Yep, these are good days. Summer is quite possibly my favorite season. I love the heat, the sun, the sounds – everything. And the music of summer for me has always had a special quality to it – it’s a little louder, brighter, faster, fun-loving, and shines with a nice pop hook gleam. As I’ve mentioned before, I started making these mixes 4 years ago primarily because I loved summer music so much and the memories tied to it. And this mix actually marks a milestone in Good Medicine history – volume 25. That’s almost 500 songs, or as my friend Brian pointed out the other day, 1.2 days straight of Good Medicine listening. I don’t think I thought it’d last this long, but I’m glad it has. And hopefully this newest mix will give you a new soundtrack to the heat, and help you make this summer one to remember.
1. I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers
2. Agora – Bear Hands
3. LA Calling – Crystal Fighters
4. This Wild Life – Vacationer
5. Cheap Sunglasses – RAC feat. Matthew Koma
6. That Girl – Catcall
7. By Surprise – Gemini Club
8. We’re The Kids – Parade of Lights
9. Big Blue Wave – Hey Ocean!
10. We Won’t Go Home – The Colourist
11. Waves – Magic Man
12. Cool Kids – Echosmith
13. This Is the Life – Two Door Cinema Club
14. Beach House – Disaster In The Universe
15. Oceans – Coasts
16. Float – Pacific
17. Keep Together – Hunter Hunted
18. White Lies – Max Frost
19. Hands – Alpine
20. Driftin - Y LUV
And being that this is volume 25, marking the beginning of year 5 of Good Medicine, leave a comment letting me know where in the world you’re listening from, and which Good Medicine mix from the past has been your favorite.
But wait! There’s more. Go download all 24 previous volumes of Good Medicine. And if you’ve got an itch for some more summer jams, check out Vol. 1, 7, 13, & 19.
Good Medicine Vol. 1: Remember Me, Summer
Good Medicine Vol. 2: Summer Lights
Good Medicine Vol. 3: The Impossible Cool
Good Medicine Vol. 4: Hold Me Close, Keep Me Warm
Good Medicine Vol. 5: Quicken The Heart
Good Medicine Vol. 6: Hello Sunshine
Good Medicine Vol. 7: Go Outside
Good Medicine Vol. 8: Fight the Night
Good Medicine Vol. 9: These Golden Days
Good Medicine Vol. 10: A Kinder Grey
Good Medicine Vol. 11: Young And In Love
Good Medicine Vol. 12: Lie Down In The Light
Good Medicine Vol. 13: Southern Heat, Summer Hearts
Good Medicine Vol. 14: Rebel Youth
Good Medicine Vol. 15: The Cinder & The Smoke
Good Medicine Vol. 16: And Now We Hibernate
Good Medicine Vol. 17: Heartbeats
Good Medicine Vol. 18: Light The Way
Good Medicine Vol. 19: Summer Gold
Good Medicine Vol. 20: Bright Light, Hot Heat
Good Medicine Vol. 21: Nomads
Good Medicine Vol. 22: Northern Heights
Good Medicine Vol. 23: Hold On To Your Heart
Good Medicine Vol. 24: In Bloom
* And it’s summer. You have free time. If you like what you hear, go support these bands. Buy their music, go see them live, send them a care package. Do something with your money to let them know you like them.
** Original cover photo by Michael Showell.
***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.