Thursday playlist: Our 2011 Mixmas

Here it is


A Real Hero. College
Nightcall. Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
Warm in the Winter. Glass Candy
My Name is Trouble. Karen Ann
Kelly. When Saints Go Machine
Winter Beats. I Break Horses
Summer Days. Toy Camera
My Mistakes. Eleanor Friedberger
Shampain. Marina & the Diamonds
Ten-Twenty-Ten. Generationals
Undertow. Stars
As If You've Never Been Away. Ulrich Schnauss
Other Girls. Eux Autres
Mouthful of Diamonds. Phantogram
Romance. Wild Flag
East Harlem. Beirut
An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death. Eluvium
Home. Jenny O
Put the Days Away. Sun Airway
Repatriated. Handsome Furs

Most of these songs are from 2011. But also 2010, 2008, 2004, 2001. I trust that your iTunes will provide all those sorts of details. It's always a thrill for us to stumble across great songs that we missed from another era. If there is a theme here, it's that there are a lot of synthesizers. If there are thank-yous, it's to the usual Bryan and Jeremy for their pathologic song-enthusiasms, and to our friends on this mix who are making kick-ass music. By the way, there are no songs on this one by Destroyer (in August you might recall that we posted our Mixmas part 1 with the splendid “Poor in Love” on it). Destroyer's Kaput was hands-down our favorite album of the year. If you haven't already done so, we recommend playing it over and over in its entirety and discovering its layers of sublimenessness.

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Also you should know how much fun we had editing this mix down to just 20 songs. Last night was a surprisingly uncontested dance-party of taste-brokering joyousness. Colossal. We hope you have as much fun listening! Long live TGW and its deep roots in music. We felt so lucky a few days ago to raise a festive glass of bubbles with so many of you and toast to a wonderful 2012. We love love love youse! And to those who couldn't be there, you know who you are. Play this and feel our TGW love. Our love is wide-reaching and enduring. Until we meet again!


3 responses to “Thursday playlist: Our 2011 Mixmas”

  1. swells says:

    Yes, we DO know who we are, which is why I just downloaded this mixmas for the road trip that begins in an hour or so! Thank you, and happy new year.

  2. Tim says:

    Very sad, as always, to have missed the NYE celebrations with the Whatsitteers. Some day. Some day.

    All the same, very much looking forward to listening to this mix!

  3. jeremy says:

    It’s so nice to see this mix in actual mix form, after hearing many of these songs while in Philly, playing off of your iTunes. (Sigh, I miss you guys already…)

    And I just want to say how blessed I feel to know so many people who have such amazing taste in music… Yes, I am talking to you and you and you and…