Loyal readers of this site expect one thing: words. Lots of them. Preferably with at least four syllables. And, typically, we are happy to oblige. The world of indie music has reached a point, however, at which there are more new songs released monthly than there are words in the OED. As such, in our efforts to wax eloquent about each drop in the deluge of exciting new music, we run the risk of letting our words get in the way of that which they are trying to serve.
Thus, in an effort to increase the quantity of music we provide without sacrificing the quality of our writing, allow us to introduce our monthly mixtape series. Each month we will bring 24 of our favorite new songs in two installments with (little to) no explanation. Our first installment is a genre-hopping bonanza, with tracks ranging from synth-pop to street rap to hardcore punk. Tune in.