Alien Ways

Since 2004, I have been making an indie pop comp for my birthday (prior entries into the series includes Ides of April, Glide, Bees Knees, Carousel, Treehouse, Walking Through Walls, Roam the Breezy Pastures, and Now That I’m Older). This year’s comp is called Alien Ways. All songs are from 2010-2012. As usual for this series, I think it is relatively accessible, and much of it may be familiar to the indie music followers among you.

Click the link below to stream the compilation; the songlist follows.



1. John Maus with Molly Nilsson “Hey Moon” (2011)
2. Robert Scott “The Moon Upstairs” (2010)
3. Salieri “My Starship” (2011)
4. Vetiver “Wonder Why” (2011)
5. Beirut “Port of Call” (2011)
6. Bowerbirds “In the Yard” (2012)
7. Beach House “Myth” (2012)
8. Lower Dens “Brains” (2012)
9. Papercuts “Charades” (2011)
10. The Bats “See Right Through Me” (2011)
11. Soko “I Thought I Was An Alien” (2011)
12. Connan Mockasin “Megumi the Milkyway Above” (2011)
13. Little Scream “The Lamb” (2011)
14. Memory Tapes “Today is Our Life” (2011)
15. Washed Out “Amor Fati” (2011)
16. The Very Best “Mama” (2011)
17. The Ruby Suns “Cranberry” (2010)
18. Atlas Sound “Te Amo” (2011)
19. Tune-Yards “Wooly Wolly Gong” (2011)

April 16, 2012

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And here are a few videos with songs from the compilation:

John Maus with Molly Nilsson “Hey Moon”:

The Bats “See Right Through Me”:

Connan Mockasin “Megumi the Milkyway Above”:

Soko “I Thought I Was An Alien”:


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2 Responses to Alien Ways

  1. David Geary says:

    Thanks Victor – much appreciated. So much great new music to get into! And nice to hear some music from the old country – NZ. cheers David

    • vodem says:

      Yes! Four NZ acts (Robert Scott, The Bats, Connan Mockasin, and The Ruby Suns) out of 19 songs is pretty impressive (even though Scott is in The Bats too), and I think it reflects NZ indie musicians starting to find their own identity again in recent years, after what I perceived to be a bit of a post-Heyday lull in originality (with some exceptions, of course).

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