2013 Summer Music


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2013 Summer Music

By Molly Labell

New Tracks to Download:                                               

Vampire Weekend “Diane Young” Energetic and genre-bending, this riff-heavy track off of VW’s new album Modern Vampires of the City is a great addition to your summer playlist. Liked those Paul Simon CDs your parents played on road trips? You’ll love this modern take on Simon’s style. (http://www.vampireweekend.com/)

Daft Punk feat. Pharrell “Get Lucky” Crazy catchy and begging to be danced to. Get used to this song; you’ll be hearing it all over the radio this summer.  (http://www.daftpunk.com/)

Icona Pop “I Love It” Turn up the volume, throw on some neon shades and dance around with your friends! This song has been on the verge of exploding all winter and it’s time to open your windows and crank it up.  (http://www.iconapop.com/)

Selena Gomez “Come and Get It” Different than Gomez’s usual sound, but just as fun as always. The Indian influence and techno beats make for one awesome party song. (http://selenagomez.com/splash)


Summer Classics:

Tennis “Marathon” Breezy and poppy and perfect for a day spent bobbing around in the pool. (http://www.tennis-music.com/)

Best Coast “Summer Mood” Best Coast captures that particular end-of-August melancholy on this moody and beautiful track. (http://www.bestcoast.us/)

Belle & Sebastian “Summer Wasting” Seriously whimsical, it’ll make you long for the summer even when it’s here. And what’s not to love? As Belle & Sebastian remind us on this tune, the season is “seven weeks of staying up all night.” (http://www.belleandsebastian.com/)

Death Cab for Cutie “Coney Island” and Nick Drake “Pink Moon” Slow, simple and slightly haunting, these two are tied for best song to listen to in the car at night with the windows down. (http://www.deathcabforcutie.com/ & http://www.brytermusic.com/ )

Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime” The ultimate retro feel-good tune. (http://www.mungojerry.com/)

Canned Heat “Going Up the Country” For those that just can’t wait to get to camp. (http://www.cannedheatmusic.com/)

Loudon Wainwright “Swimming Song” Best listened to next to a lake with a hot dog in your hand. (http://www.lw3.com/)


Concerts to See, Tours to Catch:

Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour hits the U.S.A. at the end of June. (http://www.beyonce.com/tour-dates)

The Made in America Festival, 8/31 & 9/1 in Philadelphia. Lineup featuring Deadmaus, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange and—she’s everywhere!—Beyonce. (http://www.madeinamericafest.com/)

Outside Lands Festival, 8/9-8/11 in San Francisco. Paul McCartney and the Red Hot Chili Peppers mingle with current indie faves The Head and the Heart, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, The National and many, many more. (http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/home/)

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Two very different acts, but makes sense, don’tcha think? Their tour kicks off in August and goes until October. (http://www.ticketmaster.com/Maroon-5-tickets/artist/824144)