Friday Mixtape (July 31, 2015)


Throughout the week I keep track of all the new songs 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.

Natural Child – “DTV”

The kind of throw back rock & roller that belongs in a Tarantino film.

Miserable Chillers – “Silvery”

If the Kinks were around long enough to try bedroom pop.

Ten Fé – “Make Me Better”

This sounds more like the Stone Roses than all those early 90s Stone Roses rip offs. I love it.

Gloria Ann Taylor – “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”

Very rarely does soul/R&B sound this raw.

Diggs Duke – “We Grieve”

Diggs Duke is a jazz man who plays Jazz, man.

Arbes – “Key Largo”

Why am I not at a beach or driving along Pacific Coast Highway to this song right now?

Professor Brian Oblivion – “Big Talk”

A soothing beat that reminds me of walking through the streets of Tokyo at night.

Small Black – “Boys Life”

Another solid hit from Bloomington-based Jagjaguwar (go Hoosiers!).

Tenement – “Keep Your Mouth Shut”

Their latest album Predatory Headlights came out last month, but I finally got around to listening it. Man I wish I heard this album earlier, otherwise it’d be on my mid-year list of favorite albums of 2015. This song, like the album, is weird and ambitious power pop.


Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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