"…it’s not because I prefer my Valentine’s Day to be a miserable affair, I just liked the contrast of songs that sway from panic-inducing love to bittersweet tales of loss - all wrapped up in some beautiful noise." - steve <—- so well put and basically all you ever need to know about these rings. yup.
HEARTS OF NOISE // a dream pop / shoegaze valentine
This year instead of rehashing a collection of indie pop love songs for a Valentine’s Day mixtape, I thought that I would go the dream pop // shoegaze route and aim for something a little more melancholic. No, it’s not because I prefer my Valentine’s Day to be a miserable affair, I just liked the contrast of songs that sway from panic-inducing love to bittersweet tales of loss - all wrapped up in some beautiful noise.
So, please - have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, even if you’re spending it alone. Share the music, enjoy the sentiment, and be safe out there.
PLAYLIST (Click Artist Name for More Info):
- “The Garden” by Tamaryn
- “Who Sees You” by My Bloody Valentine
- “Nearer Than Heaven” by Delays
- “The Girl with the Loneliest Eyes” by The House of Love
- “Take Me to the Sun (So Warm, So Ready) by Jessica Bailiff
- “Just Like Honey (Demo Oct. 84)” by The Jesus & Mary Chain
- “What a Pleasure” by Beach Fossils
- “Velocity Girl (Primal Scream cover)” by Wild Nothing
- “Into the Wilderness” by Burning Hearts
- “The Finest Thing” by Grabbel and the Final Cut
- “I Want to Touch You” by Catherine Wheel
- “Cherry Radio” by Mint Julep
- “On Your Own” by The Verve
- “I Have the Moon (Magnetic Fields cover)” by Lush
- “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star
- “Working on a Dream” by Wintercoats
- “Sick of the Shame” by Film School
- “Cherry Coloured Funk (Remix)” by Cocteau Twins
- “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths cover) by pacificUV
- “Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones cover)” by The Sundays
(stream) Entire MIx @ 8tracks
Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Supporting them is the only purpose in doing this blog. Contrary to the opinions of some, music blogs are a great way to discover new music, but there will only be so much new music to go around if these artists can’t afford to support themselves through their art and commerce. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.