The last few days have been hot ones, so today I thought I'd go with the song "Half Century" by Providence band the Brother Kite, which sounds like standing outside in Alaska while watching the aurora borealis streak across the sky. Honestly, I've often thought of the Brother Kite's music as sounding like the northern lights, though I'm sure that thought was influenced by the artwork of their Waiting for the Time to Be Right album. Regardless, "Half Century" doesn't appear on that album anyway...originally released on the free download Adult Swim Warm & Scratchy compilation, it has since been reissued on the Brother Kite's Moonlit Race EP.
Luckily, the Warm & Scratchy compilation is still available at the link above...you can listen to "Half Century" in streaming form, but to get the MP3, you'll have to download the whole album including songs by the likes of the Raveonettes, the Rapture, Broken Social Scene, and more, which isn't such a bad thing, is it? It will be worth your time and effort: all poppy jangle, "Half Century" wouldn't sound at all out of place on the famed C86 compilation alongside the Bodines, the Mighty Lemon Drops, and the Wedding Present. If you enjoy "Half Century," there are two other wonderful songs to hear on the Brother Kite's MySpace page. See you next Thursday for another mixtape staple.