_(1) Monday Night Mix with Luke and Lana.
(2) Comin' at you every Monday night/Tuesday morn' from 12a-2a
_(3) Take home your very own mnmixtape via this weekly column. A/B, 30 mins per side



For the A side this week I’ve chosen to find a lighter side of the cold with some beautiful new wave/twee/post-punk selections! (There’s a bit of the darker stuff in there too so don’t worry). Check out all these fresh releases to brighten up your week! -Luke

1. Ping Pong Club 'Skylight'

Found this incredible 4 piece based out of Bandung, Indonesia, and I was immediately captured by the playfulness of their sound and catchy songwriting. While still a fairly young group, I highly recommend keeping up with these young songmakers.

<a href="<a href="">Demo" class="redactor-linkify-object"></a> by Ping Pong Club</a>

2. Haley Blais 'Severance Pay**'**

Another demo selection, Haley Blais whispers warm melodies over the surprisingly comfortable combination of synth bass, ukelele, and strings. With a crystal voice, she manages to find a wonderful sense of rhythm on "Severance Pay" without needing any drums to guide her.

<a href="<a href="">Zero" class="redactor-linkify-object"></a> Charisma by Haley Blais</a>

3. Wall of Stars 'Blur'

A two piece out of El Monte, California, Wall of Stars comes with just the essentials: jangly guitars, melancholy hooks, a driving bass, and a filtered drum machine. Knowing when to let vocals come to the front and when to wash them out is an under appreciated skill IMHO.

<a href="<a href="">Center" class="redactor-linkify-object"></a> of Heaven by Wall of Stars</a>

4. Thought Beings 'Holiday'

A bit of 80’s nostalgia never hurt anyone :) With stunningly smart vocal lines and a wickedly impressive snare, Thought Beings brings a groovy holiday-season tune that’s perfect for wistful snow-angel making and melodramatic hot chocolate drinking. Do they have this snowmobile in a digital pink?

<a href="<a href="">Holiday" class="redactor-linkify-object">">H...</a> by Thought Beings</a>

5. Emily Underhill 'Toronto'

A more somber approach to the winter months, “Toronto" is a standout track from Emily Underhill’s newest release, Dissolve. Her haunting vocals sit atop a massive composition, conducting the instruments as they paint a cinematic forest scene for us to explore.

<a href="<a href="">Dissolve" class="redactor-linkify-object">">...</a> by Emily Underhill</a>

6. Glen 'Go Boy'

Berlin post-punk project Glen delivers a long and low story throughout their über-recent 5-song release Crack. Weaving in and out of time/tempo, the group definitely isn’t afraid to use time as just another parameter, and it pays off in this groaning, almost overwhelming project.

<a href="<a href="">CRACK" class="redactor-linkify-object">">CRACK</a> by GLEN</a>



Soft rock or easy listening? Soft drink or soda pop? This week’s Side B is full of stocking stuffers for the whole family - from near and far, aged young and old. These tracks that will make your Dad (Pop?) go “mmm” and your brother swipe-yo-track Shazam. But wait a minute - (zooms out) is that a ‘16 Corolla or a ‘76 Integra? -Lana

1. Psychic Mistakes Glitterball for its Crystal Sister - Monika ‘Lonely World

2. Natural Bobtail Anonymous’ Invite-Only Christmas Party - Richenel ‘Autumn

3. Upholster my Furniture in Sucked Balloons - A.R. Kane ‘A Love from Outer Space

4. Turtlefurred VHS - Letta Mbulu ‘Normalizo’

5. DVR’d Grace Tenores De Oniferi ‘Su Determinu’

6. Family Trip(tophan) - Mariah ‘Shinzo No Tobira’

Lana Harris and Luke Martinez DJ/write/beyond for the Record Hospital. Record Hospital has air 10pm-5am every weeknight.