Fri, Sep 7, 2012

This month we tapped our friend Bob over at Gimme Tinnitus to create our September Mixtape. The mix serves as a nice snapshot of the independent music coming (mainly) out of the Northeast Megalopolis in and around the year 2012. 

Many of the bands featured on this months mix will be playing during CMJ in October and a bunch of them can be seen in one place during the joint Gimme Tinnitus /Exploding In Sound showcase.

Listen to the Gimme Tinnitus CMJ Kickoff Mix here.

This month we tapped our friend Bob over at Gimme Tinnitus to create our September Mixtape. The mix serves as a nice snapshot of the independent music coming (mainly) out of the Northeast Megalopolis in and around the year 2012.

Many of the bands featured on this months mix will be playing during CMJ in October and a bunch of them can be seen in one place during the joint Gimme Tinnitus /Exploding In Sound showcase.

Listen to the Gimme Tinnitus CMJ Kickoff Mix here.

Wed, Aug 1, 2012

It’s August which means we have a fresh new mixtape for you your listening pleasure. This month long time LA blogger David Greenwald of Rawkblog did the honors by making us this lovely mix. 

He explained that he wanted to create the mix from bands influenced by shimmery 80’s synth pop (his current obsession) with his long time love of scrappy guitar jams. What he’s put together for us is a pretty impressive little mixtape that really captures exactly what he’s described. Enjoy!

It’s August which means we have a fresh new mixtape for you your listening pleasure. This month long time LA blogger David Greenwald of Rawkblog did the honors by making us this lovely mix.

He explained that he wanted to create the mix from bands influenced by shimmery 80’s synth pop (his current obsession) with his long time love of scrappy guitar jams. What he’s put together for us is a pretty impressive little mixtape that really captures exactly what he’s described. Enjoy!

Portals July Mix Mon, Jul 2, 2012

Every month we bring on an interwebs music aficionado to make an exclusive mixtape for our community. This month one of our favorite collectives PORTALS has taken on the task of hand-picking fifteen songs for our July Mix.

We’ve had a long standing relationship with the PORTALS crew. Many of them helped launch our Site Player and when they officially launched their collective site they opted once again to go the exfm route. We’re overjoyed that they’ve created this mixtape for us and can’t wait to continue collaborating with them from now until the end of time!

Listen to the full mix here

EOTB Orbit Mix Fri, Jun 1, 2012

It’s June, which means we have a spanking new mixtape for you courtesy of our pals over at Ears Of The Beholder and guess what the theme is? Space!

We know you can’t resist a final frontier themed mixtape so we won’y keep you any longer. Put on your space suit, strap in and blast off right here!

Tue, May 1, 2012

This month we reached out to our pals over at Dailybeatz to create our May mixtape cleverly titled “Malybeatz.” Get it?

The mix features the creme de le creme of artists previously blogged about on the Dailybeatz site. If you follow their blog theres a good chance you may have already heard most of these tracks before. We’re just lucky enough to have them all in one place for your streaming pleasure. Well what are you waiting for? Get to it!

Tue, Apr 3, 2012

Every month we hit you with a fresh new mixtape. This month we’ve enlisted Andriana from Gluttony Is The New Black to create a fun new April mix for us. In true party girl fashion she’s chose to name the mix "Dance Like Everyone Is Watching." If you were at Megablaag during SXSW or flipped through our photo album you can probably decipher the mixtape artwork above.

Get your party shoes on, press play and dance your way into Spring!

Austin Town Hall - SXSW Sampler Fri, Mar 2, 2012

It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, SXSW time of the year! So who would be a more appropriate pick to make this mix┬áthan Austin locals Austin Town Hall? As far as we’re concerned the answer is nobody.

There’s always tons of bands coming through Austin, and perhaps the best part about SXSW is being able to discover new acts you haven’t heard prior to the festival. Austin Town Hall has gone through the list and hand-picked their personal favorites, and offered up their latest singles, hoping to spread the word about some solid bands worth chasing around. Some of these are their personal favorites, some are secrets, and some are well-known, but we can all agree that this selection pretty much rules.

Make sure to follow ATH on exfm and check out their all day SXSW party at Second Street Showdown on Friday, March 17th. Free booze and great bands. What’s better than that?

Wed, Feb 1, 2012

[Monthly Mixtape] February - Stubble Vol IV

Every month we bring you a spanking new mixtape from one of our favorite tastemakers. This month we asked Popstache to do the honors and boy did they do a great job!

Popstache is known for their amazing mixtape collection which you can visit right here. We’re so excited they’ve come on board and created Stubble Vol IV exclusively for us. So what are you waiting for. Get listening!

Thu, Dec 1, 2011

December’s Monthly Mixtape - Under Appreciated 2011

Here are fifteen under appreciated tracks from 2011 brought to you buy the good people over at We Listen For You. This is not to say you haven’t heard of a few or all of these bands, it’s just that they feel that these tracks are some of the best of the year and haven’t received the accolades they deserve.

We Listen For You tried to mix in different genres and sounds but guide the listening journey in such a way that the music can be enjoyed as a whole and not just skipping around. It’s been a great year packed with amazing releases and we’re excited to share with you some of their favorites that you might have missed. Enjoy!

P.S. While you’re at it you should check out their favorite albums and bloggers of the year too!

Thu, Nov 3, 2011

[Monthly Mixtape] November - Falling In Love With Music Was Never So Easy

Every month we bring you a new mixtape curated by a notable exfm user. For the month of November, Kyle, editor of Musicsavage has done us the great pleasure of crafting this an unmistakably Fall inpspired mixtape.

He tells us this mix is “A quizzical experience of music for the rest of our fall. A mixtape full of beautiful sounds, shiny new songs, and an exploration of cool fall sounds that lead to a cold winter.”

Musicsavage’s taste leans towards indie rock music with heavy folk, blue grass and blues overtones. These genres are brilliantly portrayed through this seasonally infused mixtape. The whole exfm team has been loving tracks left and right from this mix and we are sure you will be too! For the full Musicsavage experience make sure to visit his blog

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