My shower is in my kitchen? Welcome to New York.

Welcome to New York, indeed. Think of all the great music that has come out of that city.
Maybe you can listen to this when you make some salad while getting clean.

01. Liars - "Drum Gets a Glimpse" (Drum's Not Dead)
02. TV on the Radio - "Crying" (Dear Science)
03. These Are Powers - "Nubians On Franklin Ave" (Terrific Season)
04. Interpol - "NYC" (Turn on the Bright Lights)
05. Lou Reed- "Vicious" (Transformer)
06. The Walkmen - "138th Street" (Bows + Arrows)
07. The Strokes - "What Ever Happened?" (Room On Fire)
08. Talking Heads - "Cities" (Fear of Music)
09. Animal Collective - "Did You See The Words" (Feels)
10. Television - "Friction" (Marquee Moon)
11. LCD Soundsystem - "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" (Sound of Silver)

So I’ve seen lots of good requests that are answered by a crappy mixtape. Take an old request that s

[Songs I'd like to wake up next to.->]
01. Audio Learning Center - "Waking Up With Eyes Still Closed" (Cope Park)
02. Okay - "Simple" (Huggable Dust)
03. Peter and The Wolf - "Red Sun" (Peter and The Wolf)
04. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - "Hard Life" (Master and Everyone)
05. Dr. Dog - "I Can't Fly (Toothbrush)
06. Beirut - "Rhineland (Heartland)" (The Gulag Orkestar)
07. Zookeeper - "Born With Things To Do" (Becoming All Things)
08. Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox" (Six Demon Bag)
09. Oh No! Oh My! - "Reeks And Seeks" (Oh No! Oh My!)

Songs from the hypothetical Bruce Willis-John Cusack buddy cop movie

01. The Police – "Voices Inside my Head" (Zenyetta Mondatta)
02. Herbie Hancock – "Rockit" (Future Shock)
03. Ol' Dirty Bastard – "I Want Pussy" (Nigga Please)
04. Deadbolt - "She Walks With the Dead" (Hobo Babylon)
05. Major Organ and the Adding Machine - "The Snack Bar" (Major Organ and the Adding Machine)
06. Fugazi - "Epic Problem" (Argument)
07. Iron Horse - "Hero of the Day" (Fade To Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute To Metallica)
08. M83 – "Gone" (Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts)
09. Ike & Tina Turner – "Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Everyday)" (River Deep - Mountain High)
10. Big Brother and the Holding Company – "Piece of my Heart" (Cheap Thrills)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel – "Engine" (Hype City Soundtrack)

Songs to slow-dance to in an empty parking lot

This mix tape was thought up specifically for the late-night spontaneous drive to an empty abandoned parking lot with sprinklers going off in the background, spinning barefoot in circles and the intent of fogging up the car windows after a good amount of dream-like dancing

01. Boxcutter - "Fieldtrip" (Glyphic)
02. Ray LaMontagne - "I Still Care For You"(Gossip From the Grain)
03. Sigur Rós - "Svefn-g-englar" (Ágætis Byrjun)
04. Broken Social Scene - "Hotel" (Broken Social Scene)
05. Styrofoam - "Couches in Alleys" (Nothing's Lost)
06. Zero 7 - "Destiny" (Simple Things)
07. Télépopmusik - "Love Can Damage Your Health" (Genetic World)
08. Thievery Corporation - "Lebanese Blonde" (The Mirror Conspiracy)
09. Grizzly Bear - "Knife" (Yellow House)

Compiled by: thepants

If it weren't cold as Sarah Palin's left one right now, I'd go test these out myself right about now. Also it's kept under 45 minutes for cassette-listening, if you care to do so.

01. Jon Brion - "Here We Go" (Punch-Drunk Love OST)
02. Rachael Yamagata (with Ray Lamontagne) - "Duet" (Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart)
03. Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet - "Minor Detail" (Duper Sessions)
04. Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk - "Captured By Trees" (Eek Shriek Beak)
05. Iron and Wine and Calexico - "He Lays in the Reins" (In the Reins)
06. Feist - "Still True" (Monarch)
07. Death Cab For Cutie - "A Lack of Color" (Transatlanticism)
08. Bright Eyes - "Lua" (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning)
09. Arthur Dodge - "San Diego Serenade" (The Perfect Face)
10. David Ryan Harris - "If I Had a Dime" (David Ryan Harris)
11. Maria Taylor - "Leap Year" (11:11)

Dating mentally unstable girls is my favorite vice

Side A

01. Muse - "Hysteria" (Absolution)
02. Black Box Recorder - "Child Psychology" (Our Little Corner of the World)
03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "The Sweets" (Show Your Bones)
04. Sufjan Stevens- "The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night By Saint Dargarius" (The Avalanche)
05. Kimya Dawson- "You Love Me" (Hidden Vagenda)

Side B

06. Sigur Ros - "Gobbledigook" (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
07. Feist - "Sea Lion Woman" (The Reminder)
08. Bitter:Sweet - "Take 2 Blue" (The Mating Game)
09. Elliott Smith- "Pretty Mary K [Other Version] (New Moon [Disc 2])
10. Mirah- "Dreamboat" (Small Sale)

Compiled by: jks

These remind me of those crazy girls you just cant forget...

01. Grandaddy - "A.M. 180" (Under the Western Freeway)

02. The Hold Steady - "One For The Cutters" (Stay Positive)

03. The Love Of Everything - "Bad Year" (Superior Mold and Die)

04. Weezer - "Falling For You" (Pinkerton)

05. Wolf Parade - "Grounds for Divorce" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)

06. Say Hi To Your Mom - "The Death of Girl Number Two" (Ferocious Mopes)

07. SR- 71 - "Right Now" (Now You See Inside)

08. The Velvet Underground - "There She Goes Again" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)

09. The Lemonheads - "Alison's Starting to Happen" (It's a Shame About Ray)

10. Liz Phair - "Fuck and Run" (Exile in Guyville)

11. Eels - "Dirty Girl" (Shootenanny!)

12. Spiritualized - "You Lie You Cheat" (Songs in A & E)

Compiled by: conversekid

01. Tegan & Sara - "Like O, Like H" (The Con)
02. Metric - "Rock Me Now" (Grow Up And Blow Away)
03. Chester French - "She Loves Everybody" (single)
04. Now, Now Every Children - "Everyone You Know" (In The City EP)
05. Stars – "Midnight Coward" (In Our Bedroom after the War)
06. You Say Party! We Say Die! – "Opportunity" (Lose All Time)
07. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – "Detective Daughter" (Knives Don't Have Your Back)
08. Arctic Monkeys – "When The Sun Goes Down" (Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not)
09. Metric – "Poster of a Girl" (Live It Out)
10. Tegan & Sara – "Back in Your Head" (The Con)

Compiled by: Wobbie

01. Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer - "Crazy = Cute" (The Popsicle EP)
02. The Steinways - "(My Girlfriend Is A) Crazy Fucking Cat Lady" (Rocket Surgery)
03. Shinobu - "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told" (Herostratus Vs. Time)
04. The Queers - "Psycho Over You" (Pleasant Screams)
05. Rainer Maria - "The Awful Truth Of Loving" (Long Knives Drawn)
06. Rivers Cuomo - "Crazy One" (Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo)
07. Smoking Popes - "Not That Kind Of Girlfriend" (Get Fired)
08. The Black Keys - "Psychotic Girl" (Attack & Release)
09. Teenage Bottlerocket - "Crawling Back To You" (Warning Device)
10. Death Cab For Cutie - "I Will Possess Your Heart" (Narrow Stairs)

Compiled by: teamwhitebird

It was hard for me to stay away from general dysfunctional relationship songs. (If you like that kind of thing, you should check out the Mountain Goats' Tallahassee.) Enjoy. (PS - I think it would rock if 11 was a hidden track... and fyi, the alternate version is so much creepier than the original version.)

01. The Sounds - "Seven Days a Week" (Living in America)
02. The Weakerthans - "(Hospital Vespers)" (Reconstruction Site)
03. Augustana - "Coffee and Cigarettes" (All the Stars and Boulevards)
04. Television Personalities - "Silly Girl" (And Don't the Kids Just Love It)
05. of Montreal - "Chrissie Kiss The Corpse (LP Version)" (Satanic Panic in the Attic)
06. The Sounds - "Hit Me!" (Living in America)
07. The Weepies - "Rigs Girls" (Say I Am You)
08. The Mountain Goats - "Cobra Tattoo" (Get Lonely)
09. Okkervil River - "A Stone" (Black Sheep Boy (Definitive Edition))
10. John Butler Trio - "Caroline" (Grand National)
11. Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know (Alternate)" (Jagged Little Pill)

Simple, Striking, Strange and Sad

01. Palace Brothers - "I Send My Love To You" (Days In the Wake)
02. Guided By Voices - "Awful Bliss" (Bee Thousand)
03. Elliott Smith - "St. Ides Heaven" (s/t)
04. Microphones - "There Is Not Invincible Disguise That Lasts All Day" (Song Islands)
05. R.E.M. - "Kerouac No. 4" (Time of Outtakes)
06. Daniel Johnston - "Story of An Artist" (Welcome To My World)
07. eels - "3 Speed" (Electro-Shock Blues)
08. Lincoln - "Straight" (s/t)
09. Horse Feathers - "Curs In the Weeds" (House With No Home)
10. Carissa's Wierd - "So You Wanna Be A Superhero" (Songs About Leaving)
11. Thee More Shallows - "Ask Me About Jon Stross" (More Deep Cuts)
12. Nov. 16 [Band of Horses] - "I Go To the Barn Because I Like the (early version)" (Yeti, Vol. 3)
13. Crooked Fingers - "She Spread Her Legs and Flew Away" (s/t)
14. Beat Happening - "Indian Summer" (Jamboree)
15. Violent Femmes - "Good Feeling (live edit)" (Permanent Record)
16. Roky Erickson - "Goodbye Sweet Dreams" (You're Gonna Miss Me OST)
17. Syd Barrett - "Dark Globe" (The Madcap Laughs)
18. Vic Chesnutt - "Kick My Ass" (Drunk)
19. Spokane - "Temporary Things" (Measurements)
20. Nick Cave (w. the Dirty Three) - "Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum" (Songs In the Key of X)
21. Gavin Bryars (f. Tom Waits) - "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" (Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet)

I talk out loud like you’re still around

01. Rosie Thomas and Sufjan Stevens - "Say Hello" (These Friends of Mine)
02. M. Ward - "Poison Cup" (Post War)
03. Bloc Party - "This Modern Love" (Silent Alarm)
04. The Olivia Tremor Control - "NYC-25" (Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle)
05. Built to Spill - "Some" (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)
06. Tarkio - "Tristan and Iseult" (Omnibus)
07. Ferraby Lionheart - "The Ballad of Gus and Sam" (Self-Titled EP)
08. Iron & Wine - "Love and Some Verses" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
09. John Prine - "One Red Rose" (Storm Windows)

10. of Montreal - "I Can't Stop Your Memory" (Cherry Peel)

11. Okkervil River - "So Come Back I'm Waiting" (Black Sheep Boy)

Taco taco burrito: Fuck you New York. I’m going back to California

01. The Weakerthans - "Left and Leaving" - (Left and leaving)
02. John Vanderslice - "Time to Go" - (Emerald City)
03. Greeley Estates - "Go West Young Man" - (Go West Young Man)
04. Joni Mitchell - "California" (Blue)
05. Kings of Convenience - "Homesick" - (Riot on an Empty Street)
06. Alison Krauss - "Broadway" - (Now That I've Found You: A Collection)
07. Ivy - "Get out of the City" - (Apartment Life)
08. Notorious B.I.G. - "Going Back to Cali" - (Life After Death)
09. The Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreamin'" - (California Dreamin')

I just moved to Seattle, I need local music!

All of the following bands are native to the Seattle/Portland (but still plays in Seattle a bunch) area. Some (not all) of the bands are friends of mine, or friends of friends of mine, and so on. My point is, I would encourage you to become friends with them too, because they're super friendly, will probably be famous someday (some already are), and you'll feel that much more involved in your local music scene. Some of them might not actually have albums yet, and in those cases, I've provided an URL instead

01. Shotty - "Down Down" (
02. Estradasphere - "Buck Fever" (Buck Fever)
03. Sleep Terror - "Dysrhythmic Vexation" (
04. Portugal. The Man - "Sugar Cinnamon" (Church Mouth)
05. Marcus Eaton - "Standing Still" (Story of Now)
06. Angelo Spencer - "Hasil Adkins" (recorded!)
07. Quasi - "The Rhino" (When the Going Gets Basic)
08. The Blow - "True Affection" (Paper Television)
09. Missing Richard - "Virgin on a Navy Ship" (
10. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band - "Cheer for Fate" (
11. The Gypsies - "Shoot the Shit" (
12. Niyah - "Baby What Am I Gonna Do" (Hope)

How is it only Tuesday?

A mix to help you get back into it!

01. The Undertsudy - "Fine Young Folk" (What Not To Do When In Love)

02. Port O'Brien - "I Woke Up Today" (All We Could Do Was Sing)

03. Matthew Dear - "Pom Pom" (Asa Breed)

04. Pomegranates - "In The Kitchen" (Everything Is Alive)

05. Project Jenny, Project Jan - "320" (XOXOXOXOXO)

06. Tame Impala - "Remember Me" (Remember Me B-Side)

07. The Walkmen - "Little House Of Savages" (Bows + Arrows)

08. Longwave - "Wake Me When It's Over" (The Strangest Things)

09. TV on the Radio - "Halfway Home" (Dear Science)

10. Why? - "Fatalist Palmistry" (Alopecia)

11. Badly Drawn Boy - "The Shining - The Avalanches Good Word For The Weekend Remix" (Once Around The Block EP)

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