announcing! april 2013 mixtape

April 28th, 2013

Mt. Abraham

I haven’t posted a mixtape for a long time, but that means there’s just more concentrated awesomeness in this one. Please check this out. It’s a good.

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes.

Adrian’s April 2013 Mixtape (zip file)

Or stream it.



You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist file (iTunes txt file)

(for the iTunes file, simply add all the songs to your library and then go to File->Library->Import Playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the playlist 2013April in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

April 2013 mixtape:

  1. Breton Wood Ooogum Boogum
  2. Phosphorescent Song for Zula
  3. Night Beds Everything Trying
  4. Local Natives Heavy Feet
  5. Lord Huron Time to Run
  6. Sin Fang Young Boys
  7. Keegan DeWitt Two Hearts
  8. Chris Porterfield I Would Not Die in Springfield
  9. Hayden Blurry Nights
  10. Pickwick Lady Luck
  11. Llans Thelwell and His Celestials Grazing in the Grass
  12. The Ray Alexander Techniques I Don’t Bite
  13. Frightened Rabbit Late March, Death March
  14. The Mouthbreathers Birthdays
  15. Fionn Regan 67 Blackout
  16. The Local Strangers Uptown
  17. Hey Marseilles Heart Beats
  18. Benjamin Gibbard Bigger Than Love
  19. The Tree Ring Salton Sea

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them. And tell other people about the artists!

announcing! october 2011 mixtape

October 14th, 2011

It’s only been a little while since my last mixtape, but really September and October can be seen as part one and part two of the same mix. This one starts out with some soul and then movies into indie rock and folk. It’s a good one…

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes.

Adrian’s October 2011 Mixtape (zip file, megaupload link)



You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply add all the songs to your library and then go to File->Library->Import Playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the playlist 2011October in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

October 2011 mixtape:

  1. Raphael Saadiq Heart Attack
  2. James Brown Think
  3. Charles Bradley The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
  4. Adele Someone Like You
  5. Otis Redding Security
  6. The Womack Brothers Yield Not To Temptation
  7. Pickwick The Round
  8. Two Sheds Let her dance
  9. The Tree Ring Wore It Deep
  10. Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love My Ears Are For Listening
  11. BOAT Lately
  12. The Head and the Heart Winter Song
  13. An Heart Dressed Sharply
  14. Aimee Mann The Scientist
  15. Eef Barzelay In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
  16. Leslie Sisson Blues
  17. Beirut East Harlem
  18. Crooked Fingers Typhoon
  19. Low Try To Sleep
  20. Delorean Country Clutter

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them. And tell other people about the artists!

announcing! september 2011 mixtape

October 2nd, 2011

I haven’t done a monthly mixtape in a long time even though I’ve been wanting to get back to them. Here’s my first and if you stay tuned for a couple of days, I’ve got part two of the mix, October 2011, coming up. I hope you enjoy it–there’s a nice mix of music here.

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes for it.

Adrian’s September 2011 Mixtape (zip file, mediafire link)



You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply add all the songs to your library and then go to File->Library->Import Playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the playlist 2011september in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

September 2011 mixtape:

  1. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Parallel or Together
  2. Frightened Rabbit Fuck this Place (ft Tracyanne Campbell)
  3. Matt & Kim Block After Block
  4. The Morning Benders Last Night
  5. Tune-Yards My Country
  6. WHY? These Few Presidents
  7. David Bazan Eating Paper
  8. Fanfarlo The Walls Are Coming Down
  9. Bon Iver Holocene
  10. Typhoon Summer Home
  11. John Statz Tired of Telephones
  12. the Wooden Birds Two Matchsticks
  13. Fionn Regan For a Nightengale
  14. Josh Ritter Good Man
  15. Strand of Oaks Ohio
  16. the National Think You Can Wait
  17. Vandaveer Dig Down Deep
  18. A Weather Giant Stairs
  19. Explosions in the Sky Look Into the Air

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

collier – sounds like sunshine mixtape, vol 1 and 2

June 11th, 2011


summer sky; idea shamelessly stolen from Natalie

My friends, the Colliers, recently moved to LA and I wanted to send them off with a nice mix that would help them get settled in the City of Angles. Since then I’ve been listening to it a lot and I thought it was just too good not to post. I’m pretty excited about it! All the songs on it evoke imagines or feelings of summer or sunshine to me.

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes for volume 1 or volume 2.

Ipickmynose Sounds Like Sunshine Mixtape, vol 1 (zip file, mediafire link)

Ipickmynose Sounds Like Sunshine Mixtape, vol 2 (zip file, mediafire link)



You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply add all the songs to your library and then go to File->Library->Import Playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the playlist collier-sunshine1 (or collier-sunshine2) in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Collier Sounds Like Sunshine, vol 1:

  1. The Lucksmiths T-Shirt Weather
  2. Lucky Soul Whoa Billy
  3. Allo Darlin’ My Heart is a Drummer
  4. The Morning Benders Excuses
  5. Marching Band Feel Good About It
  6. Coconut Records The Summer
  7. Matt Pond PA Summer is Coming
  8. Polyphonic Spree Light & Day (Orchestral Version)
  9. Seabear Arms
  10. The Apples in stereo Go
  11. The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing
  12. Kind of Like Spitting Birds of a Feather
  13. Karl Blau Into the Nada
  14. Paul Simon I Know What I Know
  15. Fool’s Gold Surprise Hotel
  16. S. Pilso & His Super Seven Kuya Hanjwa
  17. The Very Best Kamphopo
  18. Camera Obscura French Navy
  19. Belle & Sebastian Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying
  20. The Supremes When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
  21. Martha & the Vandellas (Love is Like a) Heat Wave
  22. Ben E. King Spanish Harlem
  23. Buddy Holly Everyday

Collier Sounds Like Sunshine, vol 2:

  1. The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
  2. Electric Light Orchestra Mr. Blue Sky
  3. The Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby
  4. The Drifters Under the Boardwalk
  5. The Del Vikings Come Go With Me
  6. The Beach Boys Barbara Ann
  7. Toots & the Maytals Bla Bla Bla
  8. Candie Payne One More Chance
  9. Gnarls Barkley Going On
  10. Kings Go Forth One Day
  11. Mayer Hawthorne Maybe So, Maybe No
  12. Lissie Stranger
  13. Matt & Kim Daylight
  14. Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
  15. Patty Griffin No Bad News
  16. Feist I Feel It All
  17. David Wax Museum Born With a Broken Heart
  18. My Latest Novel The Reputation of Ross Francis
  19. Florence & the Machine Dog Days Are Over
  20. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Home
  21. Noah & the Whale 5 Years Time
  22. Fanfarlo You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us
  23. Oh No! Oh My! Party Punch
  24. Rogue Waves Eyes

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

announcing june(ish) 2009 mixtape!

July 13th, 2009

Okay, it’s just preposterous to call this a June mixtape. But I have something planned for July already.

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->library->import playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2009june in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes.

Adrian’s June 2009 mixtape (mediafire link)

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. The National Wasp Nest
  2. Octopus Project Wet Gold
  3. Bombadil So Many Ways to Die
  4. Silver Scooter Goodbye
  5. Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams
  6. Grand Lake Concrete Blonde on Blonde
  7. Leo Kottke The Driving Year of the Nail
  8. Joe Pug A Thousand Men
  9. The Woodlands Until the Day Dims
  10. Two Sheds You (Live at KZSU)
  11. Gillian Welch Look at Me Miss Ohio
  12. Jeff Mangum My Dream Girl Don’t Exist
  13. Oh No! Oh My! I Have No Sister
  14. the Magnetic Fields All the Umbrellas of London
  15. The Album Leaf Over the Pond
  16. Mogwai Cody
  17. Unwed Sailor Ruby’s Wishes
  18. Riceboy Sleeps Boy 1904

announcing! may 2009 mixtape

June 7th, 2009

This one’s quite overdue at this point. My apologies.

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->library->import playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2009may in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes.

Adrian’s May 2009 mixtape (mediafire link)

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. Dawes When My Time Comes
  2. J Tillman Earthly Bodies
  3. Olof Arnalds Vi Og Vi
  4. My Latest Novel Sister Sneaker Sister Soul
  5. American Analog Set Punk as Fuck
  6. mk ultra The Dream is Over
  7. Archers of Loaf Web in Front
  8. Les Savy Fav Precision Auto
  9. The Twilight Sad Reflection of the Television
  10. The One AM Radio The Landmine
  11. Sebastian Schuller Midnight
  12. At the Close of Every Day The Jesus Heart
  13. Iron & Wine the Trapeze Swinger
  14. Adele Hometown Glory
  15. Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
  16. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens What Have You Done?

announcing! april 2009 mixtape

May 2nd, 2009

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->import and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2009april in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes.

Adrian’s April 2009 mixtape (mediafire link)

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. Seldom Can’t/ Must
  2. Elliott Smith Say Yes
  3. Cymbals Eat Guitars Wind Phoenix
  4. Dr. Dog The Old Days
  5. The Ad Libs He Ain’t No Angel
  6. David Ruffin Anything That You Ask For
  7. Ben E. King So Much Love
  8. Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  9. Damien Jurado and Gathered in Song Air Show Disaster
  10. St. Vincent and the National Sleep All Summer
  11. Joel P. West Bark and Feathers
  12. Telekinesis Coast of Carolina
  13. John Vanderslice Too Much Time
  14. Garrett Pierce And The Ghosts Boarded Trains
  15. Rural Alberta Advantage Edmonton (Hearya session version)
  16. Songs: Ohia Blue Chicago Moon
  17. American Analog Set New Equation

announcing! march 2009 mixtape

April 5th, 2009

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->import and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2009march in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes. It’s got all sorts of stuff: lots of folky stuff and intricate droney pop as well as some soul.

Adrian’s March 2009 mixtape (mediafire)

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. Shirley Ann Lee There’s a Light
  2. Sam Cooke Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day)
  3. Gospel Supremes Sinner Man
  4. Deer Tick Beautiful Girls
  5. An Horse Little Lungs
  6. Lucky Soul Whoa Billy
  7. The Low Anthem This God Damn House
  8. Bon Iver Brackett, W9
  9. The Avett Brothers Die, Die, Die
  10. The Welcome Wagon But For You Who Fear My Name
  11. Mumford & Sons Little Lion Man
  12. Ohbijou St. Francis
  13. Great Lake Swimmers Pulling on a Line
  14. Venice is Sinking Ryan’s Song
  15. The Weakerthans Plea from a Cat Named Virtue
  16. Viva Voce Octavio
  17. Red Cortez All the Difference
  18. The Wooden Birds Sugar
  19. A Classic Education Stay, Son

announcing! february 2009 mixtape

March 5th, 2009

Almost on time!

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->import and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2009feb in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes. It’s got all sorts of stuff: lots of folky stuff and post rock/ ambient.

Adrian’s February 2009 mixtape (rapidshare link [1])[2]

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. Fanfarlo I’m A Pilot
  2. Bishop Allen The Ancient Commonsense of Things
  3. Andrew Bird Tenuousness.mp3
  4. Throw Me the Statue Ship
  5. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Old Panda Days (w/ Nick Krgovich)
  6. Realpeople My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille
  7. Birds & Batteries I’ll Never Sleep Again
  8. Laura Gibson Spirited
  9. the Gentle Guest Longfellow
  10. Blind Pilot Oviedo
  11. Iron & Wine Dead Man’s Will
  12. Frontier Ruckus Orion Town 2
  13. .tape. Rosa Luxemburger
  14. Lymbyc Systym Processed Spirits
  15. Grandchildren Cold Warrior
  16. Riceboy Sleeps Happiness
  17. Amiina Gl-mur
  18. J. Tillman Kids

[1] If you’re having trouble with the rapidshare link, here’s what you do, step-by-step. 1) Click on the link. 2) scroll down and click “FREE” 3) wait till the counter gets to zero 4) enter the letters in their graphic into the box 5) click “download”

[2] Also, I realize Rapidshare is sort of a pain. I’m trying to find other options. I’m open to other suggestions.

announcing! december 2008-january 2009 mixtape

February 1st, 2009

These are still supposed to be monthly. I guess I can’t always get my stuff together.

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to File->import and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2008dec-2009jan playlist in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes. It’s got all sorts of stuff: indie pop/ folk/ rock, soul and some African songs.

Adrian’s December 2008-January 2009 mixtape (rapidshare link [1])

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

The playlist:

  1. Try Me Bicycle Big Small
  2. Tallest Man on Earth the Gardener
  3. Ohbijou Tender Bones
  4. Karl Blau Before Telling Dragons
  5. Marv Johnson Come to Me
  6. The Swinging Tigers Snake Walk (Part 1)
  7. Henry Lumpkin Don’t Leave Me
  8. The Satintones Going to the Hop
  9. Coconut Records I am Young
  10. Shugo Tokumaru Green Rain
  11. Grouper Heavy Water/ I’d Rather be Sleeping
  12. The Gaslight Anthem The ’59 Sound
  13. The New Amsterdams Hover Near Fame
  14. The New Year Seven Days and Seven Nights
  15. Peter Broderick With Notes in My Ears
  16. Koernag Namadlanga Ngiyalila
  17. Kasai Allstars Kafuulu Balu
  18. The Very Best Kamphopo
  19. Mogwai The Sun Smells Too Loud

[1] If you’re having trouble with the rapidshare link, here’s what you do, step-by-step. 1) Click on the link. 2) scroll down and click “FREE” 3) wait till the counter gets to zero 4) enter the letters in their graphic into the box 5) click “download”