Hey everyone, it’s time for another mix CD! Most people can do these things without making a big production out of it or taking almost four years, but that’s not how it works around here. Instead I bring you number 32 in a series, Les Pommes Sont Rouges et Je Suis Désolé.
I was going to make this one last year, when I was trying to learn French in advance of our trip to Paris. The trip happened but the mix didn’t. Still, I held on to the title.
Not gonna lie, there’s a lot of dream pop on this one. Another contender for the title was “Washed Out, Including a Band Actually Named ‘Washed Out’.” I managed to break it up a little without messing up the flow.
Here’s the track listing:
The Mother We Share — CHVRCHES
Comeback Kid — Sleigh Bells
Ageless Beauty — Stars
Picture Perfect — Strawberry Whiplash
Pompeii — Bastille
Cholla — The Joy Formidable
No Fool Boletus — Anaxaton6
Sail — AWOLNATION
I Wanna Get Better — Bleachers
Red Eyes — The War on Drugs
Do You Have Romantic Courage? — Hallelujah the Hills
Fight Song — Eddie Japan
Philomena — The Decemberists
Wicked — Jennie Vee
Girls — Deep Sea Arcade
Feel it All Around — Washed Out
Myth — Beach House
Ammonia Tree — Shriekback
Great Equator — Zammuto
Little Fang — Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Stardust — Lena
Dance Apocalyptic — Janelle Monáe
There’s a mix here of old favorite bands, new favorite bands, singles I like, and guilty pleasures. I leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine which is which.
Give it a listen and see what you think!
(xspf player courtesy Lacy Morrow and Fabricio Zuardi.)