FORMER GHOSTS MIXTAPE “WELCOME TO OLD LOVE”

October 5th, 2010 | Radio

Former Ghosts is giving away a mixtape prequel to New Love, the next album. The mixtape features a good amount of mourning and redemption seeking, a bunch of special guests, remixes, demos, a Blink 182 cover, and many stabs at new love. For the next album, Yasmine Kittles of Tearist joins Freddy Ruppert, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), and Nika Roza (Zola Jesus). Makes sense. It’s a supergroup of the dark, desolate and beat-driven.

Download “Welcome to Old Love” mixtape:  http://www.freddyruppert.com/Welcome to Old Love.zip

Tracklisting with liner notes by Freddy Ruppert:

1. New Love – Felt Drawings Remix
Felt Drawings is the project of Los Angeles based Dominic Tiberio.
http://www.feltdrawings.com

2. Old Love Introduction – Featuring Sam Mickens
Sam Mickens – vocals and guitar
Freddy Ruppert – synths, drum machine, programming
Sam Mickens appears courtesy of the Dead Science and The Sam Mickens Ecstatic Show Band Revue. Based in NYC.

3. Red String
“New Love.” demo/outtake.
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals

4. Winter’s Year – Wild Eyes Remix
Wild Eyes is the project of Ben Chisolm and Chelsea Wolfe.

5. Whitman – New Orleans
Whitman is the Los Angeles based project of Christopher Payne. Here he covers “New Orleans.” We share a crazy bond over
this song and I am completely honored for him to cover it. He also runs the amazing Folktale Records.

6. I Wish I had Never Come Home
“New Love.” demo/outttake.
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals.

7. Chin Up – Friendzone remix
Friendzone is the project of James Laurence and Dylan Reznick based out of the bay area of California. Doing amazing things,
two of my favorite dudes ever.

8. Two Paths
“New Love.” demo/outtake
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals
sample from Breakfast At Tiffany’s

9. New Orleans – Continues Remix
Continues is the Los Angeles based project of Dan Gatto formerly of Babyland. Dan Gatto has been one of the biggest inspirations on any music I have ever done in my entire life. He put out the very first This Song Is A Mess record ever. His newest project is amazing.

10. If You Need Someone
‘New Love.” demo/outtake. Cover of the Field Mice song of the same title. Probably my favorite field mice song ever.
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals
Jamie Stewart – synths, programming, drum machines

11. MLG (dreams the remix)
“New Love.” demo/outtake
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals

12. Hell Becomes Me
“New Love.” demo/outtake
freddy ruppert – synths, drum machines, programming, vocals

13. Agnes Of Rome Outtake
Jamie Stewart and Freddy Ruppert synth pop project pre-Former Ghosts
Jamie Stewart – synths, drum machine, programming
Freddy Ruppert – synths, drum machine programming, bass

14. Only In Time – Benjamin Alexander Remix
Benjamin Alexander is an electronic music artist based out of Brighton, England.

15. Waggy
Blnk 182 cover.
freddy ruppert – synths, vocals, drum machine, programming

16. Taurean Nature (Live)
from Venice, Italy.

18. New Love (album version)
freddy ruppert – vocals, treated piano, programming, strings
jamie stewart – synth drone

Welcome to Old Love
artwork by Dominic Tiberio

Daiana Feuer