This mix is about Lord of the Flies, everyone’s favorite novel from Freshmen English.
Why it’s pretentious: Aside from the meaning and title? I know it’s hard to believe, but there was once a time when Snow Patrol was too cool for school. I made this right before I dumped them for becoming too commercial. “Chasing Cars? Pfft. I prefer the lo-fi drugged-out sounds of Velocity Girl.”
This mix is about Abbey sometimes James always Pokey.
Why It’s Pretentious: My best friend moved away in freshmen year of high school. When she left, we had a very awkward hug goodbye and then I went to my room and cried for hours and made this tape. It starts off as a very cool and collected group of songs that vaguely fit a theme (“the day you move, I’m probably going to explode”) and then dissolves into every song I liked that also made me cry. I meant to give her a copy, but never did. But her birthday was yesterday and I finally sent off a tape and I hope that she likes it and knows how much she means to me.