Hello friends! I’m back with a new Fall/Winter 2018 mixtape for you! Excuse the back to back mixes, but it’s better to have extra music than not enough. Despite all of these grandiose ideas of having SO. MUCH. TIME. once all 3 children were in school, life has had other plans for me. Nevertheless, listening to music helps keep me sane whilst driving to and from school 12 times a day. This particular mix is one of my favorites in awhile. These songs magically fit together and even create an accidental story line. I love it when that happens!
I’m pretty sure I’ve listened to “Bite the Hand” by boygenius and “Pristine” by Snail Mail hundreds of times. Other standouts include Sharon Van Etten’s latest release, “Comeback Kid.” I have to be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of her past music, but I really like the energy behind this new song. Her voice has a PJ Harvey vibe, but the beat and drive are what really get me. It will be interesting to hear the rest of the album once it’s released. I’m also digging some of Mitski’s tracks from her 2018 album, “Be the Cowboy.” I recently heard an interview with her where she said she purposely tries to do the opposite of what fans tell her they like most about her songs. HA! Perhaps that is why she has such a unique sound? There’s something a little bit off in her music and that is exactly what catches my attention. (Please don’t change that, Mitski!)
The Beths, Rubblebucket, Jealous of the Birds, Yves Tumor, The Twilight Sad, and Houses are all new-to-me bands. I haven’t had time to dig further into their albums, but hope to in the future. Lastly, there are groups I am always keeping my eye on for new releases. These would be: Bob Moses, Wild Nothing, Death Cab, Beach House, The Breeders, Kurt Vile, Santigold and Wolf Alice.
I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do!
Modern Mixtape Vol. 25 Tracklist
Heaven Only Knows // Bob Moses
Letting Go // Wild Nothing
I Dreamt We Spoke Again // Death Cab For Cutie
Fruity // Rubblebucket
Bite The Hand // boygenius
Pristine // Snail Mail
Talking Straight // Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Plastic Skeletons // Jealous of the Birds
Run the Road // Santigold
Fast Talk // Houses
Loading Zones // Kurt Vile
Comeback Kid // Sharon Van Etten
Licking an Orchid // Yves Tumor
Why Didn’t You Stop Me // Mitski
Future Me Hates Me // The Beths
I/m Not Here [Missing Face] // The Twilight Sad
MetaGoth // The Breeders
Don’t Delete The Kisses // Wolf Alice
Lose Your Smile // Beach House