Day Three

[Download Mixtape] Tape Tuesday: CDs for a Broken Record

New Tape Tuesday!

I feel like everyone numbs themselves to something. It’s like Louis CK said on Conan last September cell phones are a perfect way of subconsciously ignoring true and real and beautiful feelings. So I set out to make a mixtape to draw out those emotions and prevent any possibility of numbness. If this were an episode of Friends, “CDs for a Broken Record” is “The One Where Every Song Kills.”

“I’ll be your one and only,” every time you meet someone downtown

  1. Ricky Eat Acid – Inside your house; it will swallow us too
  2. Raury – Bloom
  3. Emily King – Distance
  4. Kevin Drew – Good Sex
  5. Sleepers’ Reign – Four Dots
  6. SBTRKT – r u n a w a y
  7. Years and Years – Real
  8. Young & Sick – Willow
  9. Day Three – Anxiety
  10. Beyoncé – XO
  11. Lincoln Jesser – Certainty
  12. Yumi Zouma – Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up
  13. Childish Gambino – what kind of love
  14. Frankie Cosmos – bottom lip
  15. TEL AVIV – Cucca
  16. Javeon – Give Up
  17. Fickle Friends – Swim
  18. Yellerkin – Leave Me Be
  19. Stonefox – All I Want
  20. Tom Misch & Carmody – The Last Song
  21. Leo Stannard – I Could Say
  22. Mike Mains and the Branches – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  23. Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me
  24. Nick Leng – Crawled Out of the Sea



Like I did with Welcome to Summer, I made a trailer for this Tape Tuesday. It really has nothing to do with the mixtape, but I thought it was a funny idea, and I executed the idea just okay.

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[Introducing] Day Three

New Day Three!

I have been doing this thing since I was little. I don’t think it’s unique, but probably the fact that I still do a version of it at age 20 is. I remember riding in my mom’s van to and from kindergarten, and no matter the song (but usually those ’90s-mom power ballads that ruled pop radio during this time), I would pretend that I was a part of its music video. I would look out the window longingly, catching glimpses of trees, cars, and street signs, and if it was raining, I would maybe try to touch the dripping water on the other side of the window, following the droplets with my eyes and chasing them to their demise within the confines of the window crack. It was weird, okay? The version I do of that now is a bit different. For example now, I sometimes will just lie in bed and stare at the ceiling when I wake up hating myself at 3 PM during holiday as if I was part of an indie coming-of-age movie. The more I write and think about it, the more it seems messed up. Maybe I indulge myself in so much TV, movies, and video games that in these moments, I lose touch with reality, or maybe I have always secretly wanted to write (and choose the soundtrack for) an indie coming-of-age movie about my own life. I couldn’t tell you, which maybe even further proves how disconnected I am from my own dreams. Oh, that’s heavy.

Well, if you’re still reading and aren’t like crying because I ruined your day with my strange brand of sadness, I will tell you that Day Three is this electro-pop group from Sweden who are not afraid of making you wait. They will force you to be patient while their songs build, and when you least expect, they will whack you over the head with a sweet refrain made all the more sweeter through the wait.

It goes through my head. It penetrates my soul.

[via Hilly Dilly]

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