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Summer (Or What It Sounds Like)

Date May 19, 2010

Photo taken by the amazing Linus Lohoff – Flickr

What is all this talk about Vitamin-D being a natural source of energy? In terms of getting anything outside of work done, this has honestly been the most unproductive month of my life (unless you count running after the bus). I may have even resorted to compiling a mix because I couldn’t decide on which half-written review I’d like to finish… but I’ll never tell–sometimes it’s better that way. Here’s my first real attempt to let the music speak for itself. Yes, I may be jippin’ you of some sticky intellect, but believe me when I say that I put a lot of time and thought into the song order. Enjoy, and throw some D’s on that…

MP3 Frightened Rabbit – Not Miserable
MP3 Neon Trees – Animal
MP3 The Black Keys – Everlasting Light
MP3 Foals – This Orient
MP3 Broken Social Scene – All to All
MP3 Dr. Dog – Unbearable Why
MP3 Band of Horses – Dilly
MP3 Local Natives – Camera Talk
MP3 The Temper Trap – Fader
MP3 Phantogram – Turn It Off
MP3 Two Door Cinema Club – This Is The Life
MP3 Delorean – Real Love
MP3 Yeasayer – O.N.E.
MP3 Toro y Moi – Low Shoulder
MP3 Surfer Blood – Swim
MP3 The Joy Formidable – Whirring
MP3 Free Energy – Bang Pop
MP3 The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together)
MP3 The Radio Dept. – David
MP3 The National – Lemonworld
MP3 The Morning Benders – Excuses

Spotify Playlist: Summer (Or What It Sounds Like)

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38 Responses to “Summer (Or What It Sounds Like)”

  1. Shay said:

    Great mix. We dig it.

    We reposted you at http://evadethenoise.com. :)

  2. Chris said:

    I also felt the need to pass this mix along, well done. http://www.indiemusicfilter.com/summer-mixes-have-started

  3. Cat said:

    yes! thank you.

  4. Cheryse said:

    Thanks guys! I really, really, really appreciate it! I’ve gotten a little more than 350 downloads of this mix so far. Keep ’em coming!

  5. Derek ishii said:

    This mix sucks. I’m glad I’m not related to you.

  6. adriana said:

    i like very mucho ( :

  7. Melechesh said:

    Thanks for the mix!

  8. Sarah said:

    i LOVE the mix!!! and the photo is great.

  9. Anonymous said:

    I actually can’t get the mix to download… something wrong with the site?

  10. Cheryse said:

    Yeah, I accidentally deleted the first MediaFire upload while organizing other files on my account, but I re-uploaded the mix and it seems to be working fine. What kind of error message are you receiving? You may just have to resort to downloading each song individually.


  11. Jon said:

    This mix is fantastic. The kind of thing iPods were made for.

  12. Jesse said:

    Great mix!! I was just putting my own summer mix together when I stumbled across this. We have very similar tastes!

    Check out my site, I make a new mix every week, I think you might like some of them. http://www.twentytenmixes.com/


  13. Jake said:

    the last 4 aren’t downloading for me :/ any particular reason?

  14. Cheryse said:

    I’m having the worst luck with these links. I thought I just messed up the HTML while updating the MediaFire link two nights ago (this is the third time I’ve had to upload that stupid thing), but then I investigated the file manager on my hosting website and found another case of disappearing files… I’m not sure how or why this keeps happening, but I uploaded everything again, so hopefully you’re able to get your hands on ’em! Thanks for the heads up!

  15. Jessika said:

    Thanks for the mix, It’s lovely! Perfect for a lazy summer drive.

  16. james said:

    Hey what font is that in the photo??? thanks

  17. ian said:

    Thanks for the mix. It is perfect. So happy to have it. My girlfriend loves it.

  18. Adlou said:

    Crackling playlist, should make this a more regular feature!

  19. Tiffany said:

    The typeface is Gotham Thin!

  20. Karah said:

    I adore this mix! Perfect for summer.

  21. Fame Throwa said:

    Wow! It’s like we’re music soulmates. It’s rare that I find someone with pretty much identical tastes to mine.

    What’s your source? I’m always looking for new ways of discovering new music.

    My main source is Y-Rock (http://xpn.org/playlists/y-rock-on-xpn-playlist And no, I don’t work for Y-Rock. I just adore ’em.)

  22. Nathan said:

    I put off reading this until now, but it’s crazy how many songs (or other songs from the same artists) from this I’d put on either my first or my second (yeah, perfectionist) summer playlist. I guess we have a similar view of what summer sounds like.

  23. diane said:

    thanks a lot for these downloads! there are songs and bands i already knew and others i didn’t, and i like most of them :) especially “Fader” by The Temper Trap… fell in love with the song and the band! (actually i found out that i had already heard their song “sweet sensation” on the radio)
    have a great summer 😉

  24. diane said:

    ahh sorry for the stupid smileys, i didn’t mean them to be like this!!

  25. Writer Writing said:

    This looks awesome! Thank you!

  26. katie said:

    thanks for sharing!

  27. Alessandro said:

    Brilliant mix, this’ll be getting a lot of usage on my drive to Newquay

  28. Ken said:

    Awesome mix from an awesome blog

  29. R said:

    Absolutely love it! Rather odd to see a load of my favourite artists in here.. it’s as though you catered it to me..

  30. H said:

    Thank you! Perfect!

  31. Danse said:

    Fantastic mix :)

  32. Danse said:

    Fantastic mix :)

  33. Alex said:

    Wow, I’m obsessed with this. Incredible job. WOW

  34. alvaro said:

    it’s time to do summer (or what it sounds like) 2011!!!

  35. notis said:

    I agree with the last comment….. Summer 2011 mix please!!!!!! Great stuff!! and do you know where we can download this last 2010 summer mix in its entirety?

  36. James said:

    Wow I really love the 2011 mix. Great job! Anyone up for reposting the 2010 mix??

    … pretty please!

  37. Gaby said:

    I would LOVE to see the 2010 Mix reposted – really digging the 2011 Summer Mix!!

    Thx for always being awesome :o)

  38. Matthew said:

    Yes, please post a new link for this mix!