malleus&incus

Mixtape #1: Lovely Folks

Posted in Acoustic Guitar, Folk, Indie, Lo-fi, Playlists, Singer-Songwiter by dc3 on July 22, 2010

Now the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.

There used to be a time when I always had some infatuation on my mind, a stupid sense of self-importance, and metal on my teeth (only one of those has since changed). But it was also a much simpler time, one where attitudes and feelings could fit neatly onto ten-song playlist. Honestly, the mixtape had this magical quality. Whenever you met someone significant you had to make them a mixtape. It was the ultimate expression of love for that girl, the most thoughtful gift for a friend. Those songs that you painstakingly selected and invested your emotional energy into really spoke to your identity or some shit like that. Mixtapes were the spiritual of our adolescent years.

Out of either nostalgia or childishness, I think we should bring the mixtape back. I found this unlikely gem on iTunes. With a cutesy title like “Folksy Indie Love” and the description “this playlist was my lifeline when I was writing my undergraduate thesis. I love it so much, it needs to be shared,” (Princetonian perhaps?) you couldn’t go wrong.

(song // album //artist)

1. You Must be Out of Your Mind // Realism //Magnetic Fields

2. Sigh No More // Sigh No More // Mumford & Sons

3. Furr // Furr // Blitzentrapper

4. Tear Down the House // The Second Gleam // The Avett Brothers

5. The Bitter End // 3 Rounds and a Sound // Blind Pilot

6. Belly of June // Thistled Spring // Horse Feathers

7. Airplanes // Gorilla Manor // Local Natives

8. Rocks and Daggers // Peaceful, the World Lays me Down // Noah and the Whale

9. One Red Thread // 3 Rounds and a Sound // Blind Pilot

10. Murder in the City // the Second Gleam // The Avett Brothers

11. Mary // Peaceful, the World Lays me Down // Noah and the Whale

12. Fewer Broken Pieces // Fewer Moving Parts // David Bazan

13. Vice Rag // American Hearts // A. A. Bondy

P.S. There is nothing wrong with your browser, you’ll have to explore to find the other songs.

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