Ohio Pop-punk band Mixtapes have released their final album, and you can download it for free!
First formed in 2010, this hard working band, which featured a male and female lead singer in Ryan Rockwell and Maura Weaver, wasted no time putting their noses to the grindstone while releasing a large discography including two full length albums, several EP’s and three splits. However, the good times came to an end when the band announced a hiatus on November 1st of 2014.
This last effort, titled “These Are Us” is a collection of covers, B-sides and other unreleased songs.
Here are a few words from the band about the release…
“…..I was at Eric’s house the other day, who is the guy that recorded and engineered all of the Mixtapes records. We were going through stuff and joking around and realized we had quite a few songs no one had ever heard,including myself more than once or twice. A few of them I thought “why on earth didn’t we put this on a record?”. Then I remembered that Weezer also didn’t put Susanne on a record and we all make mistakes. At that point I decided we should put out a free download of all of our unreleased material, rare material, splits and just things in general that might not be so easy to get anymore. After clearing it with the suits and tracking down all of the songs, in part thanks to some listeners I did it. So here it is, sequenced with artwork and ending with something very special. We are really proud of the songs and there’s no reason they shouldn’t be available if you like our band so please download it, share it, post it etc etc. The last song on this record is something near and dear to me. One day while recording “Even on the worst nights” everyone went to breakfast. I stayed behind, clicked record in the studio and put myself in the mindset of a high school non conformist goth kid. What came out was 15 minutes of completely freestyled angst that I could never repeat or pull off again, so please while listening feel my pain. But really, we are excited to release this all on one record and thanks to Vinnie for putting it out and being the best, we love you!”
Download the full album here. See the track-listing below:
1 A million bad bands
3 Puzzle Part 2 (I don’t believe in ghosts)
4 Sleepless in St. Paul
5 Right where to find me
6 I Was a Teenage Poltergeist
7 My, You Look Ravishing Tonight!
8 Everyday Maybes.mp3
9 Road Maps, Ice Caps, Death Traps
10 P.E.T. S.O.U.N.D.S.
11 Coffee Party
12 All the Mistakes We Make (Are Gonna Lead to All the Important Things We’re Gonna Do)
13 Little Miami
14 Werewolf Shame
15 It Can’t Get You Everything
16 Cause I’m a Genius
17 Broken Hearted Christmas
18 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
19 Sleepless in St. Paul (Redux)
20 Doin’ Laundry
21 Hey Baby
22 Chicka Chicka Chicka Chicka
23 Silence, the last stand