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Modern Mixtape Vol. 16: Slip Away With Me


180360ModMix16Happy Friday, my friends! This has been a hell of a week. I’m ready for the weekend and hopefully a handful of cocktails, a dinner party, a photo shoot, and going to the theatre to see my best friend in her latest play. How about a soundtrack to go with that and to help drown out this past week?!

I’ve been compiling this mix pretty much since the last one 6 months ago, and frankly that was too long ago. Some of these songs are a little older than I’d like, as I prefer to share new releases. In an effort to keep it current, I removed several but had to keep one that I loved too much.

There are a few surprises on here… namely Coldplay! Normally they’re too mainstream for my taste, but this song is good. I’m also really loving Wolf Alice and Angel Olsen. What can I say? I’m a sucker for strong female vocals. TV On the Radio’s Happy Idiot is a super catchy and solid track; it makes me want to dance every time I hear it. And lastly, there’s the one I had to keep in, Misses, by Girls in Hawaiiwhich reminds me of Elliott Smith. [icon size=”small” style=”none” icon=”heart” ]




Track Listing

Sacco Kerosene

Coldplay Magic

Wye Oak Sick Talk

Angel Olsen Forgiven/Forgotten

Alt-J Every Other Freckle

Wolf Alice Moaning Lisa Smile

FoxyGen Mattress Warehouse

TV On the Radio Happy Idiot

Spoon Inside Out

Stars No One is Lost

Wildcat! Wildcat! Sentimental

The Horrors So Now You Know

The Holidays Voices Drifting

Bear in Heaven Autumn

Interpol Everything is Wrong

Dum Dum Girls Lost Boys and Girls Club

Girls in Hawaii Misses

Bleachers a Who I Want You to Love