Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

By Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm
Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It's gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging "sunny music" from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

By Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am
We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab if you haven't. But it is a new month -- the last one of Summer 2011 -- so here's a filtered recap of the month's finest free MP3s. Use it… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2011

By brandon / June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am
June's started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a few chillier tracks. You don't want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2011

By Amrit Singh / May 5, 2011 - 5:26 pm
At eight tracks and just over a half-hour, this month's mix compiles the most compelling freely released tracks of the past few weeks. It's bookended by guitars rooted in psychedelic jangle and hardcore, respectively, with largely electronic compositions in between. This month we were impressed by EMA, John Maus, Purity Ring, Laurel Halo, Com Truise,… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2011

By Amrit Singh / April 8, 2011 - 5:18 pm
April's mix is female heavy and thematically clustered. It tips off with a track from each of our three most recent Bands To Watch. The remainder features a few songs that are numerically fixated (Brenmar's "Be The One," the return of pulseprogramming with "First They Fire," and Italians Do It Better boss Mike Simonetti's "Third… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2011

By Amrit Singh / March 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm
The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk. Or at least it runs that gamut within its first three tracks. There are plenty of collaborations (the lead harmonizers from Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, harmonizing; PS I Love… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

By Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am
After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2010

By brandon / December 2, 2010 - 5:04 pm
Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an "all black metal" mix, but as you'll notice when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case you missed… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

By Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm
Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We're glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October's launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »


Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

By Stereogum / October 1, 2010 - 12:41 pm
This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster, headlined by the reunited "classic" lineup of lo-fi progenitors Guided By Voices. Awesome. Amrit's at the Palms right now, repping team 'Gum, emptying his wallet into Crazy Bill’s Gold Strike… More »


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