Summer Sounds Mixtape I

June 25, 2009

More than any other season, summer seems to naturally grow into its own soundtrack. This kind of natural association that forms between a track or album and a time was the primary motivation for this blog when it began. I really can’t explain why summer is the most likely season to become its own musical genre, maybe it’s major chords, or maybe it’s just sunshine.

So here it is, with as little pretense as possible, after all, a mixtape like this makes itself.

Grizzly Bear and Dead Prez – Two Weeks of Hip-Hop (The Hood Internet Mash-up)
Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move
YACHT – Psychic City
The Hundred in the Hands – Dressed in Dresden
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
Passion Pit – The Reeling
Santigold – Lights Out (Tepr Emo Remix)
Kleerup featuring Lykke Li – Until We Bleed
Camera Obscura – French Navy
St Vincent – The Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

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Two songs from musicians that I’ve never posted before. La Roux’s debut is coming in June. If you’re as addicted to Hype Machine as I am, you’ve probably already heard them.

The Hundred in the Hands are a duo from Brooklyn (duh!) and they’ve got this song and another for free on their website. According to their Myspace they’ve only been viewed 27,000 times. Not a lot for an awesomely encouraging debut of free tracks. “Dressed In Dresden” below, follow the link to “Undressed in Dresden.”


La Roux – Bulletproof

The Hundred in the Hands – Dressed In Dresden

There, now I think we can all make it through this Tuesday. Love.