White Arrows Make MAGNET A Mix Tape

white

White Arrows are an indie-rock band hailing from L.A. The five-piece plays a cheery style of music that ranges from aggressive to completely relaxed. Once formed, the group almost immediately set out on tour and did festivals such as Coachella and Sasquatch. These fine fellows just made MAGNET a mix tape. Check it out below.

Phil Lynott “One Wish”
Thin Lizzy is one of the best bands ever, and this was a lost recording that Huey Lewis recorded in ’86 that was never released because Phil Lynott passed away that year and the album was never finished. This song is emotions to me. Video

Them “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
I think Van Morrison has one of the best voices of all time. It’s weird how you can cite other singers in music now, and relate them to singers in the past, but no one I’ve heard has ever reminded me or sounded like Van Morrison. Video

Young Thug “Stoner”
“Drugs help me think, but they aren’t the reason why I think.” Video

Jai Paul “Str8 Outta Mumba”
I like this British guy. He’s like a funky James Blake with Middle-Eastern rhythms. You can hear his influences in all of his songs, and they’re usually next level. Video

Mac DeMarco “Chamber Of Reflection”
His personality comes across in all of his music, and his songwriting reminds me a bit like John Lennon’s solo stuff. I like how he re-appropriated a Chinese melody, and made it his own. (See.) Video

Alice Cooper “Teenage Lament ’74”
Alice Cooper is very badass, and he captures what it feels like to be an angsty teen. Video

La Bionda “I Wanna Be Your Lover”
For anyone who has wanted to be someone’s lover and not their friend can definitely relate to this song. Same. Video

Boney M “Rasputin”
Dance legends, and this video is inspiring. Video

Guards “Silver Lining”
They family. My sister is in the band with her husband, and she also directed this amazing clip. Video

Phantogram “Fall In Love”
They have a unique sound that is modern and timeless at the same time. I like how they have heavy low end, and write catchy melodies. Video