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Modern Mixtape Vol. 26 – A Whisper Away

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May Day! May Day! It’s a new mixtape drop for the soundtrack to your Spring + Summer 2019 adventures. There have been some fantastic music releases since my last compilation.  I’m absolutely loving Cherry Glazerr’s new album, Stuffed and Ready. In fact, I included not 1 but 2 songs here, which I rarely do. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.

I’m crossing my fingers and toes that Tame Impala releases a new album later this year. Their two singles, Patience and Borderline are right up my alley. Some new to me bands on this mix include: MorMor (I’ve had his song Outside on repeat- LOVE LOVE LOVE!), girl in red(a 20 yr. old super talented Norwegian), Aldous Harding (NZ singer-songwriter with a cool, French vibe), TV Girl (LA based indie pop) and Anemone (a psych-pop group out of Montreal). Then of course there are my usual faves like: Broken BellsCut CopyWild NothingKaren O + Danger MouseMitskiFoals, Kevin MorbyMen I Trust, Kurt VileLCD SoundsystemJai Wolf + Day Wave, and Big Thief.  

Happy Listening! 🎧

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 26 Tracklist

Shelter // Broken Bells
Daddi // Cherry Glazerr
Ocean Blue // Cut Copy
Partners in Motion // Wild Nothing
Blue Hair // TV Girl
She’s the One // Anemone
Patience // Tame Impala
Turn the Light // Karen O + Danger Mouse
Washing Machine Heart // Mitski
Exits // Foals
Time Rider // Chromatics
No Halo // Kevin Morby
Say, Can You Hear // Men I Trust
Bassackwards // Kurt Vile
Seconds // LCD Soundsystem
Outside // MorMor
Your Way // Jai Wolf feat. Day Wave
we fell in love in october // girl in red
UFOF // Big Thief
The Barrel // Aldous Harding
Ohio // Cherry Glazerr

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

Modern Mixtape Vol. 22: The Strangest Dream

Oh boy have I dropped the ball in terms of posting what I’d hoped to this summer. Alas, while there may be no time for me to sit at my computer right now, I can give you one thing… some new summer jams. And maybe that’s all you really need!

These songs are the alt-indie-electro soundtrack to Summer of 2017. Here you’ll find perennial favorites like Phoenix, Alt-J, Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Day Wave and London Grammar. I’ve also recently discovered a few new-to-me artists like Sir Sly (Cake meets Beck?), Slowdive (an English band from the 90’s that has recently reunited) and This is the Kit (amazing indie-folk group). I’ll definitely be checking them out more. And even though it doesn’t fit into the mix, I love the new Foo Fighters single, Run. And I can’t wait to hear more of Queens of the Stone Age’s upcoming album, Villains, due at the end of August. YEAAHHHH!

Happy listening! 

 

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 21: Good and Gone

If you’re in need of some new music to take you into the weekend, look no further. In spite of all that has been going on politically, I really feel that art and music always manage to thrive in the midst of chaos.

There have been loads of bands releasing fantastic new albums. I’ve compiled some of my favorites for you in this Spring ’17 music mix. I’m loving all of these songs, but some standouts are: Goldfrapp, Middle Kids, Violents & Monica Martin and Nine Pound Shadow.

You might also recognize a few bands from my prior mixes like: Grandaddy, Tennis, Spoon and Cherry Glazerr. They’re all so good…

Enjoy and hope to post some new photos soon!

 

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 20: Down to the Sound

modmixvol20coverHello strangers! Thought I’d pop in with a little gift of music for the holidays. I know I always say this, but I really hope to find more time for this neglected space in the new year. (once my little monkey is in preschool!) Until then, here’s what I’ve been listening to recently…

Loving girl groups like Warpaint, Computer Magic, Maggie Rogers and of course, Angel Olsen. She’s got a spot-on Stevie Nicks vibe in the song I’ve shared. Jim James’Here in Spirit” is a new soulful find and Cass McCombs, “Bum Bum Bum” is super catchy. There are some perennial favorites like Bon Iver, Flaming Lips and Temples. Plus there’s some new to me finds like Beverly, Blood Orange and High Highs. Honestly, they’re all good songs — but more importantly, I can’t believe this is my 20th mix!

Sadly, I just learned that 8tracks is now charging for any listening beyond one hour a day. What a bummer! I’ll put this mix up there for now, but will be on the lookout for another free streaming service. Happy Holidays!

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Modern Mixtape Vol. 19: Like Right Now

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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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