march's mixtape will be up a little late - check back late tuesday or early wednesday.
  • Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School
  • Quantic - Heavens
  • Menomena - BOTE
  • Foals - Miami
  • Motopony - Wait For Me - Tim Livingstone Edit
  • Mux Mool - Lazy Soul
  • Of Porcelain - The Greatest Distraction
  • Juj - Memories
  • Grizzly Bear - Fine For Now
  • Gold Panda - Marriage (Baths Remix)

NOVEMBERor, rainy season

i've had this hot chip album in my library for years, but somehow didn't hear "and i was a boy from school" for the first time until i drove down to big basin a couple of weeks ago. what a killer song. this quantic track is pretty good, too - i kind of like how the horn section interleaves with the vocals as the song goes on. i've been listening to menomena for a while, we've heard them before - this song's a little more abrasive than the usual stuff on here, but i really like the main riff.

i've been listening to foals for a long time, too - somehow i put off listening to their new album for a long time, but it's really pretty good. i don't know anything at all about motopony, just stumbled across this track on accident. same goes for mux mool, of porcelain, and juj too. i've been hanging out in a room at work some days when i don't feel like listening to my usual stuff, and found all of these songs through that room.

this grizzly bear tune has been on my list for a long time now. seemed like it'd be necessary to wait for a winter month before including it, though, so here we are. gold panda and baths are both fantastic electronic artists - i heard this song for the first time this afternoon, and the combination of those two talents is absolutely great.

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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.