Tag: Fruit Bats

Maybe you’ve heard the Fruit Bats before, but in case you haven’t, try this game on for size. Step 1) Find a friend who likes The Shins, but isn’t obsessed, Step 2) Play this record, Step 3) Enjoy while friend tries to find these songs on iTunes from the Shins and instead finds the disappointing […]

Campfire Songs

Hello folks, welcome back to a brand new year of Art of the Mixtape.  To help kick it off I bring you a nice bucolic little mixture of some great songs. 1. Greatest Show On Earth- The Felice Brothers On their eponymous debut, The Felice Brothers very much earned their label of following in the […]

Missing My Baby (Gone on A Tuesday Afternoon)

This week is more of an ode to my girl than a mixtape, going away for a month in the wilderness of Tanzania, a continent away without any means of communication. Featuring warm and wistful numbers from the likes of the Allman Brothers, Blake Mills, Frank Sinatra, Fruit Bats, The Shins, The Beatles, Velvet Underground, […]

Turning to the News….

That’s right people, Art of the Mixtape now has a Facebook page! check it out here and as a little celebration. New Friend Request- Gym Class Heroes New Friend Request- Gym Class Heroes My Friend- Jimi Hendrix My Friend- Jimi Hendrix Waiting on a Friend- The Rolling Stones Waiting On A Friend- The Rolling Stones […]

Mixtape Monday: Stolen Shoes, Cold Wars, and Love Fools

It’s time for another Mixtape Monday.  This week has it all; great indies ( New Pornographers,Destroyer,Surfer Blood, Blitzen Trapper, Rosewood Thieves, Voxtrot, and the Morning Benders) some forgotten classics (Bill Withers, Jorge Ben, Paul McCartney, Freda Payne) and some great covers (Barbara, M. Ward). A little rain and a little sun and as always for […]