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But All I Wanna Know Is Where The Party At
This mix is about how much I love the Backstreet Boys. Specifically, more than you. Why It’s Pretentious: Look you guys. I LOVE the Backstreet Boys. This isn’t even pretentious. It’s just embarrassing. But I’m gonna own it by sharing three increasingly embarrassing Backstreet Boys-related facts about myself with you right now: 1. When I was in elementary school, I had a...
If You Asked Me To
This mix is about summer love and summer days and summer daze and summer Swedish pop songs. Why It’s Pretentious: SUMMER IS OVER BUT NOT IN MY HEART. This mix is from when I was really into twee a few summers ago. More importantly, it features Jenny Owen Youngs, who isn’t actually twee, but is playing a show at Hogwarts tomorrow night. So NASHVILLIANS, if you didn’t get...
Rumor has it, if you pre-ordered this album, you got a bonus mixtape from dah boyz. This isn’t it, but it IS just under 40 minutes of DP shredding their shit out (bah dum chhh) at Shea Stadium. So there’s that. Diarrhea Planet - Live @ Shea Stadium by LiveatSheaStadium In related news: I can no longer hear or move any of my limbs. Thank you, Diarrhea Planet. Thank you.
33. I'm Only Pretending, You Know
This mix is about when someone destroys your Horcrux and you have to figure out what to do with the remaining parts of your soul and you’re lost but also kind of hopeful. Why It’s Pretentious: You guys! It’s The Little Bear’s birthday! You should pretty excited about this because a) she’s a lovely lady, b) she’s a fantastic artists, c) she’s playing my...
The Iron Youth
This mix is about. Oh God, I can’t even remember the name of the book. Why It’s Pretentious: …hold on, I’m Googling. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. Okay, look, for every Dickens book I was forced to read and then fell in love with, there was a book about a war that I didn’t finish. Oddly enough, I made this mix for an assignment, but I can’t tell you why I...
Vinyl Sticker, Big Block Letters
This mix is about narrowly avoided friendship break-ups. Why It’s Pretentious: No high school friendship is complete without some major drama. When my best friend and I had a huge fight in senior year, I spent the night doing the only thing I know how to do to when I’m upset, i.e., mixtaping and expressing my feelings via The Pussycat Dolls. In true high school fashion, I can’t...
See Emily Play (If You Close Your Eyes...)
This mix is about oh shit my boyfriend is gay. Why It’s Pretentious: Every week, I think to myself, “Is it time? Or will this just seem like I’m whoring out my gays for tumblr points?” Well, now that I have no dignity, LET THE GAY BEGIN. This is a true life real story about this girl whose boyfriend turned out to like other boys, which scandalized our Midwestern high...
I've Got Your Voice On Tape
This mix is about hey did I mention Jenny Owen Youngs is playing a show at my house? Why It’s Pretentious: Ugh, first I take three months off, then I take a federal holiday weekend off, then I have a guest post, then I have a reblog? It’s like, do I even have any dignity? LOOK BRUSH YOUR FEELINGS ASIDE BECAUSE JENNY OWEN YOUNGS IS PLAYING A SHOW AT MY HOUSE. YOU HAVE NEW FEELINGS...
This mix is by Ben of The Digital Sundials and is about meth, the dark side, and the dad from Malcolm in the Middle. Why It’s Pretentious: Besides starting and ending with Stephen Malkmus (the Bob Dylan of pretentious indie rock), I, the literary genius you could only hope to be, sat down and analyzed Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White from AMC’s Breaking Bad. Walt is a...
This mix is about GET READY TO UP AND DANCE, Y’ALL. Why it’s Pretentious: You guys, I’ve lived in Nashville for three years now and I’m starting to say things like y’all on a regular basis. Only in my head though, which is good. Also, in my head, I toss the dice every time I say it, which makes me more ghetto than Southern, right? Anyway, it’s Labor Day...