So I have been absent for a good while. I am sorry, I know how important my disorganized, often ramshackle musical critiques, stories, and mix tapes are to all of you. In order to make it up to you, I have a new mix tape. It’s a mix of some things old, some things borrowed, and well… nothing blue. We start out with some nice old school hip-hop from the East Coast backpackers A Tribe Called Quest and the kings of white, nerdy party hip-hop the Beastie Boys. Things get a little more modern throughout, sporting some Animal Collective, Crystal Castles, and Bomb The Music Industry! but most of what is here at least sounds vintage and classic such as the great Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire track or the mind blowing King Kahn near the end. Please love me again guys, I promise I’ll be better. I have no problem with bribing you:

The Cave Mix

Some of this is in WMA and I am sorry for that; I didn’t realize the sources I acquired some of this from had done that to me and I was too lazy to convert it.

Track list after the jump!

A Tribe Called Quest- THe Hop

Beastie Boys- Johnny Ryall

Crystal Castles- Air War

Animal Collective- The Purple Bottle

Deerhoof- THe Tears and Music of Love

Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire- How Indiscreet

Bomb The Music Industry!- It’s Official! We’re Booorrrrrriiiiing!!!

Spoon- Well-Alright

Electric Six- Dance Commander

Hank Williams III- I Don’t Know

Elf Power- icy hands will never melt away

Dr. Dog- Army of Ancients

King Khan & His Shrines- Sweet Tooth

Rodrigo y Gabriela- Stair way to Heaven

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