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♫ RoadTrippin.mp3


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I have always been a fan of classic psychedelic prog rock from the 60s and 70s. It’s exciting to see and hear a new slew of bands of the last few years to start to break back into the classic sound while simultaneously modernizing it. Bands such as Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ariel Pink really started to push the sound to the limits bringing a bit of garage rock and new wave into the mix. Other, more slightly, traditionalists are also on my repeat listening list such as Mac Demarco, Broadcast, and King Krule. I’ve thrown in some other niche weirdo artists to spice it up such as Connan Mockasin, Ducktails, Timbre Timbre, and MGMT to name a few. It should be a nice trippy mix to listen to on your next trip.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ NightHeat.mp3


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It’s been scorching in Austin the last few days, even into the evening it’s been pretty hot. This mix is perfect for those hot nights. Sticky, sweaty, sultry beats to bump and hump to. It’s sure to at least make you want to go for a night drive with the windows down to let that warm wind blow while you lose yourself in the evening. Enjoy!

Bri

♫ AlmostIsland.mp3


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It’s Friday on a hot summer day and all I can think about is sitting poolside with a pina colada or a dark and stormy. There isn’t much more to say about this mix other than it succinctly conjures up summer for your ears more than any mix I think I’ve ever made. Just cool out, and enjoy!

Bri

♫ OptomisticVibes.mp3


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While there are many things I will miss about living in NYC, I am very optimistic about our move to Austin, TX. This city has so much positive vibes. To celebrate, I made a summery mix to listen to either at the beach or at the local swimming hole. Austin has some amazing swimming holes and lagoons. So cheer up, the weather is warm and so is the water!

Bri

♫ High_Hopes.mp3


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I’m back on the free market as I recently left my staff position at The Mill. There is something nice about the idea of freedom. I feel like I am once again master of my own destiny and it feels rather refreshing. With this new found freedom should come some more time to dedicate to bringing more mixes.

First up is High Hopes. I titled it after my new found optimism in the future I am forging. The mix itself is a classic “windows down in the summer” mix. It’s a feel good, may make you dance, may make you smile kind of collection. Fun in the sun, you dig.

Bri

♫ Joie_de_Vivre.mp3


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A little known fact about me is that I absolutely LOVE Prince. In 2009, I was lucky enough to design Prince’s first and only commercial for Target who promoted and sold an exclusive album. I am more of a classic Prince fan however—which brings me to our latest mix.

Imagine stumbling upon an old box of cassettes of mixes made by a hipster from 1986. This is what I tried to embody while making Joie de Vivre. It takes that classic Prince, and the Minneapolis Sound that he pioneered, and builds upon it with classic and modern tracks. They range from funk, pop, new wave, to r&b. I dare you NOT to dance while listening to this mix. No, seriously.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ SoLongWinter.mp3


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It feels like we’re finally saying farewell to the longest winter ever. Flowers are now blooming in the park and the clouds have cleared and the sky is sunny. I originally started making this mix a bit ago but finally got around to finishing it. The images come from a beautiful Filson catalog which actually inspired the mix. Take it with you on your next trip into the woods or the mountains or through that next long slog through the winter.

Enjoy!

Bri

♫ Coast Is Clear.mp3


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Long time no see! I wanted to jump back into the mix and share a few things I've been listening to lately. To make up for lost time, I've given you an hour and a half of new and noteworthy tunes (Wild Beasts, Metronomy and Illum Sphere), along with a few of my favorites from last year (King Krule's "Baby Blue", Jon Hopkins' "Immunity"). Hopefully the tracks I've put together will give your ears a bit of a spring cleaning, and potentially open you up to liking something new, even if it's from Skrillex (c'mon, give it a shot!).

The worst of winter is behind us, and hopefully for the warm weather and good music ahead, coast is clear.

XO
CH

(Oh and hat tip to Aran for the Bondax edit)

♫ TD_S1.mp3


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So I decided to break my break. I had no choice. I got roped into the phenomenon that is True Detective. Never have I been so utterly obsessed with a television show. In my opinion, it was as close to perfect of a show television has ever produced. The 6 minute oner in episode 4 alone would make most filmmakers envious. My hat goes off to the two leads who were both brilliant, Nic Pizzolatto the show’s creator, and Cary Fukanaga who directed all 8 episodes.

With all of that being said, I don’t want to spoil any of the show with any further details. I could go on for days about my hair brain theories and opinions but I’ll spare you all that. Instead, I’ll keep it short and to the point. I have hand picked my favorite tracks from the show and compiled a mix of them in order of their appearance in the show. Think of it as a near complete soundtrack to the show. The cover features art from my pal Caleb Halter, who has posted guest mixes on the site, from our pitch with HBO on the show’s title treatment. We unfortunately didn’t win but that didn’t hold me back from enjoying the show. Also, I do plan to create a few spin off mixes based on the mood the music supervisors created with the curated tracks.

Lastly, if you enjoyed the show and this mix, try out one of my older mixes Backwood Burial, which may or may not inspired the show. Just sayin’

Enjoy!

Bri


♫ Wonderland.mp3


As I usually do each year, I bring you the latest Christmas mix. And don’t forget to revisit the previous Christmas mixes too! This year is another indie take on the classics with an occasional seasonal or original thrown in for good measure. Have a warm, happy holiday and be sure to not only give gifts to family and friends but give a little to charity as well.

Enjoy!

Bri

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