8track: Meursault

Picture the scene: you've just stepped out of the Hercules Moments DeLorean and you find yourself in the 90s. MC Hammer pants and Walkmen are all the rage. Deciding to ignore the fashion of the day, you pick up a Walkman and head home to 2012...

Over the past few months, we've been getting in touch with bands, celebrities and more to ask them to create eight-song-long mixtapes for YOU. So crack out your Walkman and enjoy...

Originally more of a electronic folk band but more recently leaning towards the folk rather than the electronica, Meursault (pronounced merr-zoh) hail from Edinburgh. Having received great reviews from the likes of the BBC, Pitchfork and The Skinny, Meursault have definitely made their mark on the Scottish, national and international music scene. Let's see what frontman Neil Pennycook picked for us to listen to. 

Fog - Plumb Dumb
This is just about my favourite opening track on any album.

Mercury Rev - Syringe Mouth
The best 'bad trip' ever put to tape.

Yamasuki - Yamasuki's
No reason needed.

Broadcast - Black Cat
I just got into Broadcast through a friend. My timing sucks.

Hymie's Basement - Ghost Dream
This is from a collaboration between Fog & Yoni Wolf. I love how unsettling yet forceful this song is.

Chad VanGaalen - Sara
This just amazing. It saddens me that there aren't multiple Chad VanGaalens. If there were I would buy every ticket for every show and listen to him harmonise with himself night after night.

Truly - Blue Flame Ford
No one knows who this band are. Seriously, NO ONE! I mean this less in a 'check-out-this-totally-obscure-band-that-I-discovered' way, more 'people are idiots'.

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Every mix tape/album/live show ever should end with this. It is a proven fact.

Check Meursault out on Facebook or Twitter, and listen to some of their songs on SoundCloud.

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