Guest Mix – Reuben Bettsak (Guillermo Sexo)

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MIX from Reuben (Guillermo Sexo Emerald Comets)

Guillermo Sexo have been a mainstay of the Boston indie rock scene since they began playing in 2004. Over five records, they’ve fleshed out their lush sound, building eclectic anthems with layered guitar work and moody vocals. (Consequence of Sound)

 

Blonde Redhead – A Cure

Freshman year of college I remember visiting a record store in Brattleboro, VT, and a Blonde Redhead song was playing. The guy at the store told me the name of the band, and I immediately purchased La mia Vita Violenta, and they have been a big influence on me. Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons might be my favorite BR album, and “A Cure’s” call and response vocals completely slay

 

Broadcast – Man Is Not A Bird

Broadcast are one of my favorite bands. Trish’s vocals just plow me sweetly in the best way possible every time I hear them. The drums on this song are marvelous. I just love the space of everything, the wonderful use of reverb, the depth of the beautiful melodies. There’s a Guillermo Sexo song, “Exhale (on our album Secret Wild) that was written in honor of Trish.

 

Spiritualized –  Shine a Light

I adore Lazor Guided Melodies. A friend introduced the album to me by playing, “shine a light,” in dark room with one candle. Or perhaps, I am remembering the memory that way? Either way, it’s a lovely album, and “If I were with her now,” has such great heights, unexpected moments, and unique arrangements. If I want to introduce people to the album, I do it via this song.

 

King Crimson – The Court of the Crimson King

Mellotron Mellotron Mellotron. This song is so epic, and badass.
and there’ are huge sounding Mellotrons on it. It’s one of those songs that never get old for me.

 

Lou Reed – Men of Good fortune

I was already a fan of a lot of his work, but wad floored when I heard this song. Weird, unique bass sound/playing that totally sets this song apart. Lou’s deadpan, emotional delivery with great lyrics to boot.

 

Trans AM – Television Eyes

Thanks to Trans AM, I went out and sought out the sounds of CAN, NEU…..
“Futureworld,” is a magnificent album, and “Television Eyes,” is one of my favorites on the album. Great live band. Amazing drummer.

 

Guided by voices – Sad If I lost It

One of my favorite bands. Such a huge influence for me.
They have so many gems, and this is just one of them.

 

Helms – It Takes Skin to Win

I’m glad one of my old bands (The Nationale Blue) got to tour Europe with Helms, and see their magical live show night after night.. “It Takes Skin to Win,” showcases everything great about Helms-the wonderful finger tapping, hypnotic drumming, and the bass holding everything into place. I miss Helms.

 

Brian Eno – Julie With

I really love Eno’s voice. I really do. And while I love his instrumental output, I adore his first few albums because of the voice, and the infectious melodies he comes up with. I “sink” into the music when I listen to “Julie with,” and the last few songs on Before And After Science.”

 

Can – Future Days

I’ve been into Can for a while, but I grabbed this record a few years ago, and it’s rad.


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