This week’s mixtape is an ode to Internet-only, independent radio station, which, sadly, went off the air earlier this week — perhaps for good.

To honor the contribution the station has made to my life as a music lover, I put together a mix of songs from bands I love that I discovered while listening to WOXY — both while it was still 97.7 WOXY-FM and during its Internet-only days.

Of course, this mix only represents a tiny portion of the bands I became fans of after discovering their music via WOXY — a complete mix would have eleventy billion songs long (and yes, that’s a scientific number). And the songs I chose aren’t necessarily the songs that introduced me to the bands, but are songs of each that I love and thought would fit well together on this mix.

Love you, WOXY!

Pixies – Bam Thwok, [iTunes-exclusive single] (2004)
Metric – Dead Disco, from Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (2003)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll, from It’s Blitz! (2009)
Air – Radio #1, from 10,000 Hz Legend (2001)
Belle & Sebastian – Your Cover’s Blown, from Books [EP] (2004)
The New Pornographers – From Blown Speakers, from Electric Version (2003)
Mates of State – Goods, from All Day [EP] (2004)
Ra Ra Riot – Too Too Too Fast, from The Rhumb Line (2008)
Rilo Kiley – Emotional (Until Crickets Guide You Back), [non-album track] (2003)
Feist – I Feel It All, from The Reminder (2007)
Fruit Bats – When U Love Somebody, from Mouthfuls (2003)
Beulah – Fooled with the Wrong Guy, from Yoko (2003)
The Twilight Singers – Teenage Wristband, from Blackberry Belle (2003)
The National – Baby, We’ll Be Fine, from Alligator (2006)
The Wrens – This Boy Is Exhausted, from The Meadowlands (2003)
Elliott Smith – Wouldn’t Mama Be Proud, from Figure 8 (2000)
Arcade Fire – Cold Wind, from Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends (2005)
Heartless Bastards – Into the Open, from All This Time (2006)
Portishead – It’s a Fire, from Dummy (1994)
The Breeders – We’re Gonna Rise, from Mountain Battles (2008)

About the Author

Kelly Stitzel

After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.

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