Campfire Goes Electric: Campfire Songs Vol. 2, A Mixtape

I had so much fun making the last Campfire Songs Mixtape that I decided to make another one. Both retro and modern with that warm familial feeling that makes a campfire so fun to be around. As always, the mixtape is free but feel free to support all the artists by buying their albums. To download a song just right-click the song link after the description, hope you enjoy.  The full mixtape after the jump.

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A Mixtape Monday Presentation: Summer Daze

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This weeks mix comes out as a mixtape should, i.e. its meant to be played in the order presented, treat it like its a CD, the tracks are in their order for a reason.  This one is yet another summer inspired mix with an eclectic range of musicians and styles, and toeing the line between both retro and modern, all the artists are great, and if you like them, support them.  And let me know what you think of the mix, leave me a comment.  But without further ado, your mix ladies and gents, after the jump.

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Mixtape Monday: Something in the Night When Young Hearts Run Free

This time around on the Mixtape Monday we got more of those summery feeling songs from the likes of some classics (Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Sam Cooke, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles) to some modern standbys (Jack Johnson, The Shins, Ben Harper) as well as some good up and comers, (Dirty Projectors, Dr. Dog, Willy Mason, Lady Antebellum, Futurebirds, The Swell Season, Johnathan Rice, Cass McCombs) all free, all for you and if you like the artists, buy their stuff.  The mixtape after the jump.

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Hey remember Jack Johnson?! The dude who took laid back surfer style music by storm? Of course you do.  The man has his critics, often likened to “every song of his sounds the same” and I’ll admit its easy to jump on the critiquing a popular musician bandwagon, if only to convey a sense of musical knowledge, i.e. “You like him, well you should check out (insert unknown indie band here) they’re a lot better and they haven’t sold out.  Everyone loves to find a diamond in the rough.  However, Jack Johnson is different, though he does often rely on his mellow style, he cultivated that sound, and created his own record label way before it became the thing to do.  This song, Losing Keys features a perfect laid back arrangement and some beautiful guitar lines. Its like a sunset on a beach, a late afternoon by the pool, or just all those sweet summer memories that are springing to mind with this beautiful weather.  The lyrics are strong, and the harmonizing with the guitar in the chorus is undeniably ear candy. 

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