Campus Vinyl's July Playlist!
Independence Day, beer, barbecues and, of course, great summer music are all staples of the great month of July, and Campus Vinyl has just the playlist you need. Whether you're hanging on a boat, watching the World Cup, or driving on a cross-country adventure, this playlist will help you beat the heat and celebrate the heart of summer!
Morgan Klein is digging "The Wild Life" by Vacationer
July is the juiciest part of the fruit that is summer--the chances of waking up and not putting on a bathing suit are slim and sunshine is not in short supply. I chose The Wild Life because it has been my song of choice to prime me for a day of fun in the sun. With a name like "Vacationer," I wouldn't expect anything less than at least one perfect carefree summer vacation song and, alas, I was not disappointed! Hope it gets you as pumped as it gets me for this July!
Kilman is working in Denver and discovered "Child Stars" by local band, Science Partner
I chose "Child Stars" because it has great vocal harmonies and is very powerful-- Science Partner is a supergroup of Denver local bands, and they're also really chill.
Ian, concerned about the weather, has been listening to "Storm Coming" by Gnarls Barkley
We have officially made it to the summer season, the best meteorological aspect of which is obvious: massive, awe-inspiring, torrential, and tempestuous thunderstorms. Here in Lewisburg, we've seen several of these in the past few weeks. Though his depictions of ferocious weather are used metaphorically, singer CeeLo Green certainly comes across as a force of nature in "Storm Coming" from Gnarls Barkley's first album, St. Elsewhere.
Louise rediscovered "When a Fire Starts to Burn" by Disclosure
I thought I had already gone through my Disclosure phase, but the Chinese clubs are reminding me how much I dig this song.
Jason found an old soul in "The Noose of Jah City" by King Krule
While he may sound like an old jazz performer on a platform in a London Tube Station, King Krule is a nineteen year old musician skyrocketing out of London's musical "underground". He boasts an incredibly deep voice and a style reminiscent of the olden days. King Krule is definitely an artist on the rise.
Nick Bartek has been living in throwback land with "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie
OH SNAP! It's time of the year when throwbacks are not only acceptable but the way to go. Whether you're throwing down at a family picnic or hitting the beach with some buddies, this song is bound to get people moving and singing. But remember one thing for me "Don't ever talk to a girl who says she just has a friend."
Alex Horowitz recommends bumping "Hell of a Night" by Schoolboy Q
Off Schoolboy Q's latest hit album, Oxymoron, Hell of a Night is a classified banger! This song exemplifies why people love Schoolboy Q; his aggressive attack and impeccable flow is hard not to enjoy behind the beautifully produced beat by DJ Dahi. If you haven't heard Oxymoron in it's entirety, you are missing out!
Jen loves girl-rockers, HAIM
I'm revisiting an oldie but goodie, 'Don't Save Me' by HAIM. These girls are awesome: great voices, super up-beat, and this song will definitely get you pumped for a fun rest of summer.
Jake enjoys Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
A fresh and hotter Grace Potter is up and coming. Her bluesy rock & roll band incorporates some sharp lap steel guitars, and she paints powerful, smooth vocals on top of it all. A must listen.
Tom has been revisiting "Ain't No Thang" by Outkast
"Ain't No Thang" is the third song off of Outkast's debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzi
Avid made a promise to share "Don't Tread" by Deuce ft. Big Hawk & XO
Everyone probably thinks I'm losing it, but I promised my friend that if the USA advanced from their World Cup "group of death," I would pick this song. By the time people see this, they might be out of the tournament, but we might as well keep the hype going strong with Clint "Deuce" Dempsey's 2006 rap. Also, USMNT captain Dempsey is set to drop his first official rap album, "The Redux", post-tournament, so this is actually relevant to something, I swear.
Connor has been bouncing around to "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
This song is such a pump up jam, and usually helps me through my walk to work every day! Its perfect for the beach, for exploring the Big Apple, and for the club.
Brianna is hooked on Hozier's "Take Me to Church"
I love the intricate lyrics of this song and its soulful sound. After I saw Hozier at Sweetlife, I was hooked. Hozier is definitely a new artist to watch.
Elias doesn't like "#SELFIE", but likes the Botnek remix
This song is great because not only does it hilariously mock the original #Selfie, but the new edit is much better than the original.
Devon has been vining to "Breakdown" by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Talk about a walk down memory lane. Handsome Boy Modeling School puts an upbeat twist on a classic summer jam. Great song for summer road trips, walks to work, or hanging on the beach with friends. Let's just say this one never disappoints.
Morgan Beams has been cruising to "Shark Attack" by Grouplove
Grouplove gets ya with a pretty catchy and upbeat sound. Here's a song I've gotten into - perfect for driving around with friends, windows down on a sunny day when you have no other responsibilities except hitting the beach before noon. Enjoy!
Laura likes the other-worldly vibes of Skrillex's "Stranger"
Off of Skrillex's most recent album Recess, "Stranger" is a weirdly-dancable track that reflects his majorly alien vibes. As always, Skrillex delivers a unique sound and enticing beat drop.