* in case you missed this post last week, here’s a favorite mix of mine. hope you like it.
BENEATH|SUMMER|STARS :: A P|M|W Mixtape
It’s easy to soundtrack a party or a gathering or a bar. There’s usually a hundred people in various conversations and no one is really paying attention to soundtracks. It’s the quiet moments that I’m interested in. The preparation to leave. The slow energy before the excitement. The walk home from the bar. The conversation on the lawn beneath summer stars. Those are the moments that I live for and those are the moments that matter. The comedown. The quiet moments. This mix is for those moments this summer. Not sad, lonely music. Not ambient background music, but genuine songs for those moments when you’re with a handful of friends or even just by yourself. For the before and afters.
Think of this as the night time companion piece to the Warm Weather Ghosts mixtape from last month. Take it for a night drive or a walk through quiet streets. Hell, use it for whatever you like. This mix was co-curated by Danceyrslfclean so if you like it,follow her as well (if you aren’t already doing so). Thanks for listening. Enjoy your warm nights.
Playlist (click the band name for more info on the band):
- Soccer Legends - Leeroy
- Chad Valley - Acker Bilk
- Active Child - Playing House (Ft. How To Dress Well)
- Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
- Pulsprogramming - Island Answer Anywhere
- Dead Gaze - Take Me Home or I Die Alone
- All Tiny Creatures - Breathing Set
- K.C. Accidental - Ruined in ‘84
- Teen Daze - Watch Over Me
- Atlas Sound - Quick Canal
- John Maus - Hey Moon
- Porcelain Raft - Come Closer
- Film School - Sick of the Shame
- Zaza - Don’t Bleed Me
- Arrange - Golden Neighborhoods
- Stumbleine - Wasted Summer
- Trouble Books & Mark McGuire - Floating Through Summer
- Asche and Spencer - Under the Stars
- Neighbors - Bad Timing
- Zola Jesus - Run Me Out (Acoustic)
(download) BENEATH|SUMMER|STARS ( MF | MU )
or STREAM OVER AT SOUNDCLOUD
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