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mixtape // sleeping sun

Sleeping Sun from hannaula on 8tracks Radio.

The days are getting colder and darker, but it’s not yet time for the yearly holiday cheer (which for me starts on the first of December, even though Santa stuff is in stores in September, I don’t care). I created a mixtape that goes perfectly with that mood, that’s a mixture of sentimental and melancholic, but also so so cozy. Hope you enjoy it (I tried to mix old and new favourites).

1) Ben Howard – Esmeralda
2) First Aid Kit – Wolf
3) Jai Paul – BTSTU
4) Bon Iver – Blood Bank
5) Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
6) Ryan Adams – Words
7) Belle & Sebastian – Piazza, New York Catcher
8) The Lumineers – Ho Hey

burgh island

Have you heard that Ben Howard has released a new EP? I’ve listened to it for the first time last week and it’s just as good as his debut album (which I really love). I think you can say that Ben Howard is definitely one of my favourite musicians right now and I really, really wish that I can see him live one day. And by the way, you should definitely watch the video for the single Esmerelda¬†below, it’s stunning (both the video and the song!).

PS: You can buy the vinyl edition of the EP over here (I think the CD isn’t out yet). Maybe for Christmas?

Picture from Ben Howard’s homepage.

mixtape // autumn blues

Autumn Blues from hannaula on 8tracks Radio.

Hi guys, how are you all doing? Are you enjoying autumn or already wishing for summer to come back? I’ve gone through quite a few changes lately (good and bad ones), but right now everything is slowly settling back in again so I thought – Why not blog again? I created another music mix for you (my favourite hobby it seems). It’s a little bit sad, thus perfectly fitting for a rainy autumn day tucked under a blanket with a nice cup of coffee. (more…)

mixtape // a quiet morning

It’s time for some new music! You can listen to this mix while you’re drinking the first cup of coffee of the day, read the paper, enjoy the last minutes in bed…or anytime actually. It’s quiet, so nobody is screaming at you while you’re still half asleep, but also upbeat to make you excited for the new day. Have fun listening, over here.

1) Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance
2) The Paper Kites – Bloom
3) Tanlines – All Of Me
4) Darwin Deez – Radar Detector
5) Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
6) Bon Iver – Towers
7) Ben Howard – Keep Your Head Up
8) Ane Brun – Words

Cover picture by Britta via Flickr.

mixtape // summer rain

I don’t know if it’s actually summer where you come from, but over here, it’s been mostly raining the past few weeks. It’s a little sad that we don’t get to spend all our time outside, swimming and having fun (with all those things you associate with a good summer), but it’s also nice to cuddle up inside, eating lots (!) of pie. So if your summer also feels more like autumn without the red leaves, this mixtape is perfect for you. If you’re lying by the pool in the sun right now, I hope you enjoy it as well. You can go listen to it here.

1) Beirut – Santa Fe
2) Justin Vernon – Hazelton
3) The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
4) Garda – Upper/Lower Water Course
5) James Vincent McMorrow – Breaking Hearts
6) Electric Guest – American Daydream
7) The Generationalists – When they fight, they fight
8) Bon Iver – Who is it

PS: Since I love creating mixtapes so much I decided to stop making only monthly ones but instead just create one whenever I feel like it. I hope you enjoy music just as much as I do!

Picture by Akin Cetin via Flickr.

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