Music For Summer

The burgeoning trills of summer are afloat in the dusk-light hovering over the many bodies of water that encompass the northern hemisphere of this star. Hence, a playlist of suitable songs of music for the warm air encircling and water cascading about. Happy summerings.

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1 • Delicate Steve – The Ballad of Speck and Pebble

2 • Lord Huron – We Went Wild

3 • Matt Northrup – Small Snacks

4 • Beach Fossils – Distance

5 • Battles – Dominican Fade

6 • Secret Cities – No Pressure

7• Dirty Beaches – True Blue

8 • Panda Bear – You Can Count On Me

9 • Botany – Benefactress

10 • The Sea and Cake – Lyric

11 • Here We Go Magic – Backwards Time

12 • Collections of Colonies of Bees – Lawn

13  • Washed Out – Before

14 • Evenings – Goodbye Forever

15 • Small Sur – The Woods

16 • Meryll – Guillermo Leaves The Party On The North Face

Previous seasonal mixes:


19 thoughts on Music For Summer

  1. i cannot wait to listen to your new mix. thanks in advance :)

    • Amanda,
      I am deeply saddened I only found your blog recently.
      It is so lovely. Glad to be in cahoots ;)

  2. Yay! Early this morning on my walk, I was listening to your summer mix from last year and later today finding a new one for this year is awesome. Thank you, Michael.

    • Perfect timing! I’ve been posting some of your photos to my tumblr lately. Great work!

    • AH! excited to see your name – love your blog. AMAZEMENT.

  3. back to paris, i can download it now,
    and THANKS!
    many discoveries again!
    (and you know, thanks to your last playlist, i discovered secret cities, i love them now – and sadly i missed their show in paris few weeks ago..)

      • they have a song called ‘portland’,
        they have all my blessings!

  4. i like all the album art. it compelled me to download.

  5. Michael, just moseyed over here while checking out some fellow Kinfolk contributors, and am in the middle of downloading your *excellent* playlist. Thanks much for introducing some new music into my life. Very much inspired by your photos and thoughts here, and can’t wait to see your work in the magazine. Cheers! lily

  6. Micheal, this is great. The Battles track especially. Seeing them tomorrow!
    Hugs from hot, hot Ljubljana!

  7. Just found your mixes through Kinfolk – are you me?! I have made seasonal mixes for years, and although the songs and artists are different, the moods and timbres here are almost exactly the same as mine. I’m loving them – just listened through 2011 now, and moving on to 2010 soon. Hope you keep making them.

    • great, send me to your playlists! would love to see/hear…

      • I’ve never put them online – I’ve only ever made CD copies and mailed them to friends, but I’ll see about doing that and send you a link.

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