so i haven’t done a music mix since August last year, and i have two things to blame for that: (1) Babies. i just don’t have the leisure time to delve into new music anymore! + (2) i don’t really like new music?? actually no, i just find it such a chore to discover new tunes that grab me. i complained about this on Twitter the other day, and someone pointed me to this article which says that people stop listening to new music at the age of 33. GUESS WHAT. i turned 33 last year, in September. so that ship has sailed, son!
well i am making more of a concerted effort, because the thought of not listening to new music anymore is really depressing. even though this mix has many old favourite artists who are releasing new music – Future Islands! Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Goldfrapp! The Shins! Lorde! Little Dragon! also, if you have 5 minutes to kill, this music quiz is really quite fun.
and, for the South Africans (if you can’t access Spotify) – the only alternative i’ve found is Deezer:
original cover image art by Erin Lynn Walsh