October 7, 2013 by Kaitlin
A couple of things. October playlist is late. For the first time in 13 months, I didn’t get a playlist up on the first. I meant to get it up by the fifth (figuring it was kinda like rent…if you got it in by the fifth, you’re technically on time), but failed on that too. However, the fact that I’ve managed to post a 20-song playlist a month, every month for one whole year means I’m giving myself some leeway for October. It’s an consistency / promptness balance I can deal with.
I have playlists for almost every month going back through 2007. Before that, they existed in the form of CDs I used to burn and pass around to the four or five college friends who were interested. I’m certain those older lists were much more scrutinized, every song teeming with significance, every artist researched, every track order carefully considered. Now, if I hear 45 seconds of a song that perks up my ears, there’s a good chance it’s going on the mix. Again, it’s a balance, and again I hope I’m somewhere in between thoughtful and spontaneous.
So this month you’ll find yet another mix of old and new–the new coming from more informed friends than me, and the the old being mostly reminders of songs that resurfaced during a September visit to the most prompt, on schedule and midwestern music festival I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Alice Russell,Au Revoir Simone,Bill Callahan,Billy Bragg & Wilco,Blood Orange,David Ramirez,Delta Rae,Diego Garcia,Grey Reverend,Islands,Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard,Jeremy Messersmith,Jim James,Lorde,Monsters of Folk,RAC,San Fermin,The Cinematic Orchestra,The Naked and Famous,Typhoon | No Comments
August 1, 2013 by Kaitlin
Yes, that is the theme song from Orange is the New Black.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: DeVotchKa,Dr. Dog,Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros,Frank Turner,Hiockey,Hurray for the Riff Raff,Jake Bugg,Josh Ritter,Lorde,Lucius,Man Man,Mean Lady,MS MR,Pickwick,Portugal The Man,Regina Spektor,Saint Raymond,Sam Amidon,Shovels & Rope,The National | No Comments
July 1, 2013 by Kaitlin
So not every song here is new. And it’s a little cutesier than I normally go. But if not in July, when?
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Cloud Cult,Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr,Dead Man's Bones,Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros,Golden Youth,Grouplove,Haim,KT Tunstall,Langhorne Slim,Laura Marling,Lord Huron,Lorde,Lucius,Neko Case,Sam Amidon,Slow Club,The Mowgli's,Vampire Weekend,Wampire,Yacht | No Comments
June 1, 2013 by Kaitlin
If you’re not singing “be a part of the love club,” over and over all summer, I’m not doing my job correctly.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Brass Bed,Daughter,Devendra Banhart,Futurebirds,Gypsy & The Cat,Heartless Bastards,Hey Marseilles,Iron & Wine,Ivan & Alyosha,Junip,Laura Marling,Laura Mvula,Lorde,Pickwick,She & Him,Smith Westerns,The National,TV Girl,Vampire Weekend,Wild Cub | 1 Comment
May 1, 2013 by Kaitlin
Happy May and happy new music mix.
Special thanks this month to my friend Jaimie. She’s letting me stay with her for an extended visit in DC, and I think I probably used up all her internet (because that’s how that works, right?) uploading these songs.
I’ve always been a lyrics girl. This probably explains my long-running obsession with Josh Ritter, whose songs a friend has rightly described as “catnip for English majors”. In addition to Mr. Ritter, many of the songs this month have some particularly pleasing turns of phrase.
There’s one cover, as (almost) always, and a gem of an ode to LA from Rilo Kiley. Jenny Lewis’s voice just sounds like home to me.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Amos Lee,Dawes,Fainting by Numbers,Generationals,Iron & Wine,Josh Ritter,Laura Mvula,Local Natives,Lorde,Phosphorescent,Rhye,Rilo Kiley,Sam Harrison,Sons of Fathers,Stornoway,Sunny Levine feat. Young Dad,Telekinesis,Vampire Weekend,Wild Cub,Wildlife | No Comments