Puddlegum Mixtape

Puddlegum Mixtape

Updated weekly (songs remain for two weeks). Dream pop, shoegaze, bedroom pop, synthwave, acoustic pop, and whatever we dig.

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Puddlegum Mixtape 004

We made Mixtape 4 for you to enjoy. We found some new (to us) artists, and artists we love. There’s a new Depeche Mode song, a banger by FM-84 (not so new), and new tracks by Yot Club, Cathedral Bells, Coolhand Jax, The Japanese House, and many others. We also mixing in post-punk (a genre Scott Drichel is passionate about).

Enjoy Mixtape 003 on the second half of the playlist.

Puddlegum Mixtape 004

25 songs, 1 hour 36 minutes

  1. Baseball Game – Crocodile Tears
  2. Surf Rock Is Dead – help me understand
  3. Fetch Tiger – Time Alone
  4. Yot Club – The Benefits of Lying (With Your Friend)
  5. Okey Dokey – Late Riser
  6. Cathedral Bells – All Under the Sky
  7. Hazel English – Slide
  8. Lauren Early – Good Girl Bad Boy
  9. kelz – Sometimes (feat. Alex Siegel)
  10. ANIMA – What I Saw Was Real **
  11. del claro – In the Morning
  12. Carlie Hanson – Hopelessness
  13. The Japanese House – Boyhood
  14. Øneheart – Nostalgia
  15. Benedikt – How Did I Wind Up Here?
  16. Bedroom – Better Friends
  17. Evangeline – Mystic
  18. Mini Trees – Cracks in the Pavement (feat. McKinley Dixon)
  19. FM-84 & Ollie Wride – Running in the Night
  20. Depeche Mode – Ghosts Again
  21. Coolhand Jax – On the TV
  22. Hello Mary – Stinge
  23. Black Honey – Charlie Bronson
  24. Blondshell – Disappointment
  25. Storefront Church & George Clarke – Waking Up (feat.Deafheaven)

** Not available on Apple Music.

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Also, Mixtape 004 is up! We’ll share the new tracklist shortly.

New Music to expect this week (3.19.23)

Kelz has a new single Sometimes out today (3.22) through Brooklyn based Bayonet Records. The single features Alex Siegal, another artist we love. Check out our review of Sometimes. Bayonet was founded by Beach Fossils, which they release through. Kelz released her debut album 5am and I Can’t Sleep through Bayonet last year (May 6, 2022).

Sometimes ft. Alex Siegel by kelz

Hazel English posted an unexpected, “Surprise, new song coming this Thurs.” The surprise is a reimagined cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ Slide that opens with the second verse.

Stevie Nel has a new single out on Thursday called Spiral. He has release three single so far that have a great bedroom pop sound.

ghosts breathe backwards by stevie nel

Cathedral Bells will be releasing a single + video on Friday. The song is called All Under The Sky. Their new album, Everything At Once, is coming on May 19 via Born Losers Records. Preorders for the album will be available at the end of this week. Born Losers is home of CD Ghost, Jaguar Sun, Midi Memory, Stray Fossa, Surf Rock is Dead, just to name a few.

Clinging to the Ground by Cathedral Bells x Rew

Norwegian bedroom pop group Benedikt is also releasing a new single How Did I End Up Here on Friday. Benedikt’s album Why Are You Dreaming drops April 28.

Night Hikes are releasing their EP, called Perfect Wonder. You can hear two songs from the EP; check out the title track is on our Mixtape.

Øneheart is releasing a new EP called Broken on Friday. They just released a collaboration with Hotel Pools that we added to our Puddlegum Mixtape 003. (Hotel Pools also collabed with l i n x.)

with you by l y n x & Hotel Pools

Indie songwriter Matt Pond of Matt Pond PA has a new band called The Natural Lines. Their self-titled debut LP is out this Friday through the great Bella Union (Beach House, I Break Horses The Innocence Mission, and many names you’ll recognize). You can hear three singles from The Natural Lines album and find their music videos.

And can I run a synthpop blog without mentioning the new Depeche Mode album? Memento Mori is coming out Friday, bringing us twelve new tracks. This will be their fifteenth studio album since they began in 1981. Half of their albums came out between 1981 and 1991, before music shifted in the 1990s. Thankfully there have been plenty of singles, remixes, compilations, and live albums during their 42 years of existence.

Next week brings us new albums from Deerhoof, City and Colour, The Hold Steady, and The New Pornographers. The forthcoming Deerhoof album Miracle-Level was engineered by Mike Bridavsky (Lil Bub) of Bloomington’s Russian Recording.

We will update this post updated with more releases and song streams.

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