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MIXTAPE : She Rocks!

So this playlist was inspired by Hella Nervous by Gravy ┬áTrain!!!!. I discovered this song on a playlist my fav YouTuber, Leighannsays, created on Spotify. Seriously that girl has some solid taste in music, through her playlists she always introduces me to a band or two I’ve never heard before. So, while I was ear binging on Gravy Train!!!!, it inspired me to start listening to my other favorite girl fronted bands. I had wanted to create a ‘She Rocks’ inspired playlist for a while, as an ode to an awesome KXLU radio show called ‘She Rocks‘ and well the timing was perfect. Hope you enjoy a few of my favorite female voices. Today, I added a bunch of songs from when I was just a babe exploring LA. I don’t know, I think I’ll just continuously add to this playlist as well, so follow it on Spotify. Parting words… Delta 5 has given me a false sense of musical ability and I sort of want to front a band for Bowerbird, he’s not totally on board with the idea.

‘Hella Nervous’ – Gravy Train !!!! / ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ -The Slits /’My Precious’ – Soko / ‘Oh Bondage, Up Yours!’ – X-Ray Spex / ‘Try’- Delta 5 / ‘Atomic’ – Blondie / ‘She Bop’ – Cyndi Lauper / ‘You’ – Delta 5 / ‘Invincible’ – Pat Benatar / ‘Picture This’ – Blondie / ‘Peter Pan Syndome’ – Soko / ‘Crimson Wave’ – Tacocat / ‘Adderall’ – The Coathangers / ‘Painted By Numbers’- The Sounds / ‘Monster Hospital’ – Metric / ‘I’m A Lady’ – Santigold / ‘ Riot Rhythm’ – Sleigh Bells / ‘Staight A’s’ – Sleigh Bells

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MIXTAPE : Sleep Deprived

Mixtape Playlist Sleep Deprived

I feel October was just a swirl of sleep deprivation. Even during our epic road trip I never really caught up on sleep. So this playlist is aptly titled Sleep Deprived! Whether it’s capturing the feeling of sleep deprivation or the songs I was listening to push me forward to complete projects, these songs capture the last 17ish days.

‘I’d Rather Dance With You’ – Kings of Convenience / ‘Rooting for My Baby’ – Miley Cyrus / ‘Funeral Song’ – Minks / ‘Digits’ – Georgia / ‘We Came into This World (To Beat Them)’ – Monika / ‘Sober’ – Selena Gomez / ‘Sunny Road’ – Emiliana Torrini / ‘Slow Show’ – The National / ‘Shattered Me’ – Bass Drum Death

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MIXTAPE : Please Autumn

Autumn Mixtape

It’s October and as hot as the flames of hell! Alright, I might be a littler dramatic, but I just finished watching America Horror Story Freak Show. Anyways, I started this mixtape on the ONE gloomy day we’ve seen this month and I’m excited to be leaving this eternal summer for the Pacific Northwest tomorrow. I fabricated rain clouds, cozy apple cider, cuddle season and heartfelt journal entries into this playlist.

“The Law” – Editors / “Clean Getaway” – Maria Taylor / “The Train From Kansas City” – Neko Case / “The One That I Love Best” – Jessica Lea Mayfield / “Postcard From Kentucky” – Rocky Votolato / “Wonderwall” – Ryan Adams / “Waltz #2 (XO) – Elliot Smith / “This Year’s Love” – David Gray / “God Knows I Tried” – Lana Del Rey / “Same Old Love” – Selena Gomez

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MIXTAPE : END OF SUMMER

It’s October!! My favorite month of the year and clearly fall. I was holding on to my ‘End of Summer’ playlist till September 23 when it was officially the start of fall, but time got away from me and I never posted it. It’s a mixture of melancholy and fun summer songs, but mostly melancholy.

Enjoy!

“Surfs Up” – Brave Shores / “Break the Chain” – Ultimate Painting / “Crying – Live” – Roy Orbison / “Everday – Single Version” – Buddy Holly / “As a Bell” – Ofelia K / “Exotic Realms” – White Poppy / “A Million Days” – James Supercave / “Other Side of the Boundary” – Springtime Carnivore / “Girls” – Widowspeak / “Super Rat” – Honey Blood / “Texas Reznikoff” – Mitski / “Nevermind the End” – Tei Shi / “Wicked Game” – Widowspeak

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