12 Days of Mixmas: Day 16

I enjoyed quite a bit of MGMT’s record Oracular Spectatular during 2007. That is to day that I enjoyed the record quite frequently, not that I only enjoyed bits of it. Now that we’ve got that confusing opening out of the way, here’s the boys of MGMT to set you straight on having a “creepball” holidays.

MP3: MGMT – Time to Pretend

“A Very Creepballs Christmas” by MGMT
Presented here are our current favorite creepballs tracks for the holiday season. Creepballs can’t really be defined, it’s something you have to experience…a lifestyle choice of sorts. We’re pretty sure this is what Jimi Hendrix was talking about on that one album. This is the cream of the crop as far as we’re concerned, the masters, the 7th cycle reconstructuralists of the creepballs universe. We’ve have tried to write descriptions in the style of a snarky 19 year old Pitchfork slave who thinks he knows everything about music and life. Enjoy!

MP3: Alan Vega – On the Run
Some of Ric Ocasek’s finest work as a producer. This is creepballs music for new millennium highway boogie boarding. “My back was hurting really bad yesterday, so I took a codeine and put this album on headphones and it was awesome.” – Ben

MP3: Ennio Morricone – Cavallina a Cavallo
This sultry little number registers pretty high on the creepballs scale. You can’t help but laugh when she giggles so giddy and gay, but, pray tell, what’s so funny? Is it the northern Italian gremlin playfully nibbling your pinkie toe? We don’t know because we haven’t yet seen the film. It’s not entirely sexual, not entirely innocent, but entirely creepballs.

MP3: Legendary Pink Dots – Third Secret
This song makes us cry. The perfect tune for driving to the hotel after a shit-show somewhere in Kansas. It’s a beautiful thing when you’re looking out the window and you realize you’re wistfully singing the lines “for all the years of blessed rape in the name of our sweet lord” like a middle aged woman sings along to the reunion version of “Silver Springs.” Stevie Nicks wishes she was this creepballs.

MP3: Psychic TV – Just Drifting (Midnight)
MP3: Psychic TV – Just Drifting (For Caresse)
Deceptively creepballs. There’s a little too much sugar in this macchiatto. It’s as if George Michael was recording a secret christmas Wham B-side and they got the music done and Genesis P. Orridge snuck into the studio at 3 in the morning, downed a bottle of cough syrup and started improvising whacked out lyrics about his newborn daughter Caress. The vocal delivery and subtle rearrangement of lyric phrases for the second verse are a sign of true genius, and true creepballs. This is what life feels like. What a beautiful man, man.

MP3: Bruce Haack – Incantation
Mmmm…You’re walking through the deep dark forest and you stumble upon a cool-ass elve’s Pioneer turntable and you drop the hummingbird-beak needle and this music comes through the tiny snail-shell speakers like a gift from the Master Therion himself. Jew Harp, sweet synth breaks, crazy reverb claps, robot vocals, and mantra like singing, all in a song called “Incantation” on a children’s album titled Electric Lucifer. Well done Mr. Haack. You have earned your creepballs status in your home in Edmonton, Alberta. The laughing Mescalito approves.

Mixmas 07
Day 15: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 14: Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk
Day 13: Danny Seim of Menomena
Day 12: Josh Grier of Tapes n Tapes
Day 11: Michael Nau of Page France
Day 10: Tullycraft
Day 9: Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond
Day 8: Holy Fuck
Day 7: Jay Underwood of the Light Footwork
Day 6: Matt Kretzman of Tapes n Tapes
Day 5: Jason Nesmith of Casper and the Cookies
Day 5: Matthew Pelham of the Features
Day 4: Keith Lowen of De Novo Dahl
Day 3: Fishboy
Day 2: David Crane of BOAT
Day 1: Scott Carney of Wax Fang
Day 1: Ivana XL

Mixmases from ’05 and ’06 below…

Mixmas 06 (MP3s removed)
Day 12: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 11: Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear
Day 10: Allan Vest of The Starlight Mints
Day 9: The Light Footwork
Day 8: Casper and the Cookies
Day 7: Sure Juror
Day 6: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 5: Michael Nau of Page France
Day 4: Greg from Oh No! Oh My!
Day 3: Tony Miller of Ideal Free Distribution
Day 2: Ivana XL
Day 1: Daniel of Oh No! Oh My!

Mixmas 05 (MP3s removed)
Day 13: Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal
Day 12: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 11: Justin Rice of Bishop Allen
Day 10: Becca from The Light Footwork
Day 9: Jay from The Light Footwork
Day 8: Christian Owens from Bishop Allen
Day 7: The Rinse
Day 6: Chris of Gorilla vs Bear
Day 5: Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog
Day 4: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 3: John Vanderslice
Day 2: Tapes ‘n Tapes
Day 1: Dean from Secret Unicorns Forum

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