Secondhand Sunday: The Sleepy Jackson ‘Vampire Racecourse’

This edition of Secondhand Sunday features a band that I sort of forgot about, The Sleepy Jackson. The video for ‘Vampire Racecourse’ really reminds me of my mid college years. I listened to a lot of The Sleepy Jackson on the way to class. It just felt right. Of course now, singer Luke Steele is in indie rock outfit, Empire of the Sun which has pretty much surpassed The Sleepy Jackson in terms of popularity. Both bands are very different, but are nonetheless incredible.

Watch The Sleepy Jackson’s ‘Vampire Racecourse’  from their 2003 album, ‘Lovers’.


‘Indie-pendance’ Day Mix!

Ah yes its already the 4th of July tomorrow and let the picnics  begin. The crew here at Modern Mystery put together a mix for your ‘Indie-pendance’ day. Whether you are heading to the beach, barbecuing some hamburgers or getting drunk by your pool, we hope you listen to it on your celebration. We tried to keep the songs ‘summer’ feeling. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

Animal Collective-Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band- 15 to 20
Empire of the Sun- We Are the People (The Golden Filter Remix)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Young Adult Friction
Passion Pit- Moth’s Wings
Sunset Rubdown-Idiot Heart
Little Joy- No One’s Better Sake
Yacht-Summer Song
Wavves-Gun in the Sun
Pepi Ginsberg (Featuring The Spinto Band)- In My Bones
Los Campesinos!- How I Taught Myself to Scream
Takka Takka- The Takers
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- Think I Wanna Die
MGMT- Time to Pretend