There have already been several times this summer where I’ve thought to myself, “It’s an ‘I love Brooklyn’ kind of day.” Today is another one of those – and from the looks of things, it’s going to stay that way for the next long while. Here’s the first in what will hopefully be a lengthy series of playlists inspired by what’s turning out to be a wondrous summer.
Of course we have to start off with Teen Daze’s brilliant “Brooklyn Sunburn” – in case you’ve never heard it, you’re welcome. I’ve already put this on three times today.
Teen Daze – Brooklyn Sunburn
Hot Chip’s In Our Heads was one of the better LPs released this June. “Look At Where We Are” gives you a good sense of what they’re going for on that album.
Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are”
Matt & Kim’s “Let’s Go” continues the casual, celebratory indie rock vibe:
Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go”
“Let Go” transitions nicely into Diamond Rings’ “I’m Just Me,” which is a good I-don’t-care-what-you-think-about-my-look title for a song made by someone who looks uncannily like Vanilla Ice, plus that hideous side-shave that every other hipster seems to be into these days. Very 80s, except for the lower half of the haircut.
We’ll end with a dance-friendly track – Combostar and Mani Hoffman’s “Free,” remixed by the child-king of dance remixes, Louis La Roche.