What’s “Indie” Music?

"The first rule of Fight Club is -- you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is - you DO NOT talk about Fight Club."

01. Camera Obscura- "Razzle Dazzle" (Let's Get Out Of This Country)

02. The Helio Sequence- "So Stop!" (Love and Distance)

03. The Epochs- "Mouths To Feed" (The Epochs)

04. Wilco- "War On War" (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)

05. Broken Social Scene- "Swimmers" (Broken Social Scene)

06. Stars- "Take Me To The Riot" (In Our Bedroom After The War)

07. Modest Mouse- "Spitting Venom" (We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank)

08. Cut Copy- "Lights And Music" (In Ghost Colours)

09. The Heavy- "Coleen" (Vengeance)

10. Man Plus- "My Kind Of People" (Please Don't Throw Up)

11. Sea Wolf- "The Cold, The Dark, And The Silence" (Leave In The River)

12. Nada Surf- "See These Bones" (Lucky)

13. Deer Tick- "Diamond Rings 2007" (War Elephant)

14. Jose Gonzalez- "Heart Beats" (Veneer)

15. Band Of Horses- "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

16. Ray LaMontagne- "Empty" (Till The Sun Turns Black)

17. Le Loup- "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!" (The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly)

Someday I’m Going to Move to Canada, Simply for the Music

01. The New Pornographers - "Letter From An Occupant" (Mass Romantic)
02. Sam Roberts - "The Gate" (Chemical City)
03. Barenaked Ladies - "Light Up My Room" (Stunt)
04. Islands - "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" (Return To The Sea)
05. Bruce Cockburn - "One Day I Walk" (High Winds White Sky)
06. Broken Social Scene - "7/4 (Shoreline)" (7/4 (Shoreline))
07. The Weakerthans - "This Is A Fire Door Never Leave Open" (Left And Leaving)
08. The Dears - "Untitled" (Protest)
09. Caribou - "She's The One" (Andorra)
10. Joni Mitchell - "Both Sides, Now" (Clouds)
11. Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah" (Various Positions)

Got everything I need on my back and ready to see the world.

Happy travels, I'm right there with you. I think that leaving to see the world is a bittersweet kind of excitement. That's why this mix starts off kind of slow. There's a little kick in the middle, and then you already know how this will end.

01. The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage" (Wild Sage)
02. Eddie Vedder - "Guaranteed" (Into the Wild OST)
03. Arcade Fire - "Headlights Look Like Diamonds" (The Arcade Fire)
04. Rilo Kiley - "More Adventurous" (More Adventurous)
05. Decemberists - "July, July" (Castaways and Cutouts)
06. Rusted Root - "Send Me On My Way" (When I Woke)
07. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Me and Mia" (Shake the Sheets)
08. Walkmen - "We've Been Had" (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone)
09. Wilco - "When You Wake Up Feeling Old" (Summer Teeth)
10. DeVotchka - "How It Ends" (Everything is Illuminated OST)

How to Say I Like You Quirky Boys in Ten Simple Songs

01. The Velvet Underground -"Sunday Morning" (The Velvet Underground and Nico)
02. The White Stripes - "You're Pretty Good Looking" (De Stijl)
03. Nellie McKay - "Won't U Please B Nice" (Get Away From Me)
04. The Beatles - "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" (The Beatles [White Album])
05. Kaki King - "Pull Me Out Alive" (Dreaming of Revenge)
06. John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" (My Favorite Things)
07. The Who - "Magic Bus" (non album single)
08. Franz Ferdinand - "Michael" (Franz Ferdinand)
09. The Shins - "Fighting In a Sack" (Chutes Too Narrow)
10. K. T. Tunstall - "Stopin' the Love" (Eye to the Telescope)

A tribute to unprotected sex. Fucking stupid.

So, I started it with that crazy, hormone-rushed hook-up, followed by the morning realization, and then the plethora of scary, scary possible outcomes (and accompanying twist-up-your-belly feelings)

01. Scissor Sisters - "Lovers In The Backseat" (Scissor Sisters)
02. Feist - "One Evening" (Let It Die)
03. The Bird and the Bee - "Again & Again" (The Bird and the Bee)
04. The Hush Sound - "We Intertwined" (Like Vines)
05. No Knife - "The Red Bedroom" (Riot For Romance)
06. Squarepusher - "Goodnight Jade" (Feed Me Weird Things)
07. Jenny Owen Young - "Fuck Was I" (Batten The Hatches)
08. Eisley - "I Wasn't Prepared" (Eisley)
09. The Hush Sound - "Where We Went Wrong" (Likes Vines)
10. SoKo - "I Think I'm Pregnant" (SoKo vs Garage Band)
11. Mateo Messina - "Up The Spout" (Juno OST)
12. Patrick Watson - "Fall" (Just Another Ordinary Day)
13. Broken Social Scene - "Her Disappearing Theme" (Broken Social Scene)
14. The White Stripes - "The Denial Twist" (Get Behind Me Satan)
15. Pete Kuzma Feat. Bilal - "High and Dry" (Exit Music Songs with Radiohead)

Songs to listen to on a vision quest through the desert of new mexico

A perfect fit for a C92 tape. The side split would be between tracks eight and nine

01. Om - "Pilgrimage" (Pilgrimmage)

02. Vincent Gallo - "Good Bye Sadness, Hello Death" (Recordings Of Music For Films)

03. Wooden Shjips - "Lucy's Ride" (Wooden Shjips)

04. The Angels Of Light - "Praise Your Name" (New Mother
05. Pink Mountaintops - "Slaves" (Axis Of Evol)

06. Boredoms - "Zutto" (Vision Creation Newsun)

07. Cluster - "James" (Zuckerzeit)

08. Robert Wyatt - "La Ahada Yalem (No One Knows)" (Cukooland)

09. Fripp & Eno - "No Pussyfooting" (No Pussyfooting)

10. Gang Gang Dance - "God's Money 1 (Percussion)" (God's Money)

11. Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit - "Twilight World" (Full Circle)

12. Scott Walker - "Dealer" (Climate Of Hunter)

13. Woven Hand - "Twig" (Mosaic)

14. Fennesz - "A Year In A Minute" (Endless Summer)

15. Joy Division - "Decades" (Closer)

Mixtape to Help my Painfully Reserved Boyfriend Learn How to Dance Alone in his Boxers

I'm not sure what kind of music mood may strike your boyfriend when he's alone and in his boxers (a.k.a. in dancing mode!), so I just put together a mix of songs that have gotten me moving at one time or another.
01. Aerosmith- "Walk This Way" (Classic Aerosmith)

02. Apes & Androids- "Nights of the Week" (Blood Moon)

03. Arctic Monkeys- "Dancing Shoes" (Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not)

04. Ben Folds Five- "Kate" (Whatever and Ever Amen)

05. Boy Kill Boy- "Suzie" (Connect Set)

06. The Dandy Warhols "We Used to Be Friends" (We Used to Be Friends)

07. The Faint- "Symptom Finger" (Wet From Birth)

08. Hellogoodbye- "Here In Your Arms" (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)

09. The Hives- "T.H.E. H.I.V.E.S." (The Black and White Album)

10. Jamiroquai- "Canned Heat" (Synkronized)

11. Morningwood- "Nth Degree" (Morning Wood)

12. Mungo Jerry- "In the Summertime" (Electronically Tested)

13. The New Pornographers- "Sing Me Spanish Techno" (Twin Cinema)

14. Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Hump De Bump" (Stadium Arcadium)

15. The Strokes- "You Only Live Once" (First Impressions of Earth)

16. Vampire Weekend- "A-Punk" (Vampire Weekend)

17. Van Halen- "Jump" (1984)

18. The Wombats- "Backfire At The Disco" (A Guide to Love, Loss, and Desperation)

Yes, I do hate you.

01. The Mountain Goats - "No Children" (Tallahassee)
02. Vienna Teng - "Whatever You Want" (Dreaming Through the Noise)
03. Martha Wainwright - "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" (Martha Wainwright)
04. Jenny Owen Youngs - "Fuck Was I" (Batten the Hatches)
05. The Format - "One Shot, Two Shots" (EP)
06. Nellie McKay - "David" (Get Away From Me)
07. Old 97's - "The New Kid" (Drag It Up)

I Hate Indie-Pop. Please Give Me Something Noisy.

No giddy indie music here -- noisy, but in a good way of course. I highly recommend maximum volume in your car. (If you want noisy noise, check this recent mix tape, ["Beautiful Noise."->http://www.tinymixtapes.com/Beautiful-noise])

01. Aerosmith- "VooDoo Medicine Man" (Classic Aerosmith)

02. Apes & Androids- "Johnny & Sarah" (Blood Moon)

03. At The Drive In- "One Armed Scissor" (Relationship Command)

04. Black Mountain- "Tyrants" (In the Future)

05. Black Sabbath- "Supernaut" (Symptom of the Universe)

06. Guns N' Roses- "Perfect Crime" (Use Your Illusion I)

07. Van Halen- "Eruption" (Van Halen)

08. Jimi Hendrix- "Machine Gun" (Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At the Isle of Wight)

09. Joe Satriani- "The Extremist" (The Extremist)

10. Led Zeppelin- "The Lemon Song" (Led Zeppelin II)

11. The Mars Volta- "Viscera Eyes" (Amputechture)

12. Muse- "Hysteria" (Absolution)

13. Nirvana- "Breed" (Nevermind)

14. Pantera- "Cemetery Gates" (Cowboys From Hell)

15. Queens of the Stone Age- "No One Knows" (Songs For the Deaf)

16. Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Turn It Again" (Stadium Arcadium)

17. Steve Vai- "The Reaper" (The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology)

18. The Strokes- "Juicebox" (First Impressions of Earth)

19. The White Stripes- "Little Cream Soda" (Icky Thump)

20. White Denim- "Mess Your Hair Up" (Let's Talk About It)

Songs for maps: for using them to navigate the country together, for folding and misfolding them in

01. Sigur Ros – "Meo Bloonasir" (Takk…)
02. Matt Pond PA – "The Trees And The Wild" (Several Arrows Later)
03. Eisley – "Brightly Wound" (Room Noises)
04. Belle & Sebastian- "Asleep On A Sunbeam" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
05. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – "Anne Elephant" (Broom)
06. Ben Kweller – "Until I Die" (Ben Kweller)
07. A Fine Frenzy – "Rangers" (One Cell In The Sea)
08. Andrew Birds Bowl Of Fire – "Some Of These Days" (Thrills)
09. Shout Out Louds – "100 Degrees" (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
10. Architecture In Helsinki – "Wishbone" (In Case We Die)
11. Say Anything – "I Want To Know Your Plans" (…Is A Real Boy)
12. Tegan & Sara – "I Know I Know I Know" (So Jealous)
13. Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah – "Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away" (Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah)
14. Imogen Heap – "The Moment I Said It" (Speak For Yourself)
15. Iron & Wine – "Evening On The Ground" (Woman King)
16. John Ralston – "When We Are Cats" (Needle Bed)
17. Laura Veirs – "To The Country" (Salt Breakers)
18. The Frames – "Pavement Tune" (Set List)

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