wow, i guess we've been doing this for a while now. two years. cool.
old ones you know: yo la tengo, cloud cult, menomena, dosh, slaraffenland, plants and animals, bibio.
new ones: handsome furs. these two are a husband-and-wife duo who make music with a drum machine and an electric guitar and usually not much else. this is one of the first songs i ever heard by them, i've probably been listening to it for four years or so now. baths are a really good electronic band i've only been listening to for a few months. the temper trap are a trendy indie band that all the kids liked six months ago; this remix is pretty good.
i wish killemall did the high-notes-on-the-guitar riff slightly fewer times than it does, and i wish that mercy ended like a minute and a half earlier than it does; those are really my only complaints, though. i really particularly like the horns in mercy's chorus. subtle, nice touch. early rising gets a little noisy, but that's half the point.
every month, i'll put up a new mixtape on the right side of this inter net site, and some words having to do with that mixtape will run down the left side. some tapes will have more or fewer songs than others, and sometimes tapes will have themes. i hope that the one thing that they will all have in common will be that they are all made of good music, and that my mom and anyone else who cares to listen to them will find new music that they like by listening to these things.
which reminds me: this site is a birthday present for my mom. because, in the words of a wise otter, my mom should always get presents because she is my mom. for the technically inclined: this site is powered by php, duct tape, sheer force of concentration, and a modified version of opentape.
my name is jrheard.