New: The Wombats

New: The Wombats – Addicted to the Cure {0}

Awesome B-side track off their “Jump Into The Fog” single. So pumped for the new album, The Modern Glitch, to drop on April 25th!



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What’s up everyone? Hope the new year is treating you well thus far! It’s cold and snowy here in Chicago, but life is good as always. I was able to finally put the finishing touches on my February 2011 Mix — The Groundhog Day / Snowpocalypse Special.

Please enjoy and be sure to stay warm out there!
Much love,


Track List:listen below!
01. Cut Copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids
02. Restless People – Days of Our Lives
03. Smith Westerns – Weekend
04. Foster The People – Helena Beat
05. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
06. MillionYoung – Easy Now
07. Pnau – The Truth (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix)
08. Starfucker – Millions
09. Holy Ghost! – Do It Again
10. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life
11. Penguin Prison – Golden Train
12. Mitzi – India
13. Ginger Ninja – Sunshine (Eumig & Chinon Remix)
14. Punches – Feeling Right
15. Twin Shadow – Shooting Holes at the Moon
16. Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance
17. Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
18. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
19. Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Miami Horror Remix)
20. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

New: Foster The People

New: Foster The People – Houdini {0}

Outrageously catchy new track from LA-based indie pop four-piece Foster The People, who just released their debut self-titled EP. No wordy write-up necessary for this one; hit play and enjoy!



DIM’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 {2}

For my totally cliché Most Anticipated Albums list, I picked the 25 most important or enticing releases to watch out for in 2011. Have fun!

MillionYoung: Replicants
Release date: Jan. 11 [Old Flame]

The Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

Tennis: Cape Dory
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
Release date: Jan. 18 [Capitol]

Iron and Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean
Release date: Jan. 25 [Sub Pop]

Destroyer: Kaputt
Release date: Jan. 25 [Merge]

The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts
Release date: Jan. 31 [Memphis Industries]

Hercules & Love Affair: Blue Songs
Release date: Jan. 31 [Moshi Moshi]

James Blake: James Blake
Release date: Feb. 7 [Atlas/Universal]

Cut Copy: Zonoscope
Release date: Feb. 8 [Modular]

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Release date: Feb. 15 [Sub Pop]

Drive-By Truckers: Go-Go Boots
Release date: Feb. 15 [ATO]

Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine
Release date: Feb. 22 [Carpark]

Dr. Dre: Detox
Release date: February 2011 [Aftermath]

Pains of Being Pure of Heart: Belong
Release date: March 2011 [Slumberland]

The Strokes: Title TBA
Release date: Spring 2011 [RCA]

Radiohead: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Label TBA?]

The Avalanches: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Modular]

Santigold: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Downtown]

Death Cab For Cutie: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Atlantic]

My Morning Jacket: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [ATO]

M83: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Mute]

Panda Bear: Tomboy
Release date: TBA [Paw Tracks]

Battles: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Warp]

Kanye West & Jay-Z: Watch The Throne
Release date: TBA [Label TBA]

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711 {0}

Happy Friday everyone. Thank you all so much for supporting this site over the past few months — I’ve had a blast getting things rolling. We’re now averaging 200+ unique visitors per day which is absolutely thrilling.

Here are a few gems that I’ve been loving the past few days; should help you finish out the week strong. Thanks again!

01. The Magician & The Gates of Love – Harvest (Teen Daze Remix)
02. The Concretes – All Day (Niva Remix)
03. Dent May – Eastover Wives
04. Waylayers – Fires
05. Gypsy & The Cat – Sight Of A Tear
06. Work Drugs – Third Wave
07. Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
08. Futurecop! – Venice Beach (Germany Germany Remix)

Oldies: The Voom Blooms

Oldies: The Voom Blooms – Lovers {0}

The Voom Blooms were a four-piece indie rock band from Loughborough, England, who disbanded in 2009. Their sound was a blend of Bloc Party and Interpol, albeit leaning more to the post-punk side — a genre that I have worshipped for years. Although they released only one EP, entitled Nine Ships, it should be noted that this was probably the best one-off EP release from any band in the past decade. Bold statement, yes. It’s just that good. Check out “Lovers” — one of my personal favorites.



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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

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25 {0}

Auld lang syne…

1: Yeasayer – “Odd Blood”
2: Two Door Cinema Club – “Tourist History”
3: Miami Horror – “Illumination”
4: LCD Soundsystem – “This Is Happening”
5: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
6: Monarchy – “Monarchy”
7: Hot Chip – “One Life Stand”
8: The Drums – “The Drums”
9: Kanye West – “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
10: Holy Ghost! – “Static On The Wire”
11: Matt & Kim – “Sidewalks”
12: Vampire Weekend – “Contra”
13: Deerhunter – “Halcyon Digest”
14: Bag Raiders – “Bag Raiders”
15: Surfer Blood – “Astro Coast”
16: Teen Daze – “Four More Years”
17: Delphic – “Acolyte”
18: Girl Talk“All Day”
19: Toro Y Moi – “Causers Of This”
20: Tokyo Police Club – “Champ”
21: The Roots – “How I Got Over”
22: Ginger Ninja – “Wicked Map”
23: Chromeo – “Business Casual”
24: The Radio Dept. – “Clinging To a Scheme”
25: The Black Keys – “Brothers”

From the Archives:
Check out my Top Albums from 2009 over at