I’ve discovered too much good new music the last few months to fit on a CD, so I’ve decided to make a mix for the modern age on Rdio. (In the past, this mix would have lived on MOG or Lala, alas those excellent music streaming services were bought and shuttered by Beats and Apple, respectively.)
This mixtape features tracks by Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse, White Denim, Beck, Jeff Buckley, Joseph Arthur, WATERS, The War on Drugs, Caveman, A Million Billion Dying Suns, Blitzen Trapper, City and Colour, Broken Bells, Sam Roberts Band, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ray LaMontagne, Sturgill Simpson, First Aid Kit, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, Typhoon, Kurt Vile, Washed Out, Toro y Moi, Foxygen, Foals, Elbow, Damon Albarn, Wye Oak, The Clientele, Neil Finn, World Party, and Syd Arthur.
Nearly every one of these 34 tracks is off an album released in the last 12 months. Most were released this year. Most are by artists I’ve seen recently at Bonnaroo, Stern Grove, Phono Del Sol, The Chapel, Brick and Mortar Music Hall, The Independent, The Regency Ballroom, The Fox in Oakland, or Great American Music Hall. (Notable exceptions include tracks by Jeff Buckley and The Clientele.)
If you’re interested in getting this mixtape in some other medium, hit me up on Twitter: @FestivalFreak.
Enjoy the music!