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TRUE DETECTIVE // A Mixtape Inspired By the Series 

As the finale of HBO’s brilliant series, True Detective fast approaches, I thought it would be fun to curate a playlist that celebrates the sound of the show. The music contained falls into the darker realms of Americana, psych rock, dream pop, and country - all darkly atmospheric and haunting. The mixtape includes sounds heard on the show, as well as songs that fit the sonic template used throughout the series. So, as we wait to find the final fates of Rust, Marty, and the Yellow King, please enjoy this compilation who’s creation was inspired by the magnificent world of True Detective. 

PLAYLIST (Streaming & Download Links Below): 

“Far From Any Road” by The Handsome Family // “Every Man Needs a Companion” by Father John Misty // “The Swamps” by Widowspeak // “Kingdom of Heaven” by The 13th Floor Elevators // “Personal Jesus” by Johnny Cash // “The Sound of Law” by Daughn Gibson // “Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels // “I Would Not Know the Devil” by The Fresh & Onlys // “Bad Little Woman” by The Shadows of Knight // “Lone Runner” by Dirty Beaches // “Civilian” by Wye Oak // “Skating With Girl” by Grooms // “We Are Leftovers” by Odonis Odonis // “Eli” by Bosnian Rainbows // “The Way it Goes” by Gillian Welch // “Hold On, Hold On” by Neko Case // “I’m Gone” by Dead Meadow // “Propagation” by Lower Dens // “Theme From The Swamps” by Widowspeak



Please enjoy and share! Watch the True Detective finale on Sunday, March 9th at 9PM EST.

**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.


pics by: mcole619 and stephenabbas

Today marks one year of The Mars Volta’s break up. Luckily for us Omar and Cedric are still making music with Bosnian Rainbows and ZAVALAZ. Hopefully both bands come out with new music sometime this year or more ZAVALAZ touring, or more anything. For now, we can actually wait on Kimono Kult whose EP comes out in March.

As always, keep blasting TMV on a regular basis