August 15, 2013

Mixtape #26: Goodbye Space Ladies

This is it, folks. My final contribution to Everybody Taste. I started this site in February of 2009 and over the years I've written roughly 1,200 posts. Everybody Taste started as an outlet to share music and work on my writing while I worked at a general interest magazine. It was never about quantity of material but, hopefully, quality. This little one-person site has led to a handful of amazing opportunities: interviews with the best bands in the world, articles published in magazines, countless new friends, and even a little record company, Analog Edition. But in the words of the band Christmas Island—whose song is featured on this 26th installment of ET's mixtape series—"I'm already 29 and running out of time." Technically, I'm 28, but I'm ready to make a mark or two on this bat-shit-crazy world before it completely passes me by.

This summer I tied the knot with my best friend, and now I'm set to open a market and coffee shop in the Fall called Little Red Fox. It's going to take every moment of my waking life to make this endeavor work, so I'm going cold turkey on the endless search for new music for a stretch. But if you're ever in DC, please stop on by for coffee, a beer, fresh homemade grub, and of course, all your favorite music. And Analog Edition isn't going anywhere just yet, so if you can, please keep supporting the label and the fantastic bands on it. In my absence, please also proceed to get your musical kicks via these consistently inspiring, tasteful, and wonderfully passionate folks: Aquarium Drunkard, Rollo Grady, We Listen For You, Castle Face Records, Burger Records, Father / Daughter, Mississippi Records, Italians Do It Better, and Woodsist. Now, here it is, ET's final mixtape: Goodbye Space Ladies.

Side A
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect - "Stop That Girl"
Brenton Wood - "Baby You Got It"
Hunx & Hix Punx - "Dream On (Little Dreamer)"
The Jags - "Back of My Hand"
Richard Swift - "The Bully"
The Rock*A*Teens - "I'm Your Puppet"
Sonny & The Sunsets - "Dark Corners"
Alex Chilton - "Hey! Little Child"
The Who - "The Kids Are Alright"

Side B
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - "Who Are You Seeing?"
Bodies of Water - "Like A Stranger"
Christmas Island - "Twenty Nine"
Beaut - "Goodbye Judy"
Wyatt Blair - "Girls!"
Tomorrows Tulips - "Casual Hopelessness"
Damien Jurado - "Mountains Still Asleep"
The Blue Rondos - "Little Baby"
Chris Bell - "You and Your Sister"



  1. That sad, but all the best in your future adventures, Ive really enjoyed your site, love the music, thankful for being introduced to Richard Swift (Lady Luck is the best song!) and all the other cool artists, old and new. If im ever in DC Ill be sure to visit the new store (I like my coffee black thanks)
    Good luck!!!

    Rohan Hartley Mills

  2. Good luck! And Congrats! I've discovered a lot of music over the years on your blog. If I'm ever in DC, I'll make it a point to stop by your coffee shop.

    Thanks for many, many good music recommendations!

  3. Aw man! Some of my favorite bands I discovered through your blog. Thanks so much for having such a great taste in music and sharing it.

    p.s. most adorable name for a coffee shop. Good luck yo!

  4. Thanks for all the great tunes! Good luck!

  5. Aw, you've introduced me to so much of my favorite music, so I'm kind of bummed, but congratulations and good luck with your future projects! I'll probably still check back here out of habit, haha. Seriously, though, thanks for everything, and thanks for one last mixtape! I'll have to make a trip to D.C. now to check out your market/coffee shop, looks pretty neat.

  6. Thank you for the music:

  7. Man,
    Thank you. I'm really going to miss your music contribution to my life, like many of your readers I was introduced to amazing artists thanks to you. I wish you the best in all your projects.

    Thank you again.

  8. Thanks for all the good music over all these years.
    I wish you the best in all your projects. I'll definitely drop by your shop next time I'm in DC.

    Thanks again.

  9. Aside from all the great music, I'd have never found out about the Keys' "I Don't Wanna Cry" without you. Since it's one of the best power-pop songs I've ever heard and one of my favorites in general now, I thank you deeply for that and all the great music you've shared throughout the years. I wish you and your wife/best friend the best in life!

  10. Best of luck with all future plans. Loved the site, man.

  11. im gonna miss this site so much!

  12. Rock*A*Teens sighting, well done. Guess I know what I'm fishing to this weekend.

  13. thanks for all the great mixtapes! Have a good one!

  14. Good luck! I have enjoyed your blog for several years. Always on point and aligning perfectly with my preferences. Thank you for your awesome writing and contributions.

  15. Good luck with your future plans, thanks for this wonderful site! I'm gonna miss it.

  16. so bummed to see you go...over the past several years you, and so many other fine music blogs served to excite and enlighten my musical soul...sadly, quite a few of them are gone (and now you) of luck in all your dreams!

  17. grats and good luck with the shop, thanks for what you've done here

  18. Say it ain't so! Where am I going to find the newest brooklyn surf rock band?! I'll miss the playlists and hidden gems. Best of luck with the cafe!

  19. I just wanted to say that I'll trully miss your mixtapes and your reviews! Wish you the best