Shit I’d Marry: Mondo Boys’ WEIRD SUMMER III Mix

22 08 2011

Shit I love so much that yeah, I would marry it.

Every summer for the past three summers, the amazing “NY/LA mixtape/sound collage collaborative” that is the Mondo Boys have released an installment of their WEIRD SUMMER series.

The WEIRD SUMMER mixes are probably the best thing of all time in terms of summery mixes, and I look forward to seeing them posted every year on Aquarium Drunkard. This year’s mix is, of course, the perfect blend of surf-soaked songs, vintage jams and that quintessential glint of buzz from the likes of White Fence, Julian Lynch, The Fresh & Onlys, Wild Nothing and more.

It’s up for download now on Aquarium Drunkard and on the Mondo Boys’ site,
so get that shit quick and never forget, SUMMER ONLY ENDS IF YOU LET IT. ♥





New Monster Rally, “Island On Fire”.

11 04 2011

Gah! I’m truly excited cause my friends at Bad Panda sent over this lovely new track from your girl’s #1, Monster Rally. This shoulder shimmying new little jam swings from a little dreamy tropical sway to some mariachi-reminiscent beats that could be heard in the park on any sunny day in Los Angeles into that full beach party that MR has down so pat.

Upon the realization that I can’t afford to go out of town this month, and that it’s fucking cloudy today, I just want to curl up in this tune until summer comes, hopefully with some new job or something so I can escape to a far away beach & finally throw that party MR is constantly egging me on to throw.

One day, friends, one day.


Monster Rally : Island On Fire

EDITOR’S NOTE: Okay, ok. The clouds seem to be breaking up. Sorry I’m a doomsdayist in the morning when I should be like “It’s just a marine layer, Marissa. No need to kill urself.”





SORRY IT’S STILL SNOWING & SHIT.

25 02 2011

greetings from
the golden state…
TANGNETS & THE TIMES
DOES THE BEACH IN FEBRUARY.

☼ Click this shit. Download now. Warm up, baby. ☼

MOVE 2 CALIFORNIA, I HEAR YOU’LL HAVE A BETTER TIME.

I’ve never lived anywhere else, so I can’t be for certain, but finding myself on a beach in February seems a hell of a lot more enjoyable than dealing with most of the shit I’ve been reading on Twitter about the stunts ya’alls weather pulls.

This mix is to rub it in.
LOL JK.
Kinda.

☼ ∞ AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT TEENAGE REBELLION ∞ THE MEANEST BOYS ∞ RYAN TROTT ∞ ARIEL PINK ∞ YOUNG PRISMS ∞ MELTED TOYS ∞ PURO INSTINCT ∞ LORD HURON ∞ SHIMMERING STARS ∞ DUCKTAILS ∞ RED CRAYOLA ∞ FELT ∞ THERAPIES SON ∞ SMITH WESTERNS ∞ NAVAJO BIXBY ∞ SCHOOL KNIGHTS ∞ IGGY POP ∞ TIMES NEW VIKING ∞ LA SERA ∞ ALPS ∞ TENNIS ∞ JEANS WILDER ∞ ☼

This mix is dedicated to warm sand, sparkling sangria & new California resident, my girl, Miss Amy Hunt ♥. Show her love in da club.

Hope this mix brings you sunshine. xoox
http://www.mediafire.com/?ffes7vp9ccpdw1t





Christmas Songs & Questions.

13 12 2010

I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR EVERYONE.
THIS IS IMPORTANT, LISTEN UP.
OK.

What modern-classic Christmas Album/Song
is undoubtedly very important to just about every girl?

Just like, EVERY GIRL LOVES IT & WE ALL KNOW IT.

Please answer in the comments section because this is an on-going argument in our home and I only have one answer so far that Dudefriend says I “totally sold it” & something about how I’m “sandbagging” him. He just doesn’t fucking know women and how much they love singing…
[FILL THIS IN, WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER].

I will check my comments when I get home from work
& if you failed me, I will be like, mad disappointed in your appraisals
of women, the 90’s & modern-day classic carols.

On that note, I will share with you this dope holiday BAnanas Symphony mp3 that I got last week. I really like it, even though it’s mistakable for something Animal Collective left on a cutting room floor somewhere. Not that I can be surprised and not that I don’t dig it. Animal Collective has been one of everyone’s favorite bands since 2005, so you’re bound to see that influence bleed into new bands. This seasonal jam is super crunchy, I love it and it’s definitely been making it’s rounds on my xmas playlist ever since we got our tree up.


BAnanas Symphony’s HOlidaze.





TONIGHT: Black Apples @ The Echo With A Side Of Yours Truly.

8 11 2010


Black Apples: Say It.

Every Monday this Month, the Black Apples are at The Echo & since it’s November & everyone should be all giving & shit, they have joined forces with the Downtown Women’s Center to have charity raffles at each show. The Downtown Women’s Center is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, that provides more than 50,000 meals, permanent housing, and supportive services to more than 2500 homeless and extremely low-income women annually.

By donating a new pair of gloves, a new winter hat or a $5 contribution, you have the chance to win prizes from Origami Vinyl, Silverlake Wine & many more! The show is free so you should just like consider this the admission & not only help people but also have a chance to win some dope stuff.

I personally will be handling the raffle this evening, as well as on the 15th & 23rd so come on out & listen to some good tunes & me talk on stage for approximately four minutes (total)! I also might be spinning some tunes & you all know how impeccable my taste is sooo, like,
let’s have a little recap as to why you should come hang out:

1. Good music!
2. Good cause!
3. It’s free- aside from your generous donation of $5!
4. There is booze on the premises!
5. MEEEE!!!

So come on out & kick off the holiday season with us! xo :)





My Contribution To The Music Community On All Hallow’s Eve.

31 10 2010

Yesterday, I threw a Tweet out there like,
“Yo, what horror film should I watch on Netflix Watch Instantly?”
The answer I got was Suspiria (thanks dude), which is cool because I’d been wanting to watch it (I’m pretty intrigued by anything European from the 60’s & 70’s) so then you know, we watched it.

The film itself, like the plot & story, did not particularly scare me.
But the visual & musical stylings of this film are KILLER.

Like, this soundtrack by Goblin is fucking BEGGING
to be sampled & used for Witch House #1 hit sensations.

I mean, I think.
I don’t know if have listened to much Witch House. :oops:
But I mean, if the term “Witch House” is any indication,
I think I just fucking next leveled some bitches.

But this soundtrack is a game changer 4 all music lovers!
Especially for spooky Sundays such as this,
you need to revolutionize ur witch home.

To be totally honest, if I had any sort of musical talent,
I would have kept this shit to myself & then next year
BLOWN ALL YOUR MINDS OUT OF MORGAN FREEMAN’S UNIVERSE!!!

But, I don’t have a stitch of musical skill,
so now I’m leaving it up to you guys
to make this into something awesome.

Don’t fucking let me down.

PS. I expect to be thanked in ur album sleeve, when you make this masterpiece. Also, a picture of me in a bikini would be great too. Just looking 2 expand my personal brand, thnx in advance covens.

Download the album here
via some link I tracked down because I’m an Aughty girl.





Dead Gaze’s “B. Emanuel Can’t Come Close Enough”.

18 10 2010


Dead Gaze: B. Emanuel Can’t Come Close Enough.

Dude, like, gonna be real right now and say I’m pretty disappointed in myself for not posting this sooner. It’s such a pretty little gem that you all need in your lives.

My boy, Cole of Dead Gaze, has this new 7″ coming out on Fire Talk and he’s a mad talented dude. Not only is he talented (um, where were you on “This Big World” dawg?) but he’s also a really sweet dude, which in my books means a lot. I love talented people with good hearts. Always rootin’ 4 ‘em. I also am always rooting for bros with comfy t-shirts, which Dead Gaze has. I know this cause,
I’m wearing it right now. #booyuh

See the wrinkles?
That’s cause I wore it out last night
& then got mad comfy in it today.
It’s versatile!
Fashionable yet mad perfz 4 chillin’!

PREORDER DEAD GAZE’S
“TAKE ME HOME OR I DIE ALONE”
RIGHT HURRRR.





Rubblebucket’s “Triangular Daisies”.

12 10 2010

Rubblebucket: Triangular Daisies.

A homie, David from Girlie Action, sent this over to me from Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket. He claimed it was “right up my alley”. Anyone who knows me knows that “light, psychedelic indie pop gems” are actually like, the street I live on, the cross street being “tropical loops”.

I spent most of yesterday in the darkness of my living room trying to figure out a way to turn losing three gigs in a year into some sort of achievement, so this little ditty has been a nice departure from the Townes Van Zandt & the dejected whisky sprawls of my leather bound journals filled with half-assed free associations.

The whole Triangular Daisies EP is pretty fun
& you can nab it from Roll Call Records, October Nineteenth.





Just Something I Threw Together.

10 10 2010

just another night in october…
TANGENTS & THE TIMES
DOES OCT.

††† Click this shit. Download now. †††

∆∆∆ BOBBY PICKETT // DUSTY SPRINGFIELD // DARIUS // DENT MAY // KEEPAWAY // DEVENDRA BANHART // NAVAJO BIXBY // EDAN // FOSTER SYLVERS // CURTIS MAYFIELD // ISSAC HAYES // HOTEL MEXICO // VOXHAUL BROADCAST // KAREN ELSON // VIBES // COTTON JONES // PAPERCUTS // THE STROKES* ∆∆∆

* It’s a demo, put ur nose down.





HEY GUYS, SUMMER IS HERE.

19 07 2010

a little summer sum’sumthin…
TANGNETS & THE TIMES
DOES SUMMER.

♥ Click this shit. Download now. Stay cool. ♥

Yep. The day is here! You can finally release your breath & inhale some sweet succulent summer jams from yours truly! This multifarious mix is bound to please &/or disgust both blog snobs & the casual downloader alike but that’s kind of my gig, ya know? Pleasing & disgusting all at once but I sincerely hope you enjoy this mix as much as I do. Summer is my other gig. Kinda live it all year and as my first mix to celebrate my season, I hope it does my lifestyle justice & give you a taste of what it’s like to be a carefree alcoholic blogger with a penchant for pot, pomeranians, sunshine & up-beats.

Track listing after the jump!

This mix also commemorates a rather special day, so,
HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY TANGENT READERS!!!
Thank you so much for making my blog marginally successful in a very small & nichey corner of the universe. The last two years have been a long creative transformation that is still in motion. I am proud of the progress & it has been a real treat/anxiety attack writing for all fifteen of you. As many cuntyass commenters have pointed out over the years, I have no real purpose or product other than my ego-sodden self and I truly appreciate you reading. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has a god damn sense of humor. :)

I may get drunk at three, blow off the gym & go on a weepy eyed tangent about my gratitude later so stay tuned. Or I may get drunk at three, blow off the gym & rant about something else inconsequential. WHO KNOWS!!! I like choosing my own adventure, ya heard? ;) Until then, please know every day I check my stats I’m like damn, I’m the luckiest asshole that lives behind a Mexican restaurant in all the whole world wide web. <3

Also check out my previous mix, Tangents & The Times Does Fifth Grade!

Cordially With All The Love My Palpitating Heart Can Exude,
Marissa A. Ross
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CHALLENGE MET, BITCHES.

1 04 2010

Yep.
I did it.
I made my Lisa Frank inspired mix
& it is
THE FIRST EVER MIX
FROM TANGENTS & THE TIMES.

& I mean, I know I’m pretty full of myself on the reg’ but I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty proud of this. I know it’s not like Mondo Boys caliber but whatever. I’m just a girl with a blog that’s not about music that loves music and stumbled around on GarageBand for a couple hours. I’m not saying it’s TIMELESS ART but I am saying it’s pretty damn adorable. It’s single-handedly the girliest thing I’ve ever produced.

Please love it & share it with everyone.
& don’t forget to snag my outstanding cover art! :)

BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

GET IT NOW RIGHT HERE GET IT GET IT DON’T STOP CAN’T STOP GET IT GET IT WHAT WAHHHHAAATTTTT!!!
http://www.mediafire.com/?duijmmynjjm !!!

& there you have it, Ian!!!
Now you see I am not a chicken
& actually a Crayola Box Tiger
with nerves of steel
& the taste of a semi-cultured grade schooler.

Track listing after the jump…
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