- John Craigie – A Long December
- Calexico – Gift X-Change
- Ryan Adams – I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say
- The Wrens – Happy
- The National – Wasp Nest
- Shearwater – Rooks
- Frightened Rabbit – Music Now
- The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
- The Luyas – Cold Canada
- Erland & The Carnival – Trouble In Mind
Things got a little crazy this week and so the mix is a day late. Three weeks left n the year and we’re all doing what we can.
We are slowly approaching the winter solstice. Here’s a little ode to the darkness, the snow and the cold that makes the winter. Though winter is not officially here yet, it might as well be since we were graced with a lovely foot of snow earlier this week.
- PJ Harvey – Dear Darkness
Haunting piano. Polly Jean is a ghost.
- Basia Bulat – December
it won’t be long ’til winter’s gone again
- Jakob Dylan – Will It Grow
- Neko Case – Star Witness
I have a bit of a love/hate thing happening with Neko Case. I feel like I should really like her. I do actually like her voice, but I usually can’t stand her songs for one reason or another. However, this ended up on the mix this week. And I like it.
- Wye Oak – Civilian
A brand new track from Wye Oak. They have a new album coming out soon and I thought it was about time I listened to them.
- Laura Marling – Darkness Descends
Can I just say I don’t feel the light
But darkness descends once more into my life
And suddenly we’re all alone
In silence so I take a step away
I look up to the falling snow
As it makes its home upon my face
- The National – England
Still on a National kick, this one shook me down this week.
You must be somewhere in London, you must be loving your life in the rain.
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow
More haunting piano. We’re buried alive.
- Cold War Kids – Audience
Drop the needle, we are playing for an audience of one.
- Noah and the Whale – Stranger
iTunes and my iPod have been playing the same songs multiple times lately. This is one of them. It caught me though, so I guess I got the point.
You know in a year, it’s gonna be better
You know in a year, I’m gonna be happy