WARMER MIXTAPES #824 | by Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray of Still Corners

Photos by Chona Kasinger

SIDE A | by Tessa Murray

1. Sly & The Family Stone | If You Want Me To Stay
The Bass on this track is like nothing else. My dad played this for me when I was about 13 and I just couldn't get enough of that Bass - it's ridiculously high in the mix, but creates an amazing groove to the whole song.

2. Lower Dens | I Get Nervous 
The Soundtrack to our first US tour, we would listen to the whole Lower Dens record and it made everything feel right - Perfect Driving Music. Whenever I'm not sure what to listen to, I'll put this track on and it takes me back to the Open Road where nothing matters but getting to the Next Destination.

3. David Bowie | Sound And Vision
Probably my favourite Bowie track, Blue, Blue, Electric Blue is often going 'round in my head.

4. Neil Young | Harvest Moon
We always used to moan when dad put on Neil Young in the car when I was young and it wasn't until I was a bit older that I realised how much I enjoy listening to his Music. This might be my All Time Favourite Song Ever, Beautiful.

5. Nick Drake | All My Trials (with Gabrielle Drake) (Peter, Paul & Mary Cover)
I listened to a lot of Nick Drake when I was at University - particularly this track. I sometimes wish it would go on forever.

6. Chet Baker | My Funny Valentine (Mitzi Green Cover)
Listen to this song and fall into a Lull of Blissful Serenity.

7. The Velvet Underground & Nico | Sunday Morning
We've wanted to do a Cover of this song forever, but it's so good, it's almost sacred, which is part of the reason we haven't got round to doing it yet.

8. Dusty Springfield | The Look Of Love (Casino Royale Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Burt Bacharach and Hal David written so many great songs and this song/rendition by Dusty Springfield is Magical. She just captures the vibe amazingly. I used to sing along when I was growing up and wish that I could sing as well as Dusty.

9. Lou Reed | Satellite Of Love
Transformer is such a great record, another one that I used to sing along to when I was little. Satellite Of Love is so cool, that breakdown at the end and the hugely satisfying chorus!

10. Heart | These Dreams
This song is kind of ridiculous, but I can't help but love it. We listened to it randomly again a few months ago and it's been pretty much a constant refrain in my head. A True 80s Classic.

SIDE B | by Greg Hughes

1. Yo La Tengo | Moby Octopad
I first heard this song when I was hanging out with the guys from Okkervil River back in my Austin days. I remember waiting in their living room to go out and it was on the Stereo and I didn't really know what I was hearing. I remember not really understanding it. My curiosity suitably piqued I bought the record and spent another year listening to it everyday trying to decipher what they had recorded here. It's a Concoction of Sound, a Solid Beat with a one of the best Bass lines of All Time, weird distorted Guitars splashing in and out and a Chromatic Piano part that should never have been there, but is and works completely to bring the song to the Next Dimension of Weird and Wonderful Pop. One of my All Time Favourite Bands.

2. Broadcast | Before We Begin
The best English band there ever was. This is a stunning Pop gem. The Production on this is Wonderful. Trish Keenan's Voice just arches across the score. The Drums are Perfection.

3. Miles Davis | All Blues
Kind Of Blue is just one of those records everyone needs to own, if they don't they're missing something. I listen to this all the way through at least once a year. I return to it again and again and will do for the rest of my life. There's so much in it that you can plumb it's Depths forever. Incredible Melody, Virtuoso Playing, a Wonderful sort of Dark Vibe across the Whole Thing, it's Sad and Beautiful. It's one of the Most Important Recordings Ever Made by Humans. All Blues stands out for me because of the lovely Piano work and Sound by Bill Evans, just Incredible Pulled Back Playing, Effortlessly Tasteful.

4. Berlin | Take My Breath Away
I really feel like there just isn't Wide Screen Unashamed Romantic Pop like this anymore, so Tessa and I tried to respond to it with Fireflies, which is mixed in the same Vibe and Feel. I always felt this was a guilty pleasure, but I'm not longer guilty, I just think it's a killer jam. Giorgio Moroder came up with that Bass line. When most people think of this song they think of the Synth Bass line, which, as far as I know, is the only song where that actually happens. Usually people hum the chorus or something, but with this it's that great 80's Bass line. It also reminds me of being a kid, so there's some Nostalgia in there, of course.

5. Johann Sebastian Bach | Concerto For Harpsichord In F Minor - 2nd Movement (Played by George Malcolm & Simon Preston with Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin) (Hannah And Her Sisters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
This is the song in one of my favourite movies by Woody Allen called Hannah And Her Sisters. It plays in the scene when Michael Caine and Barbara Hershey are both nervously talking about mundane things they've done that week, because they don't want to face up to the fact they both have enormous lust for one another. I think it's the Most Beautiful Piece of Music Ever Written. It's Perfect, Very Simple, Very Short, and all Genius.

6. Ennio Morricone | Ninna Nanna Per Adulti (Vergogna Schifosi Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
I Love the Opening Acapella Voice and the way the Melody Climbs, it's Exciting. It feels like a Strange Roller Coaster Ride.

7. The Velvet Underground | Venus In Furs
When I first heard this I thought it was breaking the rules of what Songwriting is and I loved it. I listened to it over and over again because I was just so happy someone actually wrote it. That Drone in the Background, the Creepy Sex Filled Lyrics, the Pulsing Drums, it's like some Opium Fuelled Orgy.

8. The Velvet Underground | Beginning To See The Light
I first heard this song in my car driving around Texas when I was 16. The Lyrics of this song really hit me, there's some Wonderful Cavalier Declarations about Life. The line Some people work very hard/still they never get it right! spoke to me along with I met myself in a dream and I just wanna tell you - everything is alright!. To me this is Wonderful because I need to Believe it's True.

9. Washed Out | Feel It All Around
I heard this the Summer it came out and I loved it. It perfectly captures how I feel about Summer as a Time to Relax and Enjoy the Sun and Stay Out Late and Dance. It has a great vibe about it, it feels Young and Fresh.

10. Pixies | Where Is My Mind?
I heard this the Summer it came out and I was 12 years old. I use to Skateboard a lot and I would listen to it over and over again as I skated around town. I became obsessed with the Pixes soon after that, devouring anything I could get my hands on. These were pre-Internet days, so it wasn't easy. This song reminds me of moving from Massachusetts to Texas, I was really bummed out having to leave all my friends behind and this will always remind me of it... As a song I just think it's Wonderful how Kim Deal sings the Backing along with the big Drums and Acoustic Guitar versus Electric Guitar work.