Mixtape Monday: Miraculous & Overwhelming


Neutral Milk Hotel – Everything Is

Beulah – Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand

Elf Power – Needles in the Camels Eyes

The Apples in Stereo – Tidal Wave

The Apples in Stereo – Pine Away

The Gerbils – Lucky Girl

Beirut – Elephant Gun

The Decemberists – On the Bus Mall

of Montreal – Everything Disappears When You Come Around

DeVotchKa – How It Ends

The Ladybug Transistor – Oceans in the Hall

The Music Tapes – S’Alive to Be Known (May We Starve)


“Miraculous & Overwhelming” pays homage to Elephant 6 Records who brought us now-iconic indie bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power and Of Montreal, as well as shows love for the whimsical-beauty of Baroque pop, which is most characterized by its ornate detail to melody—heightened with the French horn, wind instruments and strings—it’s a playlist that elicits the same emotional response as if you were looking at a beautiful natural landscape.


Samantha Lopez: small town Oregon to Austin, Texas. Music journalist and Creative Writer. Feeling things a little too much since 1994.


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