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Perfect Midnight Radio // Ep.4

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode Four

This month’s episode of Perfect|Midnight|Radio is arriving a little later than planned, so I’ve switched things up a bit to get it in place sooner rather than later. This time around we’re going for one extended episode instead of two hour long pieces. Same rules apply as always, a collection of mostly new mixed with some favorites of years gone by, curated to compliment each other and encourage discovery. This month’s mix is especially exciting as this summer has been particularly great for new dream pop, shoegaze, and psych pop. . Hopefully, the selections succeed in offering a comfortable contrast to the impending dog days of summer. The sounds of this longplay dreamwave lullaby might be just the sound to cool your after hours.  As always, you can stream from Soundcloud, or download as a standalone mp3 mixtape to take on the go. 

Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!

EPISODE 4 TRACKLIST: (Stream) // (Download MP3 via Soundcloud)

* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP. 4 (Stream/Download)

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode Three
This month’s podcast is a little late, but rest assured that it is not lacking in goodness. Once again, we have two separate hour long mixes - built to emulate the golden days of college and indie radio. This month brings a whole batch of excellent new releases, as well as an equal number of favorites that you may have missed from the past. Hopefully, the selections of dream pop, shoegaze, lo-fi, and ambient pop succeed in soundtracking whatever your early summer evenings bring, be it night drives under blue stars, after party come downs, makeouts, or a dreamwave lullaby. As always, you can stream from Soundcloud, or download each hour as a standalone mp3 mixtape to take on the go. 
Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Desire Song" by Yuko Yuko
"Not Alone" by Exiles
"It’s Better Not to Say Anything" by Dream Suicides
"All White Everything" by JJ
"Cheree (Suicide cover)" by Prince Innocence
"Country Report" by Deakin
"When You Were Mine (Prince cover)" by Dump
"Last Train" by Dawn Golden
"Broken Blue" by Hundred Waters
"Go Try" by Wilsen
"Red Eyes (The War on Drugs cover" by Alice Boman
"Crater (Mogwai Remix)" by Laki Mera
"NYC Loves You" by White Sea
"No Widows" by The Antlers
"Blood Brothers" by Julianna Barwick
"Eat for Free" by Haley Bonar 
HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Beat Konductor" by Douga
"Magazine" by The Proper Ornaments
"Somewhere in My World" by Eastern Hollows
"Unburden Yourself" by Mode Moderne
"In Your Arms" by Motorama
"Heartache" by Lawrence & The Comfortable Society
"Waiting" by The Ropers
"Icehead" by Alex G
"Dark Water" by Sam Flax
"Madness" by The Fresh & Onlys
"Heaven" by Talking Heads
"That Which Wasn’t Said" by Owen
"Trouble" by Father John Misty
"Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover)" by Maximo Park
"Teenage Spaceship (Smog cover)" by How to Dress Well
"Goodbye Highway" by Now It’s Overhead
* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.3/HR.1 (Stream/Download)
* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.3/HR.2 (Stream/Download)
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode Three

This month’s podcast is a little late, but rest assured that it is not lacking in goodness. Once again, we have two separate hour long mixes - built to emulate the golden days of college and indie radio. This month brings a whole batch of excellent new releases, as well as an equal number of favorites that you may have missed from the past. Hopefully, the selections of dream pop, shoegaze, lo-fi, and ambient pop succeed in soundtracking whatever your early summer evenings bring, be it night drives under blue stars, after party come downs, makeouts, or a dreamwave lullaby. As always, you can stream from Soundcloud, or download each hour as a standalone mp3 mixtape to take on the go. 

Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!

HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.3/HR.1 (Stream/Download)

* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.3/HR.2 (Stream/Download)

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

"Warm Weather Ghosts" // A Perfect Midnight World Mixtape (2011)
A few years back I made a mixtape for the dog days of summer and it turned out pretty great. Sadly, over the past few years, It ended up accidentally removed - therefore there is no record of it here on the site. As i prep the spiritual brother of Warm Weather Ghosts, I thought it would be fun to re-post it as it is one of my favorite mixtapes of all time. It’a  collection of what was at that time, new tracks and assorted favorites from yesteryear. Now, they all exist together, a collection of indie favorites, staged to soundtrack your late summer nights. Hope that you enjoy! The 2014 sequel will drop next week. Without further ado, here’s the playlist. 
TRACKLIST :
"Sitting" by Ducktails
"I Could Die" by Girls Names
"Cliff Jump Love Song" by Teen Daze
"Face It" by Beach Fossils
"Deluca" by Flake Music
"Summer Here Kids" by Grandaddy
"Out of Tune" by Real Estate
"Beach City/ Carol I Know" by Dream Cop
"Corrupted Coffin" by Thee Oh Sees
"Separate Issue" by Tyler Jon Tyler
"I Wonder" by Dom
"Day Out" by Atlas Sound
"Grounded" by Pavement
"Forget You All the Time" by  Cloud Nothings
"By Tomorrow" by Black Tambourine
"Catholic Pagens" by Surfer Blood
"Stutter" by Yuck
"July" by Youth Lagon
"I’m Gone" by Dead Meadow
* Streaming Warm Weather Ghosts (Soundcloud) // (8Track)
* Download MP3 as one long file (Soundcloud)
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

"Warm Weather Ghosts" // A Perfect Midnight World Mixtape (2011)

A few years back I made a mixtape for the dog days of summer and it turned out pretty great. Sadly, over the past few years, It ended up accidentally removed - therefore there is no record of it here on the site. As i prep the spiritual brother of Warm Weather Ghosts, I thought it would be fun to re-post it as it is one of my favorite mixtapes of all time. It’a  collection of what was at that time, new tracks and assorted favorites from yesteryear. Now, they all exist together, a collection of indie favorites, staged to soundtrack your late summer nights. Hope that you enjoy! The 2014 sequel will drop next week. Without further ado, here’s the playlist. 

TRACKLIST :

  • "Sitting" by Ducktails
  • "I Could Die" by Girls Names
  • "Cliff Jump Love Song" by Teen Daze
  • "Face It" by Beach Fossils
  • "Deluca" by Flake Music
  • "Summer Here Kids" by Grandaddy
  • "Out of Tune" by Real Estate
  • "Beach City/ Carol I Know" by Dream Cop
  • "Corrupted Coffin" by Thee Oh Sees
  • "Separate Issue" by Tyler Jon Tyler
  • "I Wonder" by Dom
  • "Day Out" by Atlas Sound
  • "Grounded" by Pavement
  • "Forget You All the Time" by  Cloud Nothings
  • "By Tomorrow" by Black Tambourine
  • "Catholic Pagens" by Surfer Blood
  • "Stutter" by Yuck
  • "July" by Youth Lagon
  • "I’m Gone" by Dead Meadow

* Streaming Warm Weather Ghosts (Soundcloud) // (8Track)

* Download MP3 as one long file (Soundcloud)

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode Two
A new month, a new mixtape from the radio/mix series, Perfect|Midnight|Radio. As stated last month, the goal of the series is to craft two hour-long mixes that might enhance your late nights. Built using new favorites and forgotten gems to give that sense of discovery that used to accompany hearing your favorite radio shows from indie and college stations around the country. Some of the material might be new, some might be familiar, but they flow nicely and if you need a late night lullaby, this should more than suffice. Unlike previous mixes, the Perfect Midnight Radio sets will be split down the middle for ease of listening. Each hour as it’s own standalone block of music, for streaming and downloading. 
Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Joy of Life" by The Snow
"Mirror" by Cold Beat
"Brixton Rain" by Ballerina Black
"Glass" by The Half Earth
"Windswept" by CFCF
"Ruined in ‘84" by KC Accidental
"Highs at the Shore" by Cough Cool
"Keep It Healthy" by Warpaint
"Sanctuary" by Western Lows
"YCF" by Paws
"I Fell in Love" by Gidge
"Trak Trak Trak" by Snowbride
"Bedtime or for Dreamers" by Crushed Stars
"Let Me Have This" by The Radio Dept.
"Your Smile" by Plastic Flowers
HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Palo Alto" by Devonte Hynes
"The Asp in My Chest" by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
"Every Time the Sun Comes Up" by Sharon Van Etten
"When the Day is Done" by The Legends
"Veil" by Lists
"Spoiled" by Infinity Crush
"Come to Me" by Elephant
"Meavy Hetal" by Blood Cultures
"A January Moon" by The June Brides
"Vitrine" by Fear of Men
"Vow" by Sales
"Peach, Plum, Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)" by Aryn
"Under" by Watercolours
"Rearrange" by Foxes in Fiction
"The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra cover)" by Saskatchewan
"I Thought the World of You" by Lewis
"Drive All Night (Bruce Springsteen cover)" by Sharon Van Etten
* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.2/HR.1 (Stream/Download)
* Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.2/HR.2 (Stream/Download)
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode Two

A new month, a new mixtape from the radio/mix series, Perfect|Midnight|Radio. As stated last month, the goal of the series is to craft two hour-long mixes that might enhance your late nights. Built using new favorites and forgotten gems to give that sense of discovery that used to accompany hearing your favorite radio shows from indie and college stations around the country. Some of the material might be new, some might be familiar, but they flow nicely and if you need a late night lullaby, this should more than suffice. Unlike previous mixes, the Perfect Midnight Radio sets will be split down the middle for ease of listening. Each hour as it’s own standalone block of music, for streaming and downloading. 

Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!

HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.2/HR.1 (Stream/Download)

Perfect|Midnight|Radio EP.2/HR.2 (Stream/Download)

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode One
I’ve been meaning to get back into the habit of putting out monthly mixtapes again, and as luck would have it, i’ve finally pulled the trigger. Much like the previous mixtape series (Dreaming in Waves), the new series will be a two hour block of new and old gems, chosen to enhance the after hours - dream pop, shoegaze, ethereal, lo-fi, and everything in between. Basically, I want to recapture the sense of discovery that I used to get listening to my local college radio station, back in East Lansing, Michigan, late Sunday nights - when they would pull a two hour block of dreamy, spaced out, lesser known artists. It was everything that i could want in a radio show, and that in turn is what i’m trying to capture here. Some of the material might be new, some might be familiar, but they flow nicely and if you need a late night lullaby, this should more than suffice. Unlike previous mixes, the Perfect Midnight Radio sets will be split down the middle for ease of listening. Each hour as it’s own standalone block of music, for streaming and downloading. 
The goal is to release a new mix every month, with the occasional special release for fun. Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Repeat Pleasure" by How to Dress Well 
 “Memory Loss” by The Snow 
"Only in Dreams" by Holidays 
"Teenage Tide" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults 
"Summer Rain" by Night Flowers 
"Not for this One" by Eternal Summers 
"Minha Menina" by Donovan Blanc 
"Breaking the Angle Against the Tide" by Craft Spells 
"Ashes & Embers" by The Casket Girls 
"Lonely Richard" by Amen Dunes 
"Habit" by Ought 
"Johnny Jupiter" by Haunted Hearts 
"Remember Our Days" by Lotus Plaza 
"Peach" by Your Friend 
"Running Scared" by Mode Moderne
HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
"Call My Name" by Haerts 
"It Wasn’t Me Who Left You Alone" by Fasano 
"Descent" by Fear of Men 
"Being Around" by Courtney Barnett 
"Angel" by Pure X 
"You Must Learn to Live Again" by Halls 
"Taste of Cindy (Acoustic)" by The Jesus & Mary Chain 
"Ghost" by Autumn 
"Battles" by DNKL 
"Bright Lights" by Bedouin 
"Garden’s Heart" by Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins 
"Me at the Museum You in the Wintergarden" by Tiny Ruins
"Down from the Rafters" by Hundred Waters 
 “In my Bed Again” by Perri 
"Rebirth" by Vancouver Sleep Clinic 
"Plains" by Tycho 
"Mercury" by Conner Youngblood
* Soundcloud Hour One (Stream/Download) 
* Soundcloud Hour Two (Stream/Download)  
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode One

I’ve been meaning to get back into the habit of putting out monthly mixtapes again, and as luck would have it, i’ve finally pulled the trigger. Much like the previous mixtape series (Dreaming in Waves), the new series will be a two hour block of new and old gems, chosen to enhance the after hours - dream pop, shoegaze, ethereal, lo-fi, and everything in between. Basically, I want to recapture the sense of discovery that I used to get listening to my local college radio station, back in East Lansing, Michigan, late Sunday nights - when they would pull a two hour block of dreamy, spaced out, lesser known artists. It was everything that i could want in a radio show, and that in turn is what i’m trying to capture here. Some of the material might be new, some might be familiar, but they flow nicely and if you need a late night lullaby, this should more than suffice. Unlike previous mixes, the Perfect Midnight Radio sets will be split down the middle for ease of listening. Each hour as it’s own standalone block of music, for streaming and downloading. 

The goal is to release a new mix every month, with the occasional special release for fun. Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!

HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

  • "Repeat Pleasure" by How to Dress Well 
  • “Memory Loss” by The Snow 
  • "Only in Dreams" by Holidays 
  • "Teenage Tide" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults 
  • "Summer Rain" by Night Flowers 
  • "Not for this One" by Eternal Summers 
  • "Minha Menina" by Donovan Blanc 
  • "Breaking the Angle Against the Tide" by Craft Spells 
  • "Ashes & Embers" by The Casket Girls 
  • "Lonely Richard" by Amen Dunes 
  • "Habit" by Ought 
  • "Johnny Jupiter" by Haunted Hearts 
  • "Remember Our Days" by Lotus Plaza 
  • "Peach" by Your Friend 
  • "Running Scared" by Mode Moderne

HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)

  • "Call My Name" by Haerts 
  • "It Wasn’t Me Who Left You Alone" by Fasano 
  • "Descent" by Fear of Men 
  • "Being Around" by Courtney Barnett 
  • "Angel" by Pure X 
  • "You Must Learn to Live Again" by Halls 
  • "Taste of Cindy (Acoustic)" by The Jesus & Mary Chain 
  • "Ghost" by Autumn 
  • "Battles" by DNKL 
  • "Bright Lights" by Bedouin 
  • "Garden’s Heart" by Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins 
  • "Me at the Museum You in the Wintergarden" by Tiny Ruins
  • "Down from the Rafters" by Hundred Waters 
  • “In my Bed Again” by Perri 
  • "Rebirth" by Vancouver Sleep Clinic 
  • "Plains" by Tycho 
  • "Mercury" by Conner Youngblood

* Soundcloud Hour One (Stream/Download) 

* Soundcloud Hour Two (Stream/Download)  

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

BETWEEN DUST & STARS // an extended late night playlist
For those Spotify fans out there looking for a late night dream pop playlist, I have a four-plus hour mix for you. “Between Dust & Stars” is a playlist that currently spans four hours (and could increase in the future), and runs via Spotify. The tracks that are included span a fair amount of time, and fit firmly within the dream pop/shoegaze/post rock realm. It’s a chill, late night collection of songs for the after hours. Artists include:
Beach House // Radiohead // Brian Eno // The Antlers // Real Estate // The XX // Lotus Plaza // Pinback // Grandaddy // Pavement // Pale Saints // Galaxie 500 // and many, many more. 
The mix runs at just over four hours of consistent dream pop lullaby goodness. 
Direct Link: Between Dust & Stars // Dream Pop, Shoegaze, and Late Night Listens
Stream Below:

BETWEEN DUST & STARS // an extended late night playlist

For those Spotify fans out there looking for a late night dream pop playlist, I have a four-plus hour mix for you. “Between Dust & Stars” is a playlist that currently spans four hours (and could increase in the future), and runs via Spotify. The tracks that are included span a fair amount of time, and fit firmly within the dream pop/shoegaze/post rock realm. It’s a chill, late night collection of songs for the after hours. Artists include:

Beach House // Radiohead // Brian Eno // The Antlers // Real Estate // The XX // Lotus Plaza // Pinback // Grandaddy // Pavement // Pale Saints // Galaxie 500 // and many, many more. 

The mix runs at just over four hours of consistent dream pop lullaby goodness. 

Direct LinkBetween Dust & Stars // Dream Pop, Shoegaze, and Late Night Listens

Stream Below:

TRUE DETECTIVE // A Mixtape Inspired By the Series 
As the finale of HBO’s brilliant series, True Detective fast approaches, I thought it would be fun to curate a playlist that celebrates the sound of the show. The music contained falls into the darker realms of Americana, psych rock, dream pop, and country - all darkly atmospheric and haunting. The mixtape includes sounds heard on the show, as well as songs that fit the sonic template used throughout the series. So, as we wait to find the final fates of Rust, Marty, and the Yellow King, please enjoy this compilation who’s creation was inspired by the magnificent world of True Detective. 
PLAYLIST (Streaming & Download Links Below): 
"Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family // “Every Man Needs a Companion” by Father John Misty // “The Swamps” by Widowspeak // “Kingdom of Heaven” by The 13th Floor Elevators // “Personal Jesus” by Johnny Cash // “The Sound of Law” by Daughn Gibson // “Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels // “I Would Not Know the Devil” by The Fresh & Onlys // “Bad Little Woman” by The Shadows of Knight // “Lone Runner” by Dirty Beaches // “Civilian” by Wye Oak // “Skating With Girl” by Grooms // “We Are Leftovers” by Odonis Odonis // “Eli” by Bosnian Rainbows // “The Way it Goes” by Gillian Welch // “Hold On, Hold On” by Neko Case // “I’m Gone” by Dead Meadow // “Propagation” by Lower Dens // “Theme From The Swamps” by Widowspeak
* STREAM MIX :: @ 8TRACKS // @ SOUNDCLOUD
* DOWNLOAD MP3 OF MIX :: @ ZIPPYSHARE // @ SOUNDCLOUD
Please enjoy and share! Watch the True Detective finale on Sunday, March 9th at 9PM EST.
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

TRUE DETECTIVE // A Mixtape Inspired By the Series 

As the finale of HBO’s brilliant series, True Detective fast approaches, I thought it would be fun to curate a playlist that celebrates the sound of the show. The music contained falls into the darker realms of Americana, psych rock, dream pop, and country - all darkly atmospheric and haunting. The mixtape includes sounds heard on the show, as well as songs that fit the sonic template used throughout the series. So, as we wait to find the final fates of Rust, Marty, and the Yellow King, please enjoy this compilation who’s creation was inspired by the magnificent world of True Detective. 

PLAYLIST (Streaming & Download Links Below): 

"Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family // “Every Man Needs a Companion” by Father John Misty // “The Swamps” by Widowspeak // “Kingdom of Heaven” by The 13th Floor Elevators // “Personal Jesus” by Johnny Cash // “The Sound of Law” by Daughn Gibson // “Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels // “I Would Not Know the Devil” by The Fresh & Onlys // “Bad Little Woman” by The Shadows of Knight // “Lone Runner” by Dirty Beaches // “Civilian” by Wye Oak // “Skating With Girl” by Grooms // “We Are Leftovers” by Odonis Odonis // “Eli” by Bosnian Rainbows // “The Way it Goes” by Gillian Welch // “Hold On, Hold On” by Neko Case // “I’m Gone” by Dead Meadow // “Propagation” by Lower Dens // “Theme From The Swamps” by Widowspeak

* STREAM MIX :: @ 8TRACKS // @ SOUNDCLOUD

* DOWNLOAD MP3 OF MIX :: @ ZIPPYSHARE // @ SOUNDCLOUD

Please enjoy and share! Watch the True Detective finale on Sunday, March 9th at 9PM EST.

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

Hearts Of Noise // 2014

HEARTS OF NOISE // a mixtape valentine (2014)

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, you may find yourself in need of some romantic audio to soundtrack your evening. Or maybe you’ll just want something that you can listen to while making out. Whatever the case, I’ve went ahead and put together a special collection of tracks for this year’s Valentine’s day. Inside, you will find an 83 minute collection of dream pop, shoegaze, lo-fi, and electro pop that deals in romantic desires and stories of love lost and found. Please feel free to share or gift the mix. The tracklist is below, as well as links to download an MP3 of the entire mixtape. Thanks for listening. Happy Valentine’s day!

SONGS (Click artist name for more info)

* STREAM: @ 8Tracks // @ Soundcloud

* DOWNLOAD MP3: @ Soundcloud // @ Zippyshare

Thanks for listening! Share and enjoy! Happy Valentines Day!!!

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

HEARTS OF NOISE // A Dream Pop - Shoegaze Valentine

Last year, I put together this mixtape for all of the Valentine’s enthusiasts out there who happened to share a similar taste in music. Somehow, it never managed to make it Soundcloud, so instead, I’m going to re-post the 8Tracks mixtape as a lead up to the next mixtape. As the title suggests, it’s a collection of dream pop and shoegaze tracks that deal with love found and love lost. It’s contents span a couple of decades, but the vibe is consistent throughout. Get dreamy and romantic and give it a spin. This year’s mix is en route. 

PLAYLIST 

  • "The Garden" by Tamaryn
  • "Who Sees You" by My Bloody Valentine
  • "Nearer Than Heaven" by Delays
  • "The Girl with the Loneliest Eyes" by The House of Love
  • "Take Me to the Sun (So Warm, So Ready)" by Jessica Bailiff
  • "Just Like Honey (Demo Oct. 84)" by The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "What a Pleasure" by Beach Fossils
  • "Velocity Girl" by Wild Nothing
  • "Into the Wilderness" by Burning Hearts
  • "The Finest Thing" by Grabbel and the Final Cut
  • "I Want to Touch You" by Catherine Wheel
  • "Cherry Radio" by Mint Julep
  • "I Have the Moon" by Lush
  • "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star
  • "Working on a Dream" by Wintercoats
  • "Sick of the Shame" by Film School
  • "Cherry Coloured Funk (Remix)" by Cocteau Twins
  • "Please Please Please (Smiths Cover)" by PacificUV
  • "Wild Horses" by The Sundays

Thanks for listening. This year’s Valentine’s mix will drop shortly, in several different formats. Enjoy last year’s mix in the meantime! 

Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

The Faded Nights - Side One

THE FADED NIGHTS // A Lullaby Mixtape

The Faded Nights is a mixtape from a year or so back. It was errantly deleted soon thereafter. I recently found it again in a folder, and thought that it might be a nice throwback mix to share again. It’s aesthetic is one primarily of melancholic, atmospheric, ambient sounds. Music for the later hours. Not music that will make you fall asleep, but rather music that might sing you to sleep if you let it. Think of it as a longplay lullaby. All of the tracks are older, but some might be deeper cuts that you’re not familiar with - whatever the case, it’s pretty music for late hours. Enjoy. 

  • "To Cure a Weakling Child (Boy/Girl Song)" (Aphex Twin cover) by Adem
  • "The Light" by The Album Leaf
  • "Unde the Stars" by Asche & Spencer
  • "The One with the Wurlitzer" by American Football
  • "Med Blodnasir" by Sigur Ros
  • "Bookstore" by Jon Brion
  • "Harry" by Secret Shine
  • "Flim" by Aphex Twin
  • "LA Geisha" by Norman Fairbanks
  • "Chromakey Dreamcoat" by Boards of Canada
  • "Dream Odyssey" by Mono
  • "We Move Lightly" by Dustin O’Halloran
  • "Exercise 3 (Buildings)" by CFCF
  • "Tape Recorder" by Hammock
  • "Hounds" by The Antlers
  • "A Slow Dance" by Explosions in the Sky
  • "A Dream of Heaven and Water (demo)" by Two Bicycles
  • "Always Returning" by Brian Eno

Stream Directly: Soundcloud  

Download Mix as MP3: Soundcloud

THANK YOU! Enjoy! Share!

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

Transmitting Fragments Of Time

TRANSMITTING FRAGMENTS of TIME /// a p|m|w mixtape

Here, at the end of the year, I have found myself listening to older sounds. In doing so, it’s made me long for the days of great college radio stations - or, at least the ones that I use to listen to while growing up in Michigan. There was always a wonderful sense of discovery mixed in with all of the familiar favorites. Random songs that were new to you at the time. I wanted to create some mixtapes that emulated that feeling, or at least brought out the old favorites mixed with some deeper cuts. Sometimes it gets exhausting trying to keep up with the constant influx of new, it’s just nice to get reacquainted with some old. So, here is just under 80 minutes of mix (all sequenced as a single mp3). Songs pulled mostly throughout the indie side of the 1990’s. It’s the right size for a mix-disc, or a song or two short for a proper 90 minute analog. Whatever the case. Feel a little nostalgic. Press play. Enjoy. 

TRACKLIST // Click Name for Band Info

  1. "Your Love (The Outfield Cover)” by Flake Music
  2. "Ghost of a Smile (Pogues Cover)” by The Jesus & Mary Chain
  3. "Goodbye" by The Sundays
  4. "Reasons" by Built to Spill
  5. "Honestly?" by American Football
  6. "The Love I’m Searching For (Acoustic)" by The Rentals
  7. "The Finest Thing" by Grabbel and the Final Cut
  8. "The Killing Moon (Echo & the Bunnymen Cover)” by Pavement
  9. "Obscured" by The Smashing Pumpkins
  10. "Official Ironman Rally Song" by Guided by Voices
  11. "Metal Heart" by Cat Power
  12. "You Are My Sunshine" by Grandaddy
  13. "Half a World Away" by R.E.M.
  14. Sleepwalking” by Modest Mouse
  15. "Sugarcube (Live/Slow)" by Yo La Tengo
  16. "When I Die" by Lush
  17. "A Thousand Stars Burst Open" by Pale Saints
  18. "A Party Able Model Of" by Joan of Arc
  19. "Dawn Patrol" by Flake Music

THANK YOU! Enjoy! Share!

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

AFTER / NOWHERE ::: a mixtape
It’s been a while. Quite a while, actually, since I put together a collection of songs that felt like they represented a moment. Maybe just a moment for myself - a sort of mental marker to help remember what’s recently occurred and to soundtrack what happens next. I’m not insinuating that this is some important collection that everyone must hear - not at all actually. The collection here is filled with pieces that I’ve relied on recently, and used to help keep a peace of mind, but also to inspire me on this next step in my life following a difficult couple of months. Luckily, it serves a separate purpose as well. I wanted to make a soundtrack for the latter days of this season. Music for maneuvering through the longer, colder nights of late autumn. For when the work is done and everything is still and you can breathe again, before the morning. Before the next step. For when you are dreaming awake sometimes. In that case, I feel like I’ve succeeded on both counts, and I hope that you love this collection as much as I do at this point in time. 
TRACKLIST (Click Name for Band Info)
(1) “Dissipate” by Prince Innocence // (2) “Second Spine” by No Joy // (3) “Freckles” by You Me & Us // (4) “Eyes” by Motorama // (5) “Out of Touch” by Lotus Plaza // (6) “Move Me” by Decades // (7) “Erosion” by Cymbals // (8) “The Star Falls” by River Tiber // (9) “Floods” by Western Lows // (10) “I’m to Blame” by Boardwalk // (11) “Toulouse” by Deaf Club // (12) “Forest for the Trees” by Tim & Adam // (13) “A Piano” by Haley Bonar // (14) “Reverse Tectonics” by Seismograph // (15) “Sympathetic Strings” by ARMS // (16) “These Shadows” by Wooden Shjips // (17) “All the Great Lakes” by Brighter Later // (18) “Heart of Gold” by You Say Party // (19) “Afraid of the Dark” by Ejecta // (20) “Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens // (21) “What is Love” by New Found Land // (22) “Vacuum” by School of Night
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THANK YOU! Enjoy! Share!
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

AFTER / NOWHERE ::: a mixtape

It’s been a while. Quite a while, actually, since I put together a collection of songs that felt like they represented a moment. Maybe just a moment for myself - a sort of mental marker to help remember what’s recently occurred and to soundtrack what happens next. I’m not insinuating that this is some important collection that everyone must hear - not at all actually. The collection here is filled with pieces that I’ve relied on recently, and used to help keep a peace of mind, but also to inspire me on this next step in my life following a difficult couple of months. Luckily, it serves a separate purpose as well. I wanted to make a soundtrack for the latter days of this season. Music for maneuvering through the longer, colder nights of late autumn. For when the work is done and everything is still and you can breathe again, before the morning. Before the next step. For when you are dreaming awake sometimes. In that case, I feel like I’ve succeeded on both counts, and I hope that you love this collection as much as I do at this point in time. 

TRACKLIST (Click Name for Band Info)

(1) “Dissipate” by Prince Innocence // (2) “Second Spine” by No Joy // (3) “Freckles” by You Me & Us // (4) “Eyes” by Motorama // (5) “Out of Touch” by Lotus Plaza // (6) “Move Me” by Decades // (7) “Erosion” by Cymbals // (8) “The Star Falls” by River Tiber // (9) “Floods” by Western Lows // (10) “I’m to Blame” by Boardwalk // (11) “Toulouse” by Deaf Club // (12) “Forest for the Trees” by Tim & Adam // (13) “A Piano” by Haley Bonar // (14) “Reverse Tectonics” by Seismograph // (15) “Sympathetic Strings” by ARMS // (16) “These Shadows” by Wooden Shjips // (17) “All the Great Lakes” by Brighter Later // (18) “Heart of Gold” by You Say Party // (19) “Afraid of the Dark” by Ejecta // (20) “Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens // (21) “What is Love” by New Found Land // (22) “Vacuum” by School of Night

THANK YOU! Enjoy! Share!

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.

what do you really want? – how to dress well dj set from a month ago xo

"What Do You Really Want?" by How to Dress Well // DJ Set (October 2013)

Tom Krell (How to Dress Well) has dropped another DJ set from a recent show in Chicago. This particular mix runs a little under an hour and leans heavy on hip hop and rap, less on his own vocal loops and covers. Of course, that’s not a reason to miss this mix in the least. Krell manages to get tons of great material into the mix, creating a straight up banger instead of his more chill creations. At the moment there is no track list, but some of the artists featured are:

Rihanna, Meek Mill, DMX, Ace Hood, A$AP Ferg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, and with a blast from the past surprise addition - Robert Miles

In the end, you got yourself a fun blast of jams that will keep the party and the heart rate up. It’s all good fun. 

StumbleineMixtape - volume 4

"Mixtape Vol. 4" by Stumbleine // (2012)

Criminally underrated dream pop/glo-fi band, Stumbleine have a knack for creating gorgeous, ethereal dream pop layered with glitch beats and warped vocal samples. They also do wonders with crafting killer mixtapes in the same vein. Recently, they’ve gone and posted a new mix featuring their own work peppered with tracks from Sigur Ros, Thom Yorke, Broken Social Scene, Burial, Holy Other, and many more (full tracklist below). It plays like an otherworldly lullaby,and makes for a lovely listen on any chilly late night, but especially under an autumn sky. Definitely check this one out. 

Tracklist…

The Appleseed Cast - The Walking Of Pertelotte // A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears // XXYYXX - About You // Stumbleine - Colourvision // Hammock - I Can Almost See You // Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A 17yr Old Girl // Stumbleine - The Corner Of Her Eye // Stars Of The Lid - A Meaningful Moment Though A Meaning(less) Process // Sigur Ros - Fjogur Piano // Miracle Legion - All For The Best (Thom Yorke Cover) // Mum - Nightly Cares // Giraffage - Elysian // Burial - Night Bus // Stumbleine - Cherry Blossom // Lucky Paul - Elephant Island (Midland Remix) // Esmerine - Why She Swallows Bullets & Stones // Helios - Vargtimme // Stumbleine - Ember // Sparklehorse - Most Beautiful Widow In Town // Sun Glitters - Softly & Slowly ft Rob Boak // Jonsi & Alex - Danell In The Sea // Tycho - Hours (Teen Daze Remix) // Holy Other - Past Tension // This Will Destroy You - Villa Del Refugio // Apparat - Ash/Black Veil // Stumbleine - Honeycomb // Stars Of The Lid - Fac 21 // Scuba - Before  //Flying Lotus - Aunties Lock/Infinitum Ft Laura Darlington // The Books - A Little Longing Goes A Long Way // Stumbleine - Catherine Wheel Ft Birds Of Passage