For Your Corner of the World: A Mix for a Penpal

Artist Song
Guided By Voices  Teenage FBI  
The Soft Boys  Queen of Eyes 
The 6ths  Movies in My Head 
Beat Happening  Indian Summer 
The Pastels  Comin' Through 
The Octopus Project  Music is Happiness 
Stereolab  Infinity Girl 
Sonic Youth  Little Trouble Girl 
France Gall  Jazz A Go Go 
The Magnetic Fields  Swinging London 
Jim O'Rourke  Ghost Ship in a Storm 
Air  Alone in Kyoto 
Windsor for the Derby  Now I Know the Sea 
Belle and Sebastian  A Summer Wasting 
Neutral Milk Hotel  In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 
My Bloody Valentine  Strawberry Wine 
Guided By Voices  Queen of Cans and Jars 
Yo La Tengo  My Little Corner of the World 
Pavement  Strings of Nashville 
Death By Chocolate  If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (Cat Stevens cover) 


I recently received a mix from a penpal and I just thought I'd return the favor. I liked her mix, despite the fact that it contained a lot of artists I normally don't listen to, and I thought it was very nicely put together. The mix includes artists like Kings of Convenience, Architecture in Helsinki, Band of Horses, Jens Lekman, Enon, and others. I'm growing to like the Architecture in Helsinki track, along with most of the other songs on the mix.

So, I decided to make one for her, but I wasn't sure what it should include. I kept looking at hers as a guide, and although I wasn't really trying to emulate it, I was trying to find artists in my catalog that might be in the same range. After a while, I figured I should just simply use music I've been listening to a lot lately and/or I think she will like. I know she likes Yo La Tengo (who doesn't?) and for some reason I got the feeling she might like Air.

You can download the mix by clicking on the link and tell me what you think.


Date: 8/3/2008
This looks really nice - I better grab it and have a listen! Hope your penpal appreciated it.
Date: 8/3/2008
P.s. that link just goes to a playlist file (2 kb) - no songs!