New York, NY, February 14, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In honor of Valentine’s Day, singer/songwriter Donald Ducote of Ancient History has put together a playlist for those who won’t be feeling the love on February 14th. The “Stab Yourself in the Heart Because Love is Bullsh*t” mix is a collection of songs ranging from artists like Donavan to The Decemberists to Duran Duran, centering itself on the same motif; heartbreak.
Ducote is a person well acquainted with love, loss, and heartbreak, as one can hear almost immediately upon listening to Ancient History’s latest album Tracks, which was released on January 29th. The album - a collection of lo-fi/slowcore tracks that bleed the emotional turmoil of break-ups, forgotten friends, and loneliness - was recorded throughout Brooklyn including French Kicks’ performance space, engineered by Jim Smith (The National, Sharon Van Etten and Au Revoir Simone) and mixed by Paul Johnson (Beirut). Thus far it has received support from a Music+Film lounge at Sundance, iTunes, Spinner, Adrian Grenier’s Wreckroom (where they will be featured in March) and a bevy of music blogs.
Here is a track listing of the Stab Yourself in the Heart Because Love is Bullsh*t playlist. Yes, Donald shamelessly included 2 of his own tracks for the mix.
1. The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
2. Modest Mouse - Perfect Disguise
3. Ancient History - Hands are for Holding Drinks
4. Duran Duran - Come Undone
5. Kings of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
6. Destroyer - Libby's First Sunrise
7. Mogwai - Waltz for Aiden
8. Dusty Springfield - Windmills of Your Mind
9. The Decemberists - We Both Go Down Together
10. M. Ward - Fuel for Fire
11. Ancient History - Eskimo
12. Donovan - Wear Your Love Like Heaven
13. Sharon Van Etten - All I Can
14. The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Listen to the collection of heartbreak here: bit.ly/loveisbullshit.
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Ancient History - Former My Sister in 1994 front man and international songwriter Donald Ducote has returned to the lo-fi music scene with his new project, Ancient History. While with My Sister in 1994, Ducote wrote, composed and released three albums, which ultimately led to being commissioned by Universal/Polydor as a songwriting consultant. He headed to England to work with Emma Gillespie (UK’sMust Be The Music2011 winner) on her debut record under the moniker, Emma’s Imagination. During that same trip, he also worked on songs with Leon Jackson (UK’s X Factor 2007 winner). Upon returning from London, he took the next two years to focus on writing his own material, which resulted in Tracks; that has been described as an ornate, atmospheric album rewarding multiple listens to sift through the layers and pick out all the pieces. The arrangements enhance the mood with carefully controlled chaos. Ducote’s story-telling narratives of past loss, despair, and heartache play keenly against a mix of heroin-slow tempos, delicate dream-pop guitar drones, improvised percussion and pure analog warmth.
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