I am pretty late on this one and for that I apologize. I was supposed to give these away back in December but life got crazy, the discs got buried in my computer room and next thing you know I’d plum forgotten about ’em. Then, the other day I was cleaning up said computer room so I could put my beer fermenting cooler in it and I found them. That leads us up the now, where, as late as it may be, I am gonna give them away to y’all.

According to Virgil, he was inspired by a documentary he saw about mix tape culture in hip-hop and decided to put one together himself. It features bands from the Suburban Home records roster as well as artists that he’s a big fan of. And as he says on the cd cover:

Burn it, Share it, post it on your blog or send it out through Sendspace or Yousendit. If you find an artist you like please find their releases, check out their shows and tell others about them. Most of these artists are on small labels and need word of mouth to help spread the word about what they’re doing.

I can get behind that. So, here is a link to the entire cd for you to download, link to…whatever. I also, have 4 physical copies that I’ll give away with a sticker to the first 4 people who email me their mailing address.

SUBURBAN HOME RECORDS Mixtape Volume 1, “Raising Hell & Living Cheap”

  1. Tim Barry – Thing of the Past
  2. Tim Barry – Shoulda Oughta
  3. Tim Barry – Tacoma
  4. Chuck Ragan – Don’t Say a Word
  5. William Elliott Whitmore – Old Devils
  6. Micah Schnabel – American Static
  7. The Takers – Taker Easy
  8. The Enablers – Whatever You Like (T.I. Cover)
  9. Drive-By Truckers – Gravity’s Gone
  10. Deer Tick – Straight into a Storm
  11. Drag The River – Lost Angel Saloon
  12. Josh Small – Fifteen Twenty Eye (demo)
  13. Horse Feathers – Curse In the Weeds
  14. Have Gun Will Travel – Salad Days
  15. Joey Kneiser – Bruised Ribs
  16. Portugal. The Man – People Say (Acoustic Version)
  17. The Builders and The Butchers – Red Hands
  18. Yesterday’s Ring – Quebec City Blues
  19. Chad Price – Cursed
  20. Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys – Lonely Days & Whiskey Nights
  21. American War – Rhetoric
  22. Jon Snodgrass – Wild One (Thin Lizzy Cover)
  23. Lizzie Huffman – Tumblers and Tea
  24. Langhorne Slim – I Love You, But Good Bye

Now, the more astute of you may have recognized the title of the mixtape, “Raising Hell and Living Cheap” as a line from Tim Barry’s song (and mixtape opening track), “Thing of the Past”.  “Thing of the Past” is also the opening track on Tim’s new album, 28th & Stonewall, which was released on January 26th. In a word, the new album is “great” and there will be a proper writeup for it on ninebullets next week but until then Virgil is allowing us to host a full-stream here on at the 9b. So check it out below, give the mixtape a listen and tell us what you think of it all!


  1. Ah crap! I need to load this to my blog too! I did give my extra CDs away to a bunch of Europeans that I work with. And some lady from Winnipeg. This was a brilliant idea on Suburban Home’s part.

  2. better late than never right? and perfect timing if you ask me as i am about to announce Mixtape volume 2! Thanks as always for all the help with sharing our releases.

  3. I was wondering when you were going to mention Tim’s album. I was beginning to become a little impatient! Can’t wait to read the write up!

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