Cover Art by DARTS
I don’t wanna hear one peep about how “summer is almost over!” or “but it’s not even sunny where I am” or “this mix is late” or “my eyes are melting from that album art.” Summer is a frame of mind and TBE is about to whip yours into shape! Now that you have grown tired of your own summer mix as well as all the ones that other blogs put out months ago, it’s time to get the summer mix to not only end all summer mixes, but to end summer itself! (Except thats not even true because I have a specially themed bonus summer mix for next week! Stay tuned…) The Burning Ear 2011 Summer Mega-Mix has something for everyone and happens in a few different waves so it’s best listened to in order.
So smooth out those short shorts, dust off those cocktail umbrellas, slide those shades up on the nose, and feel the warm breeze between your sandy toes because this mix is about to start with a bang. And did I mention that album art courtesy of DARTS? I can’t even count the number of awesome things going on. There is at least one for each of the 19 jams happening below.
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1 ♫ Art Imperial – When I’m With You (I Feel Dumb) / Canadian surf rock! Start with a bang and don’t look back. No time to waste this summer!
2 ♫ The Denzels – Slow Death / Skateboards, Vans, and hair whipping in the wind.
3 ♫ Your Youth – Diamond / Top down, speakers up, sun either rising or setting. Who knows.
4 ♫ Hooded Fang – ESP / Beach-front sock-hop with spiked malted milkshakes.
5 ♫ The Young Veins – Take A Vacation! / When the beach side frisbee game suddenly turns into gently synchronized finger snapping and harmonies.
6 ♫ Sundelles – Kiss the Coast* / Even though the sun has set, the day’s heat carries into the night, and with it a feeling that darkness has brought all new possibilities.
7 ♫ Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire (Al Fingers’ Juicy Remix) / The sound of those possibilities coming to fruition. Also the moon. The moon is huge.
8 ♫ Cosmonaut Grechko – Singin’ (radio edit) / The sharp and wide-eyed awakening that comes with knowing another day of summer magic lays stretched out ahead.
9 ♫ Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Teenage Tide / That whirlwind frenzy of preparing for a day in the sun. Don’t forget the cooler!
10 ♫ Weatherhouse – Diamonds / The air in the car is cooly electric with anticipation of the impending good times.
11 ♫ Star Slinger – Mornin’ / Whether it is a greeting to the day, afternoon, or evening, it’s happening in slow motion and life couldn’t be better.
12 ♫ Heffay – Just You And Me / The beer couldn’t be colder and the people couldn’t be sexier. Wait… are they checking me out? Hold on, I’ll be right back…
13 ♫ Warm Brew – Nothin From Nothin* / Porch, balcony, backyard, beach, wherever. The party is going off and your iced drink is sweating down your fingers as you stare into a sea of smiles.
14 ♫ The Cool Kids – Swimsuits Ft. Mayer Hawthorne / Taking in all this gorgeous summer energy has never been easier.
15 ♫ Donnis feat. Dev – Ring My Bell (DJ Hotsauce Remix) / Joel said it and I second it, this song is a summer party. Day or night, this cranks everything 2 notches higher.
16 ♫ Dam Funk – Hood Pass Intact, featuring MC Eiht / Because those ice-cream sandwiches aren’t going to deliver themselves from the corner store and when you are walking there you need a swagger anthem.
17 ♫ CJ Perrin – The Summertime* / For sitting back and watching the hot bodies on wheels. Bicycle, skateboard, rollerskates, or even rollerblades, it’s hard to argue between them in the summertime.
18 ♫ Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Chrome Canyon Remix) / Skin hot with the day’s sun, it’s hard to keep the mind from slowing down and melting into the haze of a sleepy evening.
19 ♫ Work Drugs – Rad Racer / The soundtrack of summer dreams.
* Brand new to The Burning Ear.