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EARTH to MARS | music for Veronica Mars in 2014 | listen

manhattan ☞ cat power
going through hell ☞ the streets
good time ☞ brazilian girls
mouthful of diamonds ☞ phantogram
everybody’s gonna let you down ☞ the vaccines
if i could change your mind ☞ haim
boom boom ☞ donora
my heart is on fire ☞ asta
on melancholy hill ☞ gorillaz
girls do cry ☞ san cisco
where we should be ☞ cherub
sun videos ☞ monster rally
dreamworld ☞ rilo kiley
abandon ☞ french kicks
confetti ☞ spectrals
duet ☞ everything everything
grow up and blow away ☞ metric
i need answers ☞ asta
huey newton ☞ st. vincent
feel the beat ☞ radio freq.
these streets ☞ bastille
never gonna give you up ☞ the black keys
major minor love ☞ rhye
bedroom wall ☞ banks
i need $ ☞ polica
who are you ☞ ivan & alyosha
i will be there ☞ odessa
lily ☞ woods

HOLIDAYS 2013 | download | 2007—2012 | never miss a mix

xmas in bed ❄ eliza doolittle
christmas party ❄ dr. dog
ol’ saint nicholas ❄ doris day
swinging party ❄ kindness
jingle bells ❄ ella fitzgerald
christmas must be tonight ❄ bahamas
oh holy night ❄ bastille
knock louder ❄ dale earnhardt jr. jr.
holly jolly christmas ❄ sufjan stevens
christmas again! ❄ the superimposters
have yourself a merry little christmas ❄ cat power
count your blessings ❄ bing crosby
christmas time (is here again) ❄ elephant stone
no christmas for me ❄ zee avi
winter ❄ wafia
by the fireside ❄ ellen and the escapades
frosty the snowman ❄ candystore
blue christmas ❄ booker t. and the mg’s
tonight you belong to me ❄ the caravelles
hover i ❄ andrew bird
oh little town of bethlehem ❄ bright eyes
auld lang syne ❄ kate nash

Worlds Away; a FitzOsborne Saga fanmix
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Please Note: This is a wordless fanmix. These are instrumentals. This one is specific to The FitzOsbornes in Exile, A Brief History of Montmaray's is here.
monuments ☩ yann tiersen
unaccompanied cello suite no.1 in g major ☩ yo-yo ma
we float ☩ dustin o’halloran
be a good boy ☩ thomas newman
charms ☩ abel korzeniowski
someone is watching ☩ dario marianelli
islay hotel ☩ alberto iglesias
flowers of buckingham ☩ alexandre desplat
open letters ☩ dustin o’halloran
some things too late, others too early ☩ rachel portman
they play on… ☩ clint mansell

HOLIDAYS 2012 | download | 8tracks listen | 2007—2011

do you hear what i hear ❄ the polyphonic spree
midnight clear ❄ bella ruse
driving home for christmas ❄ alice jemima
the house that jack built ❄ jesca hoop
redribbon foxes ❄ a fine frenzy
bloodbuzz ohio ❄ julia stone (the national cover)
o come, o come, emmanuel ❄ punch brothers
christmas time ❄ piney gir
i hear (click click click) ❄ the rosebuds
fill the bowl ❄ sta hi brothers
hot summer night ❄ grace potter
what christmas means to me ❄ cee lo green
wonderful christmastime ❄ the shins
(everybody waitin’ for) the man with the bag (thunderball remix) ❄ kay starr
the christmas waltz ❄ frank sinatra
all i wonderful christmas is you ❄ summer camp
lumberjack christmas/no one can save you from christmases past ❄ sufjan stevens
hark ❄ oh, starling
o holy night ❄ branches
what are you doing new year’s eve ❄ the head and the heart
new year’s eve ❄ first aid kit

2007  ❄  2008  ❄  2009  ❄  2010  ❄  2011  |  full tracklisting

mirrors:  2007  ❄  2008  ❄  2009  ❄  2010  ❄  2011

This holidays series started as me burning, individually, these songs onto CDs and handing them out in middle school to friends. Now it’s a yearly tradition, it’s gone digital and mass (I have an email blast list for it, join here) but the heart is the same. I love holiday and wintry music, I love building a mood, so I scour libraries and compilations and special editions for the perfect set of songs. Toss ‘em in a playlist and hit shuffle for easy party music, or listen to them one by one (‘08 and ‘11 were particularly good years). Happy holiday season!

*Note: 2012 is not built yet, some of the best compilations wait until December for release, but it is coming! Stay tuned!

Out of Time; an Amy Pond Farewell fanmix
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EVERY MAN NEEDS A COMPANION ✶ FATHER JOHN MISTY
A BETTER SON/DAUGHTER ✶ RILO KILEY
IKEBANA ✶ KEVIN SHIELDS
SILVER & FIRE ✶ M. CRAFT
SMOKIN’ THE BOYS ✶ AUDRA MAE AND THE ALMIGHTY SOUND
NOTHING BUT TIME ✶ METRIC
THE NEXT TIME YOU SAY FOREVER ✶ NEKO CASE
WHAT PART OF FOREVER ✶ CEE LO GREEN
PLEASE SPEAK WELL OF ME ✶ THE WEEPIES
YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND ✶ QUEEN
I CAN’T LET GO ✶ THE HOLLIES
BOATS AND BIRDS ✶ GREGORY AND THE HAWK
YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE ✶ CARLY RAE JEPSEN
LIFE ON EARTH ✶ BAND OF HORSES
GOODNIGHT MY ANGEL (LULLABY) ✶ BILLY JOEL
NEVER LET ME GO ✶ FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
CAN’T GO BACK NOW ✶ THE WEEPIES
GREAT COMPANION ✶ LANDON PIGG

Farewell Montmaray; a FitzOsborne Saga fanmix
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Please Note: This is a wordless fanmix. These are instrumentals. I plan on doing one for each book, this one is specific to A Brief History of Montmaray.
capture the flag ☩ broken social scene
sailing home ☩ karen o and the kids
this place is a shelter ☩ ólafur arnalds
big sam thompson ☩ chris thile
oh ho! ☩ andrew bird
export 2 (midnight directives) ☩ owen pallett
sea of glass ☩ tom middleton
year of our lord ☩ sufjan stevens/osso
the boat ☩ rachel portman
going somewhere ☩ abel korzeniowski
austria ☩ michael kamen

Till Death Do Us Part: a happy endings fanmix
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happy ending ✚ mika
you’re my best friend ✚ queen
friends, lovers, or nothing ✚ john mayer
daytime ✚ maricopa
m79 ✚ vampire weekend
she’s long gone ✚ the black keys
you are the best thing ✚ ray lamontagne
no one’s better sake ✚ little joy
little garçon ✚ born ruffians
vogue ✚ madonna
help yourself ✚ sad brad smith
glass of water ✚ coldplay
never give up on the good times ✚ spice girls
damn girl ✚ justin timberlake
fairytale lullaby ✚ bombay bicycle club
movie loves a screen ✚ april smith and the great picture show
god only knows ✚ dale earnhardt jr. jr.
let’s go home ✚ best coast

Abed is Batman now: an abed nadir (as batman) fanmix
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Note: This is the soundtrack to the Batman movie Abed never got.
a watchful guardian ✖ hans zimmer
badman’s world ✖ jenny lewis
a man’s castle ✖ michel legrand
learning the skills ✖ james newton howard
cold war ✖ janelle monae
lux aeterna ✖ clint mansell
parallel timeline with alternate outcome ✖ trent reznor & atticus ross
dream is collapsing ✖ hans zimmer
midnight city ✖ m83

Abed is Batman now: an abed nadir (as batman) wordless fanmix
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Note: This mix is inspired by a quote of an inscription that created a character within a character. I decided to make it *more* complex by making that character in a character the star of his own franchise! And then technically I fanmixed that fictional franchise! In other words this is the soundtrack to the Batman movie Abed never got. Did I lose you yet? This is a mostly wordless mix (as it is a ‘film score’), but I swear if you give it a chance it does make sense and is totally listenable. Also, Britta as One-Eyed-Geriatric-Cat-woman (click ‘more info’ above for that kind of stuff)!
a watchful guardian ✖ hans zimmer
badman’s world ✖ jenny lewis
a man’s castle ✖ michel legrand
the sandman ✖ the chemical brothers
learning the skills ✖ james newton howard
an itch ✖ trent reznor & atticus ross
a disturbance in the night ✖ murray gold
moon fever ✖ air
the tale ✖ nathan johnson
cold war ✖ janelle monae
mace’s dead ✖ john murphy
zero-sum ✖ nine inch nails
boss battle ✖ nigel godrich ✖
actions have consequences ✖ basement jaxx
lux aeterna ✖ clint mansell
parallel timeline with alternate outcome ✖ trent reznor & atticus ross
love me some walking ✖ nigel godrich
the last judgment ✖ carter burwell
dream is collapsing ✖ hans zimmer
midnight city ✖ m83
holding out for a hero ✖ frou frou

SLAUGHTER: a hunger games wordless minimix
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I DIDN’T WANT TO DIE ✖ CARTER BURWELL
CONTAINER PARK ✖ THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
THE SURFACE OF THE SUN ✖ JOHN MURPHY
DANSE MACABRE ✖ CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
THEME FOR THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY ✖ PAUL CANTELON