This month's favorite downloads skew toward songwriters, as opposed to electronica or ambient (though there's still a little of that too). As usual, this mix is best experienced in the order given. Starting this month I'm also going to begin sharing these mixes via Spotify (if they carry the songs), so follow me over there if you're on the site—my username is scottpgwp.
Credit where it's due: three of these tracks come courtesy of Rawkblog—Lia Ices and Chad VanGaalen come from the same mix that yielded the Little Scream track I mentioned yesterday, while the Geotic track came from this mix. I heard "Bells of Harlem" on the radio one night this month and immediately knew who it was, despite not knowing that Dave Rawlings ever put anything out under his own name. Coincidentally I came home that night and found a great introductory mix to Gillian Welch on tumblr, and it included this track. Also on tumblr, the always excellent Singing in the Wire posted a nice intro to Francoise Hardy. As for the rest: Acquarium Drunkard pointed out the Millenium track, the ever-dependable For the Sake of the Song posted the wonderful "Hello Sunshine," and my buddy Swan Fungus posted the Terry Riley track. Finally, I don't recall where I came across the Wooden Shjips track—it's from their new album.