A Letter to a Dying Star - Space Boyfriend
Many fixtures in our lives we expect, at a time, to be around forever. When we are children, we attach in so many ways to so many things, that we swim in a sea of sentimental feelings that mean the world to us. But, like a dying star to a spacefaring civilization, we must at some point give up the things that were important and dear to us. We must leave for something new, something better or more convenient. Our clothes no longer fit, so we replace them. Toys wear out, backpacks fall apart, bikes get rusty, friendships and adolescent relationships end. We set our GameBoy aside for a new DS. We are constantly changing and growing, and so are the things we find ourselves connecting with. But nostalgia is born from the memories of the connections we broke, the things we left behind. Sometimes as a nice, wistful thought, other times a desperate attempt to hang onto something that is far gone, we all at some point long for what we once were and the things that were special to us. “A Letter To A Dying Star” is about those emotional connections that are now behind us, and the pain of letting them go for the sake of creating something new and beautiful.
-Benjamin Carignan (Space Boyfriend)
Nintendo Generation (Pocket Mix)Cats on Mars
A special “hand-held” edition of Cats on Mars’ forthcoming single, Nintendo Generation! I think I first wrote this song ten years or so ago, yet rarely has it seen the light of day; although it’s been through many iterations, this most recent evolution as a chiptune anthem to childhood is my favorite.
Nintendo Generation is an upbeat, happy dance tune, but also a contradictory celebration and condemnation of the Millennial Generation — and our tendency to bury ourselves digitally in our search for something both beyond, and as an alternative to, the real world. While the forthcoming single will offer a more detailed exploration of this escapist contradiction, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take the sound to an homage to the original traveling world-in-a-box.
Our Game Boys were our youth, the simple boxy precursor to the modern-day trend of every digitally-connected human drowning themselves in immersive entertainment, fueled by tiny, hyper-advanced computers we carry around with us all the time. Those of us who shut the world away as children to save Princess Daisy or capture Pokémon were but pioneers in the latest trend of human evolution — either toward a beautiful, interconnected age or a dystopian, robot-enslaved nightmare. Maybe both. ♥
- Tommy (Cats on Mars)
Tiny Moving Parts - Dakota (Chiptune)Phillip Miller
Apparently this is a thing? Tiny Moving Parts, the chip tune!
We’re just about out of splatter vinyl for their new LP This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship. Check out the pre-order at http://store.kindoflikerecords.com/
Proof Of SomethingJim Guthrie
‘Proof Of Something’ by Jim Guthrie, from ‘Indie Game: The Movie Soundtrack’