This week’s mixtape is an ode to Internet-only, independent radio station woxy.com, 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)