This is my end-of-summer-beginning-of-fall-but-I-still-wish-it-was-the-middle-of-summer mix. All these songs put me in a good mood and get me pumped for what I’m about to do. Usually that is driving to work, but sometimes it involves more exciting things like going to the mall to get your make up done and buy false eyelashes with your bestie just because you feel like. Even though the air is becoming more crisp, if the sun is out and these songs are blasting through my car speakers I still feel the warm and fuzzies of summer.
I’m not against autumn and the things that come with it. (Except everyone going crazy for pumpkin flavored things, especially the coveted pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin beers. That I am definitely against.) I do love getting to wear layers, bonfires, and hockey season. This mix helps ease the transition between the two seasons. It’s like wearing a cozy sweatshirt with a pair of shorts, my favorite outfit combination. There is a very brief juncture for this combo, so it’s crucial to capture it while you can.
Smallpools – Dreaming and Over & Over | I’m kind of obsessed with Smallpools. After a friend suggested them to me I listened to their 4 song EP on repeat. These songs probably make me the happiest when they come on.
Grouplove – Way to Go | The first time I heard this new single from Grouplove I wasn’t into it. I don’t know what changed, but now I love it.
Youngblood Hawke – Stars (Hold On) | I can’t get enough Youngblood Hawke after seeing them at Firefly. I desperately want them to tour Pittsburgh. PLEASE?!