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[summer jams 2020] Devendra Banhart's It's Not Always Funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux5iVOEMGKk recently came out and 2020 is the quintessential, concentrated avatar of life not being always funny

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Everything is Aweful - The Decemberists A fun jam for when everything just seems to be going wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCd5OT9oOxA

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Gang of Youths cover 'Blood' originally by The Middle East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTO3U5644A A beautiful piece. Bittersweet for the modern era, Full of passion and some slight feels. (Content Warning: Cancer and illness) [Length 5:38]

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They Might Be Giants - Am I Awake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrrCZNfvbDo geeze, the lyrics are one thing, but the visuals just hits home just how 2020 has felt.

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[Summer 2020] Mogwai - Coolervine - https://youtu.be/8ZocDT3TmAE - This song and music video has been my mood so much this year. I love this song, but it is such a trip, with a good amount of anger.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEERguTc_Ww&feature=emb_logo Who doesn't love Shibuya-kei [Katamari Damacy style music). This track has been played a lot lately because it makes me feel super happy and I need that; we all need that

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Weval - Someday // https://youtu.be/n-wEvzqdDZg // Length: 4:24 // Recently came across this track, which is incredibly reminiscent of early 2000’s Radiohead and Mutemath. Jazz-inspired rhythms with electronic synths and processed vocals, they perfectly accompany the recursive and fractal visuals.

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Equilibrium by Carbon Based Lifeforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsZIIuwet7Y - It's just a chill atmospheric song with good rhythm

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"The Comeback Kid" by The Midnight | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzywQ1cO-4Y | I listen to this song every time I drive on a beautiful night in the summer. Every time.

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Caillou Theme Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jawnyJwlMu8 in honor of our guest host.

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After Hours - The Weeknd. A psychological adventure through a wandering mind at the end of his rope, with the music advancing in both energy and darkness https://youtu.be/ygTZZpVkmKg

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Unwound - "Corpse Pose" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvKaqmiNjhA Vern Rumsey, bassist and keyboardist for legendary 90s post-punk band Unwound, passed away this week. This track features some of my favorite bass riffs and keyboard solos of his.

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100 gecs - ringtone (remix) [feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito] // not much to say just hot catchy hyperpop // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmX4UPiVS-w

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[summer jams 2020] Fontaines D.C. - Televised Mind - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE7vLPSfw6Q - (CW suicidal ideation) "water dreams of yesterday. fall away."

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Gloryhammer, by Gloryhammer does what it says on the tin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVE58iHltqY

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Cape Classico - Natalie MacMaster - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x0N0zDV1vI this fiddle tune makes me think of dancing outside

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Sentient Beings - Ohmme https://youtu.be/nDyAoMbHd3I (I slept on this band for too long)

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Soulbound by Unleash the Archers - local Victoria/Vancouver power metal band with an amazing lead vocalist - https://youtu.be/_yFH-O05uS0

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https://amnfx.bandcamp.com/track/forget : a older minimal lo-fi downtempo techno track, with some to me summery vibes , from russia with piano backing , has better ones but this one is short, a suggestion for cameron :)

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The Longest Johns -- Fire and Flame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_5PHU7vQu4 British shanty band with (I think) their telling of the story of the Halifax explosion. Disturbingly relevant to current events.

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[summer jams] John Williams (cello: Nathan Chan, piano: Nozomi Khudyev) - Sayuri's Theme - Originally recorded by Yo-Yo Ma (cello) for the Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack, this piece is haunting, flowing, energetic, and been one of the pieces I've been coming back to whenever I need a moment away from the world since I realised I've gotten skilled enough on cello to start working on it. https://youtu.be/t7QYvUUdn1g

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Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness - Variation On A Theme By St. Dipshit - ambient, chill and soft, full sounds with no words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjtAYqiKMoo

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Ayron Jones and the Way - "Baptized in Muddy Waters" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G6NkrvMNMg I heard this on the radio just this year and was instantly transfixed. A nice bluesy rock with the Correct amount of feels for the year.

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Lulileela - Dive recently discovered this artist. Korean classic rock(??) i suck at defining music https://youtu.be/RaNiHfXCp8A

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Johnathan Coulton - I feel fantastic! https://youtu.be/fDOur0CrQcI because sometimes we all feel a little bit fantastic. this is pure pop, and quite catchy.

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SWEETSWEETSWEETLIKEBUBBLEGUM by six impala - What if there were other gecs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc18WQVFLl8

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Witches - Ddota!! Kunyo!!// (There she is Step 1) Way back in the early days of the internet this animated music video could be found if you knew where to look. The first part of a 5 part series the songs are all really good as well. Hard to beat playful horns to go with the Loony toons like animation. https://youtu.be/-uqnKQwwcJo

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Manuel - Gas Gas Gas (DJ Gun Remix) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaGyZGx3bso - Maybe not exactly summer jam as much as summer '20 mood. It's not that the brakes are cut, it's that the driver has completely forgotten the concept of stopping.

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Justice - Waters of Nazareth x We Are Your Friends x Phantom 2 (Electronic, 6:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOmAfV8enL4 Justice is the group I always come back to and this is their mix of three of their more well known songs from their studio master their Woman Worldwide set.

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Campaign for a Better Next Weekend by Bomb the Music Industry!: I discovered this album (vacation) back in may and just knew that I was gonna end up giving it a 10 from this song. it's a perfect summer album. https://youtu.be/mxjaLsJZ68M

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Woodkid - Winchester: A strongly atmospheric instrumental piece with a heavy rythmic focus, perhaps more winter focused for us in the southern hemisphere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbUeyNnvIKc

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Loren Connors – Airs 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5u32MrjoEY One of the definitive figures in experimental music, Loren Connors is a master of improvisational works on solo electric guitar, delivering quiet, gentle pieces with an emphasis on atmosphere and a dreamlike quality. He understands the weight of prolonged moments, creating a sense of drifting weightlessness. It’s pure serenity for this stressful summer.

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The Staves - Nazareth https://youtu.be/ZqWpzmNovcE (like The Roches but spooky - algorithm boyfriend gave me a good mixtape this week)

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[Summer Jams 2020] Thumpasaurus - Dance Like It's Your Life (Live At The Troubadour) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wurDLWQL5ow - Thumpasaurus was one of the last shows I saw last summer, when they opened for Louis Cole and I had before then not heard of them. Funky boys who really know how to get a room moving, and this is arguably the best sounding of the live recordings of them. Those who watched Louis Cole's recent live show video may notice he borrowed Thumpasaurus' saxophonist, too

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The 1975 - People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl2-ip3M5ro The 1975 is an English somewhat-debatably-indie-pop band that has a few catchy radio friendly hits and a lot of slow, ethereal, chill-out-and-vibe songs. This track is not that. People is an aggressive, brash, angry at the world anthem with proper Punk influences about the general state of things in 2020. Music to delete your social media and start breaking things to.

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The Judys - Guyana Punch - https://youtu.be/6yX24pkBU-w?t=453 this should be cued to the right time (7:33) and I apologize for the overall poor quality of sound/visuals in this vid but yeah this is weird song about Jonestown from a band that never got much popularity outside of Houston or Austin TX in the 80s feels like what a summer song would be for Harmony Korine or something lol

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[Summer Jams 2020] Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Bottled in Cork https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQSyiMaPNxU Has it really been 10 years since the most perfect summer album ever?

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Orville Peck - Summertime | A sad, contemplative modern country track from Orville Peck. Peck has been one of my favourite artists this summer, alongside Jason Isbell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSb8WFYSyGw

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HINTO - Kanashimi Update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtg-mK5E7Zw A Japanese math rock band, featuring two members of Sparta Locals with a supremely wiggly guitar and fun vibe. The band's concept has been labeled as "summer" and it felt fitting!

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Song: Fucking Bullshit Artist: (Anime) Carole and Tuesday Description: Upbeat Acapella swearing. Perfectly sums up the summer of 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dxEk_2Hdo&list=PLO3oHiI5U4g7y-6Fc469Ruq_w-0f_rl_3&index=11&t=0s

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"Roses" (Imanbek remix) by SAINt JHN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zToEPpFEN8 - very boppy driving around music; it's a little explicit, but a fun listen

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Song: Tight Pants Artist: Lesliehall Description: 80s techno silliness. This Youtube oldie has a personal attachment to summer for me and is just a bop any time of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1c2KzJbcGA&list=PLO3oHiI5U4g7y-6Fc469Ruq_w-0f_rl_3&index=75

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Half Alive ft. Samm Henshaw - Rest - This had been one of my anthems this summer. I've finally moved into my own place, no roommates, and it's nice to be able to just do my own thing. Rest is a song that evokes that kind of feeling for me, and reminds me that it's okay (good, even!) to take breaks to just do nothing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrZF7ISTYE

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Cardiacs - Jibber and Twitch. Do you like massively influential unfriendly musical nerdery? Do you wonder about the kind of band that both the members of Korn and Thom York call favourites? What if they record themselves practising in a literal rotting shed on a British coast? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxhuQWKwbqY

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the pack ad - so what. garage rock duo with a shockingly large sound. songs about tv show villains letting the heroes liv so that they can fight again next week https://youtu.be/-j0AyQ1D6Mw

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Local Natives - When Am I Gonna Lose You // Summer jam. It's good and it and builds a reasonably structural/strong wall of sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwytT5JAdM

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Jukebox the Ghost - Getting Older is a chill reflection on mortality of both individuals and humanity, using lyrical references to the band's earlier albums to add a sense of nostalgia to a song about wasting away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRNwUI6Ot3Y

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Detektivbyrån - Neonland https://youtu.be/X80vPQdRUsY Something about the melody of this seems very now to me, in a way that's kind of hopeful. And Detekivbyrån's accordion/xylophone instrumentation is great.

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Jorja Smith - Lost (Frank Ocean Cover) - Frank Ocean cover by a young relatively unknown British singer. The song Lost is about heat and drugs and being lost in things spiraling out of control. What's a more 2020 summer jam? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyOV1G3jv4

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P.O.S. - Sleepdrone/Superposition [2016]. This summer has been a hard one for a lot of people. POS sings about trying to make rent and make art in a world that seems hostile to your existence. This is like 9 minutes long, so feel free to skip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNN6Je7XN9U

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Ezra Furman - Restless Year - I don't know why, but this jam feels like summer to me :) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOenFQazrA

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Thank You Scientist - The Somnambulist. Because sometimes you just want to listen to some high energy Fusion rock that totally reminds you of the Mars Volta but not really https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip9Edh6pwkM

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Sounds of Then (This is Australia) - GANGgajang - https://youtu.be/rAa75yG6z-4 - This will always remind me of the 40+°C Australian summers

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https://youtu.be/WdzkmR4xWqE Sonic Boom Six - Sunny Side of the Street. SB6 are a ska/punk/hip-hop band from Manchester with a lot to say about the social and political climate in the UK. This is a wonderfully upbeat look at ignoring urban problems to get through life.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSBxzFH9eLI A Major Key cover of Billie Elish's Bad Guy and it's so good

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David Bowie - Man Who Sold the World - https://youtu.be/PdlU8e9wBIE - Live on SNL by request of Kathleen

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if you really want cover insanity, give Elakelaiset a try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WvwnxK98eM

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