Quote Love Unquote Me
This post is about how I love you ironically.
Why It’s Pretentious: I always wanted to start a Valentine’s Day mix with the Magnetic Field’s “I Don’t Believe You,” which is my favorite not-love-love-song, but it was never the right time. So now I’m going to 1up my teenage dreams via Katy Perry and post my tape comprising of ONLY MAGNETIC FIELDS SONGS. Most common phrase of 2008: “You don’t know The Magnetic Fields? Oh. Um. Awkward…” For you. Because you had bad taste in music. Get it?
Tracklisting, downloads, Nickelodeon-themed music videos, and other Valentine’s Day gifts after the jump. I “love” you, Internet.
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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Tracklisting and more downloads after the jump.