Dreaming Awake Sometimes
DREAMING AWAKE SOMETIMES // A P|M|W MIXTAPE BLOCK
I’ve been talking for a while about getting into popping out two hour mix blocks that follow a general theme, but don’t exactly adhere to the need to be hot new releases. This is the first attempt at cracking that nut. Here you will find 120 minutes of dream pop and shoegaze and all things in between. I liken it to a perfect two hour block from my favorite imaginary radio station (with zero interruptions). Some of these tracks are old, some are new - but here age doesn’t matter. It’s more settling into a time and space of late night listening for comedown. The afterglow, if you will.
FEATURED MUSIC (click band name for more info)
- “Anyway That You Want Me” by Spiritualized
- “Exactly Nothing” by Real Estate
- “Waiting” by The Ropers
- “Through The Window” by Violens
- “Velocity Girl” by Wild Nothing (Primal Scream cover)
- “With a Girl Like You” by Dave Sitek
- “Loud Cloud Crowd” by Stephen Malkmus
- “All For the Best” by Miracle Legion
- “Trouble” by Nightlands (Lindsey Buckingman cover)
- “Honey Island” by The Never Years
- “Off Your Face” by My Bloody Valentine
- “Obscured” by The Smashing Pumpkins
- “When We Two Parted” by The Afghan Whigs
- “Post Suicide” by Tomandandy
- “Robot Command Centre” by Dark Captain Light Captain
- “I Don’t Like it Like This” by The Radio Dept.
- “She’s Half” by American Analog Set
- “New York City” by Damon & Naomi
- “Tearing in My Heart” by Sunny Day Real Estate
- “Korean Dogwood” by Devendra Banhart
- “Hotcha Girls” by Ugly Casanova
- “New Home” by Oupa
- “The Last Beat of My Heart” by Siouxsie & the Banshees
- “To An Evergreen” by Engineers
- “Laughing Stock” by Grandaddy
- “In All The Empty Houses” by Epic45
- “A Dream of Heaven and Water (Demo)” by Two Bicycles
- “Lay Your Cheek on Down” by Moonface
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“Keep me like a key, I'm the only one Worn around your neck, I'm the only one Lucky like a charm, I'm the only one Closest to your heart, I'm the only one Keep me like a jewel, I'm the only one Curled around your finger, the only one And hold me in your hand, I'm the only one I'm lit up like a candle, the only one”—American analog set
The PostmanAmerican Analog Set
American Analog Set - The Postman
And I walk your street for hours like some kind of jerk.
Know By HeartAmerican Analog Set
American Analog Set - “Know by Heart”
You are a book for me to read,
Line after line I read on and on.
You are a film for me to see,
A string of frames the just goes on and on and on.
And of all the places that i’ve been,
Name after name it just goes on and on.
You are a song for me to sing,
A string of verses that goes on and on and on.
Hard To FindAmerican Analog Set
Hard to Find by American Analog Set
We stay hard to find
‘Cause it’s too hard to take it
And we keep that in mind
That we’re older and jaded
We can’t shake it
Random Start: American Analog Set, "Modern Drummer"
This is just the kind of song I needed to temporarily cap the nervous excitement I woke up with this morning. The recording of our seventh LP starts this afternoon, and (as usual) I’m all knotted up inside. It’s never easy for me to commit the songs we’ve written, tinkered with, and re-written over the better part of half a year, to “tape” for an eternity. As a perfectionist, and a self-depricating one at that, letting go, or being content with a creative something-or-other as “finished” is always the hardest part of the creative process for me. But here we go doing that again.
Wish me luck.