9.14.2011

MIXTAPE: SEPTEMBER SLUMBER



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i'm just gonna get right into it: if you want to be lulled to sleep by sweet, melodic tunes then this is the mix for you. this month i've learned the value of a good sleep mix, hopefully you'll enjoy this one whether you're impressing a new bedfellow or just embracing the sleepy september blues.

LANA DEL REY - VIDEO GAMES
let me just be honest, i am entirely obsessed with/by/for this song. her voice is so beautifully haunting and the instrumentals are just wonderful. the perfect start to your drift into dreaming.

SUFJAN STEVENS - BARN OWL, NIGHT KILLER
don't be fooled by the title. another sweet, sweet tune sung in sufie's sexy falsetto will make you wonder why you haven't spent half your life trying to meet him.

RADIOHEAD - NO SURPRISES
it really shouldn't come as a surprise that this song is on our september sleep mix. what was that? this song is overplayed and old? we don't care. just go back to sleep.

THE ANTLERS - I DON'T WANT LOVE
if you gave me a nickel for how many times i have listened to the antlers' album burst apart, i'd probably drop out of school and buy some new shoes. i can guarantee you i'd be back in school within a few weeks, but that's beside the point.

BON IVER - RE: STACKS
justin vernon, you dog. see also: holocene

MY BUBBA & MI - I WILL NEVER LOVE A YOUNG BOY AGAIN
don't take us too literally, y'all. i'm sure we'll love again. but for now, let this talented female trio melt all your stress away via harmonica, guitar, and vocal cord.

BEACH HOUSE - ZEBRA
this song is awesome. one of the coolest chord progressions i've heard. "you know you're gold, you don't have to worry none"

ANGUS & JULIA STONE - YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
what?! is this real?! yes. yes, it is. soak it in, soak it up, soak it out. do whatever you need to appreciate the fact that this brother/sister folk duo is covering olivia newton-john and john travolta circa tight leather pants.

BON IVER - YOUR LOVE
am i blowing your mind yet? bon iver covers the outfield. i would apologize for the bon iver overload, but it's a good thing.

COUER DE PIRATE - COMMES DE ENFANTS
something about kids and pirate hearts, it's in french, i don't know. but that voice! adorable. and if you speak english we all know everything is cooler in a foreign language.

IRON WINE FEAT. CALEXICO - WILD HORSES
ok, ok before you get mad at me for putting wild horses on this mix, just listen to that pedal steel! mmm.

BAND OF HORSES - ST. AUGUSTINE
"at the end of the night, we've all seen better days" how apropos.

HENRY MANCINI - MOON RIVER
a classic. i want to sing this to my kiddies one day. and to be frank, i'm pretty sure this isn't audrey hepburn singing, but we can all just pretend...

MUSE - BLACKOUT
so i have some good memories attached to this song. simple, but good. i thought i'd share the tune with you. again with the haunting voice/instrumental combo, i hope you're sleepy by now and not scared shitless.

BON IVER - THE PARK
a feist cover! we love leslie feist. who doesn't? "the seasons have changed from present to past"

SHE & HIM - IF YOU CAN'T SLEEP
our last ditch effort to bring you into silent slumber. we're pulling out the big guns here, folks. this is one of the sleepiest, most saccharine, airy, and lovely songs in the world. another beautiful lullaby to sing to the chilluns.

sweet dreams, dears.

- EL CAPITÁN

1 comment:

SFgirlbybay said...

I <3 Little Chief