Introducing: The Joup Mixtape
Hello, and welcome to the first installment of the Joup Mixtape series. What is the Joup Mixtape series? It is an hour long playlist hand curated by me your friend and writer of the Basement Dwelling column Daniel R. Fiorio. Hopefully with each new playlist you’ll discover some great new acts that you have never heard before, along with some long standing favorites thrown into the mix as well. Make you’re work day a little more tolerable and listen below…..
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Hello and welcome to Basement Dwelling a column written by me: Daniel R. Fiorio where I review new records that should be on your musical radar. What sets Basement Dwelling apart from other music review columns is that these are all albums that are currently residing in my record collection. No promo copy was given, no stream was listened to, but a record was purchased (even if i didn’t like it). Don’t think of me as a critic but as a music obsessive looking to open a dialouge about some of the best tunes that are currently being released. Let’s head down to the basement and listen to….
“People see rock n’ roll as youth culture, and when the youth culture becomes monopolized by big business what are the youth to do? Do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist system that is destroying youth culture.” As a 16 year old who had been getting deeper and deeper into the world of music, hearing that quote (Spoken by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth) and the music that followed is the kind of moment that sticks with any music fan. Hearing a song that is so damn perfect, so well written, means so much to you at that time that it sticks with you forever; that you never want it to end. That’s the experience I have anytime I hear the second track on this record: “Heaven’s On Fire.” The entirety of The Radio Dept’s third record Clinging To A Scheme (2010) is just as joyful of an experience.
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The Joup Friday Album: The Radio Dept: Clinging To A Scheme
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