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JayeL Audio 2-16-15 ft St. Vincent, Hozier, Lord Huron, Osca & more

Image (1)2014 was a solid year for music, most of us could probably agree. Although I don’t know if there were as many big names returning with new work so early in the year as there are in 2015. Just last week alone, Hot Chip, Florence & the Machine, Alabama Shakes and Great Lake Swimmers all dropped new music. While we patiently from sure-to-be great full albums for those acts, Father John Misty is already garnering top album talk for the awesomely named I Love You, Honeybear. Seriously, how great would it be for someone (maybe Kanye?) to say “The winner for the Best Alternative Album of the Year goes to…..’I Love You, Honeybear‘, by Father John Misty” at next year’s Grammy’s?

Aside from the host of veterans returning with new music, indie folk bands like Ivan & Alyosha (“All This Wandering”) and Lord Huron (“Fool For Love”) give me reason to believe they can beat the sophomore slump. Brittany Howard and the Alabama Shakes feel like they’ve been around for decades, but the should have no trouble making waves again with tracks like “Don’t Wanna Fight”. Most of this mixtape is filled with guitars (see Diamond Rugs, Cold War Kids, Hozier), but newcomers like Madeon (“Pay No Mind”) and Coleman Hell (“2 Heads”) add some synth for variety.

No surprise, my current favorite of the mixtape comes from Ms. Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. The burst of energy that her enigmatic narratives and escalating guitar riffs bring on deluxe track “Bad Believer” might be just what you need on this sleepy Monday.

Stream via 8tracks and Spotify. Once again, Spotify is slacking on a lot of these songs (only had 23/35), but I’ll continue to update the playlist as they catch up : )

JayeL Audio 2-16-15 – STREAM (8tracks, Spotify)
1. Lord Huron – Fool For Love
2. Great Lake Swimmers – Zero In The City
3. Hozier – Problem (Ariana Grande Cover)
4. Rihanna – Four Five Seconds ft Kanye West and Paul McCartney
5. St. Vincent – Bad Believer
6. Florence and the Machine – What Kind Of Man
7. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
8. Kristin Diable – Time Will Wait
9. COIN – Run
10. Diamond Rugs – Voodoo Doll
11. Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground (Na Na Na)
12. The New Basement Tapes – Stranger
13. Taylor Locke – Running Away From Love
14. Madeon – Pay No Mind ft Passion Pit
15. Royal – Round Two ft Desktop
16. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
17. Whilk & Misky – Babe I’m Yours
18. Purity Ring – Repetition
19. Calexico – Cumbia de Donde
20. Milky Chance – Unknown Song ft Paulina Eisenberg
21. Coleman Hell – 2 Heads
22. LSBV – Smoke N Mirros
23. Oh Wonder – Lose It
24. Jose Gonzalez – Leaf Off/The Cave
25. Alex Winston – Careless
26. Anteros – Anteros
27. Modest Mouse – Coyotes
28. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters
29. Will Butler – Anna
30. Golden Coast – Futurist
31. Osca – Sleeptalk
32. The Wombats – Greek Tragedy
33. Cold War Kids – Hot Coals
34. Ivan & Alyosha – All This Wandering
35. Father John Misty – When You’re Smiling And Astride Me

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio