Monthly Mixtape: Couple Skate

Hello, February! Did you know we have a leap day this month? Does that mean the extra day DELAYS the gray hairs, or speeds them up? I have yet to decide how I feel about this.

Monthly Mixtape: The "Couple Skate" Mix

That photo right there? ^^^ I’d like to think this is a pivotal moment of discovery in their lives, even though truthfully they have less than zero clue what’s happening. That CD in their hands is their once-hip parents in their once-hip and cool indie rock band. Yes, little children, your mommy was super rockin’ and played an off white Jazz Fender bass bigger than herself, with 3-inch off white pumps to match. She sang and played tragic love songs with your da- wait, don’t throw the CD in the toilet! Now don’t put it in your mouth!

Aaron and I always talk about harmonies. To us, there are blood harmonies and love harmonies. Like, when I sing with my mom and sister, it’s magical. We sound the exact same, yet our voices are individually vastly different. When I sing with close girlfriends (holla, Michelle, Sara, Katelyn!) the blending that occurs is almost hypnotic. But when I sing with Aaron, it absolutely transcends. Sometimes after a show, Aaron would describe closing his eyes, and being unable to tell where his voice ended and my voice began. That happens a lot with husband and wife duos. It’s the LOVE harmonies, man!

(If I start singing The Love Boat lyrics are you going to paper cut me?)

So, I felt it only fitting to showcase my very favorite guy/girl harmonizers this month. During February. You know, Valentine’s Da- oh you got that.

96% of these bands are actually a married duo! Even the ones that aren’t, still possess harmonizing powers that are straight ridic. Whether tight and clear, lush and layered, produced and perfect, or vintage and raw, the harmonies in this mixtape are among the very ones that helped vocally shape me, without a doubt. And yes, my old band is definitely in this mix. Is that d-baggy?

To love harmonies! (and horrible bleach jobs. you can’t tell me you didn’t notice my awful hair on that CD cover. like, it was bad. way, way bad.)

I give you . . . the “Couple Skate” mix.

You can always click the below to listen later! (everything is free, bee tee dub)

The “Couple Skate” Mix

Okay, so tell me your fave guy/girl duos. Anything new (or old) I should check out?

Also, do you think my hair looks better these days? Wait, don’t answer that.

Previous mixes:

the “Champagne and Diet” mix

the “Zuzu’s Petals and Eggnog” mix

the “Mix About Fire” mix

the “Trick-or-Treat Smell-My-Feet” mix

the “Crunchy Bangs and Flannel” mix

the “Birthday Candles and Rosé” mix

the “Fireworks and Lemonade” mix


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17 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Couple Skate

  1. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb February 2, 2016 at 8:14 am #
    I am HORRIBLE at being any sort of music aware. So I always get excited about your mixtapes!! you get me. thaaaaaaaaanks <3
  2. Ally February 2, 2016 at 8:50 am #
    I love your mixtapes and I loved your band when you guys were together!! I used to work with Aaron's mom and came to a couple of your shows with her. :)
  3. Kayley February 2, 2016 at 9:14 am #
    I have been listening to Us the Duo on Pandora - highly recommend!
  4. jessica February 2, 2016 at 9:57 am #
    I totally agree with "love harmonies", it just feels different. My cousin and her husband are also in a band (Joy Zipper) and something about the way their voices come together is just amazing to listen to.
  5. Samantha February 2, 2016 at 10:38 am #
    I love the theme for this month's playlist! (And we even get an extra day to enjoy it!) Lately I've been really obsessed with Binki Shapiro and Adam Green.
  6. Charity February 2, 2016 at 11:13 am #
    Kudos for including Shovels & Rope! They immediately came to mind when I was reading your post so I was happy to see them in the mix!
  7. Amber February 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm #
    What a wonderful thing to share with your husband. I'm envious of anyone who can blend their creative and romantic lives. Don't forget Gram and Emmylou!
  8. Heather February 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm #
    Male/female harmonies are my FAVE! I already love so many of the duos on this playlist - can't wait to check out the rest!
  9. courtney pesek February 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm #
    I love Nicki them and then their Van sessions on youtube. Sooo fun!! JUST LIKE YOU!! XO
  10. Stef February 3, 2016 at 4:45 am #
    Love the two songs of yours (and Aaron's of course), that I found online. It won't let me listen to your playlist cause I'm in South Africa. Where, or how, could I buy the albums? Please say there's a way to download. Have had the two songs on repeat for the last 2 hours while working (I'm OCD like that), and must have more :)
    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2016 at 6:35 am #
      Aw, well thanks! What two songs did you find? You can download us on iTunes and Spotify! But it sounds like you're having issues with Spotify, so maybe try iTunes. Good luck!
  11. Rachel K February 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm #
    Great playlist! I love The Civil Wars - amazing harmonies. Such a shame that the duo broke up. You should check out You+Me. It's a collaboration between Pink and Dallas Green (from City & Colour and alexisonfire). The combination of their voices is surprisingly beautiful.
  12. Heather Buzby February 4, 2016 at 10:55 pm #
    Loved hearing your band! And the fun varieties of duos. If you don't mind a suggestion...look up Mon Cheri. They're a band that had excellent regional success but broke up a couple years ago, but the harmonies I think would be right up your alley (even though they were never a couple).
  13. Hedda February 17, 2016 at 1:15 am #
    Love them so much. The colors are soft.


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