Brooklyn Mix #2: Spring in the City

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I am basically the world’s slowest mixtape-maker — this mixtape has been months in the making and I’m only now getting around to share! Thanks to an inundation of new music from Spotify and lots of great recommendations from my friends over at NYCTaper, it has been awhile since I put together a playlist. I’m psyched about this one.

This tape includes nine of my favorite new tracks from Brooklyn bands, many of which I’ve had the chance to see live this year. Turn up your speakers, dance around the house (or at your desk), and hope you enjoy!

Find me over on 8tracks as jillysp and check out my previous mix here. I’d love to hear your mixes too!

Dining Room Takeover!

Back in October during the annual CMJ Music Festival, viagra 60mg Zach and I had our first house-crashing. In between their showcases at Maxwell’s and Spike Hill, my brother Mark and his band, Capybara, stayed with us for several days. Just when I thought the rock and roll was over, Mark asked me if they could shoot a live session — in my dining room. (!)

Fast forward a few months and I finally got to see footage of their impromptu session, which I am excited to share. Capybara’s new album Dave Drusky was released last week on Amazon & iTunes and they performed and recorded several songs from the new LP IN MY HOUSE. So proud. Enjoy!

CAPYBARA / Neighbor Crimes / CMJ 2011 (Brooklyn, NY)

Being a Big Sister is the BEST job

Back in October during the annual CMJ Music Festival, this site Zach and I had our first house-crashing. In between their showcases at Maxwell’s and Spike Hill, my brother Mark and his band, Capybara, stayed with us for several days. Their new album Dave Drusky is out today and I couldn’t be prouder. [stream it free on AOL’s Spinner blog!]

Naturally, I grabbed my camera while they were here. It was one of those late October Saturdays where the light was perfectly golden, the promises of summer near, the flowers still blooming.

It was warm, just like this music makes me feel.

[P.S. Mark – I’m so proud. Please move back to Brooklyn.]

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capybara
the garden, in late october