Chicago's Thrill Jockey Records has long been a legend among indie labels, championing the musical careers of Adult., Mouse on Mars, Tortoise, Califone, and others, as well as embracing new acts, like David Brewis' School of Language project. You've read about many of these artists in the pages of XLR8R, and now is your chance to hear them, with the latest installment of our exclusive DJ Mix Podcast. The nine tracks here, handpicked by Thrill Jockey and mixed by our in-house podcast guru Bryant, showcase many of the artists who will be playing the label's 15-Year Anniversary Shows this weekend. For tickets to the show, to be held at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, click here.
1. The Fiery Furnaces "Ex-Guru"
2. The Zincs "Rice Scars"
3. School of Language "Rockist Part 1 (Instrumental Version)"
4. Tortoise "Tin Cans & Twine"
5. Trans Am "Runners Standing Still"
6. Arbouretum "Mohammed's Hex and Bounty"
7. Pit Er Pat "Flew Out My Window (by The Lonesome Organist)"
8. Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake "For Brother Thompson"
9. Eleventh Dream Day "I Like the Name Alice (by Sue Garner)"