Friday Mixtape (August 28, 2015)


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Throughout the week I keep track of all the new songs that I hear and love and every friday I put them all here. Most of these songs are brand new, but sometimes I’ll miss a song from before and finally hear it this week.

Whitewash – “Member”

This video from NYC-based Whitewash has everything I love: a sweet groove, a good chase, and of course Dunkin Donuts. Their latest album Shibboleth is out now on Sad Cactus.


Liz Vice – “Empty Me Out”

There’s something to be said about soul music that sounds fresh and not like a throwback. Liz Vice is from Portland, Oregon and, though she’s no beginner, I have a feeling that we’ll be talking about her a lot more in the near future. Her debut album There’s A Light comes out September 25th.


Small Black – “No One Wants It To Happen To You”

Another winner from the Jagjaguwar team. New album Best Blues comes out October 16th.


Astronauts, etc. – “No Justice”

Based out of Oakland, Ca, Astronauts, etc has been my soundtrack to my past couple of nights. New album Mind Out Wandering comes out September 18th.


Bill Mountain – “Let’s Get It Started”

More energetic than that one Black Eyed Peas song.


Advance Base – “Trisha Please Come Home”

Sounds like a lo-fi Drive By Truckers ballad, which is a great kind of ballad.


VARSITY – “Cult of Personality”

A great jam that comes from a band that’s from Logan Square aka the cool part of Chicago.



See you guys Tuesday!

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