The most summery of months gets the most summery of mixes.
1. John Brown's Body - "Picking Up"
This came up on my brother's iPod while we were on the beach at Assateague.
2. The Thrills - "Don't Steal Our Sun"
I don't want summer to end.
3. The White Buffalo - "Go the Distance"
Probably the only love song you'll hear with the word "peckerwood" in it.
4. Warren G feat. Young Jeezy, Bun B, & Nate Dogg - "Keep on Hustlin'"
Relivin' that G-funk era with some new music.
5. Mayer Hawthorne - "No Strings"
Actually, I usually listen to this one in the winter, but it sounds just as good in the sunshine.
6. Van Damsel - "The Sunshine, Girl"
I got this song for free on Noisetrade a few years ago, and its pop shine has yet to tarnish.
7. Lord Huron - "Cursed"
The whole album is fantastic. It was hard to narrow it down to one.
8. Grace Potter - "Your Girl"
This should give you an idea of why Grace had to go solo. This ain't a Nocturnals track.
9. Delta Spirit - "Tellin' the Mind"
BBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEE! I always want Delta Spirit to play this live.
10. Frank Turner - "Silent Key (Acoustic)"
I haven't made up my mind about the new FT album yet, but it sounds a little over-produced to me. Here's an acoustic version from the Deluxe Edition, so you can focus on Frank's voice.