Summertime

It’s been a while but Art of The Mixtape is back in action with a mixtape for these good old summer days whether its lying on a beach, grilling dinner, or just relaxing in your own home, these grooves should put you in the perfect mood for the summer months.  This mixtape features classics from artists like George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis, as well as some artists you may not have heard of. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.

I Dig Love- George Harrison

Because the world needs more of the rock and roll, secular digging George Harrison.

I Dig Love- George Harrison

 

Fragile Bird- City and Colour

Because the crunchy guitar keyboard combo, and those vocals.

Fragile Bird- City and Colour

 

Jesus Flag American Fish- Cuckoo Chaos

Because sometimes westernized polyrhythms are a good thing.

Jesus Flag American Fish- Cuckoo Chaos

 

Can’t You Tell- Vetiver

Because everybody needs a little instant sunlight.

Can’t You Tell- Vetiver

 

Hangover Days- Jason Collett

Because who can’t identify with the nostalgia for no cares in the world.

Hangover Days- Jason Collett

 

Lawyers, Guns And Money- Warren Zevon

Because it might as well be the theme song of the United States.

Lawyers, Guns And Money- Warren Zevon

 

Ain’t Good Enough For You- Bruce Springsteen

Because even songs he didn’t put on albums are better than most artists careers.

Ain’t Good Enough For You- Bruce Springsteen

 

Hotel Room in Casablanca- Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

Because who doesn’t want to hear a new Dylan.

Hotel Room In Casablanca- Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

 

Sailing Shoes- Robert Palmer

Because we all need to hear Robert Palmer’s actual talent.

Sailing Shoes- Robert Palmer

 

Down In the Valley- The Head and the Heart

Because no matter how many beautiful acoustic songs get made, theres always another one.

Down in the Valley- The Head and the Heart

 

Black Eyed Suzy- Justin Townes Earle

Because that voice, and because he might just be the new Johnny Cash.

Black Eyed Suzy- Justin Townes Earle

 

Everything Will Be Alright- Matt Wertz

Because it has a whistling solo, and you probably haven’t heard it yet.

Everything Will Be Alright- Matt Wertz

 

Anna Freud- The National

Because sometimes two chords a good song makes.

Anna Freud- The National

 

Consolation Prizes- Phoenix

Because this is just as good as their most recent (and more famous) album.

Consolation Prizes- Phoenix

Maybe Baby (Buddy Holly Cover)- Justin Townes Earle

Because that upstroke guitar, and because those vocals may as well be the American Lennon with their hoarse grit.

Maybe Baby (Buddy Holly Cover)- Justin Townes Earle

 

 

Lay of the Last Survivor- Okkervil River

Because who knew you could sound so mournful with a beat-track.

Lay Of The Last Survivor- Okkervil River

 

Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson- Rober Plant & Allison Krauss

Because it shouldn’t work but it does.

Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Is This Love?- Bob Marley

Because Kaya is better than Exodus.

Is This Love?- Bob Marley

 

Women, Wine And Song- Umphrey’s McGee

Because that harmonica, and the fact that Huey Lewis is playing it.

Women, Wine And Song- Umphrey’s McGee

 

Keys- White Denim

Because you don’t need to be drugged out at a summer concert to sound like the Grateful Dead.

Keys- White Denim

Up Up Up- Givers

Because that guitar riff.

Up Up Up- Givers

 

Coming Back To A Man- Dawes

Because Taylor Goldsmith writes some of the best couplets in rock and roll today

Coming Back To A Man- Dawes

 

It’ll All Work Out- Blake Mills

Because of the lyrics, and because Break Mirrors is every bit as good as For Emma, Forever Ago.

It’ll All Work Out- Blake Mills

 

It Never Happened- The National

Because Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is full of songs like this, and because The National could have been a great alt-country band.

It Never Happened- The National

 

Skin It Back- Little Feat

Because Little Feat is underrated, and that riff is spectacular.

Skin It Back- Little Feat

 

It Could Happen To You- Miles Davis

Because it’s Miles.

It Could Happen To You- Miles Davis

 

 

I’m Gonna Love You Too (Buddy Holly Cover)- Jenny O.

Because there aren’t enough girls covering Buddy Holly these days.

I’m Gonna Love You Too(Buddy Holly Cover)- Jenny O.

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