Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 9/3/2012 – Simon Wilcox

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Artist featured: Simon Wilcox
Song: Empty Sky

It’s a rainy day here today. Depending on the situation, the rain can bring a sense of calm or relaxation to those who have the opportunity to do so. When this opportunity arises, take advantage of it. We work our bodies hard non-stop and the truth is many of us don’t treat our bodies the way we should. So when you have a few minutes to give your body do it. This week’s Nate’s Mix Tape Monday song goes to a great song to just lay back and listen to by Simon Wilcox it’s called Empty Sky.

The opening intro to the song actually reminds me a lot of Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam. I like the blues influence given to the riff and as the song progresses it really morphs into more of a pop sound while keeping that intro guitar riff present. You might hear this song and think “I’ve heard this before…” it was in the movie Brothers. If you have the opportunity today, do yourself a favor and play this track while laying back relaxing every part of your body. Don’t think about anything else, just listen and relax.


Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 7/26/2010 – Alkaline Trio

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Featured Song: Crawl

by Alkaline Trio


Happy Monday! It’s been quite an eventful week for me, I finally finished my project (Stormtrooper armor) and I found a lot of the time I worked on it, I was listening to this band. So this week’s edition of Nate’s Mix Tape Monday goes to Alkaline Trio, “Crawl” off my favorite album From Here to the Infirmary enjoy!

Thanks Alkaline Trio…

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 7/19/10 – New Found Glory

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Featured Song: 2’s & 3’s

By: New Found Glory

I apologize for missing a couple of Monday’s! This week we have an ultimate high school song for me. I absolutely love it every time this song comes on my iPod. This album was a soundtrack to my high school years, I can vividly remember walking down the halls blasting this is my disc man (remember those?!). New Found Glory is without a doubt the kings of pop-punk.

Enjoy, and remember….


PS: this YouTube video is wrong it was actually released on Nothing Gold Can Stay.

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 6/28/2010 – Good Old War

It’s been a crazy week! World Cup soccer has been keeping me company, and I recently worked my last day at my internship. At this point, I’d like to just sit back in a nice soft comfortable chair with my headphones softly whispering into my ear with some pure acoustic magic.

For this week, I’m going to go that route, and also incorporate a track from my review of Good Old War’s album “My Name’s Sorrow” (See it HERE). I love this song, the lyrics, the soft guitar and the all around melody. I’ve been told I often enjoy sad songs, but I’m here to tell the people who think that: the lyrics aren’t the only aspect of the song from which I derive it’s meaning. Personally, I connect to the melody and the “feel” of a song before I even pay attention to the lyrics. I’m sure it’s different for everybody, which is awesome because it gives me stuff to talk about with people.

Check it out, here’s Good Old War’s “My Name’s Sorrow” off their self titled album. The quality in this video basically sucks and I apologize for that. Please go purchase the song from iTunes.

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday -6/21/2010 – Yellowcard

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Featured Song: Life of a Salesman

By: Yellowcard

This week’s edition of Nate’s Mix Tape Monday is dedicated to Father’s Day! We are bringing it back to my high school days, I can vividly remember walking through the halls going to home  room playing this album on my disc man. I’m one of those people where I can even smell the halls, all my senses are very connected.

This song, “Life of a Salesman” is off Yellowcard’s Ocean Avenue album which came out in 2003. I have always liked Yellowcard because they did things differently, as you will hear in this song they have a violin player. That’s right, a violin player in a pop punk band! I have to give credit to unique, when I first heard they had a vioin in their music I thought it would be a disaster.

Here it is… enjoy!

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 06/13/2010 – MuteMath

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Featured Song: Chaos

By MuteMath

I stumbled upon this band accidently (or we can get deep and say accidents don’t exsist, only fate. But we’ll keep it out of the clouds and just say accidently) and I’m so happy it happened. This song in particular has awesome sound and an increasingly catchy chorus to rock out to; while it also including an interesting, groovy bass line that adds a sort of “dance” ingredient.

Many times, I hear bands try to get a similar sound as far as background noise and it’s either over done, lacking a melodic feature, or to be blunt about it,  just plain annoying. If it doesn’t compliment the melody don’t put it in there to fill space, sometimes silence is best… But I’m getting off on a tangent because MuteMath doesn’t feature any of these pet peeves of mine.

Great to chill out to, great to rock out to, what more could you ask for?

This song is off the “Mute Math” album and it’s only one of the gems on the album. Go get it!

Here’s the official video for the song “Chaos” by MuteMath:

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday – 6/7/10 – Valencia

Nate’s Mix Tape Monday

Featured Song: Listen Up
By Valencia

Welcome to June! It’s that time of the week, most of you have been gritting your teeth towards your alarm clocks, quoting that all famous quote “I hate  Monday…” Well I’m about to give a little pop of great music into your dreaded Monday routine.

This week’s feature is “Listen Up” by Valencia, local boys based out of Philadelphia! This song has an amazing sing a long chorus the minute I heard it, it went directly into my “favorites” list. Valencia has impressed me, I can’t wait to hear some new stuff.

Enjoy! … Try to ignore Mr. Lip the song on YouTube. It’s the only quality sound I could find for this song.


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