Trials + Tribulations

From Now On Our Troubles Will Be Out of Sight

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the melancholic music that comes along with it. I can’t stand the tacky, jarring music sometimes associated with the Christmas season. It’s a pretty emotional time, I think, for a lot of people. Myself included. So I put on some Christmas songs that really affect me and also other tracks that fit the mood of the mix. I hope you like the tracks!

♫ From Now On Our Troubles Will Be Out of Sight (44.57 min)

♫ Grouper – Wind and Snow
♫ Department of Eagles – Phantom Other
♫ Joni Mitchell – River
♫ Erlend Oye – Last Christmas
♫ Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
♫ Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time is Here
♫ Feist – Lo, a Rose E’er Blooming
♫ Bon Iver – Brackett, WI
♫ Sufjan Stevens – Star of Wonder
♫ Low – Silent Night
♫ Sally Shapiro – Anorak Christmas

Love Grouper
February 28, 2009, 10:01 am
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grouperI really love Grouper a whole bunch. Ever since my sister gave me her creepy CD Way Their Crept I’ve been a big fan of the atmospheric haunting of her voice and the way it makes you feel. And now she’s going on tour with Animal Collective on some dates. I’m not a huge AnCo fan but if you are going to any of these dates, make sure you get there early to see Grouper.


Stuck (Columbine Remix)

Tour with Animal Collective

On tour in May with Animal Collective:
05-11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05-12 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05-13 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05-14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05-15 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
05-16 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
05-18 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
05-19 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
05-20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
05-25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05-26 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
05-27 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library
05-29 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern

False Horizon
February 1, 2009, 2:57 pm
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Grouper-False Horizon

Get it on 7″ vinyl here.