This week's selection of tracks are a little bit more mellow and melancholy than usual. My hometown is burning out of control and it's giving me those weird nervous sadness pangs, so my mixtape is a little bit more... sad... this week. I like to think of this mix as a little love letter to Santa Barbara - Starting with my old neighbor Mike Love's band, The Beach Boys, it's also got some of my 90s guilty pleasures stuck in there, and then ends with a track that Lydia reminded me of, which you'd have to be a robot not to get a little heart-flutter listening to...
Don't fret however, let's not get too depressed. It is, after all, the start of summer, so take it easy, sit and chill and drink some icy cider and close your eyes and relax and let it all slip away. It's Friday.
Listen to the mix here:
You can also download the fancy schmancy .m4a by clicking here!
To download an mp3 version, visit this site:loveactionmixtape.blogspot.com
Tracks included this week are:
1. California Girls - The Beach Boys
2. Dirty Back Road - The B-52's
3. Heartbeat - Annie
4. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
5. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
6. I Didn't Love Him Anyway - Peanut
7. I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las
8. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
9. Shadowboxer - Fiona Apple
10. How It Ends - DeVotchka
Here's links to the iTunes store where you can download all tracks except one (Peanut's I Didn't Love Him Anyway is available for purchase on the Dream Babes compilation which can be found on Amazon)