It has been eight long, arduous weeks since the third edition of Now That’s What I Call Boogie, which you may recall featured songs fit for Spring Break partying. OK, it really hasn’t been that bad since then, but with finals now coming to a close, summer has begun and life is decidedly better. And so, we revisit our Spring Break theme and give you five more great tunes to kick off your summer.
Tin Man – Future Islands – In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey)
Future Islands was on the very first edition of NTWICB! and has since been played on the show as well (if you’re a Spotify user, check out one of the blog’s latest features, the Master Playlist). Take a listen to one of my favorites of theirs below.
Take a Walk – Passion Pit – Take a Walk (Single) (Columbia)
The first official look at their upcoming album, Take a Walk is a great listen. Pay attention to the lyrics, though – for such a joyous sound there is plenty of talk about empty purses, investments gone wrong, and financial troubles. While it may seem political amidst all the financial crises and economic woes, front man Michael Angelakos has said it is not a political song, but rather a song about “very specific family members” who immigrated to the United States.
Blessa – Toro y Moi – Causers of This (Carpark)
Get your chillwave on this summer with some Toro y Moi.
Black & Blue – Miike Snow – Miike Snow (Universal Republic)
This is how it feels when you emerge from finals week studies to find its summertime (see 2:37 and onwards in particular).
Soft – Washed Out – With and Without (Sub Pop)
My goal this summer is to attend as many hipster pool parties as possible. Seriously, this looks great.
That’s all for this week, but stay tuned for more of Now That’s What I Call Boogie! next week. The PTB Blog is open all summer long.