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Hello 2011, nice to finally meet you. Hope that everyone had a happy holiday! I really couldn’t be more pumped for the year ahead — expecting big things from all the wonderful people in my life, and from the independent music scene.

2011 has the look of a game-changer. Never before have so many people discovered new music through outlets such as The Hype Machine,,, We Are Hunted, exfm,, and, of course, dan’s.indie.mix ;) The foundation for which popular music stood was shattered years ago, but the shift in widespread attention from mainstream to the generic classification of “indie” has evolved slowly. However, with the advent of music blogging in 2010, I saw this scene absolutely explode and expect it to reach new heights over the next 12 months. I’m excited to do my part.

Here’s to the start of an epic 2011…
Much love,


Track List:listen below!
01. Restless People – Don’t Back Down
02. Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way
03. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
04. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
05. Teen Daze – Let’s Fall Asleep Together
06. Deerhunter – Revival
07. Rich Aucoin – Brian Wilson Is Alive
08. Matt & Kim – Good for Great
09. Rollerskaters – Sleep Tight
10. Young Galaxy – Cover Your Tracks
11. Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages
12. Two Door Cinema Club – You’re Not Stubborn
13. Kisses – Midnight Lover
14. Tanlines – Three Trees
15. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
16. Generationals – Trust
17. Twin Shadow – Slow
18. Trophy Wife – Microlite
19. Body Language – You Can
20. Stornoway – Zorbing


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Happy Holidays, everyone! I just put the finishing touches on indie.mix.37; my first official compilation in nearly three months! Please sign up for the Mix List using the sidebar form on your right to subscribe to all future releases.

You can also stream the latest and greatest at my MIXTAPES page. I’ll be working to create streaming playlists for the entire backlog (#1-36) over the next few months — be sure to check back often. Enjoy!

Track List:
01. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls
02. French Horn Rebellion – This Moment
03. Matt & Kim – Block After Block
04. Satellite Stories – Helsinki Art Scene
05. Miami Horror – Summersun
06. Penguin Prison – Golden Train (The Royal Palms Remix)
07. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
08. California Wives – Blood Red Youth
09. Stepdad – My Leather, My Fur, My Nails
10. The Wombats – Jump Into The Fog
11. The Pass – Criminal
12. Gold Fields – Treehouse
13. MillionYoung – Desperate Measures
14. Gorillaz – Doncamatic
15. Apollo – Find Our Way
16. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
17. The Holidays – Broken Bones
18. Bag Raiders – Not Over
19. Parades – Past Lives
20. Museum of Bellas Artes – Days Ahead

Introducing: THE PASS

Introducing: THE PASS {0}

Meet The Pass, a new electro-pop outfit from Louisville, KY. They’ve already made quite an impact around the blogosphere for their immensely fun debut album, Burst. I’m currently on my tenth full listen and have no plans of slowing down. Check it out in full below.

File next to: Tokyo Police Club, Hey Champ, Phoenix, Passion Pit.