The Great American Mixtape Exchange: 2015 Favorites (Mark Whiten Edition)

Eldons 2015 mix coverAnd now, the one we’ve all been waiting for . . . well, I’ve been waiting for . . . the one, the only, sometimes he goes by Eldon, sometimes not . . . Mark the “White N” Whiten!!

A man of Mark’s stature is far too busy to elaborate much on a mix. But here’s what I could get out of him:

“My collection of songs for a 2015 mix comes mainly from my attraction to the structure of a song…. And in some cases not the lyrics. Although the style or genre of music goes from noise rock to no wave to chamber folk to Brit rock the theme may be fluid structure. So, much like the historical Tacoma Narrows Bridge or an aneurysm, this mix in its sum and its parts has movable or deformable structure with an internal or surrounding fluid flow. Most of these songs are included in albums that themselves are picks for favorites of the year.”

Here’s the tracklist:

  • What Went Down by Foals
  • I Saw A Ghost by The Slow Readers Club
  • Eyes Peeled by METZ
  • A Heroine by Holy Holy
  • Snow by The Lonely Wild
  • Lawman by Girl Band
  • Suicide Girl by Clark and the Himselfs
  • Exeunt by The Oh Hellos
  • Alligator Years by Twinsmith
  • Acne/Ears by Roadside Graves
  • Miss You by Alabama Shakes
  • Breaker by Dalton
  • Baby What’s Wrong by Whitehorse
  • Sedona by Houndmouth
  • Odell by Lowland Hum
  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley by Black Rivers

Download Mark’s mix at Zippyshare.

The Great American Mixtape Exchange: 2015 Favorites (Jonathan Wolfinger Edition)

2993_tape1 copy“Since it was confined to 2015 here’s the jist of this list . . . Songs that stir – Either for musical quality/jamability or rich lyrical content.

The order of the list attempts to give a start a little “high” and then track through the valley before the light is seen again.”

Songs That Stir tracklisting:
  1. Then Came The Morning  by The Lone Bellow
  2. Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes
  3. Brother by The Brilliance
  4. Love at the End (live) by John Mark McMillan
  5. Cold As It Is by The Lone Bellow
  6. Don’t Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes
  7. Take My Love by The Lone Bellow
  8. Everything Is Yours by Liz Vice
  9. Does Your Heart Break by The Brilliance
  10. Still I Will Praise You by Daniel Bashta
  11. May You Find A Light (reprise) by The Brilliance
  12. There’s A Light (live) by Liz Vice
  13. What Beautiful Things by Dustin Kensrue
  14. Carbon Ribs (live) by John Mark McMillan
  • Listen to Jonathan’s mix at Spotify.

Or, there’s really no need to leave when you can listen right here: