Summer of Rock 2009

We’re now over halfway through the summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for rock. I’m happy to announce the 4th edition of my annual Summer of Rock compilation! Although it’s late in coming, it’s not short on good music. I know you want to squeeze the most out of the remaining 5 weeks of summer anyway — and now you have the perfect companion to your adventures!

Here is the playlist (you can download the songs immediately below it):

  1. The Only One, by Manchester Orchestra (from “Mean Everything To Nothing”)
  2. The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie, by Mewithoutyou (from “It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Alright”)
  3. Holland, 1945, by Neutral Milk Hotel (from “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”)
  4. Little Bribes, by Death Cab For Cutie (from “The Open Door EP”)
  5. You, Me, & The Bourgeoisie, by The Submarines (from “Honeysuckle Weeks”)
  6. Just Let Go, by Mae (from “Singularity”)
  7. Restart, by Jeremy Enigk (from “OK Bear”)
  8. Nation Of Heat, by Joe Pug (from “Nation of Heat EP”)
  9. Behind Your Eyes, by Jon Foreman (from “Limbs And Branches”)
  10. Folding Chair, by Regina Spektor (from “Far”)
  11. Girlfriend, by Phoenix (from “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”)
  12. People Got a Lotta Nerve, by Neko Case (from “Middle Cyclone”)
  13. Fight Song, by Appleseed Cast (from “Two Conversations”)
  14. (It’s A) Departure, by The Long Winters (from “Putting The Days To Bed”)
  15. Hallucinations, by The Raveonettes (from “Lust Lust Lust”)
  16. Death Of A Tune, by The Hidden Cameras (from “AWOO”)
  17. French Navy, by Camera Obscura (from “My Maudlin Career”)
  18. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur, by Sigur Rós (from “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”)
  19. The Things You Cherish Most, by Pajaro Sunrise (from “Done / Undone”)
  20. Broken (New/Radio Version), by Lifehouse (from “Who We Are”)
  21. Man Down, by The New Frontiers (from “Mending”)
  22. The Gardener, by The Tallest Man On Earth (from “Shallow grave”)

Download and setup instructions (sorry, but you will need iTunes):

  1. Download the zip file here: Summer of Rock 2009
  2. Unzip the files to your desktop or some other location (this will create a folder called Summer of Rock 2009).
  3. Drag the folder into your iTunes software (typically, dragging it onto the “Music” label underneath “LIBRARY” is the safest way to do this — you’ll see a “+” sign before you know it’s OK to release the mouse button). This should copy the song files to your iTunes library.
  4. You will see a new compilation in your library (you may need to go to Music:Compilations to see it). You can play the songs from here or create a playlist of them and burn the songs to a disc!
  5. Now, you can safely delete the “Summer of Rock 2009” folder and the zip file, as the song files should be safely organized by iTunes.

Legal notice: the point of this compilation is to introduce you to new music and encourage you to buy songs and merchandise from the artists you like, through legal channels. If you are not open to supporting the artists financially by buying their music, please don’t download this compilation.

Thanks, and enjoy! Please share any comments!

By Jonathan Lipps

Jonathan worked as a programmer in tech startups for several decades, but is also passionate about all kinds of creative pursuits and academic discussion. Jonathan has master’s degrees in philosophy and linguistics, from Stanford and Oxford respectively, and is working on another in theology. An American-Canadian, he lives in Vancouver, BC and has way too many hobbies.

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