Tag: songwriter

and every summer Lissie comes back to me

picture by Andrew Calder

As soon as it gets hot – and its 37 degrees today in Berlin, Lissie instantly pops back up on my headphones, her smooth, enchanting folky, country music is made for the good weather and thats one but not the only reason she is featured on my new Sweet Serenade Mixtape, out in July. If your not one of Lissie 100k facebook fans, you probably dont have her 2010 album “Catching a Tiger” either… but you should!  Here are two of my favourite pieces which have been all over blogland for the past 10 months or so.Beautiful music, and just perfect for a hot day at the lake..

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Lissie – Record Collector from her album “Catching a Tiger


Lissie – Everywhere I Go from her debut Ep “Why you running

Lissie – Pursuit of Happiness (Kid Cudi cover) by Anclin

Ben Sollee ‘Wild World’ (Cat Stevens cover)


Chromemusic favourite Ben Sollee , who has been included on almost each one of our Sweet Serenade mixtapes so far, returns with the first track of his upcoming album “Inclusions” which you can preorder via Bandcamp. I am a huge fan of his sweet, soulful music and i have been looking fwd to some new music from Ben Sollee, & judging from the first track his new album will make no exception. Really in love with this tune..

*ps i guess Cat Stevens wrote a song for all my  girlfriends & buddies that got lost in the world*

Here to refresh your memory are 2 more of his tracks and our all time favourites:


Ben Sollee – Only a Song (ft Jim James of My Morning Jacket)


Ben Sollee – A change is gonna come (Sam Cooke cover)

More Sallie Ford & the Outside Sound “Not an Animal”

I really love this band, bought her 5 track ep, and every tune is timeless. I can’t praise this up and coming band enough. I already did in my first post about them a couple of months back. Haven’t heard from a new album on the horizon but seriously buy the ep and tell them to make a move to Europe. That’s one band I wanna see live or maybe even bring over ourselves.


Sallie Ford & the Outside Sound “Not An Animal”

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here is another good video I found of them

YUM YUM Folk Mixtape “Sweet Serenade Vol 2” compiled and a little bit mixed by chrome

“Give you the heavens and the sunshine” this is what this mix is about, steppin away from the beat driven music to give some music i listen to when hanging in my yellow hamock.

After the huge success which my first mix represented by being heard simply everywhere i went, i did another one – actually i am planning on doing a whole series (have 6 covers already finished and mix 3 is in the pipeline). Enjoy this one – especially in these quiet days. So have fun and let the hamock sway.

Full tracklist:

1. “Summer wastin” – Anna Egge
2. “Video killed the radio star” – The Wrong Trousers
3. “Turpentine” – Vandaveer
4. “Human Nature” – Glenn Case
5. “Original Nuttah” – Get Cape, Wear, Fly
6. “High Ground” – Orenda Fink
7. “California Soul” – Cara Robinson
8. “I’ ll follow you into the Dark” – Amy Millan
9. “Little Lies” – Anna Ternheim
10. “Beggin my weakness” – Barnaby Bright
11. “Boat behind” – Kings of Convenience
12. “A Change is gonna come” – Ben Sollee
13. “Race you” – Elizabeth & the Catapult
14. “Cupid” – Melanie Fiona & the Illadelphonics (the Roots)
15. “Walking down the line” – Ellen Jewell
16. “You and i” – Wilco & Feist
17. “Whatever you like” – Anya Marina
18. “Crystalize” – the xx
19. “Free” – Donovan Frankenreiter & Jack Johnson
20. “Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens
21. “Don’t worry baby” – Jim Hanft
22. “When doves cry” – The Be Good Tanyas
23. “Come as you are” – Laura Love
24. “Brain Damage” – Jeffrey Lewis & Laura Marling
25. “Only a song” – Ben Sollee