March 11, 2011

we can shake but can’t control


One of my favorite reader/commenters Adam beat me to compiling a Springtime mix, so completely loaded with terrific songs from artists that I had not yet heard much of yet, but fit this nascent springtime glow I am feeling lately. I am reveling in his selections from folks like Hooded Fang, Lemolo, James McMorrow, New Animal, Andrew Belle, and Seryn.

The Seryn song he chose was instantly my favorite on the mix, because it builds up that same type of barely-contained, loosely chaotic joy inside me as that Matthew and The Atlas song did a few months back. Simply marvelous – take a listen.

We Will All Be Changed – Seryn

Seryn are from Denton, Texas and their rainbow-washed debut album This Is Where We Are is out now via Spune/Velvet Blue Music. And they are also playing SXSW!

03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Stage on Sixth / Paste Magazine Showcase 1pm w/ Sarah Jaffe, J. Masics
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Showlush’s Backyard / Ramble Creek Party 4pm w/ Telegraph Canyon
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Domy Books / KVRX show w/ Castanets

Now (right now) — listen to Adam’s whole Springtime 2011 mix right here, because you will love it:

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  • Well, that made me smile.

    I’m making a spring playlist this year for the first time and am finding it surprisingly hard to find songs that capture that just-right feeling — but it’s really rewarding when I do. Well done, Adam. And thanks for sharing, Heather!

    AngelHeadedHipster — March 11, 2011 @ 5:32 am

  • This is super flattering, just so you know. Glad you (and hopefully other readers) enjoy the mix so much. Think of it as a small repayment for all the amazing stuff you’ve introduced me to for the last however many years.

    Adam — March 11, 2011 @ 6:26 am

  • Seryn is a great band! I’ve seen them a bunch over the last year in the Dallas area. Glad to see them getting some positive pub!

    Jeb — March 11, 2011 @ 10:32 am

  • Zip file?

    Mike — March 11, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  • Zip file?

    ryan — March 13, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

  • Lemolo is fantastic. So glad to see they made an appearance on your blog!

    Jess — March 14, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  • Man, I’ve really been wanting to make a spring mix, but it’s just so COLD still! Boston weather is betraying me; I just can’t get myself in the proper mindset to evaluate the quality of the mix until I can compare how it makes me feel with how the world is making me feel.

    Nathan — March 15, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

  • Adam – that mix is amazing! So many great bands I’d never heard of. Thanks for putting it together.

    Helen — March 18, 2011 @ 6:08 am

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    5 Songs To Get You Feeling Springy | Mystery Tricycle — March 21, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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