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The Mid-Summer Mix

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So I think at this point I’m aiming to make the perfect trifecta of summer 2008 mixtapes. Which brings us to: Installment #2, the Mid-Summer Mix (Carry On). Yes, I’m the sort of pretentious person who titles mixtapes, and titles them long and weirdly and with thematic intent at that. The beginning of summer mix was “Relentless,” because that was the word we coined Memorial Day weekend for what the weekend was and we hoped the rest of summer would be. And May & June did not disappoint, and all the music was super-frantic and manic and happy. But July has slowed down just a bit—or maybe not, maybe we’re just now accustomed to all the sunshine and late nights and little sleep—but regardless, it seems a little calmer. And so, so is the mid-summer mix (it even contains a Jason Mraz song [because—horrors!, I know—I’ve really been liking this Jason Mraz song, okay?], and “Stay Positive” by the Hold Steady, which is probably almost definitely the best song of this summer but doesn’t it feel a bit like a song that’s already nostalgic about summer passing?). Anyway, track list with links below. Enjoy.

Installment #2, the Mid-Summer Mix (Carry On)

Stay Positive – The Hold Steady
Safe Travels – Peter & the Wolf
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
East Mountain Joint – MV & EE With The Bummer Road
Modern Guilt – Beck
The Arm – Islands
O Honey We’re Ridiculous – PAS/CAL
Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes
Our Whispers Wake No Clocks – The Cassettes Musical Explorer Society
Beautiful Song – Cansei de Ser Sexy
You – Atmosphere*
One Two – The Cool Kids
Ha Ha Ha – Team Robespierre
Tell The World – Vivian Girls*
Where There’s a Will There’s a Whalebone – Islands
California Dreamer – Wolf Parade
A City Was Born – Drew and the Medicinal Pen*
Lynette – Ching Chong Song*
We Used to Dream About Bridges – Gentleman Auction House*
The Hollows – Why?*
The Universe is Going to Catch You – The Antlers*

* = Links that go to free downloads

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  1. […] Installment #2: The Mid-Summer Mix « May Jessica Cutler Never Fade Away […]

    Elizabeth Nolan Brown

    September 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

  2. […] course, I have been wrong about "songs of the summer" […]


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