Summer Songs Mix with Belle & Sebastian, Jens Lekman, Beck, Flaming Lips, Pavement, Kings of Convenience, The Kinks

Note: This summer playlist was originally published Sept. 09
Soon summer will pass the torch to autumn, leaves will deceive nature by coming alive as they die and people will plan holidays, take out sweaters and coats and harvest the last crops before winter ushers in its long chilly nights.

But let’s not say goodbye to summer too fast; it’s still with us, and in that spirit, Indie Rock Cafe kicks off it’s PlayThis! MP3 Playlist Series. The first installment is, you guessed it, songs about summer.

1. Summertime – Miles Davis

2. A Summer Wasting – Belle & Sebastian

3. A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill – Jens Lekman

4. Constructive Summer – The Hold Steady

5. Electric Music And The Summer People – Beck

6. Feel Good Hit Of The Summer – Queens of the Stone Age

7. It’s Summertime – The Flaming Lips

8. Jogging Gorgeous Summer – Islands

9. My Summer Girl – The Rentals

10. Play In The Summer – Trans Am

11. Spring And By Summer Fall – Blonde Redhead

12. Summer Babe [Winter Version] – Pavement

13. Summer Days – Phoenix

14. Summer Dress (Live on KCRW) – Red House Painters

15. Summer Is Coming – Matt Pond PA

16. Summer Kids Go – Moonbabies

17. Summer On The Westhill – Kings of Convenience

18. Summer Party – Breakbot

19. Summer Seen – The High Llamas

20. Summer Skin – Death Cab For Cutie

21. Summer Snow – Fahrenheit

22. Summer Songs – Barcelona

23. Summer Wind Was Always Our Son – Ataris

24. Summer’s Gone – The Kinks

25. Summer…It’s Gone – Grandaddy

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  1. Hey there,
    Just in case you haven’t found the artist and song name yet: Artist: “The Great Northern” Track: “Summertime (bonus track)”


  2. Who sings the first song? It’s definitely not Miles Davis.

    I’d love to know so I can buy it.


    1. Thanks for your comment. You are correct. We updated with the correct song. As with you, we too would like to know who this song is by. Anyone?


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