Mix Tape

Winter 2012 Snappy Mix

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The Seasonal Mix Series is an inquiry in song about where we stand as the weather changes and the calendar pages leaf by.

Screw being jolly, we’re embracing the cold ache of time and history that creeps into one’s bones with winter’s arrival. The solstice doesn’t officially arrive until December 21st this year but with all the storms – figurative and literal – raging around the world and in our own lives it seemed right to share this leeching tonic a few weeks early, a small reminder that it’s okay to be sad, to have regrets, to wonder what could have been done different but make sure to hold onto the sure knowledge that eventually the sun will shine again no matter how rain presently falls.

Listen to this mix HERE. Track listing below.

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Mix Tape

Fall 2012 Snappy Mix

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The Seasonal Mix Series is an inquiry in song about where we stand as the weather changes and the calendar pages leaf by.

Autumn is often when one’s thoughts turn to the greyer aspects of one’s life, a time of reckoning with the clinging might-have-beens and wish-we-had-hadn’t moments that one puts on in the morning with their clothes. The notion of “falling” is inherent in this season’s more common contemporary name, and being human, sometimes we want to stay down when we hit the ground hard. But it’s in the getting back up, the pulling one’s self from these states where we find our true metal. As one of DI’s favorite new bands of 2012, Field Report, observes here, “A bird in the hand is worthless if you’re too scared.” May we all be wise enough to recognize such creatures, and brave enough to ride their wings when they are close to us this autumn – which coincidentally officially begins on September 22nd.

Listen to this mix here

Track listing below. And you can listen to 8tracks mixes on your iPhone (pick up the app here) and Android (pick up the app here).

track listing