mix tape: endless canadian summer

Summer is winding down. Days are hot but a little shorter, eating berries has become a slightly frantic activity, and this weekend feels like the perfect time to come to terms with all of this. Canadians have it in the bag when it comes to making perfect summer music, maybe because we fully appreciate these warm months. You know who else seems to do a good job of making summery music? The Swedes (go, Rebecka!)! Today is my last day at work before a much anticipated (and needed!) wedding vacation -- my first real time off since I started my new job after graduation. The wedding is a week from tomorrow (and it's about to get WEDDING-Y on this blog! look out!) and our friends and family begin arriving soon. What are you doing to hold on to summer this weekend?

Here, for your enjoyment in this last week of August, is the best mix of summer tunes mix I've made in a long time:

track list:

1. Runner • Daniel, Fred & Julie*
2. A Case of You • Joni Mitchell*
3. The Swimming Song • Loudon Wainwright III*
4. Passenger Side • Wilco
5. Let's Call It Off • Peter, Bjorn and John**
6. Putting the Dog to Sleep • The Antlers
7. It's Gonna Take an Airplane • Destroyer*
8. Clinicly Dead • Chad Van Gaalen*
9. A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill • Jens Lekman**
10. Comfy in Nautica • Panda Bear
11. Atmosphere • Pink Mountaintops*
12. Staring at the Sun • TV on the Radio
13. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times • The Beach Boys
14. Don't Vote • Cass McCombs
15. Drowning • Langhorne Slim
16. All I Have to Do is Dream • The Everly Brothers
17. Don't Call me Whitney, Bobby • Islands*
18. When You're All Alone • Johnny and The Moon*
19. Party • El Perro Del Mar**
20. Don't Let it Bring You Down • Neil Young*

* Canadian
** Swedish

Here's the last mix tape if you're looking for more. I've been on a serious Canadian music kick lately. Okay, maybe not serious... Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Been rocking this out this morning. Love it!


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