Here at Music Times, we hope to start your week off in a great way by providing our own special mixtape every Monday. Comprised of new tracks released in the last 7 days, we are here to help you experience and share the latest new music. This week we are sharing some new tunes from THUMPERS, Death Vessel, Beck, and many other great artists. Let's hit play and start this mix!
Beck released a new song entitled "Blue Moon" off of his upcoming 2014 album Morning Phase, so of course we're going to start of this week's mixtape with it!
RIYL: Beck, duh!
We are pretty into Warm Soda and have featured them at least two other times on our mixtapes. The indie-rockers keep debuting new songs, and we love them! Listen to the jangly number "Young Restless Hearts" here!
RIYL: The Strokes, Girls
There's nothing like a folk number from Death Vessel. This time around, the group gives us a majestic story in the form of "Mercury Dime."
RIYL: The Decemberists, The Elected
Now we'll explore the more fun and "dancey" side of new releases from last week. Enjoy some new upbeat tracks including a collaboration between Eternal Lips and Sharon Van Etten, as well as new tunes from Gardens & Villa, THUMPERS, and Keep Shelly in Athens (Note: This is the last song featuring departing vocalist Sarah P.)
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn recently announced his 2014 solo album, Everday Robots, and he also shared the title track with us. We have the official music video for this new song right here!
RIYL: James Blake, Peter Gabriel
Many people aren't aware that Bon Iver is made up of numerous talented musicians other than singer Justin Vernon. Case in point, S. Carey, the band's drummer, keyboardist and backing vocalist has shared his latest emotional track "Fire Scene." This is a great song to showcase the talent of Bon Iver's lesser-known member.
RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Damien Rice, Owen
Tara Jane O'Neil's latest song, "Elemental Finding," is definitely a slow burner that evokes emotions we might not want to experience so early in the week. That's why we put it at the end of the mix!
RIYL: Cat Power, Sharon Van Etten, Feist
You can share this week's mixtape with whomever you think is having a bad week. Your friend needs to know that there is uplifting music out there as well as songs he or she can relate to on an emotional level.