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Bon Iver - “Michicant”

Spoiler Alert: the new album is phenomenal.

yewknee’s Summer Mix Series 2010

Somewhere around the first minute of June, I start jonesing for yewknee's Summer Mix Series. True to its name, the Summer Mix Series opens its doors near the beginning of summer, and the moment it does, people start submitting their carefully curated and themed mixes. So if you’re lookin’ for some new music, I suggest you start here.

yewknee’s Summer Mix Series 2010

Somewhere around the first minute of June, I start jonesing for yewknee's Summer Mix Series. True to its name, the Summer Mix Series opens its doors near the beginning of summer, and the moment it does, people start submitting their carefully curated and themed mixes. So if you’re lookin’ for some new music, I suggest you start here.

Chris Thomas King - “Hard Time Killing Floor

You might recognize him as “The Guy Who Played the Character Who Was Supposed to Be Robert Johnson” in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and if you do, then you probably also recognize this song from the movie. Well, I started this morning with a fresh cup of coffee and this song. From now on, all my Sundays will start this way.

Pogo - “SplurgenShitter

I first heard about Pogo when Tuneage posted his “Alice” video, and he’s been in constant rotation ever since. Most of Pogo’s music is made almost entirely out of pre-recorded samples from movies (to date, Pogo’s made songs out of Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Mary Poppins, to name a few), and each song is as charming as it is good. “SplurgenShitter”, one of the few songs that isn’t built on samples from a single movie, mixes laid-back drum machines with ambient keyboard loops while sneaking in samples that never feel forced or out of place. This is exactly the kind of song I reach for on a Sunday afternoon in the summer.

You can download Pogo’s entire catalog for free from his Last.fm page, or if you’re more visual, the videos that accompany some of his songs are similarly well done.

M.I.A. - “Paper Planes” (remix for the children by Adrock)

This song was the first thing posted to mine and Richard's humble little music tumblelog. February 17th marked Tuneage's first birthday, and somehow we let it come and go without any fanfare. Shame on us.

Badly Drawn Boy - “I Love NYE

Its inclusion in Starbucks’ “Pass the Cheer” campaign aside, this song has always reminded me of the holiday season. It’s difficult to put my finger on why exactly, but the song just feels like a snowy day. Enjoy.