Lazy Haze

Due to being short-handed and without internet for quite a while, the posts on 31st/Chi have been 'limited' to say the least. Since I really don't know what to blog/write/talk about, I'm just going to post some newer tunes for our few (and very dedicated, I might add) readers out there and add to 31st/Chi's expansive mp3 mixes.

2010 continues to add to it's already impressive repertoire. Now getting into the mid-summer releases, we're especially looking for those songs that reflect the nostalgia of summer to its most imitable feeling. This mix consists of fresh tunes that you may have missed over the past couple months that I find to be worthwhile in checking out.

20 new tunes for you, including a new one from Australian trio Cut Copy, who is currently working on their follow-up to 2008's fantastic In Ghost Colours. Panda Bear just dropped "Slow Motion" as the b-side to the Tomboy 7" in preparation of his full-length due sometime in September. "Boyfriend" from Best Coast is one of those songs that perfectly captures the essence of summer, as does the rest of her debut LP, Crazy For You. Also included are new songs off new albums from School Of Seven Bells, M.I.A., Chromeo (new album still in the works), Wavves, of Montreal (new album in September), and Big Boi. There is also a collaboration between Kid Cudi, Best Coast, and Mr. Everything (Rostam Batmanglij) from Vampire Weekend. Janelle Monáe's ArchAndroid is one of the year's best releases that also contains one of the year's best songs in "Tightrope". Ernest Green collaborates with Chairlift's Caroline Polachek for a new hazy, summer jam that continues to take Washed Out's sound to new levels. Natasha Khan collaborates with Beck for a fantastic single from the Eclipse soundtrack. Can't wait to hear what else Natasha has coming in the near future. Ariel Pink has released one of the year's better LP's in Before Today and no song stands out more on it than lead single, "Round and Round" Finally there are a couple songs from up and coming artists, Cults and Baths, that really show off their abilities well.

Hope you enjoy the mix and that it blends into your summer schedule well, wherever you may be and whatever the summer may consist of. As always, feedback is encouraged. The mix is after the jump below.

Where I'm Going - Cut Copy

Slow Motion - Panda Bear

Boyfriend - Best Coast

Windstorm - School Of Seven Bells

Difficult - Uffie

Steppin Up - M.I.A.

Come With Me - ceo

Don't Turn The Lights On - Chromeo

Here Sometimes - Blonde Redhead

King of the Beach - Wavves

Coquet Coquette - of Montreal

All Summer - Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam Batmanglij

Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) - Janelle Monáe

Hot-n-Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado) - N.E.R.D.

Tangerine (feat. T.I. & Khujo) - Big Boi

Go Outside - Cults

Round and Round - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Let's Get Lost (feat. Beck) - Bat For Lashes

You and I (feat. Caroline Polachek) - Washed Out

Aminals - Baths

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