Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Tennis, Blonde Redhead, Josef Salvat and more right here!
We're delighted to kick off this new mix with BRONCHO and the new song "What." This catchy number comes from one of the most promising garage rock bands around today, embracing the '70s as an influence and reintroducing us all to the golden days.
RIYL: The Cars, Cheep Trick
As our readers know, MIXTAPE MONDAY is no stranger to folk music, so while we tried to stay away from the genre this week, we couldn't help but share a new track from Field Report. "Home (Leave the Lights on)" is a remarkable tune that is brightly layered and amazingly simple. Take a listen below!
RIYL: Matt Pond, Sea Wolf, Jacob Dylan, Tom Petty
As you probably know, Blonde Redhead is back. With the group's new song, "The One I Love," the '90s alternative band reminds us all just how sad and weird it can be.
RIYL: Bat for Lashes, Regina Spektor
Josef Salvat's new single, "Shoot and Run," is the most impressive song of the summer. Electronica meets pop anthem in Salvat's latest, showcasing Kanye West-esque beats with incredible vocals reminiscent of Sam Smith or the like.
RIYL: Kisses, Poliça, Sam Smith
Were you hoping for some more covers and/or remixes this week? Well, we've got you covered (of course)! Check out Kindness' remix of Robyn and Röyksopp's "Monument," The Afghan Whigs' cover of The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic," and Arthur Russell's "Go Bang" as interpreted by Hot Chip!
One of the most anticipated Indie records of 2014 has to be Tennis's Ritual In Repeat (out Sept. 9), so when the doo wop duo dropped a new song last week, we got even more excited. Listen to "I'm Calling" right here!
RIYL: ABBA, HAIM
Deptford Goth (AKA UK producer Daniel Woolhouse) released the track "The Lovers" last week, giving us one of the coolest tracks of the summer. It's a slow-burner, dragging and missing steps like a drunken walk home, but the heart of the song will strike an emotional chord with listeners for sure.
RIYL: James Blake, Headphones, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Closing out this week's mixtape is Ultimate Painting with the song "Winter in Your Heart." As if signaling the oncoming cold weather and saying farewell to the summer, this new track is a dreamy number that is sure to help melt away some stress.
RIYL: Real Estate, Velvet Underground
This new mix of songs is perfect for a friend that's feeling the woes of the warm weather making its way out of 2014. The end of summer is on its way, so why not appreciate these songs as you pack up your tank tops and shorts?