Roam the Breezy Pastures

Since 2004, I have been making an indie pop comp for my birthday (prior entries into the series includes Ides of April, Glide, Bees Knees, Carousel, Treehouse, and Walking Through Walls). This comp is from April 2010. All songs are from 2008-2010, mostly 2009-2010. As usual for this series, I think it is relatively accessible, and much of it may be familiar to the indie music followers among you.

Click the links below to stream the compilation; the songlist follows.

1.Taken By Trees “Watch The Waves” (2009)
2.The Pastels/Tenniscoats “Vivid Youth” (2009)
3.Beach House “Used To Be” (2010)
4.White Hinterland “Icarus” (2010)
5.The Morning Benders “Excuses” (2010)
6.Born Ruffians “Little Garçon” (2008)
7.Fruit Bats “Being On Our Own” (2009)
8.Real Estate “Green River” (2009)
9.Grizzly Bear “Cheerleader” (2009)
10.Bowerbirds “Chimes” (2009)
11.Bon Iver “Brackett, WI” (2009)
12.DM Stith “Thanksgiving Moon” (2009)
13.Sin Fang Bous “Fa Fa Fa” (2009)
14.High Places “I Was Born” (2009)
15.Toro Y Moi “Blessa” (2010)
16.Animal Collective “What Would I Want? Sky” (2009)
17.Candy Claws “Catomaran” (2008)
18.A Sunny Day In Glasgow “Evil, With Evil, Against Evil” (2009)
19.Jónsi “Go do” (2010)
20.Taken By Trees “Watch The Waves (Memory Tapes Version)” (2010)

*Henry David Thoreau from his 1839 poem “The Breeze’s Invitation”
**Cover art by Arthur Rackham for “The Gnomes” by the Brothers Grimm, 1917

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And here are a few videos with songs from the compilation:

 

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