I know this is a day early but I dunno if I will get chance tomorrow. Sorry.
I haven't got a really specific theme accept there are 5 rockier alternative tracks to bring you up and then a nice little chilled song to come down to. Hopefully some of these bands are new to you but either way enjoy!mediafire.com ?y2gjinriyzo
1. The Tupolev Ghost - Diagrams
Unfortunately recently defunct this band produced some truely hard hitting post-hardcore I was lucky enough to catch them live days before they called it quits and they really where a truely great upcoming British band.
2. Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
This bands runs more as a collective of musicians with two core members with different artists collaborating on each song. This is something I feel allows them to create some truly creative music and will never fall into the pitfall of producing two albums the same. I love the build up to this song the first two minutes are quite chilled then its let loose and its awesome!
3. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday
These guys are starting to make a name for themselves. There have been comparisons to pre creation era My Bloody Valentine with there loud distortion driven sound. Sure they are not breaking new ground but its a simple, twee and distorted and noisy! Love it.
4. No Age - Sleeper Hold
Again these guys are starting to make waves after playing both ATP New York and ATP Nightmare Before Christmas and not only playing there own set but playing Husker Du songs with the legendary Bob Mould. Its noisy its gritty and over the top but it works I know a lot of people here will dislike this but give it a try there is a lot of power behind this track.
5. Built to Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind
This song almosts runs a free jam its I love the repetitive hook throughout the tune. Their guitarist is up there with J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) in terms of greating catchy hooks and melodys and then weaving it with some awesome melodies/lead.
6. Múm - Blessed Brambles
Icelandic electro pop experimentalists is the only way I can describe this band. I swear all the best, most creative bands come out of Iceland. For me at least this song is pure bliss I know this is quite likely to be out of most of your listening zone but they really are fantastic so give something new a chance.