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Dreams Of Faraway Places Mix

April 5th, 2014 | The Mix | 0 Comments

After travelling around in the last couple weeks, I feel like Toronto isn’t where I should be. The culture of the city is too unintellectual, middle-of-the-road – good thing I’m moving to New York in the fall for Law School. In the meantime, I’m prepping to go on my grand cross-USA trip at the end of this month. Here’s a mix for all of those dreaming of faraway places where things are better…

Lonesome Canadian West Mix

March 18th, 2014 | The Mix | 0 Comments

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I’m currently on a little trip. Don’t want to say exactly why but it’s for business. Yeah. That sounds cool.

I got into Edmonton yesterday. Tomorrow I leave for Vancouver.

Alright, maybe I’m not exactly seeing tons of the great white North-West, but I am definitely getting that Western Canada vibe that’s so different from the Eastern Canada vibe. It’s hard to describe, but it has to do with wide open spaces and natural environments rather than the more industrial environs of Toronto, Montreal and the like. It’s more free-flowing – cooler in some ways – rawer. Both have their advantages and drawbacks.

In any case, it’s a little lonely just travelling by myself out here, but I made this little mix of bands and artists from the area to keep me company (sort of). I actually made a completely different mix first, but the internet in my hotel is lame so I had to just grab stuff from the same artists off soundcloud through 8tracks. Still good, though.

24th Birthday Mix

March 3rd, 2014 | The Mix | 0 Comments

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23 might have been the worst year of my life.

I spent most of it getting my ass kicked in the IDF, feeling scared, angry, humiliated, infantilized, and anxious. As I always say, I still feel like what I did was good and right and worthwhile, but it was not fun. But now it’s over and I’m free and 24 and I’m ready to have the best year of my life (so far). So here’s a little mix about youth, getting older, and whatever.

Makeout Mix 2014

February 16th, 2014 | The Mix | 0 Comments

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So check it out: Gold Soundz 2.0! Hopefully you – whoever you are – reading the site like the new look. We’re still tweaking things so hopefully soon everything will be perfect, until then…whatever. I made this mix last week because I had some old playlists for this kind of stuff but I felt it was time to put together something new. Also, soon I’ll be posting mixes of recent mp3s (just like back in the old days!) but I haven’t posted many new mp3s lately because of all the getting out of the army-coming back to Toronto-redoing the site stuff.

This mix is a little on the short side, but whatever, it’s a good starter. Also you’ll notice two of the songs are from middle eastern artists – Lebanese pop star Nancy Ashram and Tel Aviv shoegazers Vaadat Charigim. I guess I’m not totally tossing out the middle eastern interest I’ve tried to inject into this blog since I moved there nearly two years ago. Hopefully it makes your makeout session (should you ever put this mix to use) a little more exotic :P

Return To Modern North America Mix

January 24th, 2014 | The Mix | 1 Comment

Well, that’s it: I’m done with the army. Got an honorary release and all and now I’m back home in Toronto. This blog is no longer Tel Aviv-based.

It feels weird to be back – what’s with all this snow? Everyone speaks English! We’re all wearing big, puffy jackets and people actually listen to good music – well, some people… And there’s video game stores on every corner! Ah, it is good to be back…but it does feel strange. I got so used to Israel.

On my way here I got stuck in New York due to snow, so I got to go around Manhattan for a couple hours before coming back. I was so happy – I love New York and will likely be going to law school there in the fall. And so my return was not only to Canada but to North America in general – Mexico doesn’t count :P – and it was glorious. Here’s a mix to reflect my happiness at being back here, with all that is great and even not so great about this continent.

[Bit of a funny story: while I was in the army there were aspects of Israeli culture that really drove me nuts and I would sing "North American Scum" but change it to like, "Where the girls aren't totally insane - back in NORTH A-MERICA! doo doo doo doo, do do do..." I had some Israeli friends who joined in on this also cuz they thought it was entertaining. Of course, none of them knew the actual song.]

Return To Modern North America from 1651800057 on 8tracks Radio.

Land Of The Free Mix

December 8th, 2013 | The Mix | 0 Comments

I’ve got 2 months, 18 days left as of this writing until I am officially released from the IDF. I’ve already got my plane ticket back to North America booked. When I get back, I plan on hanging around Toronto for about a month, then after Passover I’ll set off on a road trip across the United States. I’m hoping to play some solo shows as Bulldog Skin if possible (anyone who’d like to host me in their home town/city, let me know! marc@goldsoundzblog.com!) but more importantly, I just want feel totally free, moving from state to state, city to city, nobody telling me what to do, where to be, what to eat, when to sleep, etc. Most Israelis go to Thailand or South America, but I want to go back to a country where everyone speaks English, where people know what indie rock is, where cool things happen and people get pop culture references, etc.  I made this mix for those long busrides, but perhaps moreso to listen to when things are tough in the army, to remind myself where I’ll be in a couple months. USA! USA! :)

(Unfortunately, a lot of these songs are very well known, so if I posted an actual mix of this on mediafire it’d get taken down in a second – instead, I’ve created a youtube playlist you can just stream through…)

1. MC5 – Back In The USA

2. Simon And Garfunkle – America

3. Waxahatchee – Coast To Coast

4. Pavement – Range Life

5. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

6. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

7. Handsome Furs – Repatriated

8. LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum

9. Jason Collett – Roll On Oblivion

10. The Walkmen – Louisiana

11. The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis

12. Allman Brothers – Ramblin’ Man

13. Cat Power – Stuck Inside A Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Bob Dylan Cover)

14. Loretta Lynn (ft. Jack White) – Portland, Oregon

15. Jackson Browne – Running On Empty

16. The White Stripes – Boll Weevil (Live)

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Toronto, I Love You Mix

July 29th, 2013 | The Mix | 4 Comments

So…I’m back in Israel. I’m not super happy about it. I had such a great time being back in Toronto with my friends and family and everything and it just made me realize even more how shitty army life is in this place. I feel like I’m heading back to prison. But on the other hand, you realize just how great it is being able to live safely and freely when you’re made to understand the alternative…

Anyways…I made this mix for the city I love, the city I grew up in. It’s got a mix of most of the city’s styles (except rap…). This is what Toronto sounds like to me.

1. Miracle Fortress – Have You Seen In Your Dreams?

2. Hidden Cameras – She’s Gone

3. Crystal Castles – Crime Wave

4. Final Fantasy – This Lamb Sells Condos

5. Fucked Up – The Recursive Girl

6. Huckleberry Friends – Visions

7. Marvelous Darlings – Teenage Targets

8. Spiral Beach – Voodoo

9. Odonis Odonis – We Are The Leftovers

10. Ohbijou – St. Francis

11. Still Life Still – Can’t Decide On Birth (Demo)

12. The Two Koreas – Diamond Geezer

13. Broken Social Scene – Anthems For A 17-Year-Old

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Israeli Classics Mix

June 3rd, 2013 | The Mix | 0 Comments

So, I wanted to keep up with making mixes every month but it just became impossible with the army and all. Sorry :( However, here I’ve compiled a bunch of my picks from the Israeli Melodies features and made them into one badass classic Israeli rock mix. Enjoy :)

1. כוורת – נתתי לך חיי

2. עוזי פוקס – אין לך מה לדאוג

3. המכפשות – עד העונג הבא

4. תמוז – סוף עונת התפוזים

5. בלוז לחופש הגדול – יוסי, ילד שלי מוצלח

6. להקת פיקוד מרכז – גבעת התחמושת

7. שלמה ארצי – תתארו לכם

8. נועם ברק – הכי יפה בחיר

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October Mix

November 10th, 2012 | The Mix | 0 Comments

I know, I know, not been posting enough mp3s, sorrrrryyyyyyy.

Anyways…yay Romney not getting elected!

1. Goat – Golden Dawn

2. Mac Demarco – Freaking Out The Neighborhood

3. Extra Happy Ghost!!! – Choke Me Out Against The Wall

4. Ladyhawk – You Read My Mind

5. Lemuel – If She Oh Ah

6. Most People – Young And Wild

7. Tamaryn – I’m Gone

8. Bela Tar – Black Mark

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September Mix

October 14th, 2012 | The Mix | 0 Comments

Wow – that month went by fast. Probably because I was too busy and tired to keep track of it. Crayzey. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to keep up as well with music as usual due to my not being able to access the internet for most of the week. But I’ve been doing my best during the weekend, mostly just making sure to catch the big new albums, but still, I’m checking the blogs. Here are the highlights of September.

1. Lust For Youth – Behind Curtains

2. David Byrne and St. Vincent – Who

3. Fresh And Onlys – 20 Days And 20 Nights

4. Grizzly Bear – Gun Shy

5. Sirs – Eye For An Answer

6. Dinosaur Jr. – Recognition

7. Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t

8. Deekie – Happy & Wrong

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