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What do a tighty-whitey-wearing, Ron Jeremy look-a-like R&B singer, a collaboration between rapper Astronautalis and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and a British pop-hop duo called Rizzle Kicks have in common? Pretty much nothing, other than the fact that all three have songs on this week’s Friday Mixtape; one full of randomness.

Nashville’s Tyler James and Jessica Maros—recording as Escondido—turn in a dusty, Southwestern ballad and U.K. pop songstress Banoffee sings as sweetly as the dessert she’s named after on her song “Let’s Go to the Beach.”

In all, 18 extremely likeable and very different sounding songs covering just over an hour of music are included. Just be sure to stick around for a dance party courtesy of Snakehips and the remixed track “Days With You” as well as handclaps from Shakey Graves’ brand new song “Dearly Departed” featuring the beautiful harmonies of Esme Patterson.

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Ethan Maffey

Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...

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