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Artist Feature : Summer is Here

summer is hereJune 21st was the official start to summer. When most of us think of summer, we think of pool parties, beach days, nighttime gatherings, lots of sun, and summertime music. There are so many great summer songs, “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Under The Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Hot Fun In The Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone, “Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett, “Good Times” by Chic, and “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. Of course we also all secretly sing to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s “Summer Nights,” right?

While the weather is getting hot and the sun is shining bright, I want to suggest some songs to start off Summer with.

Young Kato has just released their debut album “Don’t Wait ’Til Tomorrow” which as a whole is a great summer album, but below is the perfect party song, “Drink, Dance, Play”

Another sublime release just in time for summer is this hit from Owl City featuring Aloe Blacc called “Verge”

Dankrupt sets the mood for that casual nighttime gathering with their song “Moonlight”

Keeping that relaxed vibe of enjoying a splendid warm night is a song that fits right in by Best Coast from their new album “California Nights.” Here is the same titled track “California Nights”

Great Interstate has summer covered for that time you want to be a bit more reflective on life with their song “Goodbye”

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Lesserhasbeensmusic is who first inspired me to put together this summer blog with his song “Sun Dogs”

And I’ll end the blog with this 15 second tease from Austin Haymen covering “Sleepwalk”

Now it’s time to go make your summer playlist. Please share below what your favorite summer track. If you need some help deciding on summer songs you can find help at Billboard, NME, Rolling Stone, TimeOut, or this large list at Forgotten Hits.

Throwing in this fun image that Mike Lowery just posted and fits in perfectly. It also is a nice tease for my next Artist Feature blog… Artwork 🙂

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