Mixtape Monday: Wide-Eyed and Brilliant


Ride – Vapour Trail

The Sundays – Here’s Where the Story Ends

The Beta Band – Dry the Rain

Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater

Blonde Redhead – 23

Galaxie 500 – Ceremony

Radiohead – House of Cards

Suzanne Vega, DNA – Tom’s Diner

Slowdive – When the Sun Hits

Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic

The Ocean Blue – Ballerina Out of Control

The Black Ryder – Santeria

The Raveonettes – War in Heaven

Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot

The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

The Smiths – Oscillate Wildly

Wide-Eyed and Brilliant is a collection of dream-pop, shoegaze-y tunes to turn to when life is moving a little too fast for you.


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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