I Was Dreaming of Just You | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

I Was Dreaming of Just You | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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For months now I’ve been trying to come up with a really good summer mix, something that would hopefully be relevant as the summer goes on and would pick up on the vibe of summer that I so love. This mix started out as two different beings, one was a list on my iPod of songs that I thought could work, the other a list in my iTunes. Eventually they became merged into one in Garageband and then went through another 4 versions from there, until it finally felt right. I’ve been driving around listening to this mix, and I think that’s where it’s best suited for. In my mind this mix is meant to be thought of as a night out with your friends and loved ones. You start the night out strong and with no cares, but eventually the night winds down, it’s late, it’s chilly, and you’re left with memories of that night.

The songs on this mix come from all over the place really, though several of them are pretty damn new that you may have never heard them. There’s new Beck, Dr. Dog, some pretty recent Deerhunter, coupled with some old Modest Mouse, a Radiohead B-Side and much more. This mix has 14 songs and runs 46 and a half minutes long, making it one of the longest mixes I’ve ever made. For all of you in the U.S. I hope this provides for some good Independence Day tunes, and for everyone else, here’s to an awesome summer.

01 Eternity One Night Only by Cut Copy
02 Fireworks by Animal Collective
03 The Old Days by Dr. Dog
04 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by The Beatles
05 Gamma Ray by Beck
06 Summer by Modest Mouse
07 Bowl of Oranges by Bright Eyes
08 Summertime by Goldenboy
09 All Our Weekends by French Kicks
10 Worrywort by Radiohead
11 Beach Party Tonight by Yo La Tengo
12 Dark Moves of Love by M83
13 Twilight at Carbon Lake by Deerhunter
14 Deep Water Portishead


July 4, 2008