Matthew’s Monthly Mixtapes

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mix-tape-webcopySummer, finally here. (“But, but there’s snow on the mount …” Shush, shush.)

1. “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
“Everyone is king when there’s no one left to pawn.” A rocker marching to a wartime chant.

2. “Over The Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin
I really can’t start the summer without something played by Jimmy Page on an acoustic guitar.

3. “The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine” by The Flaming Lips
Some psychedelic rock

4. “Scumbag Blues” by Them Crooked Vultures
If you haven’t yet heard this power trio of power trios, don’t keep waiting.

5. Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata #2 – 4. Allegro Molto” as performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax.

6. “Devil” by Stereophonics
A full-throttle rocker.

7. “This Mess We’re In” by PJ Harvey feat. Thom Yorke

8. “Don’t Run Our Hearts Around” by Black Mountain

9. “Lake Michigan” by Rogue Wave

10. “Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)” by Incubus
Who remembers when these guys were still funk metal?

11. “Microphone” by Coconut Records
Actor Jason Schwartzman in his own pop rock band.

12. “The Day I Tried To Live” by Soundgarden

13. “The Cheyenne Line” by The Ataris
I know, so high school … but trust me and give this one a chance.