RCFSV Mixtape

The Rock County Folk Symposium may well be our favorite part of the summer, and we’re over the moon about sharing this mix with you. On Saturday, August 23rd, join us in the safe zone of Camp Rotamer and let the antidote of live music, local food, and interactive art steel you against the encroaching madness and heal what ails you. The main stage artists have all handpicked a piece to share with you. For a field test, retrieve your headphones and bunker down – if your body and soul feel rejuvenated it is in your best interest to enter the quarantine zone and seek the full treatment. Let heritage lead you home.
RCFSVMIXTAPE
Cover Art by Jeremy Nealis
RCFSV Mixtape
01| Leave the Dance (With the Girl You Brought) by Double Ewes
02| Chirp by Sayth f/Wealthy Relative
03| It’s a Trick by Bedtimes
04| Acceptance by Jon Mueller: Death Blues
05| King Ciccada by Dietrich Gosser
06| Good Luck by Hello Death
07| Perhaps by Adelyn Rose
08| Things I Say by Softly, Dear
09| Reunion by All Tiny Creatures

hot’n’slow

Hello! I’m excited to announce the first of at least one guest post from Valerie Burn. I have had top-of-my-lungs sing-alongs to her high school mixtapes after being well into my twenties, and thus am very pleased that Ms. Burn has been kind enough to share with us her hottest and slowest summer jams.
Everyone loves a good, hot, summer jam. Everyone. This is science. However, sometimes you need to roll it back. Slow it down a bit. And that is precisely what slow jams are for.
But what, dear readers, would it mean if a song could be both? Simultaneously a hot jam and a slow jam? Before your head explodes, allow me to explain.
Sometimes musicians, usually white ones in indie rock bands, take an amazing hot jam and slow it down – with the tempo, acoustics, or otherwise. It’s like Columbusing, but way cooler and hopefully less offensive. Certainly, some (many) covers are awful, which is why I conveniently made you this list. You’re welcome.
These hot’n’slow jams are the perfect music to listen to at the end of a long night. Party’s over, but everyone’s got time for one last singalong.
hot’n’slow
01| Are You That Somebody – Gossip
02| Umbrella – Marie Digby
03| Crazy – Emily Asen
04| Hey Ya – Obadiah Parker
05| Hot in Herre – Jenny Owen Youngs
06| Heartless – Virender Singh
07| Whatever You Like – Anya Marina
08| Cry Me a River – Glen Hansard
09| Single Ladies – Pomplamoose
10| Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds
11| Whatcha Say – Princess
12| Grenade – Julia Sheer & Tyler Ward
13| 99 Problems – Hugo
14| Pursuit of Happiness – Lissie

 

Honorable mentions (i.e., songs not on Spotify or they might be on this list):
No Diggity – Klaxons
Umbrella – Mandy Moore (starts at 0:35)
World’s Greatest – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Cry Me a River – Selena Gomez (trust me)
We Found Love – Ed Sheeran
Valerie Burn is a very cool adult who writes things sometimes and is always looking for new and innovative ways to listen to pop music.

true american

true american cover

 

For the Fourth of July we decided to use a hackneyed theme to make a decent mixtape. Every song has something about America or the USA in its title or artist name, they’re all songs you’ve probably heard, and there are thirteen of them to represent the colonies. Is it groundbreaking? Nope. Is it perfect for grilling in the sunshine and starting the USA chant? Indeed it is. Mixtapes|Heartbreaks presents to you: True American.

TRUE AMERICAN
01| Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
02| American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
03| Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
04| Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America
05| Ventura Highway by America
06| Never Meant by American Football
07| My Paper Heart by The All-American Rejects
08| So American by Portugal. The Man
09| USA by Yellow Ostrich
10| American Hearts by Piebald
11| American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
12| American Boy by Estelle f/Kanye West
13| Party & Bullshit in the USA by DJ Crazy J Rodriguez

mean on bleach

mean on bleach cover

 

I made Mean on Bleach for my hero of a hair stylist Jason after he spent literally ten hours breathing in bleach fumes while trying to save a girl’s hair from its dyed-black murk. Jason and I often trade music suggestions so I made him a mix of what I was digging to listen to while working his magic at the salon. I hope this mix makes you feel as great as a new haircut.

MEAN ON BLEACH
01| Fall in Love by Phantogram
02| Unkinder (A Tougher Love) by Thumpers
03| Real by Years & Years
04| Tropical Oceans by D.D. Dumbo
05| Blk & Blu by Chase & Status f/ Ed Thomas
06| Always by Panama
07| Take Me to Church by Hozier
08| Love Me Again by John Newman
09| Balance by Future Islands
10| The Hearse by Wampire
11| Acetate by Volcano Choir
12| If I Could Change Your Mind by HAIM
13| All For You by Haerts
14| Chain My Name by Poliça
15| Odd Look by Kavinsky f/ The Weeknd

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brave baby mixtape

We first heard Brave Baby about about a little over a year ago here at M|H and it was love at first listen. “Lakeside Trust” is one of the best songs to have come out in the last few years, catchy as all get out. When we saw that Brave Baby was coming to Madison as part of the Communion Madison club night series we asked them to make us a mixtape. A mobile mail mishap kept us from getting their mix up before the show, but we’re pleased to present it for your enjoyment now. Eclectic and full of songs you might have forgotten you loved, let Brave Baby take you on a ride.

Like what you hear? Follow us on Spotify for more mixes and to see what Stacey’s been listening to.

BRAVE BABY MIXTAPE
01| Fleetwood Mac –  What Makes You Think You’re The One – Tusk (1979)
02| Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now – Jazz (1978)
03| Roy Orbison – You Got It – Mystery Girl (1969)
04| The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down –  The Band (1969)
05| Willy Mason – Talk Me Down – Carry On (2013)
06| Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On – Fear Fun (2012)
07| Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved – Uprising (1980)
08| Tame Impala – Elephant – Lonerism (2012)
09| The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody – Just Once In My Life (1965)
10| Wilco – Impossible Germany – Sky Blue Sky (2012)
11| The Killers – Read My Mind – Sam’s Town (2006)
12| Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror – Bad (1987)
13| Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place – Speaking in Tongues (1983)

i am yours now

For Valentine’s Day we wanted to make you a mix that works equally well for those sharing tender moments with their lover and those sharing tender moments with a pint of ice cream.  I Am Yours Now contains nothing but love songs, though, to be fair, some are actually about love lost. We do have heartbreak in our name, after all. Whether you plan to end your night with a sweet snuggle or a good cry, this mix is for you.

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fireworks disaster

This winter is never ending so I’ve decided to will it away with this summery mix. Please enjoy this Fireworks Disaster.

Fireworks Disaster Cover

Fireworks Disaster
01| My Girls by Animal Collective
02| Steve McQueen by M83
03| Take A Walk by Passion Pit
04| Ghosts and Creatures by Telekinesis
05| All Eyes On You by St. Lucia
06| Polish Girl by Neon Indian
07| Quickest Cut by All Tiny Creatures
08| Hard and Young by Zulu Pearls
09| Misty’s Nightmares 1 & 2 by Father John Misty
10| River by Akron/Family
11| Lakeside Trust by Brave Baby
12| Younger Us by Japandroids