“Type Mixtape” by Yellow Swans

A phenomenally diverse mixtape from Yellow Swans' Pete Swanson...

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Yellow Swans are without a doubt one of the most important and celebrated acts in the ‘noise’ genre, and it’s with great pleasure that we welcome the duo to the Type label for their final studio album (yep, it’s official). Obviously coming to Type has its strict rules, and I made Mr. Pete Swanson promise to do a mix for the Typecast series. Within days it was waiting for me in my inbox, and what a mix it was, full of sunbleached summer jams. But that’s enough from me, it’s best hearing something from Pete himself…

“This is my first “podcast” and I’m not set up for it. I made a mix tape, like I’ve done for years.. and just took the tape down to the computer in my basement studio and dumped the tape down to that. I ended up doing a little bit of editing so there wasn’t so much clunking around between songs and so that the shahs song wasn’t that much quieter than everything else. I did allow the Roy Montgomery song to cut off at the end of side B since that’s how it happened. Apologies about the low bit rate the reasons for it are not very interesting so I’ll leave it at that.

I made this mix shortly after going camping for Scott Goodwin’s birthday. It was a real good time mainly due to Scott’s cooking, and the company wasn’t too shabby either. This dude Cary, who’s been an acquaintance for awhile was on the trip. He’s a super nice guy and very involved in local music stuff here in Portland.. He and I spent a lot of time talking about local music and what we were into. At one point late in the evening, he said, “you know Pete, it sounds like you only like pretty dark music.” Listening to this mix, I guess he’s sort of right. No summer jams. I would like to think I like music that’s a little more complex than just being downer tunes, but i guess not. This is just the stuff I jam when I’m at home.. next one will be higher bit rate and all white reggae…"

A
THE WALKER BROTHERSNITE FLIGHTS
ARAUNTITLED (FROM TOXIC MOTIONS CASS)
MONIEK DARGERAIN
NICOFROZEN WARNINGS
PIN GROUPPOWER
MAINCYPHER
MOUTHUSUNTITLED (FROM SLOW GLOBES LP)
WARNER JEPSONBUGS AT LARGE
WHITE NOISEYOUR HIDDEN DREAMS
SHAHSUNTITLED (FROM NAT’L BELLE CASS)
UNWOUNDTREACHERY

B
LUXURIOUS BAGSALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
DEAD C – PLAINS
BULBSTHE GREEN FLASH
ANNETTE PEACOCK – I’M THE ONE
JIMMY SCOTTSOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
MAGIC I.D. – FEET DEEP
NERVE NET NOISELIVER
THE SHADOW RINGMAN
ARTHUR RUSSELLTHIS IS HOW WE WALK ON THE MOON
ROY MONTGOMERYWINDING IT OUT IN THE HIGH COUNTRY