HIGHLY REC'D: April '10: I Want To Kiss Your Face Off!


HIGHLY REC'D is an unofficial monthly newsletter/mixtape that comes to my inbox on the first of every month full of great tunes that come, well, highly recommended. April 2010's HIGHLY REC'D mixtape is quite good, featuring new songs from The Morning Benders, Rogue Wave, Free Energy, She & Him, and many more. Here is the tracklist:

1. Fang Island - Welcome Wagon
2. Kiss Kiss Kiss - Miss Meredith
3. The Silver - The Signs
4. The Royal Chains - Wolf
5. Kids and Animals - Dirty City
6. It's a King Thing - Baby Tantrum
7. The Submarines - Waiting for a War (The Morning Benders cover)
8. The Morning Benders - All Day Daylight
9. Rogue Wave - Right With You
10. Rogue Wave - Miami, Miami
11. Free Energy - Young Hearts
12. Harlem - Someday Soon
13. Suffering Fools - Crossing of Us
14. Mono Puff - Unsupervised, I Hit My Head (1996) (TMBG side project)
15. She & Him - Don't Look Back
16. Matt Pond PA - Starting
17. Arms - Heat & Hot Water (free band-approved EP!)
18. Zoey Van Goey - The Best Treasure Stays Buried
19. Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle
20. Wolf Gang - Back To Back
21. Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed
22. The Temper Trap - Down River

Want to download it? You can grab the zip here.

Oh and here is a note from the HIGHLY REC'D crew:
There is absolutely nothing official about Highly Rec'd. All music is posted for promotional purposes. We're just here to fill that mixtape-shaped hole in your life, but we hope you are able to find at least one new tune that helps you get through your month/week/year, which in turn gets you interested in these artists and you can then go support them in whatever way you choose. If you have no idea why you are receiving this and would like to be removed, please send a reply email to highlyrecd@gmail.com with the phrase: "OH HELL NO!" in the subject line, or if you would like to add a friend to the list, have them send an email with "SUBSCRIBE!!!" in the subject line, the three exclamation points are key. Sources are thanked when applicable, there are a shit ton of blogs out there, and you are all doing God's work, but I really only give the special shout out when I feel a site either breaks the news on a band, really champions a new band and works to get their name out, or does something else awe-inspiring to receive the greatest honor of all: their link printed in italics. Your jealousy is unbecoming. And in this spot you usually type words really small and then say the year you started: 2007. http://highlyrecd.blogspot.com - Get Rec'd!