Liner Notes: A Wintery Mix 2012

Sorry for the delay in making this post, but my recent move to Chicago & new job really kicked my butt. And I’m still catching up.

This annual compilation, now in its ninth year, represents my favorite tracks from the past year. And they’re placed in an order that fits the mood of the year, the rhythm of the songs, and how they best flow together. I hope you not only find some songs you like, but also some artists you might not otherwise hear. I encourage you to check out their other work…you won’t be disappointed.

Each year, I dedicate this compilation to someone who’s made an indelible mark on my life in the past year. This year it’s dedicated to my dear friends Martin & Waverly. Without them, my adventure to Chicago could not have taken place. And for that, I’m eternally grateful.

Enjoy! And please leave your feedback in the comments below. Thanks, as always, for your support. Happy New Year… and best wishes for 2013! xo, jr


  1. Cry at FilmsBright Light Bright Light (featuring Del Marquis)
  2. Let Him InEliot Bronson & Yonder Orphans
  3. Full CircleHalf Moon Run
  4. 4 AMMelanie Fiona

Blueprints EP - Bright Light Bright LightMilwaukee - Eliot Bronson & Yonder OrphansDark Eyes - Half Moon RunThe MF Life - Melanie Fiona

  1. The Siren’s CallDarren Hayes
  2. Nancy From Now OnFather John Misty
  3. Foreign FieldsElton John vs. PNAU
  4. Everyone’s WaitingMissy Higgins

Secret Codes & Battleships - Darren HayesFear Fun - Father John MistyGood Morning to the Night - Elton John vs. PNAUThe Ol' Razzle Dazzle - Missy Higgins

  1. My Kind of LoveEmeli Sandé
  2. Is Your Love Big Enough?Lianne La Havas
  3. Feet to FollowJay Andrew
  4. FreeHaley Reinhart

Our Version of Events - Emeli SandeIs Your Love Big Enough? - Lianne La HavasSafe in Sound - Jay AndrewListen Up! - Haley Reinhart

  1. DeathwishBebe Black
  2. Born to be BlueThe Mavericks
  3. Fading Listening Shiny Toy Guns
  4. The Unknown Faces at Father James ParkThe Phenomenal Handclap Band

The Black Lion Sessions - Bebe BlackSuited Up & Ready - The MavericksIII - Shiny Toy GunsForm & Control - The Phenomenal Handclap Band

  1. YouthFoxes
  2. How Deep is Your Love? The Rapture
  3. Lessons in LoveKaskade (featuring Neon Trees)
  4. Don’t Give In TonightGraham Alexander

Youth - FoxesIn the Grace of Your Love - The RaptureFire & Ice - KaskadeGraham Alexander - Graham Alexander

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