The Temper Trap Makes MAGNET A Mix Tape


Australian quartet the Temper Trap first captured the attention of American audiences at last year’s SXSW with its soaring, dreamy melodies and throbbing beats, so much so that the band’s breakthrough single, “Sweet Disposition,” was later featured in the teaser trailer for (500) Days Of Summer. Since then, the band has released its debut album, Conditions (Glassnote), to critical acclaim and is now set to embark on its first headlining North American tour in March. Drummer Toby Dundas took some time out of his now-busy schedule to make MAGNET this very eclectic mix tape, ranging from smash pop hits to obscure Aussie rock.

“Down River” (download):

The Joy Formidable “Greyhounds In The Slips”
Great song from our old touring partners. Video

Fever Ray “When I Grow Up”
Eerie vocals at sea in a swirling, hypnotic drone. Video

Rowland S. Howard “(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny”
Opening track from Howard’s latest (and final) solo offering.

The Boys Next Door “Shiver”
Australian classic featuring Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard. Video

Radiohead “Idioteque”
Inspires spastic dancing from the first beat. Video

Beyoncé “Sweet Dreams”
Banging pop hit from Beyoncé. Video

Depeche Mode “Enjoy The Silence”
“Words are very unnecessary/They can only do harm.” Awesome. Video

The Walkmen “Revenge Wears No Wristwatch”
Slow burning wake song from New York five-piece. Video

Australian Crawl “Reckless”
Forgotten gem from the vaults of Australian rock. Video

Empire Of The Sun “Walking On A Dream”
Uplifting pop gem from the mind of the Steele. Video

Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
Check out the video to double your appreciation for the song. Video

Massive Attack “Angel”
Dark and brooding. A trip-hop classic. Video