January 12, 2014 by Kaitlin
I’m not quite sure when I got so behind on creating/uploading/sharing these mixes. Apologies for that. But at least I made it before the halfway-through-the-month mark?
Lots of these songs are pulled from various year-end music lists that always float around the interwebs every December. Others I found lingering in the background of movies or TV shows. And some are several years old, but by artists like The Mountain Goats, and just feel right to have on a new year’s list.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Brass Bed,Courtney Barnett,Dessa,HAERTS,Kacey Musgraves,Karen O,Langhorne Slim,Lucius,Max Frost,Night Beds,Patty Griffin,San Fermin,Son Lux,Thao & The Get Down Stay Down,The Avett Brothers,The Blow,The Cave Singers,The Front Bottoms,The Mountain Goats,Typhoon | No Comments
November 5, 2013 by Kaitlin
Homeland. Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. OITNB. These are all shows I’m up to date on. I’m even a couple episodes ahead on Downton Abbey because I have a friend who gets DVDs of the British episodes before they air here (heads up: Is Season 4 any good? No. Will I keep watching? Undoubtedly.). Other shows I’m way behind on. Like, 2005 behind on. Friday Night Lights is one of those shows. All to say, some of this month’s songs are from FNL soundtracks.
Others songs are more recent, many are quite mellow, several are fun to sing along to. I don’t think there are any terrible swears, so it should be safe to have on in the background while your family’s cooking for Thanksgiving, but don’t hold me to that.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Aloe Blacc,Bahamas,Bibio,David Ramirez,Frank Turner,Haim,Hurray for the Riff Raff,Iron & Wine,James Vincent McMorrow,Josh Ritter,Kopecky Family Band,Langhorne Slim,Lucius,San Fermin,Sea Wolf,The Avett Brothers,The Blow,The Head and the Heart,Typhoon,Volcano Choir | No Comments
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
September 1, 2013 by Kaitlin
September. The month in which things get real twangy.
Category Monthly Music Mix, Uncategorized | Tags: Houndmouth,Hurray for the Riff Raff,Jake Bugg,John Mayer,John Newman,Kacey Musgraves,Laura Veirs,Lily & Madeleine,Misun,MS MR,Pickwick,Portugal The Man,Sam Amidon,The Avett Brothers,The Civil Wars,The Mumlers,The Octopus Project,Typhoon,Volcano Choir,Wild Belle | No Comments