In anticipation of the one long stretch of warm weather we get here in Canada, we've been thinking about about the sounds that will be the soundtrack to our summer. We can't wait to see what this summer has in store for us and music will certainly accompany and add to our adventures. Here are a few places where we'll be going to find music to get us in that summer mood.
Kristi: The sites that I love and am a year-round loyal fan of are definitely where I'll be finding my summer playlist.
For rad Canadiana from all over the musical spectrum I love CBC Radio3.
For a monthly digest on all the latest Blog sensations and electronic I check out Hype Machine Radio out of NYC.
....and a current favourite that will definitely be blasting this summer is, DucHeSsSaYs, hailing from Montreal and screaming all over Canada and beyond <3
Natalia: Every summer, I really look forward to Sled Island podcasts. Last year they were posted right on their site and this year they can be found at CJSW. These podcasts are always well selected and will get you in a summer festival mood, whether or not you're able to go to the shows.
I also like to check out Nylon Magazine from time to time as they post a good summer playlist. You might ask why I would mention this since a 2012 version hasn't yet been posted? To this I say- check out the one from last year and know that the whole thing was available for free on iTunes. Those of you who are into free downloads might want to keep an eye out for this year's selection.
Happy listening <3