Category Archives: Mixtapes


There was lots of things to be excited about this month- the raucous returns of Drug Church and Quicksand, My Bloody Valentine’s sudden appearance on your streaming service of choice, the world returning to some version of normality! But it wouldn’t be the Moderate Rock Mixtape if it didn’t also include some killer downer jams- the last half of this […]

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I hope you find something to love. HOME IS WHERE- ‘Assisted Harakiri’ FRANKIE & HIS FINGERS- ‘Just Because You Are, Doesn’t Mean You Have To’ THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD FERRIES- ‘After You’ FIDDLEHEAD- ‘Million Times’ MAN ON MAN- ‘1983’ ADIOS COMETA- ‘Franco’ ASSERTION- ‘Supervised Suffering’ THE BREEDERS- ‘The Dirt Eaters’ A.A. WILLIAMS- ‘Where Is My Mind?’ LIT. MAJOR- ‘Ghosts’ SLOPING- ‘Treading’ […]

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We’re well into the busiest time of the year for new album releases now. And this month’s playlist reflected that, as it grew from four songs on the first of the month to 26 by the end. There’s Californian punk, post-hardcore from Japan, ambient soundscapes from Kenya, and more. I hope you find something to love. STRANGELIGHT– ‘Digressions from Sierra […]

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A quiet month, this. Oh, there’s been a ton of bands making waves as always, plenty of new and excellent songs to check out, but for July my playlist in particular was a little more peaceful than usual. It’s worth sliding up your volume to hear Honeyspider’s newest, and heaviest, track, and catch former Fugazi members conjure wonky wonder with […]

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