My finals are almost over, and thus it is finally time to share this summer mixtape I made. I've been a bit lax on the mixing front, because of the aforementioned finals, but I hope this one will satisfy.
It is a mostly cheerful cd with a little bit of bittersweet knowledge that this won't last forever, that we will have to go back to real life some day, and that the hot weather is sometimes kind of a pain in the ass. This is music for driving to visit people, listening to by the pool, or while mixing margaritas for your friends and singing along, for back porches and summer jobs and biking in the heat.
Mostly indie music but there's a higher-than-usual concentration of classic rock and other guitar-driven music. Some of this music is very new and some of it is very old, and someday I will do an all-classics summer mix (maybe in June when we need it).
picture by meTracklist:
1. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio- The Ramones
2. Crash Years- The New Pornographers
3. Another Sunny Day- Belle And Sebastian
4. Constructive Summer- The Hold Steady
5. Daylight- Matt & Kim
6. American Girl- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
7. A.M. 180- Grandaddy
8. Knotty Pine- Dirty Projecters with David Byrne
9. On The Radio- Regina Spektor
10. Mr. Blue Sky- ELO
11. Helicopter- M. Ward
12. Earth Is The Best- The Phenomonaughts
13. This Is How You Spell Ha Ha Ha We've Destroyed The Hopes Of A Generation Of Faux Romantics- Los Campesinos!
14. Aside- The WeakerthansDOWNLOAD