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Mid-Week Mixtape: Summer Driving


The wifey and I are driving up the coast this weekend and it got me thinking about Summer driving mixes.

I absolutely hate driving and I wouldn’t be able to handle it without some good tunes.  If you’re anything like me, you make mixes for all of your driving adventures and even though our wallets are getting raped at the pump, i’m sure this Summer includes a couple of road trips worthy of their own soundtrack.

I usually don’t think too hard when it comes to putting together a driving mix — it’s usually a bunch of new songs I enjoy, with some old reliables sprinkled in.  Other than that, I follow two simple rules.  (1) The songs can’t put me to sleep and (2) the mix should be long enough that you don’t get tired of the songs too quickly, but short enough that you hear every song at least once on the trip.

I’m still putting together my mix for this weekend’s trip, but here are some tracks that will definitely make an appearance.

Au Revoir Simone – Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix)
[More: Au Revoir Simone//More: Clock Opera]

Austra – Lose It
[More: Austra]

Bikini – American Mourning (Win Win Remix)
[More: Bikini//More: Win Win]

Chiddy Bang – Too Much Soul
[More: Chiddy Bang]

Cults – Abducted
[More: Cults]

El Obo – Vrgn Evl
[More: El Obo]

Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla
[More: Gang Gang Dance]

Germany Germany – Take Me Home
[More: Germany Germany]

Handsome Furs – What About Us
[More: Handsome Furs]

Holy Ghost! – Wait & See
[More: Holy Ghost!]

Maximum Balloon – Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London)
[More: Maximum Balloon//More: Theophilus London]

The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
[More: The Naked And Famous]

Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
[More: Of Monsters And Men]

Parenthetical Girls – Evelyn McHale
[More: Parenthetical Girls]

unouomedude – Frequency
[More: unouomedude]

Listen to the entire mix on 8tracks.

[anticipation] Cults//Cults

May has been a good month for new music.  We’ve already been treated to new releases from the likes of The Antlers, Architecture in Helsinki, Fleet Foxes, and Okkervil River.  Now right around the corner, we have the self-titled debut from Brooklyn duo Cults, which I’ve been eagerly anticipating since I first listened to the Go Outside 7″.

I’ve been listening to the new record quite often the last couple of weeks and I absolutely love it.  My favorite track is definitely the lead off, Abducted, but I also love Never Heal Myself, Most Wanted, Oh My God, and Never Saw the Point.

Cults will be released May 31st, but in the meantime, the good people at NPR Music have made the entire album available to stream here. You can also check out the video for my favorite track, Abducted, below and be sure to join Cults’ mailing list in exchange for a free download of Abducted.