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entertainment

You're All Ears

It’s too hot to read. Just listen.

Come Monday Night,” by God Help the Girl
(Boozy summer breezy lounge pop — yes, that’s a genre — from the mastermind behind Belle and Sebastian.)

Hey,” by Elvis Perkins in Dearland
(The steering wheel might not survive your drumming.)

Under Control,” by Parachute
(It’s pop secret.)

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” by Bob Dylan
(A steamy cha-cha groove to make you sweat your swimmies.)

Rave On (feat. Zooey Deschanel),” by M. Ward
(A beautiful remake of a Buddy Holly classic. Suited for a bike ride.)

Slowly (Oh So Slowly),” by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
(The prolific posse never disappoints.)

Wantin’ Her Again,” by Ben Kweller
(Country twang from an indie artiste.)

Maybe Tonight,” by Nicole Atkins
(You’ll want to roller-skate and jazz-hands during the chorus.)

Stupid Outfits,” by Matt Sucich with The Vanderettes
(Sweet little lo-fi acoustic ditty.)

El Caporal,” by My Morning Jacket
(A saxy, yes, saxy waltz.)

Nothing but a Miracle,” by Diane Birch
(For heartbroken damsels, the ol’ “screw him” summer song.)

I’m a Gun,” by The Hotcakes
(Retro ’80s rock with a killer chorus.)