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.
Fragile Bird- City and Colour
Because the crunchy guitar keyboard combo, and those vocals.
Jesus Flag American Fish- Cuckoo Chaos
Because sometimes westernized polyrhythms are a good thing.
Can’t You Tell- Vetiver
Because everybody needs a little instant sunlight.
Hangover Days- Jason Collett
Because who can’t identify with the nostalgia for no cares in the world.
Lawyers, Guns And Money- Warren Zevon
Because it might as well be the theme song of the United States.
Ain’t Good Enough For You- Bruce Springsteen
Because even songs he didn’t put on albums are better than most artists careers.
Hotel Room in Casablanca- Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
Because who doesn’t want to hear a new Dylan.
Sailing Shoes- Robert Palmer
Because we all need to hear Robert Palmer’s actual talent.
Down In the Valley- The Head and the Heart
Because no matter how many beautiful acoustic songs get made, theres always another one.
Black Eyed Suzy- Justin Townes Earle
Because that voice, and because he might just be the new Johnny Cash.
Everything Will Be Alright- Matt Wertz
Because it has a whistling solo, and you probably haven’t heard it yet.
Anna Freud- The National
Because sometimes two chords a good song makes.
Consolation Prizes- Phoenix
Because this is just as good as their most recent (and more famous) album.
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.
Lay of the Last Survivor- Okkervil River
Because who knew you could sound so mournful with a beat-track.
Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson- Rober Plant & Allison Krauss
Because it shouldn’t work but it does.
Is This Love?- Bob Marley
Because Kaya is better than Exodus.
Women, Wine And Song- Umphrey’s McGee
Because that harmonica, and the fact that Huey Lewis is playing it.
Keys- White Denim
Because you don’t need to be drugged out at a summer concert to sound like the Grateful Dead.
Up Up Up- Givers
Because that guitar riff.
Coming Back To A Man- Dawes
Because Taylor Goldsmith writes some of the best couplets in rock and roll today
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 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.
Skin It Back- Little Feat
Because Little Feat is underrated, and that riff is spectacular.
It Could Happen To You- Miles Davis
Because it’s Miles.
I’m Gonna Love You Too (Buddy Holly Cover)- Jenny O.
Because there aren’t enough girls covering Buddy Holly these days.