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August Playlist

An abundance power pop this time around… You’re welcome.

Thirteen Songs About Forgiveness Not Written By Don Henley

Thirteen Songs About Forgiveness Not Written By Don Henley

Excited to offer up the following taste of the new issue of The Mockingbird:

“The song that launched a thousand sermons” is one way to describe Don Henley’s 1989 single “The Heart of the Matter”. Mark our words: the composition will outlive anything else the ornery Walden Pond advocate has written, “Hotel California” included—for no other reason than the fact that it still gets routinely name-checked in Sunday sermons across the world, more than 25 years after it was released. Of course, it is a great song. Even those who harbor reservations about The Eagles (e.g., Jeff Lebowski) recognize its power;…

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July Playlist

June Playlist

As a special bonus this time, we’re proud to get to debut the title song from the forthcoming record There Will Be Rest by the ultra-talented Blake Flattley (who you may know from such places as Our Saviour NYC). You can listen to the song at the end of the playlist, or download the song by clicking here. The release party happens in NYC on June 26.

May Playlist

April Playlist

March Playlist

It’s a Lenten Britpop girl-group extravaganza!


February Playlist

January Playlist

We’re experimenting with a new format for our playlists. Hope you dig and Happy New Year!

P.S. That amazing Nettles song is an Mbird exclusive. Check out their stuff here.

December Mix: Happy Birthday Baby Jesus 2014


Growing up the son of a liturgical Episcopal priest, Christmas music was verboten in our house until after the 4th Sunday in Advent. So, it makes me nervous when Dave makes me post my Xmas mix right as December dawns… Anywho, Jing Jing A Ling! Let me know what rings your bell.


November Playlist

  1. Fight Test – The Flaming Lips000part
  2. Writing’s on the Wall – OK Go
  3. Running Up That Hill (Deal With God) – Kate Bush
  4. Letters to Elise – The Cure
  5. O Girlfriend – Weezer
  6. Sit Down – James
  7. Alien – 20/20
  8. I Don’t Know What I Want – The Raspberries
  9. Long Song Comin – Bob Seger
  10. The North Star – Roddy Frame
  11. Hometown USA – Slaid Cleaves
  12. As Long As There’s You – The Partridge Family
  13. The Scientist – Aimee Mann
  14. Walk Away – Del Shannon
  15. Kisses of Fire – ABBA
  16. No More Looking Back – The Kinks
  17. Bible Black Starless Sky – Andy Fairweather Low
  18. Hymnsong – Sons of Bill,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,|titles=Fight

October Playlist

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    T-minus two weeks and counting!

    I’ll Have To Dance With Cassie – God Help the Girl

  2. Everything’s Tuesday – General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board
  3. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow) – The Jam
  4. Nuclear Boy – 2020
  5. Can I Borrow a Kiss? – The Knack
  6. No Substitute – The Shivvers
  7. So Long – ABBA
  8. Niemals Einer Meinung – Die Toten Hosen
  9. That’s How People Grow Up – Morrissey
  10. Lady With the Spinning Head – U2
  11. Glorious – Andreas Johnson
  12. Not a Second More – The Lees of Memory
  13. Elevate Me Later – Pavement
  14. The Creature from the Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds
  15. Drinkin Days – Slaid Cleaves
  16. Cold Hands – Carl Anderson
  17. Why Go Alone – Chris Von Sneidern
  18. Dancing in the Dark – John Legend,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,|titles=Ill