Summer 2010 Mixtape, Vol. II: Animal Collective, The Drums, Jay-Z, Magic Kids, Flaming Lips, Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, Radio Dept.


A few weeks ago, to kick-off the Memorial Day holiday, we launched our first summer mixtape of 2010. Due to the huge success of that mix, we started work on putting together Mix No. 2 shortly thereafter – and here are the results (work on Mix No. 3 is already in progress). Obviously, these summer mixtapes are not restricted to indie rock (whatever that is to you).

“My Girls” Animal Collective

“Saddest Summer” – The Drums

“Empire State of Mind” (with Alicia Keys) – Jay Z

“Ocean City”Kurt Vile

“Rockaway Beach” – The Ramones

“Summer”Magic Kids

“Written in Reverse” Spoon

“Away Frm U”Oberhofer

“It’s Summertime”The Flaming Lips

“Time” Beach Fossils

“Gold Skull” (produced by Neon Indian) – Miniature Tigers

“Take A Vacation” The Young Veins

“Come On Eileen” Dexys Midnight Runners

“All Day and All of the Night”The Kinks

“Life Goes On”2Pac

“Sunshine/Pretty Girls”Unnatural Helpers

“Back in the USSR” The Beatles

“Drunk Girls” LCD Soundsystem

“Pass The Dutchie”Musical Youth

“Heavens On Fire” Radio Dept.

“I’m Burning”Blue Oyster Cult

“Suffragette City”David Bowie

“Intergalactic Spell” – Beastie Boys vs. Alphabeat

“Ribbons of Light”Kids of 88

“Excuses” The Morning Benders

“Born to Run” Bruce Springsteen and E St. Band

“Temptation” New Order

“The Ocean” Led Zeppelin

“Louie Louie” – Black Flag

“Neighborhoods #1 (Tunnels)” Arcade Fire

“Killer Queen”Queen

“Sundress”Ben Kweller

“Sun” Hacienda

“Latin America” Holy Fu*k


“Is This Love”Bob Marley

“Another Day” The Marching Band

“Arkansas” Damien Jurado

“Hold On” Former Ghosts

“My Best Friend’s Girl” – The Cars

“What’s It In For?”Avi Buffalo

“Feel Animal”Monogold

“Dirty Water” -The Standells

“Suicide Blues”Brimstone Howl

“Black Sheep”Suckers

“London’s Calling”The Clash
“I Will Live on Islands”Josh Rouse

“Conscience Killer” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“Chorus of Fools” The Crookes

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  1. Your music IS my iTunes library. I have found my favorite bands through IRC (Polock and elsinore included) so thank you!

    1. Hi Dan: Thanks for your shout out! We do our best to bring the ‘popular’ indie, but also the great music, artists and bands most people have never heard. We really feel this distinguishes us from most other blogs. Plus, all of the songs we featured can be downloaded for free!

    1. Glad you liked it Chris! Many more summer mixes coming up – new one next week – July 22

      – Jacob @IRC

  2. Thank you guys so much, ever since i found this website a couple of months ago it has brought me nothing but happiness and of course great music 🙂

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