Surf’s Up on These Tunes

You can dance if you want to

summer playlist!

“Good Vibrations” may be tailor-made for the sunshine, but make waves with a fresh new mixtape, including a hipster-worthy release from he who makes us wanna say “OMG.”

Looking 4 Myself,” by Usher, featuring Luke Steele
(We approve of his foray into indie with the Empire of the Sun singer.)

Bait and Switch,” by The Shins
(Fresh catch is the order of the day.)

Daybreak over the Ocean,” by The Beach Boys
(A shimmery jingle from the quintessential band of the season.)

The Hours,” by Beach House
(Ticktock goes the clock until happy hour starts.)

Longtime Companion,” by Sonny & The Sunsets
(A sweet gem from the San Francisco band’s sophomore album.)

Up All Night,” by Best Coast
(Lost track of time over a bottle of wine.)

That’s What’s Up,” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
(Grab your partner; swing him round.)

Younger Us,” by Japandroids
(Take the Canadian duo’s Celebration Rock to your stateside party.)

Don’t Owe You a Thang,” by Gary Clark Jr.
(Tell your boss to take that deadline and — wait, don’t.)

Friend Crush,” by Friends
(Press play for an instant party.)

Take Me Away,” by Wild Belle
(A flirty tune from siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman.)

Kimmi in a Rice Field (Balam Acab Remix),” by Twin Sister
(The already-chill tune gets a few degrees cooler.)

Five Seconds,” by Twin Shadow
(We’re doing finger snaps to this ’80s-sounding jam.)

New Directions,” by Jens Lekman
(Get lost in the Swedish singer’s quirky storytelling.)

Take a Walk,” by Passion Pit
(Nature calls.)

Stream the playlist on Spotify.

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