It's May, which LITERALLY only means one thing: it is ATP time again. For many of us a source of joy - two weekends of chalet-dwelling, indie rockin' delight by the seaside, the likes of which would have Billy Butlin weeping salty tears of salty tears of joy that his vision had been perfected (probably during Mike Diver's DJ set). For others (not least the Butlins staff), a chance to grumble about how ATP and the people who go there are definitely everything that's wrong with everything.
Anyway, as has become our wont, DiS has compiled a couple of Spotify mixtapes by way of preview/giving you a taste of some bands you may not have heard of/confirming the prejudices of people not going.
First up we've got this weekend's ATP Vs The Fans Part II, which in the name of being predictable we've made a tape featuring one song by every band who actually has material on Spotify, all shoved into a loosely sensible order (gets a bit bogged in folk around the three quarter mark, but whaddayagonnado?).
You can enjoy it here:
We pondered doing exactly the same for the following weekend (May 15-17)'s ATP curated by the Breeders, but given the comparatively mainstream line up, my low boredom threshold, and a suspicion more people are excited about Bon Iver than A REALLY RARE SHOW FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS EVER, I instead here humbly entreat that you listen to a 20-track introduction to the works of the Throwing Muses, who'll be playing their first UK gig since 2002 on the Friday night.
Give it a listen here:
And by way of apologies to the curators, here's their finest hour:
Video: The Breeders: 'Cannonball'
And if the wild subjectivity contained therein makes you angry, then please post your own list below.
For non-Spotify users, the full track-listings are:
ATP Vs The Fans Part II mix
- The Mae Shi - 'I Get (Almost) Everything I Want'
- Andrew WK - 'Party Hard' (OBVIOUSLY)
- Killing Joke - 'Eighties'
- M83 - 'Kim & Jessie'
- Devo - 'Mongaloid'
- Jesus Lizard - 'I Can Learn' (no Touch & Go albums on Spotify, alas)
- Future Of The Left - 'Suddenly It's A Folk Song'
- Pink Mountaintops - 'Slaves'
- School Of Seven Bells - 'Wired For Light'
- The Cave Singers - 'Called'
- Beirut - 'Scenic World (version)'
- Antipop Consortium - 'Sugar Worm' (only track on Spotify, but it's a good 'un)
- Young Marble Giants - 'Salad Days'
- Grizzly Bear - 'Knife'
- Grouper - 'Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted In The Evening Breeze)'
- Hush Arbors - 'May All Your Pastures Now Spring With Herbs'
- The Acorn - 'Hold Your Breath'
- Sian Alice Group - 'Way Down To Heaven'
- Mr Milk - 'Errors'
- Jeffrey Lewis - 'Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror'
- Shearwater - 'The Snow Leopard'
- Liam Finn - 'This Place Is Killing Me'
- Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - 'Young Shields'
- Spiritualized - 'The Twelve Steps'
- Parts & Labor - 'Knives And Pencils'
- Grails - 'Soft Temple'
- Sleep - 'Jerusalem' (SHUT UP IT COUNTS AS ONE SONG)
ATP Breeders introduction to Throwing Muses mixtape
- 'Vicky's Box' (from Untitled)
- 'Furious' (from Red Heaven)
- 'Counting Backwards' (from The Real Ramona)
- 'Not Too Soon' (from The Real Ramona)
- 'Mexican Women' (from House Tornado)
- 'Bright Yellow Gun' (from University)
- 'Pearl' (from Red Heaven)
- 'Ellen West' (from The Real Ramona)
- 'Call Me' (from Untitled)
- 'Green' (from Untitled)
- 'Hate My Way' (from Untitled)
- 'A Feeling' (from The Fat Skier)
- 'And A She Wolf After The War' (from The Fat Skier)
- 'Colder' (from House Tornado)
- 'Honeychain' (from The Real Ramona)
- 'Fall Down' (from Hunkpapa)
- 'Flood' (from University)
- 'Two Step' (from The Real Ramona)
- 'Delicate Cutters' (from Untitled)
- 'Cry Baby Cry' (from Chains Changed)
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