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Sockets, the local record label that has released works by Hume, Little Women, and Extra Life (and, in the interest of full disclosure, myself, albeit a while back), recently posted a Spring mixtape on its freshly redesigned website.

All sorts of good stuff here, most of surprisingly melodious, from Nick Rivetti (aka Ricky Rabbit of Food For Animals) ambient gurgling, to Chris Grier’s (Kohoutek, To Live and Shave in LA, Ultimate VAG) SYR-worthy guitar playing. Most of all, I’m enjoying Excepter’s minimalist remix of Brooklyn’s Zs, which whittles the normally raucous band down to a muted throb.

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Chris Lynn 2. Phat Daughter String Quartet 3. Fly Girlz 4. Nick Rivetti 5. Chris Grier 6. FFFFs 7. ZS (Excepter Remix) 8. Extra Life 9. Layne Garrett