has taken me up on that offer…
Honestly I thought I’d be premiering this bad boy but alas, ‘twas not meant to be.
Coming in at just about 75 mins, this mix maintains a fairly 80s influenced theme throughout. He starts with a track that has a very “Mother” vibe, moves to the Chromatics, hits one of my favorite Ariel Pink tracks and continues to build from there. It also includes James Blake’s “Wilhems Scream” which is the most mind-blowing song I’ve heard in months.
Enjoy the mix, go check out the site and follow @popthatrocks on twitter.
Tracklist is in the comments.