i’ve made an effort to fill this month’s music mix with mostly, well, new music. these are all albums that have recently been released (at least this year) or are about to be released. so if you want to discover some new tunes then you’d best delve into these here tracks. i know people are hating on the new Mumford & Sons album, and personally i am not a fan, but Tompkins Square Park is a pretty great track. i am also loving the new Lord Huron album.
no, this is not an April Fool’s. it’s an actual real life music mix! oh, there are some goodies in here you guys.
i broke my promise to bring you a music mix every month. and for that, i’m sorry. i hope this makes it up to you? x o x o happy friday the thirteenth / valentines day (whichever you choose to celebrate). just press play!
December: the best month and also the worst month. best because holidays, christmas, family, food, summer (for us, at least), etc etc. worst because – how the heck is it December already? just an ever present reminder that time flies and you probably didn’t get to do everything you wanted to this year.
i got such nice responses on my first Mid Week Distractions post and i just want to say thank you SO much for being so lovely and supportive of the blog. it really does help me on days when i think, jees what am i DOING? sometimes you feel like you are just shouting into an empty room, especially in a time when comments on blogs are decreasing and everyone is so bleak about the general landscape of blogging – so it really is appreciated!
i know it’s not August YET. but on friday it will be, and today i can’t stop thinking about it. August. A U G U S T. so, here’s a music mix to celebrate!
hey, it’s a music mix! but not the way you know it.
these days i pretty much find 99% of new music on Soundcloud. i LOOOOOOOOOOVE Soundcloud. i use SongZa a fair bit too (the app not the site), but because of its impermanence – you can’t like a song and save it for later – it’s usually just background fodder. and, before you ask me, no we can’t use Pandora or Spotify here! Rdio… i haven’t gotten into that yet. anyway, Soundcloud is cool. i like that i am listening to music released directly by the artist.
i thought i’d offer a music mix in exchange for the fact that my posting has been patchy the past two days. it is a bit of a reflective, mid-year mix – mostly pretty down tempo, and featuring two of my favourite artists who are releasing new work. namely Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star. MAZZY STAR! they haven’t released a track in 17 years. so, enjoy it.
okay okay, i give in. here’s a new music mix for you! yesterday was a public holiday in south africa, which means a lot of people round here are taking a bit of a long weekend… so i made use of the down time to catch up on new music and compile a smattering of good songs for you to enjoy. it’s a biggie too, topping in at 20 tracks.