summertime 2012- the mixes

As I’ve gotten more into the mixes I make for my friends each season I’m starting to think that the summer one/ones are my favorite. There’s a lot going on in summer (longer days and nights, travel, good weather, bonfires, baseball, etc) and thus there’s a much wider array of feelings/experiences to draw on when trying to ‘capture’ the season in song. There’s nothing quite like that first blast of air conditioning as you step in from a hot, sticky day (the ‘Forever’/’Unless You Speak From Your Heart’/’Open’/’Ivory Coast’ sequence tries to capture that on the (days) mix), or the sappy fun that can come from a dance in the kitchen or on the deck under the stars (which the ‘Diamond Sea’/’Bones’/’Take Me Out’/’When The Night Comes’ sequence tries to capture on the (nights) mix). Those are the experiences and feelings we aren’t assured of getting the chance to have any other time of the year, and those are the experiences and feelings I tried to capture on these two mixes. Enjoy.


(listen via the embeded player, or click here to listen on 8tracks)

summer(days)2012
1. Son of a Gun- Brendan Losch
2. Hallways- Islands
3. Gone- Vacationer
4. Float- KO KO
5. Little Numbers- Boy
6. South Carolina- Black Girls
7. Hang Loose (HearYa Session)- Alabama Shakes
8. I Got You Babe- Bahamas
9. Oak Tree- Desert Noises
10. Boxes in the Attic- Eternal Fair
11. How Do I Know- Here We Go Magic
12. Eighth Avenue- Hospitality
13. Catamaran- Allah-Las
14. Is That Clear- Nick Waterhouse
15. I Will Love You- Summer Twins
16. Forever- Haim
17. Unless You Speak From Your Heart- Porcelain Raft
18. Open- Rhye
19. Ivory Coast- Pure Bathing Culture
20. In The Wind- Lord Huron
21. Lakehouse- Of Monsters and Men
22. Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen cover)- Ben Howard

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(listen via the embeded player, or click here to listen on 8tracks)

summer(nights)2012
1. Daisychains- Youth Group
2. A Pearl- You Me and Appollo
3. Houston Train- Houndmouth
4. I Don’t Know Where I Was Going With This- Canasta
5. Fergus Falls- Field Report
6. Ocean, Open Wide- Hoots and Hellmouth
7. Late July (Daytrotter Session)- Shakey Graves
8. Dangling Teeth (Daytrotter Session)- Kelli Scarr
9. Diamond Sea- Damien Jurado
10. Bones- Michael Kiwanuka
11. Take Me Out- The Wooden Sky
12. When The Night Comes (Live on KCRW)- Dan Auerbach
13. Free (I Am) (Fuel/Friends Chapel Session)- Tyler Lyle
14. Where Are You Now (Live)- Mumford & Sons
15. Kelly Mitchell- Aunt Martha
16. Stubborn Love- The Lumineers
17. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Arcade Fire cover)- Hey Ocean! (feat Aidan Knight and the Friendly Friends)
18. Song For The Fireflies- Josh Ritter
19. Untitled (Fuel/Friends Chapel Session)- The Head and The Heart


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3 Responses to summertime 2012- the mixes

  1. Scott says:

    Hey! Are you going to be making it to Lollapalooza this summer???

  2. the edgar says:

    Still judging you… :]

  3. Pingback: 6am repeat :: rhye // ‘open’ «

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