Category Archives: Mixtapes

#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- OCTOBER 2020

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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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- July 2020

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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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- May 2020

Relentless, right? The bad news. It keeps barreling toward us like a mudslide, no way around it, no way to ignore it. It’ll crush you if you’re not careful, if you don’t keep your head up. So, under advice from a close friend, I’m trying to accentuate the positive. Below is what was on Moderate Rock’s playlist for the month […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- April 2020

What a frankly terrifying, disorienting, and odd time to (hopefully) be living through. It feels slightly frivolous to be even be updating here but as the passing of time becomes one long, grey mush, I’ve become more grateful for music than ever before. Instead of feeling utterly lost, it’s been music, this month especially the songs below, that has helped […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- March 2020

Strange times. As if the world wasn’t anxious enough of late, now a global pandemic and its cascade of consequences have made things quite literally deadly out there. It might feel a little frivolous to talk about music at a time like this but it’s one of the only things keeping me in one piece. I don’t want another news […]

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