The Fox and the Hound
This mix is by devincastro and is about The Fox and the Hound.
Why it’s Pretentious: This mix is about The Fox and the Hound. You guys. Just download it right now. Oh, that’s not enough, you scoff? 1. Obviously you don’t understand irony and I have taught you nothing. 2. Let me throw some names at you: The Shins. DeVotchKa. Regina Spektor. The Weepies. Mumford & Sons. Explosions in the Sky. Panda Bear. Beach House. This is what we call a high-school/present-day crossover and this is what we call a stellar mix. Also, Disney movies. Or Disney films, rather.
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This mix is about wandering.
Why It’s Pretentious: I’m spending most of my Valentine’s Day on a plane. LA to Denver to Nashville. I always thought planes were strangely romantic, probably because every film from Casablanca to Love Actually has a plane scene, or because for a few hours, you’re getting a glimpse into the lives of complete strangers. I always wonder who people are, where they’re going, if they’re meeting someone or coming home. The possibilities.
This mix is called romanticized concepts, for short. Although it’s named after a Woodpigeon song, it’s actually based on Quadron’s “Tone” and Elizabeth & the Catapult’s “Everybody Knows,” two of the most sultry songs in existence. I originally wanted to make a playlist consisting of sparse pop songs, but it sounded too empty, so it evolved into a mix of wandering atmospheric (and often electronic) pop. Lots of sighs and strange instruments, repetitive beats and sprawling melodies. I think I was actually going on a winter flight at the time, so it’s very fitting. Very good for watching landscapes change and drifting through clouds. It’s maybe not the most traditional Valentine’s Day mix, but there’s a lot of love in it, in a lot of different ways, and I think that’s enough.
Love you all.
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