Happy Monday, everyone. We made it through February! March, baby. I’m ready for you. The temperature still averages below school-zone speed-limits and the sky is dirtier than week old camping socks; nevertheless, I think I’ve found a way to get through the rest of winter.
Good, old-fashioned (not whiskey) winter music mix-tapes! What songs construct your winter mix? Add them in the comments and I’ll check it out. I’m hungry for new music right now. Also, I’m hungry for a breakfast burrito.
Songs for Winter
Water Liars. I’m obsessed with a Noisetrade EP they released a month back. Check out their website HERE. From the South, this “whiskey rock” trio howled their way out of the Mississippi river and into my ear-heart.
Lucy Rose. She’s British, she’s a red-head, and she sings about hogging the bed. Yes please. I’m pretty sure this song, and its album, is a couple years old and I’m just late on the draw. Sorry, draw.
Midlake. Underrated folk-pop. They have music that’s not from 2006. It’s on my list “to get to.” In the meantime, I couldn’t resist adding “Young Bride” to my winter mix. I mean, they say “winter” like five or six times.
Generationals. File this one under, “I don’t know anything about this band, but I recently heard it on the radio, and now it’s on my winter mix.” A really cool tune. It’s my favorite song to sit on the bus with.
MisterWives. First, let’s talk about how great that band name is. MisterMister was taken, but MisterWives? Do it! Anywho, every mix needs a “pick me up,” even winter mixes. Near the end, preferably, offering hope.
Sigur Ros. And to dash that brief glimpse of hope, as winter often does, cue Sigur Ros, the Icelandic group dependable for depression, gray/snow, get-me-out-of-here tones with a hint of just-out-of-reach sunshine. I love.