at least once a year, typically for her birthday, i make my friend abby a mix cd. i rarely will do this for people because i feel like i have to know someone very well in order to make a mix that will be right for them. and few people really appreciate my mixes as much as abby does, so making her these cds is always a treat.
i just realized that the most recent one i just gave her the other day actually contains a lot of new music that i'm listening to or have gotten into and just never blogged about. since i don't have time to write about all of this, and a lot of these acts are slightly old news, i figured i'd just post most of the cd i made her here and let you guys have at it. this isn't ALL of the songs, because some of them are unreleased tracks and stuff, but it's a good general idea of what i've been listening to lately (plus Late Of The Pier, constantly).
The Bird and the Bee - Polite Dance Song
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Everything With You
Ida Maria - Keeps Me Warm
Ra Ra Riot - Suspended In Gaffa
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Friendly Fires - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Lykke Li cover)
School Of Seven Bells - Chain
Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
Takka Takka - Coco
Nada Surf - See These Bones
The Antlers - Bear
Howlies - Chimera
Animal Collective My Girls