• UO Mixtape: Volume 10


    To celebrate our place in Boston’s bindings, we asked Jeff Casazza—founder of Allston-based indie label, Run For Covers Records—to help us curate this month’s UO Mixtape Volume 10. Given the label’s wide range of musical styles, this tape has something for everyone—from the crashing pop punk of Basement, to Elvis Depressedly’s lo-fi singing and songwriting and the dark shoegaze of Whirr.  

    A handful of the artists featured on the tape humored us in a round of questions about what they’re doing to relax now that the summer tour circuit has come to a halt. Read their answers below and pick up a copy of the mixtape at our UO Cambridge 35th anniversary party, happening on October 2. Not in Boston? You can stream this month's playlist below, and learn more about Run For Cover Records here.

    Petal—Kiley Lotz
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Honest.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    I enjoy doing plays and working with my friends on their new work. I like to paint pictures of my friend's dogs, crafts, cook, eat, go thrifting, and see my family.
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    Mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, and jalapeño corn bread. My guests would be Amy Pohler, Joni Mitchell, and Tina Turner.

    Elvis Depressedly—Delaney Mills and Mat Cothran
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Celestial love and cartoon violence.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    Cooking, kissing our cat, Cousin's, belly, using Lush products in our giant pink bathtub, painting, and Playstation.
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    There's a lot of incredible local food in Asheville, so the food would be delicious stuff from North Carolina. Ideally, steak, mustard greens, fresh local Sriracha and mango hummus, vegan mac and cheese, eggplant, and RJ Rockers beer from upstate South Carolina. We would probably invite Chris Farley, Young Thug, and Caroline White.

    Pity Sex—Sean St. Charles
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Music for yearning.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    Water my plants, lie in bed with a book, a coffee, and a loved one and think satisfying thoughts.
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Richman, and Hope Sandoval. A big bowl of spaghetti with all the fixings served family style.

    Turnover—Austin Getz
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Thinking in the sun.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    I'm always trying to keep my mind busy in some way, whether it's writing a song or doodling something poorly or reading (usually the dark corners of Wikipedia). 
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    I would serve a variety of dishes—mostly from the Asian sub continent—and sweet sauce pizza, specifically Giussepe's. The VIPs would be Liam Gallagher, Pretty Flacko, and Robert Nesta.

    Basement—Alex Henery
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Music to grind to.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    Thrifting [for] people's old stuff.
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    For dinner I would make sausages, chips, and beans. I would invite Owen Wilson, Alex Olson, and Shrek.

    Camera Shy, Whirr—Nick Bassett
    Describe your music in one sentence: 
    Incredible, perfect, amazing, fantastic, outstanding, excellent, extravagant, phantasmagorical, astonishing, prestigious, marvelous, stunning, fascinating, captivating, intriguing, compelling, spellbinding, alluring, appealing, enchanting, gripping, engaging, glamorous, and seductive.
    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour? 
    Ride horseback on Pa's farm.
    You’re hosting a dinner party—what do you serve and who do you invite?
    Mike Tyson, Evander Hollywood, and Don King. We gotta get to the bottom of all this nonsense.