Because I L-O-V-E all of you, here’s my January 2011 mixtape:
1. Fobia – Under Pressue (Presionando)
Because sometimes, you jokingly ask to stay on the Spanish radio channel, and then the next song that plays is this badass cover of Queen’s Under Pressure.
2. Telekinesis – Awkward Kisser
3. Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp
4. Broken Social Scene – Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
One of Justin’s favorite songs, and also one of mine. Every time I hear it, I think of him and it feels like a giant bear hug for my soul.
5. Bound Stems – Taking Tips from the Gallery Gang
Hat tip to Lucas for this one, a long time ago.
6. Fences – Boys Around Here
7. School of Seven Bells – Windstorm
8. Lykke Li – Everybody But Me
9. Matt & Kim – Good for Great
10. Mogwai – Friend of the Night
11. Young the Giant – 12 Fingers
12. Harlem Shakes – Nothing But Change Part II
The song I always turn towards when things are rough. “This will be a better year,” etc.
13. The Decemberists – This is Why We Fight
14. Hoodie Allen – Swimming With Sharks
Download his mixtape. You won’t regret it. Hat tip to Stacy for this one.
15. Boyscout – Boyscout
Justin’s last band. I can still see him playing drums with his whole heart when I listen to this track.
16. La Sera – Devil’s Hearts
17. I’m From Barcelona – Get In Line
18. The Tree Ring – Wore It Deep
19. The Replacements – I Will Dare
Oldie but very, very goodie.