July 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, August 7th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

The summer of 2020 has taken us to hell and back and although it moved at a seemingly glacial speed, here we are somehow staring at August not knowing where all the time went.

July was a busy month with a ton of big releases from both rising and established indie acts, and of course a fair share of brand new artists making a great impression on us.
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June 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, July 2nd 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Somehow we are 6 months into this strange, stange year. One that we don’t have much to show for. Well, except in the world of music, where the steady rollout of new music has been one of the only saving graces of this relentless year.

Anyway, without further ado, I present to you our June 2020 Monthly Mix. These were the songs that soundtracked my June 2020, keeping us warm while the world left us cold.
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May 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, June 8th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

We’re a few days into June already and we are just now posting our May Mix. Well in case you missed it, May was a pretty chaotic month, in a very chaotic year. But we felt it was best to hold off from posting the mix a bit out of respect for what is happening in the United States/worldwide. With that said, we would like to of course state that we stand with The Black Lives Matter Movement and stand united with all the protestors across this nation and many others.
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April 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, May 2nd 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

What is time anymore? Apparently its May. It doesn’t feel like that. Somehow time is moving at a snails pace but also extremely fast at the same time. It’s a weird time, man.

New music is one of the only steady constants these days. One of the only reliable forces in our lives at this time (as per usual).

Like the rest of our monthly mixes, this is a mix of our favorite songs from new “big” releases, as well as some hidden gems from new artists across the globe.
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March 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, April 8th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

March 2020 felt like its own year. We’ve all been stuck in our houses and left unsure of what the future holds. It’s been a stressful time, to say the least, but thankfully there was still a steady release of good new music to keep our spirits up.

Here’s our March 2020 Monthly Mix, featuring handpicked selections from the best new releases, as well as songs from emerging artists that we hope leads to your next favorite discovery.

You can stream the Spotify playlist below or head right here. If you like what you hear, please give the playlist a follow for more monthly mixes every month.
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February 2020 Monthly Mix

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

It’s insane to think that we are already in March, with 2020 is showing no signs of mercy with slowing down.

This February saw a ton of quality releases from both new and established artists, as well as a few new emerging voices releasing some of their very first material.
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We All Want Someone’s Best Songs of the 2010s

By Will Oliver, January 11th 2020 — with 1 comment

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

While making our best albums of the decade list wasn’t an easy task, figuring out our best songs was ten times more difficult. Do you pick the obvious single or that hidden gem that revealed its true glory with every new listen? How many songs do I even include? 200 is a lot, 100 is too little to really showcase the best of ten years. So I had some fun with it (the only sane way to take on an insane task like this) and decided that since it’s 2020, I’d do a list of 220 songs.
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There was a point in time were music discovery and monthly mixes were some of the only things we did here, long before concert photography and coverage even seemed like a possibility.

It’s been something I always wanted to get back to focusing on especially in the age of the trusty Spotify Playlist. It’s long overdue that I get with the rest of the world and start a monthly mix, highlighting some new releases and favorite under the radar songs that I enjoyed listening to throughout the month.
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We All Want Someone’s Best Songs Of 2017

By Will Oliver, January 12th 2018

[artwork by Anthony Bauer]

And the time has come for the one post that all my friends actually read on these here pages, my best (or favorite) songs of 2017. These are the songs that I obsessed over throughout all of last year and many are still getting heavy rotation into the new one.

You’ll find select highlights from many of the albums that appeared on my best albums list but also a few new acts who blossomed or select songs that stood out on albums that didn’t quite shine as bright. Either way, I hope that you find at least one new song or artist that you didn’t know beforehand and that they make your day that much brighter. Thanks again for sticking around with us for another year and here’s to a bigger and better year in 2018.

As usual, the list is posted in a countdown format from 100-1 and I have made a Spotify playlist which you can find here or embedded at the very end of the post. All the songs are in there except for Ty Segall’s “Orange Color Queen,” as the album is not on Spotify.

Without further ado, here are my favorite songs from 2017:
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Best Songs of 2014

By Will Oliver, February 20th 2015 — with 1 comment


(artwork by Dana Pacifico)

Apparently I got Chinese New Year confused with the end of 2014, as it took me until now to finally share my list of favorite songs from 2014. It’s late, but you better bet it’s a true indication of my favorite songs of 2014. These are the 100 songs that I played and enjoyed the most and are still playing on regular rotation. They came from the most established artists like Beck, as well as newcomers such as Alvvays, Leon Bridges and Flyte. It’s a bit all over the map stylistically, which is a good thing if you ask me.

I’ve posted the list of songs below from 100-1. I’ve turned the entire list into a spotify playlist (keep in mind some tracks weren’t on spotify so if that’s the case, just come back here and you can click the song it will take you to the tracks soundcloud/youtube page). Head to the bottom of the page for the spotify playlist, or just head here.

With that said, here are my favorite songs that were released in 2014, finally:
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