Monday, February 4, 2013

let me show your lonely heart some company.

This past Friday night I made my way to NYC as a surprise for a friend who was playing a show. As I was walking from the 59th & Lex subway stop to a friend's who was in on the scheme, my iPhone starting playing the perfect song while the snow was falling around me - this is how I started off today's Mixtape Monday. "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" (this may be a different version than one you're used to) is a fairly self-explanatory song about breaking from routine and getting out and enjoying yourself, so from that I wanted to share some upbeat tracks with good feelings to them to help get us all away from those Monday blues.

02.04.13 - Mixtape Monday

"I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" - Matt Pond PA
"Gravity" - Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers
"Low Shoulder" - yellowbirddd
"Making It Up" - Allison Weiss
"If You Don't, Don't" - Jimmy Eat World
"The Hush" - The Spring Standards
"One Words Better" - Nashville Cast: Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
"Wait It Out" - Tift Merritt
"C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips" - OK Go
"Money" - The Drums

Again, to listen to the above - go here.

The show I was referring to above? I was able to make it to Brooklyn for Allison Weiss' 7" release show to celebrate her new single "Making It Up," which will also be on her forthcoming album out this Spring. The greatest bit, besides for getting to see good people make good music, is that you can check out a great review of that set in today's New York Times - that is, after you've listened to the track on today's playlist.
A little side note: the bassist in Allison's band, Liam McCormack, has his own solo work under the name Yellowbirddd also on above mix.

Photo credit, here & here.

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