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Playlist of the Week: Lakeside Listening

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.

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