I absolutely love the summer. Everything about it. The sun, the heat, the sounds, the long days, and the good memories. And these memories always come with great music. I still remember the songs and albums I listened to during the summers of my youth. And it’s partially the reason I started making these mixes back in 2010. There’s a special sort of shine and pop gleam that comes with the sights and sounds of this season. And this mix falls right in line with all that – some loud/bright/fast/fun-loving jams, tailored for making some summer memories. Enjoy.
1. Son of a Gun (We Have Fun) – For the Foxes
2. Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
3. Dancing Song – Little Comets
4. Dreaming – Smallpools
5. Something In Common – Free Energy
6. Weight/Lightness – Ambassadors
7. True Loves – Hooray for Earth
8. Outsider – Snake! Snake! Snake!
9. Cayucos – Cayucas
10. I Want You – The Royalty
11. Outta My Head – Tommy & The High Pilots
12. When We Were Young – Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra
13. Adulthood – Jukebox the Ghost
14. Radar Detector – Darwin Deez
15. Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
16. Little Numbers – Boy
17. Sun Shy – Dresses
18. Dead Oaks – Now, Now
19. Paper Planes – Beautiful Small Machines
20. Broken Throat – Adam Arcuragi
And if you feel so inclined, leave a comment letting me know where in the world you’re listening from.
Oh, you want more? Dive into the Good Medicine Archive (hint, hint: Vol. 1, Vol. 7 & Vol. 13 are the summer mixes from 2010, 2011, & 2012).
* If you like what you hear, you had better go support these bands. Buy their music, go see them live, send them a care package. Do something to let them know you like them.
** Original cover photo by my talented Australian friend, Jay Argaet.
***And if any of the bands on here don’t want their music on the mix, just let me know and I’ll remove it promptly. Thanks.