After that insanely gorgeous weekend, I know I'm not the only one 100% in summer mode. Beer in the fridge, porch furniture dusted off, let's go. Anything we can do to turn our home into our own personal beach house — we're game for (this sounds like a Corona ad but hey...#findyourbeach #idonthateit). You can't have a chill fest without tunes, so I thought I'd share what I'm playing this year.
I've listened to this mix on repeat and made plenty of edits — we're down to 20 songs here but they are all pretty glorious. Quality > quantity. This is ideal for playing nice and loud while you cook or grill or drive with the windows down — no actual beach needed. The shake-your-ass beach mix is a tale for another day — this one's full of atmospheric indie, a few classic throwbacks and some let-your-hair-down rock. That Van Morrison buried treasure — hot damn, the breakdown! The Childish Gambino track is one of my summer favorites — it has seagulls in it, for goodness sake!
Hopefully it passes the vibes on to you, too. And if you have an actual beach house I can hang out in, hiiiiiiiiii, I'll be right there.