One thing I notice folk tend to on blogs is cobble together little playlist files of tracks and link to a storage site. Great stuff, but I've decided to take a different tack for a couple of reasons: a) I want to encourage folk to sign up to and use Spotify where possible, and b) I ended up getting 3(!) DMCA takedowns for my Top 10 of 2009, so I don't want to push my luck. I'm not even a Hype Machine listed music blogger. Tsk.
So if you have Spotify, then you'll want to keep an eye out for "The Spotted Ant" posts as I'll be a sharing a playlist fortnightly or so. Nothing overly special, just an hour of tracks that I'm digging at the time, past and present. Of course, I am limited by official releases so I can't add anything until it's a released single at the earliest, but it's worth a go. Think of it like a radio show but without me wittering on between songs. Just here.
I'll post the link and also show the playlist here so you can decide whether or not to bother...
Enjoy the first one.
The Spotted Ant #1
MINISTRY - Stigmata
CONVERGE - Reap What You Sow
CRYSTAL CASTLES - Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs Health)
THE REPLACEMENTS - I Will Dare
YEASAYER - Ambling Alp
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - Lipstick
MEW - The Zookeeper's Boy
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - Arabian Knights
KLAXONS - Atlantis to Interzone
MARIACHI EL BRONX - Cell Mates
BEHEMOTH - Ov Fire and Void
NEW ORDER - Mr Disco
SOUNDGARDEN - Hands All Over
CANCER BATS - Agenda Suicide (The Faint cover)
DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - There There My Dear