Over the last few days I’ve realized a trend in my summer listening. Rather than the expected light, poppy fare, I’ve gravitated toward the heavy, epic, and melancholy. Sure, everything I’m listening to kicks mucho ass and adds a certain gravitas to mundane activity (nothing like an eardrum rattling climax to make you feel like a walk down the hill is going to change your life), but damn, it’s got me paranoid that I’m overdeveloping my inner sad bastard. Here are the bands in constant rotation:
Explosions in the Sky
And an order I made earlier this week included (sure to continue this trend a little longer):
To give you a better sense of what I’m talking about, here’s a mixtape featuring a track from each of the above bands (standard RIAA disclaimer - each was procured from the web, not P2P). I recommend it for late nights, not sunny days. If you do opt to listen to this during your normal activities, be prepared for everything to take on a heightened sense of melodrama.
Image from flickr user sleestak66.