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Midweek Mixtape: Songs To Lament Life To When The Party’s Over But You’re Still Awake


It’s 3.30 am and you’re sitting alone at the kitchen table in the house of friend. It’s deadly silent apart from an occasional snore from the living room where most of your friends passed out a few minutes ago. You’re surrounded by empty bottles of cider and are still cradling your last paper cup of wine. You had been excited about going out but it was average and the exact same as every other night out. The silence and the sickly yellow filter on everything in the room caused by overly harsh lighting and the smell of cigarettes and stale booze is making you contemplate how exactly you got to this moment. As you re-consider every poor decision you’ve ever made and wonder why exactly you’re so sober right now, you put on some tunes to get you through the night.


  • Modest Mouse – Dramamine
  • Brand New – Jesus Christ
  • American Football – Never Meant
  • Carissa’s Wierd – So You Wanna Be A Superhero
  • Bon Iver – Towers
  • Death Cab For Cutie – No Joy In Mudville
  • Wilco – Jesus etc.
  • Wye Oak – Civilian
  • High Highs – Bridge
  • Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures
  • James Vincent McMorrow – Red Dust
  • Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
  • Fionn Regan – St Anthony’s Fire
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
  • The Antlers – Hotel
  • Arcade Fire – It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)
  • Houses – The Beauty Surrounds
  • Sharon Van Etten – Every Time The Sun Comes Up
  • The Shins – New Slang

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