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This mix is about how I miss you.
Why It’s Pretentious: Sigh. You guys, I don’t really know what to write here except that it’s only been summer for a few days and I already miss all my friends. A few years ago, my co-dependent best friend went to Spain, so I made a mix about it and named after a Death Cab song. I now dedicate this tape to all my friends who aren’t in Nashville right now. Team HAKD, all the pop-punk songs are for you.
Also, I’m starting a weekly summer mixtape/CD exchange. If you want in, either like my status on Facebook or message me your address via Tumblr. Doo it.
Tracklisting, downloads, and bonus video after the jump.
Join the Evolution (Side Two: Mutants)
This mix is about mutants!!!!!!!.
Why It’s Pretentious: If you haven’t seen X-Men: First Class already, scrounge up the fifty million dollars it will take to see it in theaters and go see it in theaters. It is most definitely the BEST MOVIE IN HISTORY OF THE WORLD. You can believe me because I don’t like to exaggerate. It has mutants! Cuba Missile Crises! Explosions! DADT jokes! Kevin Bacon as a German! Nicholas Hoult and some blonde guy! Here’s a mix to mentally prepare yourself for your mind being blown all over your face.
Tracklisting and downloads after the jump.
All My Life I Wanted To Be Somebody
This mix is about how I now have a job in punk punk rawk rawk.
Why It’s Pretentious: Dudes. Last night, JEFF the B-hood, making their TV debut on Jimmy Fallon. Doing Nashville proud. It’s like, two days ago, they were practicing those riffs in the other room and now they’re on the TV, kicking people in the face with awesome music. I can’t even. If anyone deserves to be broadcast into late night and beyond, it’s these two.
So I made this mix when Infinity Cat took me on as an intern OVER A YEAR AGO WHAT. It’s a weird jumble of some of my favorite garage/punk songs and garage/punk-adjacent songs and garage/punk third cousin songs. What I’m saying is, Say Anything is also on this playlist.
Downloads and tracklisting after the jump.