Editor’s Note: We’re trying this idea on for size. We really admire the diligence of some blogs such as Friday Mixtape and Chicago Mixtape, so we’ve decided to jump in the fray. Ultimately, the goal is to pair beer and music, but for now we’re going to start with four song mini-mixtapes and perhaps some sudsy suggestions to accompany. We love beer, but we love music almost as much.
Today’s mix focuses on some jangle-pop oddities as we wrestle with the noncommittal springtime:
I want to say this is a set of songs worthy of Bedlam, but I know that’s just not true. It definitely works well if you have a front stoop to sit on, so start your Friday off right.
-“Take the Skinheads Bowling,” Camper van Beethoven, Telephone Free Landslide Victory
-“Wonder Years,” Real Estate, Days
-“I’m Getting Back Into Getting Into You,” Silver Jews, Tanglewood Numbers
-“Saturnine,” Polaris, Music from the Adventures of Pete & Pete (yes, you read that right. There’s even a song about Artie)
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