Acres Mixtape Volume One

Special thanks to Ellen Epley for the photograph, I highly recommend visiting elleneply.com to see her other work. She captures the moment really well and her subjects never seem to force anything for the camera. I kept getting the sense that these photos snapped themselves, just by the way her collection sits naturally. I chose this particular photo b/c I felt it speaks to what we’re trying to do on Acres. The site is about people forming this community together. The feeling I get from the image is this acceptance to explore something new, to let your guard down and do something. The girl in the photo looks right at you, and for me it suggests purity, and the liberty to change course in life, even if it’s for a moment. There’s no doubt, that I tried to mimic the overall impression the weather had been leaving on me lately, with volume one. It’s not too hot or cold, its upbeat and chill at the same time. I think this mix has enough edge to keep you awake while also giving you the atmosphere to chill on the porch. Spring time is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year.  I was really excited to add these groups to my collection this last month. They’re all really amazing musical acts that offer up something special. Don’t forget to Download the mix for free, and take it with you wherever you are, and wherever you go. Lastly, thanks to the Artists who have submitted their voices for the Acres, Discovering You tag line. Keep sending them in, I think they really sound nice in the mix.

Track List:

Sleep Party People “Chin”

Beaches Beaches “Got Feel”

Tea Leigh & Luke Reed “Rivers Of Love”

Sean Bones “Here Now”

Mountain Range “Evelyn(e)”

Bear Cubs “Cascade”

Everything Sleeps “Hold Me Down”

Remote/Remote “Rotations”

Jonas K.P. “You, I, Us”

Matt FX “Breezy”

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~ Ryan Boos

Remote Remote “Redundant Buzz”

The dream of the 80’s is alive in Remote Remote. Spring is here and it’s time for indie pop synth bubbles of goodness, here is your dose for the week! I don’t know about y’all, but with the change of the seasons my music taste shifts. Ladies and gentleman, Jahn Alexander from Washington D.C. is making my Monday pretty far out. Alexander’s track, “Redundant Buzz” is true to its words, but redundant in a way that you’d like to hear it over and over again. His voice reminds me of Bernard Sumner of New Order, I’m aware that’s a tall order but it’s very distinct.

Alexanders lyrics are very intentional, and well written out for you on his Bandcamp, which is a plus. He has no official album or EPs out at this time, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until he throws it at us. All of his sounds are very distinct and different from one another, Jahn is certainly a musician across the board.  So whatever kind of music it is you like, I’m sure he can, or has made it at some point. Go over to his BandCamp or SoundCloud and do your Monday a favor, you don’t want the rest of your week to suck.

xx
Tea Leigh