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SEASONAL MIXTAPE – spring, summer, autumn, & winter (edition 1)

In Music on September 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Printemps, ete, automne, hiver… This is a list of songs that are appropriate for each season. Whether you’re barefoot in the park, wadding in the ocean, marveling at the autumn leaves, or driving around town on a snowy day,you’ll find the right song to match the scene…

” fresh daisies in bloom, the smell of cut grass, the wind whistling and birds chirping”

Babamars – X Change null (link)
The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses
Noah and the Whale – 5 Years Time
The Tints – The City (link)
Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Islands – Don’t Call Me Whitney, Bobby (link)
Hall and Oates – You Make My Dreams

SUMMER

” melting gelato, cool ocean breeze, scurrying to find shade, searing warmth, lazy afternoons ”

Violent Femmes – Blister In the Sun
Simian – La Breeze (link)
Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Sebastian Tellier – Divine
Michael Franti and Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
Beck – Tropicalia

AUTUMN

” bright red leaves, candied apples, large gusts of wind, hazy skies, tints of orange ”

The Kooks – Seaside
Metric – London Halflife
The Thrills – Don’t Steal Our Sun
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Phoenix – Run Run Run
Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes
Bob Seger – Night Moves

WINTER

” shades of grey, a calm stillness, warm mittens, cosy blankets, hot chocolate & marshmallows ”

The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage
The Dears – Warm and Sunny Days (link)
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Belle & Sebastien – Get Me Away From Here, Im Dying
Cat Power – The Greatest
Band of Horses – The Great Salt Lake
Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

*** NOTE: Songs with a red star beside them signify that the song best exemplifies the season.

Most of the songs can be found on iTunes or on the internet for download. Others will be harder to find. The latter will have links to a site where you can stream these songs.

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