This is probably my favorite mix ever…until my next favorite ever comes along. It’s a bit melodramatic and the name reflects a lot of different things. There’s an innocent joy that sand castles capture because they let our imaginations wonder, wander, and let us build our make-believe empires. The name also captures the transient nature of life–sand castles don’t last forever. I think it’s an apt metaphor and this music is equal parts unadulterated happiness and melancholy for me.
The bands featured include The Thoughts, Fort Frances, The National, The Joy Formidable, Wye Oak, Anton Franc, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and Beach House.
I’ve uploaded it to 8tracks for everyone to enjoy.