Bitchtapes: Red Edition

Prompted by our Red issue, I bring you a sampling of fiery, scarlet songs for your listening pleasure. Track listing after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Creation Myths

I try not to read magazines like People and US Weekly too often; I don't want my money, attention, or time supporting the creeps that hang out in Angelina Jolie's bushes. But there is, pretty undeniably, a facet to human nature that likes to gossip, likes to know... Read more »

Bitchtapes: New Music + Artists to Watch!

For this week's Bitchtapes, I wanted to feature some new artists and some soon-to-be-released (or brand spankin' new) tunes out there from independent labels. Track list after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs About Home

I've been thinking a lot about my home this week, and by association the many emotions that thoughts of home brings—happiness and coziness and fun, as well as the heavier stuff, or even the feeling of lacking a home at all. Here's a wide-ranging soundtrack to accompany mental... Read more »

BitchTapes: Country Roses

Sure, Poison may have had a hit with “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” and the Portlander in me will always love Elliott Smith's “Rose Parade,” but no other genre pays tribute to music's favorite flower quite like country. So, without further ado, here's a mix of classic country crooners... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Hott Summer Jamz Edition

It's time to make the most of what's left of the summer. I'm thinking bike rides, swimming pools, a quick camping trip, or half napping/half reading a book in the park.  Let's say I was going to road trip out to the nearest water park (maybe!), this just might be my soundtrack... Read more »

BitchTapes: Feeling Catty

Songs about cats, because we love them. Track list after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Gone Too Soon

It's no secret that musicians often die far too quickly. In this Only the Good Die Young, Part II mix, I recognize some of the artists we've lost in the past twenty years... Read more »

BitchTapes: Queens of Dark + Ethereal Wave a la 80s

  To this day I still pooh-pooh Obsession cologne, but continue to love all that 80s mood music. Here's to the haunting lyrics, heavy snyths, and syncopated bass rifts of my youth. May the mood be with you. Track list after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Cruise Music (Cruisic)

I'm going on a cruise tomorrow, and I've compiled a list of songs to put me (and you!) in a cruisin' state of mind. Though I'm imagining myself jamming to these tracks on a massive boat wearing a caftan and some wide-legged pants—daiquiri in hand—they're also great... Read more »