weekly mix #25

I never got a chance to post the last two week’s mixes since I was traveling (attending the greatest wedding ever and getting a new tattoo). However, that means I missed putting out a “last mix of spring”, but I can still give you a “first mix of the summer”. Hopefully I’ll be able to put mixes up regularly for the next twelve weeks. Nothing beats a summer mix (or twelve of them, in this case).

  1. Destroyer – Your Blues
    Went to see Destroyer Thursday night. It was all a blur of sweaty bodies and lights. And this song.
  2. The Stranglers – Midnight Summer Dream
    woke up on a good day, and the world was wonderful
  3. Silver Apples – Oscillations
  4. Standard Fare – Darth Vader
  5. The Wallflowers – One Headlight
    Blast from the past.
  6. Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)
    Crocodiles put out a great album a few weeks ago. This song in particular is a very good choice for a summer soundtrack.
  7. Peggy Sue – Heatwave
    All music sounds better when it’s hot out.
  8. Ani DiFranco – Fierce Flawless
    everything bows to beauty…
  9. Echo & The Bunnymen – Seven Seas
  10. Big Star – Way Out West
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weekly mix #25

The bulk of this mix was fabricated under a haze of sleep. I’m on vacation at the moment and thought about doing something else, but then an idea came to me, and well… here we are.

Listen here.

  1. U2 – I Threw A Brick Through A Window
    It was a passing fancy.
  2. Morrissey – I Am Hated For Loving
    anonymous call, a poison pen, a brick in the small of the back again
  3. The Wooden Birds – False Alarm
  4. Local Natives – Cards and Quarters
    There’s a cave made of sheets
    And I, I know we want to be inside
    Take off all of your clothes and climb into a cave of sheets tonight
    Steal away, you and me
    To a cave made of sheets
  5. The Rosebuds – Big Heartbreak
  6. Billy Bragg – Bad Penny
    Listening to Billy Bragg always makes me feel good. It’s that jangly guitar and the way he makes every word sound important. He’s like a religion and I’m super devout.
  7. Frank Turner – I Am Disappeared
    I keep having dreams, of pioneers and pirate ships and Bob Dylan.
    Frank Turner’s going to take over the world.
  8. The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Air
  9. The Gaslight Anthem – Boxer
    you found the bandages inside the pen, and the stitches on the radio
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
    they made that change uptown and the big man joined the band