February is shorter, so is the Lazy Indie Sundays mix. Let’s celebrate the shortest month of the year with some relaxing music for your Sunday mood. ;-)
01 Lorn – Acid rain
I don’t really like February’s rain. It is raining all afternoon and couple of hours ago it turned from pure rain to massive snowing that overflew my twitter feed… It is like a promise that Winter is not going anywhere. However, Lorn is here and I hope we will here more of that sound this year.
02 NIVA – The boy from the sun
NIVA gives some fresh electronic pop from Sweden which also gives some sense of snow and I found it quite suitable for this mix…
03 Gabriel Vitel – Feeling better
Gabriel Vitel is from Germany and describes his music as “indie dance”. I find this description very true as I would dance on this song for sure. I also hope February will give us better time.
04 Kakkmaddafakka – Your girl
The band comes from Norway and is quite popular in Western Europe. A friend of mine who lived in Brussels introduced them to me and I was planning to add a song of them earlier. However, it was about time, so let’s listen to one of their most popular songs.
05 Milo Greene – Lie to me
It is one of the main songs from their second album (Control, 2015). The songs sound very different from their first album and many of their “fans” seem to flood their Youtube channel with hate. No matter what you had expected, this is what you have: a different sounding and new vision. Listen and decide for yourself.
06 Mumford and Sons – The cave
Recently I have discovered that I haven’t added this song to any of the LIS-es before. So, I did now.
07 Girlpool – Jane
Girlpool’s first EP has this very natural sound of several girls, gathered quite drunk in a basement and decided to record an album. This is a very refreshing one.
08 Razorlight – Golden touch
Another old song which waited for its turn to get in here. A friend of mine showed me this video 1-2 years ago (not sure) and this is how I discovered this song. Lovely!
09 Augustines – Cruel city
Some fine indie rock from Brooklyn.
10 José Gonzalez – Heartbeats
Another guys from Sweden, another great indie sound! His family comes from Argentina, but he was born in Sweden and that’s why his music is purely Swedish. This lovely tune is from the distant 2006.
11 Valleys – Micromoving
Micromoving is definitely a moving tune. I waited the right moment to add this song a mix; it feels okay here.
12 Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas hands
A mix is not a mix without a tune from the UK. And this song… when I listen to it, I want to book a ticket to somewhere and hit the road again. I got the travel bug.
13 Laura Veirs – July flame
Laura Veirs adds a nice Colorado sounding to the mix.
14 Paul Simon – Peace like a river
Together with Laura, Paul Simon gives a good touch of very experienced musicians with decades of songwriting and performing. They fit together really well here.
15 The Dø – Dust it off
French-Finnish mixture that I have discovered quite late. But they say “better late than never”, so enjoy!
16 Message to Bears – Wake me
I find this song very suitable for an ending of this mix. Visit the mix on Mixcloud and give me some love if you enjoy it.