“Summer in the City” mixtape

June 21, 2007 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst, mixtape, music, summer | 9 Comments

summer in the city mixtapeIn celebration of the start of mixtape season, we’ve made a “Summer in the City” mixtape for you, our loyal readers, to start the season in style.  You seem to have liked our local mixtape pretty well, but this mix should satisfy those looking for more seasonal palate of sounds to bask in it’s radiant aural glory like a sunbather by the pool.

And just like mixtape, our mp3 mix comes in two distinct linear flavors –

You’ll want download each before we either run out of bandwidth or this post is replaced with a cease & desist injunction.  You can burn each (of 2) tracks to CD for the mixtape experience, but we’ll also give a physical copy of the mixtape to a random reader who leaves a comment to this post.  That is to say, if you leave a comment (to this post) you are eligible to win a cassette tape copy of the “Summer in the City” mixtape (unless you’re part of our staff).

And we’re offering extra mixtape fun for our friends with Last.fm .  For more about that, a tracklisting of the mixtape, and a streaming-preview of sorts, you’ll have to read the rest of this post by following the bump.

For those who’d rather try before downloading each side of the mixtape, we’ve made a streaming preview playlist of the tracks (with a few bonus tracks that didn’t make the cut). Here’s more complete track listing of this playlist, in case you’re a completist.  And yes, each side should cover 30 audible minutes on each side of the tape, even if the digital track output appears longer.

Side A

The Avalanches – “Summer Crane”, Flaming Lips – “It’s Summertime”, Radiohead – “Subterranean Homesick Alien”, dj bc – “Summer in the City”, Wilco -“Heavy Metal Drummer”, The Avalanches – “Electricity”, Sondre Lerche – “Stupid Memory”

Side B

Now It’s Overhead – “Wonderful Scar”, Flamin’ Groovies – “St. Louis Blues”, Bob Dylan – “Highway 61 Revisited” (heh), Beck – “Lord Only Knows”, Beruit – “Postcards from Italy”, Tiny Tim – “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight”, The Magnetic Fields – “Queen of the Savages”, Jolie Holland – “Mehitibells Blues”, Rolling Stones – “Dear Doctor”, The Beta Band – “Dry the Rain”

And if you think your favorite song ought to be on this playlist, why not suggest your favorite “Summer in the City” mixtape songs with our friends on last.fm?  And while you’re there, why not find out what other Saint Louisans (or at least fellow readers of this blog) are listening to this summer.



  1. Yaaaay, a contest!
    My life seems to revolve around The Lovin’ Spoonful these days.

  2. if it were The Zombies, (ahem) I’m sure it would be the time of the season. What did you think of our “Loving Spoonful” less mix? do you still hope to snag a copy on tape?

  3. It’s more than hope. . .I’d like to consider it a guarantee.

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  7. Hi

    Looks good! Very useful, good stuff. Good resources here. Thanks much!


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