For me, Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers was drenched in nostalgia. The novel is set in the mid-1990’s–right around the time I was spending hours upon hours crafting the perfect mixtapes for myself and my friends. I’m a sucker for nostalgia in general, but mixtapes are a particular weakness.
Of course, the “Supergirl Mixtapes” of the title are really just a small part of the story, which is about a girl who moves to New York City to get to know her estranged mother (who just happens to be a punk rocker). The usual coming-of-age themes are set to a 1990’s soundtrack in this book as Maria is obsessed with Kurt Cobain, her mother idolizes Patti Smith, and Maria’s friend from back home sends her mixtapes full of indie bands, like one of my ’90s obsessions, Veruca Salt.
For your listening pleasure this Monday morning, here is a song that would have a place on any “Supergirl Mixtape” I might put together.
What are your favorite ’90s bands?
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