Before we dive into the wonderful summer playlists we discovered, we’re announcing free shipping on all purchases made through August by using the code KIOSK at checkout!
Grab your free copy of our InnerTube mix, a summer music playlist that includes a selection of tracks from The Luyas, Findlay Brown, NewVillager, Helado Negro, Syvia, Blondes, Wolfram, Mixel Pixel, Small Black, and Tranquility Bass. Most of these artists will be touring in the near future, and are getting rave reviews “…the Luyas have done some serious globetrotting. Fresh off a European tour, the Montreal band kicks off their North American trek tonight at NXNE before heading back across the pond for a second run. Clearly, their dreamy (and sometimes “weird”) songs are making a big impression with fans” (Spinner).
One of our favorite discoveries is NewVillager, who’s creativity stretches beyond the amazing music they create. “…strip it all down and build it back up using a boutique, DIY aesthetic. This, in a nutshell, is how NewVillager have approached their craft. Are they artists? Yes, and not just in the musical sense” (Chinashop Mag).
Also, be on the lookout for Syvia’s electro dream pop to catch on in a major way.
NYLON Magazine’s summer playlist is quite eclectic and even includes some blasts from the past, like Duran Duran. We absolutely love that they picked tracks from Austra, Diamond Rings (who’s opening for Sufjan Stevens tomorrow @ Prospect Park, BK), Wavves, Little Dragon, Givers, and The Naked and Famous.
Esquire’s approach is less pop focused, with their “30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen To.” Bon Iver’s new self titled album is very appropriate for this list. He’s got an incredible voice that’ll make any dude get in touch with his sensitive side. Also, we adore that the Pain’s of Being Pure at Heart were described as “muscular pop.” Of course, the ultimate summer jam, “Pumped up kicks”, by Foster the People made it in the top 20.