• Coming Out Of Retirement

    9 Mar 2009, 14:13 by mattpate

    My wife's youngest sister has been asking me for quite some time to sit down at my computer and make her a mix of "good" indie music. She wanted to impress her friends with the knowledge of many different bands. Unfortunately, I have sort of been falling down on the job. I use to keep Last.fm up to date and would write journals and reviews often. But, since going to college, working, and getting married, I've found little time to devote to my scavenger hunts of local record stores, much less keep myself up to date with the goings on of the industry. I am going to attempt to stay more abreast of new music and try to write more. Consider this my "coming out of retirement."

    The mix I made my wife's sister spans seven CDs, totaling 131 tracks, arranged alphabetically. The collection will take her just under 8 hours to listen to fully - according to iTunes. Not all of the artists are strictly indie, some may just be slightly indie-esque. Some are just of my own enjoyment. Below is the track list.