Monday Mix: Jesse Burtner


We hit up Think Thanker and Lib Tech Ripper Jesse Burtner for 8 Tracks and what makes each song rad. You can see the stylings of Burtner in Think Thank’s 2009 release Cool Story.

album-emerald-city1. John Vanderslice – "Kookaburra" – Emerald City

I like the use of the words “Fran Japan Tree” and “Terrabyte.”



joshboots22. Josh Boots – "No Show Sox" – Possession With Intent

Reminds me of Dre and Pat.

No Show Sox

3333. Les Savy Fav – "Crawling Can Be Beautiful" – Go Forth

“Who here finds this world distracting? Who here finds this world a bore? Who here thinks we’re all play acting, and that the show’s piss poor. I for one am dazzled, I don’t care if I’m dazzled blind. Wrapped in rapture captured by every little thing I find.”

Les Savy Fav - Go Forth

nada+surf+lucky+front4. Nada Surf – "See These Bones" – Lucky

It’s one of those hope found in despair sort of songs.


Alex Gopher - Alex Gopher

noage_wr5. No Age – "Every Artist Needs a Tragedy" – Weirdo Rippers

It takes forever to get to the jam, but then when you get there it’s ten times better.


Alex Gopher - Alex Gopher

noage_wr6. Okkervil River – "For Real" – Black Sheep Boy

When I listen to it I can remember every detail of my life at the time the album came out.


Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

noage_wr7. The Pica Beats – "Poor Old Ra" – Beating Back The Claws of the Cold

This song makes me want to go adventuring.


Pica Beats - Beating Back The Claws of the Cold

noage_wr8. The Pixies – "Tame" – Doolittle

It’s so not tame.

Pica Beats - Beating Back The Claws of the Cold