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Hey kids, I may be jumping the gun here, but warm(ish) weather has (finally) arrived in the midwest. Time is here for barbeque and sweet corn. I can't wait to get my pasty butt to baseballs games and the beach.

But nothing beats a sunny drive with the windows down and the music up.

I need a soundtrack. Let's hear some great spring/summertime tunes.

My first vote goes to the new Modest Mouse album.
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Many Creeper Lagoon songs just scream summertime for me.... Sunfair, Wrecking Ball, Up All Night, Under The Tracks.... the list goes on.
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ew ew ew no no modest mouse.


UNITED STATE OF ELECTRONICA is what you need for your summer of love.
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heather, my dear, I think you and I are the only two not creaming our pants over the new modest mouse. seriously, folks, what the eff?

spring:
iron and wine
belle and sebastian
decemberists


summer:
rilo kiley
the thermals
el largo winteros [uh, what?]

nevermind. I can't think.


basically, everyone should bust out that dog's retreat from the sun and dance around in their underwear. good times.
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I like the new destroyer album, as well as the aforementioned Modest Mouse, B&S, decemberists, and iron and wine.

I also always get the urge to listen to Cat Power in the spring, for whatever reason.

Not really having anything to do with the weather, I've also been really liking Apollo Sunshine, the Fruit Bats, and Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! as of late.


Shew. Too much namedropping for one post.
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Old school rap! Nothing says "summer time" like The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff doin "Summertime" and "Parents Just Don't understand". Or other favs. like "baby got back" and Warren G's "Regulators". "Here comes the Hot steppa" and almost any "Salt N' Pepa" song can get me movin!
Lets kick it to Weezer (blue) and to Bishop Allen's "Charm School" as well. The Clash's London Calling and The Squirrel Nut Zippers "Hot" rounded out by as much Operation Ivy or The Specials you can get your hands on! Woo! Time to bar-b- Cue on the George Forman!
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heather wrote:ew ew ew no no modest mouse.


UNITED STATE OF ELECTRONICA is what you need for your summer of love.
ohhh so true. i just purchased it at sonic boom in fremont on friday. haven't been able to stop listening since!!!

and what else? well, i know this is cattywampus, but come on people, "when i pretend to fall" is a summer album! really, it is. i've also always found weezer's green album to put me in a summery mood. and there's this guided by voices song called "glad girls" that's very sunshine-y sounding. also try "electric version" by the new pornographers and "chutes too narrow" by the shins...but i suppose you probably already have.
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I'd like to join the anti-modest mouse club too, if that's possible.
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sublime and the refreshments always remind me of summer road trips.

definately think rilo kiley has some summer sound qualities.

but mixed cds are rockin summer drives. I like to make sure there's a little "I kissed a girl" and a little "supermodel" a la jill sobule for those girly road trips.
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Summer is nothing without The B52s and the Little Champions.
Rock lobster anyone?
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The Glands also put out some good summer listening, and I heard that they are coming here to the nashville area soon. Anyone else going?
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hovering wrote:heather, my dear, I think you and I are the only two not creaming our pants over the new modest mouse. seriously, folks, what the eff?
What do you mean what the eff? How can you NOT like modest mouse?
The new album is undeniably beautiful. And strangely optimistic. Isaac may not be the nicest human, but Modest Mouse is one the most interesting sounds around.


Anyway, we are making quite the mix tape here. I'd like to add Lebonese Blonde by the Thievery Corporation. And a little Calexico. This mix also needs some more country influenced rock...where is no pic?
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danielle. i love you. but i am also not a modest mouse fan. i'm also ignorant. :)
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all modest mouse beef aside, guys!

I think the hold steady's "positive jam" could be the perfect opening for a summer tape/cd. because when I think of summer, I think of, uh.. positive jams!

is country-inspired rock the same thing as alt-country? seriously, I don't know.

if so:
drive-by truckers
old 97's
centro-matic
lucero
uhh.. daaaaaad! where are you?


I've been thinking of making a mixtape and segmenting david cross tracks in between songs. I hope whoever receives it won't hate me for doing such a thing.
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mildlyrestarted wrote:danielle. i love you. but i am also not a modest mouse fan. i'm also ignorant. :)
Egad, my real name has been released on the board! ahhhh! hahaha.

I'm not calling anyone ignorant. You like what you like. I guess I just don't get whats not to like. I rock out to Modest Mouse.

And the new album? With those horns? I love those horns.

RAWK.
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hovering wrote: old 97's
Too Far to Care is the best barbecue-and-beer record for summer. Lord knows how many parties I've been to that have devolved into whiskey-and-beer-soaked singalongs of "Timebomb" and "Barrier Reef."

June 29th can't come fast enough -- New Old 97's!!!
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Post by mildlyrestarted »

oops. i totally blew your cover.
also, i KNOW you weren't calling me ignorant. i was calling myself ignorant.. because i've heard like a song, and decided to not be a fan. :)
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Post by anthropomorphizing_kitty »

I wonder if any of you remember Summercamp? They only had one album from what I remember called "Pure Juice". It wasn't anything hugely spectacular but it was extremely catchy and a great summer/road-trip CD. I have since (since being, oh say, 1999) lost my copy of Pure Juice but I was driving to Yakima a few weeks ago and missing it tremendously. I tried to find it at a used CD store to no avail.

Also, I'm all for the old school rap for summertime. How 'bout DJ Kool anybody? Or more recently a little Michael Franti & Spearhead, specifically "Everyone Deserves Music". Of course the poppier Van Morrison is great in the summer sun. And for warm summer nights on the beach, a little Chet Baker.
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oh yeah, Centro-matic's Love has found me. Great for any time of the year, but perfect for summer.

somehow The Pixies have always been summer music for me, a little Debaser or Where is my mind is perfect for warm summer days (which no doubt has something to do with seeing them at festivals, back in the day).

and can I throw some African music in the mix: Khaled, or Orchestra Baobab's Utru Horas

and then like to put on the The Land of 1000 Dances compilation, and invent my own dances to songs like The Lurch and Shake a tail feather.
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Post by LoveSickJerk »

There are some quality Elvis Costello tunes you could add, the aptly named "The Other Side Of Summer" comes immediately to mind. Early Barenaked Ladies wouldn't hurt either, stuff off of Maybe You Should Drive to be more specific. Maybe some Hot Hot Heat, from Knock, Knock, Knock?

I vote "Hell yes!" to Rock Lobster, and Support All Modest Mouse fans on the board, being a recent convert myself!
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