Summer 2012 Playlist

We will (we will) rock you

summer music playlist!

After gorging on sugary pop (Carly Rae Jepsen, look what you’ve wrought), your iPod could use some real sustenance.

Herewith, the best new indie jams to take you to Labor Day.

Every Single Night,” by Fiona Apple
(Back after a seven-year hiatus, Ms. Apple is in top form.)

Ruin,” by Cat Power
(A rockin’ Afro Cuban ode to jet-set ennui.)

Sleeping Ute,” by Grizzly Bear
(A driving prog-y jam from the Brooklyn art-rock heroes.)

No One Ever Sleeps,” by The Walkmen
(Lilting and elegiac lullaby from the band’s stellar Heaven LP.)

Kill for Love,” by Chromatics
(New-wave sound track for late-night drives.)

Wishes,” by Beach House
(More chill-inducing dream pop from the Baltimore duo.)

Baby,” by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (featuring Dâm-Funk)
(One from the vault. A sexy cover of the ’70s cult classic.)

110%,” by Jessie Ware
(Ethereal pop gem from London’s next big thing.)

Oblivion,” by Grimes
(Soulful dance-floor anthem straight from the future.)

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