Are you tired of turning on the radio and hearing Carly Rae-Jepsen and Gotye on station after station? I mean, even the remixes are getting way too much airtime. Well lucky you! Since the whole summer playlist series was a bit of work I figured I'd make things easy and give you 5 or 6 new songs a week for your listening pleasure. Let's face it, anything is better right now than "We Are Young" or "Titanium." Check back next week for some more fresh tracks perfect for that drive to the beach or in those earphones at that internship!
Matt & Kim- Let's Go
The first single off of the Brooklyn duo's upcoming album, Lightning, due out this fall, has that light, catchy kind of sound the pair are known for. If nothing else, check out the video for some impressive dribbling skills.
Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools (Drank)
Simply put, if you don't know who Kendrick Lamar is, you should. The LA rapper is making a name for himself, and with good reason, so get acquainted with his newest track and then have a listen to the rest of his discography.
Calvin Harris feat. Example- We'll be Coming Back
This has been out for about a month now and will surely become another one of Harris' "can't-turn-on-the-radio-without-hearing-it" hits. Can he do no wrong?
Gramatik vs. The Beatles- Don't Let Me Down
This laid back, funky remix to a Beatles classic is just right for summer. Gramatik has also remixed some other well-known tracks, most notably Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," and The Dead Weather's " I Cut Like a Buffalo," so be sure to check them out if you're digging this sound.
The xx- Angels
The xx came out with the huge news last week that they would be released their sophomore album, Coexist, on September 11. "Angels" is the first single from the LP, and if it offers us any hints about the release, we can be assured the xx will be sticking to the signature dark, moody, sound that they executed so well on their first album.
Jibbs- Chain Hang Low (Crizzly & AFK Remix)
Remember this song? Well, I certainly do. As soon as I heard this remix, I knew I had to throw it in the mix somehow. This crunked out take will surely have you reliving your high school days when you and your friends would turn it up on the way to those Sweet 16s!