It’s here! In celebration of our THIRD blogiversary (which is actually on May 17), we’ve put together our third edition of the wildly popular Blogwave Summer mixtape series. Each spring, we ask 20 or so of our favorite blog friends to each send us a summer jam. Then we extremely crudely mix it all together and share it with you. This one came together quite nicely and I think it might even be my favorite of the three. We’re really thrilled with the blogs that participated this year (check out the full list below) and feel like we got a fantastic mix of blogs both large and small, old and new. Special shoutout to Chris over at gorilla vs bear for contributing perhaps the most difficult song to mix in with a bunch of summer dance tunes. Another shoutout to @sbrolins for this year’s cover image. And another shoutout to We Listen For You for still having a blogspot URL.
Anyway, you know the drill. Listen below, share with your friends, leave us some love, etc. And before you even ask, I’m not providing the mix as individual tracks, so save your fingers the trouble of typing up a comment asking for that. And just in case you missed the first two editions, check out Volume One and Volume Two.
And again, HUGE thanks to all of the awesome blogs that participated. Everyone included below is either a blog I adore, or an IRL blog friend, but in most cases it’s actually both. So make sure to check out all the blogs below because they are all pretty swell. Mad, mad blogger <3. And if you don't like a certain track, you can also see below exactly who picked it and give them hell about it. Unless it's the song I picked. In that case, keep your opinions to yourself.
Team Spirit – Fuck The Beach [Pretty Much Amazing]
DIIV – Doused [dailybeatz]
Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr. Quiche [smokeDONTsmoke]
Kindness – Gee Up [Nialler9]
Summer Heart – I Wanna Go [The Music Ninja]
Dauwd – What’s There (Fort Romeau Remix) [Gluttony Is The New Black]
Ditt Inre – Manljus (saknad) [creamteam]
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It [Turntable Kitchen]
SoHo – Hot Music [Tastes Like Caramel]
The Orwells – In My Bed [Aquarium Drunkard]
Whistle Peak – Wings Won’t Behave [We Listen For You]
Dustin Wong – Pink Diamond [Stadiums and Shrines]
Tom Flynn – Truth Hurts [The Leaving Scene]
Theophilus London – Why Even Try (Bloody Beetroots Remix) [Discobelle]
Donnie And Joe Emerson – Baby [Gorilla vs Bear]
Thallus – Here Is The Life [No Fear Of Pop]
Phedre – Aphrodite [No Modest Bear]
Xylos – Summerlong [Pigeons and Planes]
School of Seven Bells – Lafaye (Scissor Sisters Remix) [The Culture of Me]
Kelpe – I Felt Fuzzy [Dipped In Dollars]
Twin Shadow – Five Seconds [AudioVole]