It's spring (finally!) and while the weather is certainly taking its time, we're in summer prep mode over at our house. I've been composing a few playlists for when warm days arrive, and wanted to share my little soundtrack for the season like I did last year. This playlist is meant to feel like a hazy summer day...for when you've been in the sun all day and your skin is warm and you don't have a care in the world, and maybe a little beer buzz ;) It looks like we'll be getting a bit of a warmup this week, so hopefully this will help get you in the spirit for rolling those windows down!
Jim and I dubbed last year "the summer of Steely Dan" so you best believe I had to sneak a little Steely onto this year's list. We're going to see them play at Blossom this summer and fully expect to be the youngest people there (#whatever). I have been playing some of Tom Petty's later albums on repeat, so I included Have Love, Will Travel, which is gunning for a spot in my top 10 tunes of his. I am also loving the vibe and storytelling of The Trip to Pirate's Cove — it's perfect for summer drive. The Tame Impala remix of Miguel's Waves is basically made for the beach and complements some of the hazier tracks on the list by Future Islands and Washed Out.
You can click here to listen, or use the player below. Feel free to follow the playlist to save it to your account! You can also find last year's playlist here. Enjoy it with a hearty squeeze of lime and sunshine!