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'Tis the Season - Indie Beach music

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I'm currently working on a tracklist for a mix CD of indie beach(ish) songs - surfpunk, laid back, etc


I do an annual beach trip with the in laws and I usually come up with a theme, but I'm stuck this year. I've got several current ideas (Surfer Blood, Washed Out, Little Joy, Girls, Soft Pack, etc), but not enough...


What are some of your favorite indie tunes that go good with some sand, sun, friends and a cold beverage or twelve? (I'm trying to stay awaw from angry or too downer). The wayback machine is okay by me.. I just cant think of any today. Total mental block.




(I've already got two cover ideas picked out.. darnit)

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"Rooming House On Venice Beach" - Jonathan Richman

"Surf Wax America" - Weezer (although that's probably one that you already had picked out, no?)

"Showboat Angel" - The Sea and Cake

"Rainbows" - Dennis Wilson

"A Summer Tamarind" - Martin Newell

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I put together a good playlist for a cruise to the Bahamas last summer. I don't have my ipod on me, but I'll try to report back later. For now, here are a few I remember:


Goin' To Acapulco - Jim James and Calexico (I'm Not There Soundtrack)

Off The Record - MMJ

Phone Went West - MMJ

Island In The Sun - Weezer

Islands on the Coast - Band of Horses

Goin' Home - Dan Auerbach

Lovesong of the Buzzard - Iron and Wine

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Nice. I didnt think of MMJ, but I can see it now. I wasnt gonna do Surf Wax America, but think I just changed my mind. Dennis Wilson too, for sure. My father in law will love that.


Thanks! keep'em comin! Maybe I can do a double album.

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This list is more about vibe and rhythms than it is lyrics. Hope this gives you some ideas.


Islands On The Coast 3:34 Band Of Horses Cease To Begin

High Head Blues 4:02 The Black Crowes Amorica

Sinister Kid 3:44 The Black Keys Brothers

Goin' to Acapulco 4:59 Calexico & Jim James I'm Not There (Music from the Motion Picture)

Honey In The Sun 5:45 Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career

(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais 4:01 The Clash The Singles

Bankrobber 4:35 The Clash The Singles

Goin' Home 4:57 Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid

Fools 4:43 The Dodos Visiter

Catch The Sun 4:48 Doves The Places Between : The Best Of Doves [Disc 1]

Rise 2:38 Eddie Vedder Into The Wild

One Day Like This 6:34 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid

Two Weeks 4:03 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest

Back to This 3:34 The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead

Lovesong Of The Buzzard 4:26 Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog

House By The Sea 4:22 Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog

Boy With A Coin 4:06 Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog

Zebra 3:57 John Butler Trio Sunrise Over Sea

D'yer Mak'er 4:23 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [Disc 2]

World News 4:32 Local Natives Gorilla Manor

Paper Planes 3:25 M.I.A. Kala

For The Actor 4:34 Mates Of State Bring It Back

Phone Went West 8:59 My Morning Jacket Celebración De La Ciudad Natal [EP]

Mahgeeta 5:57 My Morning Jacket It Still Moves Rock

Off The Record 5:34 My Morning Jacket Z Rock

This Too Shall Pass 3:08 OK Go Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

Lost Coastlines 5:32 Okkervil River The Stand-Ins

Comfy In Nautica 4:05 Panda Bear Person Pitch

Take Pills 5:24 Panda Bear Person Pitch

Buster Voodoo 4:24 Rodrigo Y Gabriela 11:11

Don't You Evah 3:37 Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Eddie's Ragga 3:40 Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Holiday 2:18 Vampire Weekend Contra - (2010)

Taxi Cab 3:56 Vampire Weekend Contra - (2010)

Run 3:53 Vampire Weekend Contra - (2010)

Horchata 3:27 Vampire Weekend Contra - (2010)

Island In The Sun 3:20 Weezer Weezer (Green Album)

Surf Wax America 3:07 Weezer Weezer

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