Monday February 22nd 2010, 4:43 pm
Music for the Morning After: Volume Three
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I was really swamped around Valentine’s Day and though I tried my best to put together When You Awake’s annual Music For the Morning After mixtape, I just didn’t come up with anything good enough to post. So I thought I’d get away with not doing one this year,  but the uproar in my inbox has proven otherwise. So without further ado (hey, a week late is better than never, right?), I would like to present When You Awake’s Music For the Morning After: Volume Three. The theme is inspired by my favorite part of Valentine’s Day. It’s not the flowers, boxes of chocolates or candlelight dinners that gets me. It’s waking up in your lover’s arms the morning after and just feeling happy and content to be there with them (without any of the pressure of V-DAY looming overhead).  If you missed the previous mixes, be sure to check out Music For The Morning After Volumes One and Two.
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Thursday September 03rd 2009, 4:24 pm
Sand and Foam: A Late Summer Mixtape
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Just in time for Labor Day weekend, I’ve put together a sleepy, late summer mix of tunes inspired by the ocean and the soft sweet lull of the waves. The mix features songs by Fleetwood Mac, Iron & Wine, Tim Buckley and more. Check it out after the jump.
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Tuesday July 28th 2009, 11:10 am
Oh Yes, Los Angeles: A When You Awake Mixtape
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The fine folks over at LA Record asked me to put together a mixtape about our fair city of Los Angeles. The mix features tunes by Gene Clark, Flying Burrito Brothers, John Phillips and more. Check it out over at LA Record.com. Any favorite songs about LA that I missed?




Tuesday July 21st 2009, 3:59 pm
Guest Mixtape: Cosmic Norwegian Music
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Stian from the amazing website Heartworn Highways has put together a mixtape for us featuring the best country and indie folk music from Norway. This is the third in a series of mixtapes featuring different bloggers from around the world introducing us to the great folk and roots (can we still call it “americana”?) artists in their countries. If you missed them, be sure to check out the first two installments in the series: Cosmic French Music and Cosmic Australian Music. Stian’s Norweigan mixtape is after the jump.
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Friday July 10th 2009, 5:51 pm
Story Songs: A When You Awake Mixtape
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We’re big fans of songs that tell stories over here at When You Awake and so we decided to put together a mix of some of our favorite narrative numbers. To us, a story song is a tune that paints a vivid, almost cinematic picture of its subject, whether that be a person, an event, a place or a feeling. So on this mix, we hear tales from the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and many more. I also asked some friends on Twitter and Facebook to share their favorite story tunes with us and we’ve included those on Story Songs: Part Two. Check out both mixes after the jump.
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Friday June 12th 2009, 3:19 pm
California On My Mind: A When You Awake Mixtape
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Oh California, overcast as you may be on this June day, I dedicate this mix to you. I came up with about three mixes worth of tunes so keep your eyes open for additional volumes. Any favorite California songs you’d like to see on the future mixes? Let us know in the comments after the jump.
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Friday May 22nd 2009, 12:53 pm
Guest Mixtape: Cosmic Australian Music
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Warren from the great Australian website High Noon Saloon has put together a mixtape for us featuring the best country and folk music from Australia. An Australian Johnny Cash? A Delta bluesman-type singer straight out of a remote Aboriginal community? This mix has got it all. This is the second in a series of mixtapes featuring different bloggers from around the world introducing us to the great folk and roots (can we still call it “americana”?) groups in their countries. If you missed our first installment, Cosmic French Music, click here. The Australian mixtape is after the jump.
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Thursday April 02nd 2009, 12:40 pm
Guest Mixtape: Howard and Beth From Lonesome Music
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We asked our friends Howard and Beth over at the great UK-based blog, Lonesome Music, to share some of their favorite songs with us.  What resulted is this brilliant little mixtape featuring tunes by Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Leatherbag, The Soft Parade and more. Check it out after the jump!
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Thursday March 05th 2009, 3:13 pm
Guest Mixtape: Cosmic French Music
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Thanu from the French website There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You have put together a mixtape for us of the best cosmic country and folk music from France. French surf music? Eagles influenced bands from Normandie? A French Neil Young? Mais oui!! This is the first of what we plan will be a series of mixtapes from different bloggers around the world introducing us to the great folk and roots (can we still call it “americana”?) groups in their countries. What locale should we feature next?
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Friday February 13th 2009, 11:59 am
Our Valentine To You: A When You Awake Mixtape
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In honor of the love fest that is Valentine’s Day, we bring you a very special gift. Following last year’s V-Day mixtape, we decided to continue on with our “Music For the Morning After” theme, but with a lil’ twist this time around. In addition to entries submitted by the usual players over at When You Awake, we asked some of our favorite bands and bloggers to pick a song that represents that warm feeling you get when you wake up in your lover’s arms. We are very proud and excited to offer you “Music For The Morning After 2009: A Two Volume Collection of Love Songs”. Volume One contains songs chosen by musicians like Dr Dog, Beachwood Sparks, Vetiver, Howlin’ Rain and The Bees. Volume Two features tracks chosen by our esteemed blogger friends like Aquarium Drunkard, Setting The Woods On Fire and Arthur Magazine.

From all of us here at When You Awake and the many lovely folks who contributed to this project, Happy Morning After Valentine’s Day!!
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