Summer music by The Givers

To be completely honest, this song gets a little annoying after about two minutes. Luckily, you can’t really tell because you’re so busy singing along. What matters is that it’s new, it’s hot, and it’s summer.

The Givers: Up Up Up

Summer music by The Givers

Tambourines and Hand Claps

Taken on Route 66. Also, the theme pic for this mix.

I made another summer mix! This is almost unheard of, that I would make two mixes per season. But when I uploaded my Travelogue mix, it got pretty excellent responses, plus I *accidentally* got all that new music, so I decided to document it all!

This one is better than my first mix. I guarantee you that you will hear songs you don’t know.

Ha! Appealing to the hipster in you!

No, but seriously, they are really amazing songs. Several of the bands are local, so I’m also kind of doing a plug for their albums, which are available… somewhere. I guess this isn’t a very good plug.

Go listen to my new mix, “Tambourines and Hand Claps: Linking-arms-and-jumping-music for a summer adventure. Music by Ari Hest,fun., and Jens Lekman.”

Tambourines and Hand Claps

Summer 2011 Playlist

Every season (which happens to roughly coincide with the quarters of the school year; imagine that) I naturally make up a new playlist. I don’t actually plan to do it; usually I just start listening to new songs about every 3 months, and then realize that the seasons have changed and I have begun a new quarter. The songs aren’t always new, either. Sometimes I rediscover an old artist or just keep waking up with the same familiar song in my head. The playlist is usually about 40 minutes long and, if I don’t rush it artificially, it takes about 2 weeks to complete.

Here is my Summer 2011 playlist so far:

Sublime – Caress Me Down
The Cat Empire – The Wine Song
Beulah – Popular Mechanics for Lovers
Talking Heads – Dream Operator
Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
Donovan – Super Lungs
Mika – Billy Brown
The Beach Boys – Come Go With Me
Sandi Thom – The Human Jukebox 

Taking suggestions for other songs.

And maybe I’ll post some of my past playlists…

Summer 2011 Playlist