Episode 008 of 'Mix Tape Radio on FRUK' is a bit of a 'themed' mix. That theme being 'winter is coming' (which, by the way, it is).
A good portion of this episode is from a mix tape I had made last year (unsurprisingly called 'winter is coming'). It was made around this time last year. And with it turning dark by 5pm again, I found myself revisiting that mix. Dreading the cold days that were just around the corner. Although, being originally from Canada, I have to admit that some of my built in dread does not get fully realized with a UK winter (even when you add in the fact that the houses here are the opposite of weather-proof, not hitting -30 ever is kind of a nice thing that I haven't gotten used to yet).
So these tracks (hopefully) convey that feeling of an upcoming winter and some of the darkness and light that takes place.
EPISODE 008: TRACK LISTING
Barghest - Tyler Butler | Unbearable Thinking - Wintercoats | The Winter Hours - The Deep Dark Woods | Winter Windows - Sea Wolf | Lucid - Finglebone | Cold Hands (Warm Heart) - Brendan Benson | 20 Years Of Snow - Regina Spektor | The Cold Swedish Winter - Jens Lekman | Where And When - Hayden | Oh, The Wind Will Blow (ft. Jessica Jalbert) - Doug Hoyer | SAD - Annie Accidental | Solid Morning - Tearjerker | Re: Stacks - Bon Iver | Winter Air - Red Heart the Ticker | Let's Get Out of Here (Live at Radio Aligre FM, Paris) - Broken Social Scene | Coldest Days - The Rural Alberta Advantage | Winter Song - The Head and the Heart
Besides searching for whatever tracks / artists tickle your fancy on whichever music site you prefer to use / is available in your country, I've included links to exfm for each track (as it is not only one of my favourite sites, but also available across all borders).
On top of that, I will also be posting more about the music included in this episode throughout the week, and you can filter all those posts by clicking on the Episode 008 tag (and you can click on any of the artist tags below to see any other posts that may feature said artist).