There is a "Winter Mixtape 2014" that we recommend, particularly if you enjoy Indie Pop. It is available through Noisetrade. Although it is offered as a free download, tips are accepted and they will go to a very worthy cause. At least eight of the bands having songs on the Winter Mixtape have already been introduced to Indie Obsessive. We highly recommend this collection of songs.
The driving force behind the collection was Charlie Lowell of Jars of Clay. Pasted below is his explanation of the project:
"Happy New Year! 2013 was an amazing year for discovering new music. I'm in a band myself, but spend lots of time scanning the music world for new and promising artists. I gathered my favorite of these "artists on the rise" and curated a digital "mixtape" for you to hopefully enjoy as much as I have. Noisetrade has been gracious to assist me in getting the mix to you, and I'm excited to give any TIPS to Blood:Water Mission, my favorite non-profit that brings clean water solutions and HIV/AIDS care and support to communities in Africa.
Happy listening, and Cheers to 2014! - Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay)"
To sample the songs, click the arrow within the embedded offer:
For convenience, we are including Soundcloud streams of some songs we favor.
"Unbound" by CATHEDRALS"
"Thunder Clatter" by Wild Cub
"Went to War" by Amason
"Wings" by Haerts
"The Beaty Surrounds" by Houses