These shortened days, these lengthy nights, this cold existence... oh, do I suffer from a major case of the SADs. Seasonal Affective Disorder. There's something about the winter that makes me want to listen to songs that are loud, strained, and filled with singers singing songs about regret, love loss, and all the stupid things that you might find yourself in thanks to all the holiday parties. I think that the mixtape's closing track, "Sick" by Twilight Sad, is basically what winter feels like, so I'm really happy to include a track by them that fits so well, since they're one of my favorite bands.
Also, if you're going through a heartbreak, be VERY careful when you hit 1:40 of "No Rest" by Dry the River. HeartBREAKING.
Lastly, I'm incredibly happy and excited to be including the Irish band JJ72 on this mix. I've been such a huge fan of JJ72 since 2001 when I first heard song clips on their website. I reached out to the singer, Mark Greaney, and asked him if I could include a track off I To Sky (which was released in 2002) on a NYLON Mixtape and he specifically requested "City." Honestly, if there's one band I'd want to get to reunite, it'd be them. I To Sky was never released in the States, but if you can find it somewhere, download it. Especially if you like OLD Smashing Pumpkins. --SARAH LEWITINN December 2011 Mixtape by NYLONmag Fun - One Foot JJ72 - City Dry The River - No Rest PK - Not In Love (Crystal Castles cover) Cinema - Gary Go (featuring Carina Round) Velta - Dead Ringer Damndogs - Love Tribes - We Were Children 1,2,3 - Scared But Not That Scared The Solids - Whatevers and Neverminds Lucy Rose - Middle of the Bed Twilight Sad - Sick