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Modern Mixtape Vol. 19: Like Right Now



Hello, hello dear friends! I’ve had a few requests for an updated mix, so what the people ask for, the people should get. Right?!

I made this compilation for all things Summer 2016 related; road trips, lying on the beach, maybe a casual get-together, or in my case — as something to listen to on a few Trans-Atlantic flights and long journeys in the car with 3 kids.

It’s full of all my current favorites from the Alt/Indie music scene like Mitski, Kristin Kontrol, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, M83 and DIIV. But there’s also a couple of appearances from old school faves like Beck, DJ Shadow and Garbage. And as usual, there are always a few stragglers sneaking in from last year that I was late to discover. 

Lastly, I’ve decided to turn in my pirating patch, so this will only be available through playlist services. The good news is, I finally figured out how to make a playlist on Spotify. I think… 🙂 (If you have another app you like to listen to mixes, please let me know and I’ll add it!) Enjoy.

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 18: Into the Deep


ModMix18CoverMusic Monday!

Who’s in the need of some new tunes? There have been loads of killer album releases over the past several weeks.

This latest mix contains a few songs from the summer that I never got around to publishing, but mostly new tracks that just came out.

I’m loving Wolf Alice, who I recently got to see in San Diego with my friends, Desi and James. They were awesome live, albeit even younger than I’d imagined. All the same, they have a great current take on 90’s alternative. I’m also loving John Mark Nelson, Small Black, Broken Bells — oh who am I kidding? I like them all! I hope you will too. 

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 17: Get to You


180360_ModMix17I lied. I am clearly incapable of posting music quickly. After beating myself up about this, I realized the whole point isn’t to deliver music as fast as possible. Instead, it’s about making well-curated mixes of what I liked and listened to each season. 

‘Get to You’ is heavy on strong female vocals. About half of these songs are new releases, while the others managed to make it through the winter and my editing process to be included. I really wanted to add Florence’s new song, “What Kind of Man” but it just didn’t fit, so be sure to check that out. I hope you like it! 

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Track listing:

Art School // Frankie Cosmos
Star on the Ground // Energy Slime
Julep // Treasureseason
Queen // Perfume Genius
To Die in LA // Lower Dens
Catastrophe // Yumi Zouma
Leaf Off/The Cave // Jose Gonzalez
California Nights // Best Coast
Black Sun // Death Cab for Cutie
Green Sea //Fear of Men
Artifice // SOHN
Trainwreck 1979 // Death from Above 1979
Anything I Do is All Right // Happyness
Pay Attention // Colleen Green
Careful You // TV On the Radio
Bloodlust // Black Honey
Had Ten Dollaz // Cherry Glazerr


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

Modern Mixtape Vol. 15: Don’t touch the ground


180360ModernMixtape16cover I realize it’s not fair after this much radio silence to pop in with only a mix of music, but it’s all I’ve got right now.  Hopefully I will be able to come back to this space soon. I miss it (and you)! Until then, here are some great tracks for Spring 2014. There’s so much good music that has come out recently. I plan on rocking it on our Spring Break road trip. Enjoy!  Listen on [8Tracks] Download [HERE]

Track Listing

  • Warpaint Love is to Die
  • Wildcat! Wildcat! Mr. Quiche
  • Gardens & Villa Domino
  • Broken Bells After the Disco
  • Mr. Little Jeans Good Mistake
  • Metronomy I’m Aquarius
  • Timber Timbre The New Tomorrow
  • Pixies Silver Snail
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Coming Down
  • Hospitality I Miss Your Bones
  • Mikal Cronin Soul in Motion
  • Beck Say Goodbye 
  • Mansionair Hold Me Down
  • London Grammar Metal & Dust
  • Future Islands Seasons (Waiting on You)
  • Damien Jurado Silver Timothy

Modern Mixtape Vol. 14: She’s Alright


180360ModMix14What a bizarre week! After multiple house guests, a quick trip to LA, followed by a lazy spring break — the kids didn’t want to do school and frankly, neither did I! In fact, I’d like to be permanently outside until summer hits. 

Over the years I’ve found that spring is a great time for new music, which brings me to my latest mix, “She’s Alright.” It’s definitely on the electronic side, but I think you’ll like it all the same. 

Artists include: Phosphorescent, Devendra Banhart, Rhye, Toro y Moi, Autre Ne Veut, Gliss, Junip, Atoms for Peace, Bonobo, Local Natives, Veronica Falls, Gypsy & the Cat, Blackbird Blackbird, Suuns, How to Destroy Angels, The Joy Formidable, and London Grammar. 

Here’s to a better weekend!
(Will someone please have a cocktail for me?)

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