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Quiet Indie Songs of 2020

Quiet Indie Songs of 2020

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global indie chart, 1st in the global chill chart, 1st in the global folk chart, 1st in the global acoustic chart and 5th in the global chillout chart.

I listen to as much indie music as I do ambient music. Looking at my favorite songs of 2020, I noticed that several were quiet tunes that would be appropriate for an LLM mix.

Squirrel Flower was my big discovery this year, a few of her songs turned out to be my most played tunes of the year. Phoebe Bridgers had one of the best albums of the year but my two fav songs on it were a bit loud for this mix so I went with the beautiful "Moon Song."

Listen closely at 43:28 for "The President Sang Amazing Grace" by Kronos Quartet & Meklit. It pays homage to the moment President Obama sang Amazing Grace during the funeral of state senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney on June 26, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina. It is absolutely one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.

I also want to give a shout out to a local band that made my top ten list this year - Field Report. Their album, "Brake Light Red Tide," has a great sound and beautiful production.

Tracklist is in the comments.

Comments

olivierdelas

Discovering quiet indie scene ... very nice, keep going with the great music!

kaelow
kaelow

I thought this looked familiar ;) https://www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/breathing-music/

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Ha! I had a feeling I had used this pic in the past but didn't know when. Good catch!

lunchcart
lunchcart

Excellent mix, agreed, the Squirrel Flower song is amazing.

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Thanks for stopping by and giving this a listen. Cheers!

Sebastian Rau

Absolutley wonderful!😄🙏

cs36ft12
cs36ft12

Thanks!!! Just what I needed. Hope it's the beginning of a series. Brilliant.

low light mixes

A series is a good idea! Putting that into action might be hard but I'd sure like to try. Thanks for listening and for the idea. Cheers!

Paul Asbury Seaman

Once again, Low Light Mixes (Dave Michuda) does the world of music lovers a big favor by exposing those of us stuck in our listening habits to a lot of great new music in a short amount of time. Thank you, honorable elder brother!

low light mixes

I'm glad you're enjoying the new music. Hopefully you can find an artist or two that you like. Cheers my friend!

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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 Squirrel Flower - Seasonal Affective Disorder
03:33 Field Report - Puget Sound
07:54 Devendra Banhart - Franklin's Tower
16:19 Phoebe Bridgers - Moon Song
20:48 Clem Snide - Roger Ebert
23:36 Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman
27:58 Kevin Morby - Sundowner
32:56 Sarah Jarosz - Hometown
35:48 North Americans - Rivers That You Cannot See
39:28 Mute Forest - Crater Laugh
43:28 Kronos Quartet with Meklit - The President Sang Amazing Grace
47:15 Alexandra Savior - Soft Currents
50:20 S. Carey - Take It With Me
55:06 Tresspassers William - Winterstorms
58:18 H.C. McEntire - Hands for Harvest
62:28 Squirrel Flower - Headlights
64:55 Bedouine, Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff - Thirteen
67:51 M. Ward - Migration of Souls
71:19 end