Adam listened to the first track and said, “This is way too upbeat for you.” He may be right, but some of my picks may surprise him. My 2007 Summer Mix starts with Los Campesinos’ poppy “You! Me! Dancing!,” ends with two post-punk songs (The Thermals’ “Pillar of Salt” and The Pixies’ “Debaser”), and has a bunch of unfitting songs in between. I did stay true to my roots by adding Radiohead’s newest version of “Arpeggi” which makes me overly excited for their new release. The two songs by Blitzen Trapper are also of note because they’re fun, summery, and different for me.
Los Campesinos- You! Me! Dancing! (buy here) The National- Mistaken for Strangers (buy here) My Morning Jacket- Gideon (buy here) Interpol- No “I” in Threesome (buy here) Radiohead- Arpeggi (Live) (buy here) Blitzen Trapper- Devil’s A-Go-Go (buy here) Set in Sand- Yet Noone’s Surprised (buy record label releases here) Elizabeth and the Catapult- Momma’s Boy (buy here) Editors- Heads in Bags (buy here) Blitzen Trapper- Wild Mountain Nation (buy here) Ted Leo- Dial Up (buy here) Sondre Lerche- Human Hands (buy here) Modest Mouse- Gravity Rides Everything (buy here) The Thermals- Pillar of Salt (buy here) The Pixies- Debaser (buy here)
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