Whether you are hanging out on the dock at Lakewood, or road tripping cross country to jump in some uncharted waters this summer, stay cool with Lakeside Listening — a relaxed indie playlist.
1. “Mend” — Sjowgren
Bluesy vocals paired with an energetic guitar riff give this song about healing in hard times an overall happy and hopeful tone.
2. “Seattle Party” — Chastity Belt
You’re invited to the cool girls’ party. This song has a bit of a ‘90s nostalgic feel to it. A punchy bass and simple drum beat make for some easy listening, served straight out of the Northwest.
3. “Should I” — Arum Rae
This song’s gentle acoustic guitar and piano instrumentals, combined with Arum Rae’s stripped vocals makes for a relaxed listening experience.
4. “Friday Sky” — Babeheaven
Airy instrumentals paired with soulful vocals make this dreamy indie-pop song perfect for lounging on a hot summer day.
5. “I Dare You” — The xx
An upbeat tempo and textured instrumentals complement soft vocals to give this song summer-anthem potential.
6. “Swing” — Zero 7
This song brings together an eclectic mix of sound, from the xylophone and accordion to steel drums and harmonica.
7. “Keep Your Name” — Dirty Projectors
Slowed-down vocals emphasize the deep emotion behind the song, as the tempo transitions with the use of samples and experimental beats.
8. “Baby” — Ariel Pink
Raspy and melodic vocals over a harmonious tempo gives this song a soulful and vintage sound.
9. “You Got Me” — Generationals
The beat on this song has an electronic island feel to it, making it a great addition to a sunny day soundtrack.
10. “Coins” — Local Natives
Energetic guitar and a hypnotic rhythm make this song best listened to at high volume through your most bass-heavy waterproof speakers.
11. “Ready, Able” — Grizzly Bear
This song’s dramatic, instrumental intro transitions into a symphonic-sounding chord progression layered with soft vocals.
12. “Walk in the Park” — Beach House
A hazy-sounding, indie-pop song with dreamy vocals and heartfelt lyrics that speak to the emotions of moving on.