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Modern Mixtape Vol. 25 – Outside Looking In

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!

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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

Modern Mixtape Vol. 24 – Between My Fingers

As I was finishing up my Fall Mixtape, I realized that I never posted my Spring/Summer 2018 mixtape. Oops! I suppose it doesn’t matter, since they’re all great songs and many are still on air. In this mix, there are some perennial faves like Beach House, The Breeders (loving their latest album — All Nerve), The Decemberists, The Kills, Rhye, MGMT, Death Cab for Cutie, Twin Shadow, etc. And there are few new players like Starcrawler, Yuno, The Internet. My two favorite songs in this collection are by Destroyer and Allie Crow Buckley.

I was super bummed to miss Destroyer when they played at the Bunkhouse in Las Vegas this summer. And as for Allie Crow Buckley, I love this song soooooo much. At 24, she has such an amazing, soulful sound. Plus, the lyrics to Captive are pretty much perfect. The mix starts out a little more rocking and then ends with an electro vibe. I hope you like it. And if not, I have a new fall mix coming out next week!

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 24 Tracklist

1. Wait in the Car // The Breeders
2. Severed // The Decemberists
3. I Love LA // Starcrawler
4. Six Wave Hold-Down // Hot Snakes
5. List of Demands (Reparations) // The Kills
6. Nameless, Faceless // Courtney Barnett
7. Date Night // Father John Misty
8. Captive // Allie Crow Buckley
9. My Enemy // Chvrches
10. Taste // Rhye
11. Me and Michael // MGMT
12. No Going Back // Yuno
13. Roll (Burbank Funk) // The Internet
14. When You’re Wrong // Twin Shadow
15. Gold Rush // Death Cab for Cutie
16. Lemon Glow // Beach House
17. Tinseltown Swimming in Blood // Destroyer

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