Our December 2017 Record of the Month was the "Magnolia Mixtape: Volume II". This exclusive, limited edition record was pressed onto a white vinyl. It features a variety of songs from different artists, chosen by our founder and curator Drew Holcomb.
As always, our subscribers got a personalized note from Drew along with the vinyl, read the note below:
NOTE FROM DREW
I am thrilled to bring you our 2nd Annual Magnolia Mixtape. We get to hear so much great music all year and there are only so many months to feature full albums, so its fun to make a year end mixtape of music I have discovered this year. I hope you will enjoy these tunes as much as I have. Here are a few words about each song and artist.
Devon Gilfillian - "Here and Now” Devon toured with us this fall and he’s an incredible new artist. Hints of Al Green and Otis Redding, but Devon is his own man for sure.
Amy Stroup - “Magic”. Amy is a friend in Nashville who has had songs all over TV and Film for a long time. This is a song showing her more playful and soulful side. Reminds me of a modern day Motown vibe.
Wilder - "Same Way” Big emotional arena rock n roll. Hints of U2, Coldplay. Big guitars, drums, wall of sound.
Judah and the Lion - "Suit and Jacket" Our dear friends and newly minted big stars. Proud of these guys and all they have accomplished in the last few years. This is their new single.
Andrew Belle - "Down" Chicago singer/songwriter who has made 3 fantastic records. His new one is more electronic, moody like Bon Iver and James Blake.
Hovvdy - "Pretend" Met these guys through some mutual friends. Laid back Austin Texas casual. Garage mellow rock. Love this track.
The Secret Sisters - "You Don't Own Me Anymore" Indie darlings who have toured with Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell and others. The legendary Brandi Carlile produced this record.
Steve Moakler - "Hearts Don't Break That Way" Steve just came off his unique backyards and campgrounds tour, and he is one of the most honest and hardworking singer/songwriters I have ever met.
Birdtalker - "Heavy" A fan recommended this band to me over Twitter. Melodic acoustic indie rock a la The Head and the Heart.
Humming House - "Make It Through" Humming House are tour mates and good friends who put out a new album that's big departure from their folky porch vibes. Big Indie Rock.
Will Hoge - "Little Bit of Rust" Will is one of my favorite songwriter friends. Part Mellancamp, Part Woody Guthrie. Tried and true.
1. Devon Gilfillian - Here and Now
2. Amy Stroup - Magic
3. Wilder - Same Way
4. Judah & the Lion - Suit and Jacket
5. Andrew Belle - Down
6. Hovvdy - Pretend
7. The Secret Sisters - You Don't Own Me Anymore
8. Steve Moakler - Hearts Don't Break That Way
9. Birdtalker - Heavy
10. Humming House - Make It Through
11. Will Hoge - Little Bit of Rust