Playlists to Lay in the Sun

Picture (above) taken by Moyan Brenn on Flickr. 

It’s that time of year… students throwing frisbees on the quad, not going to class because you would rather be outside, and my personal favorite — just hanging outside with friends listening to some music (preferably, with a solid beverage in hand). It’s about halfway through March, and that means more sunshine and longer nights. And I don’t know about you, but I seem to be a lot happier this time of year. Which usually involves turning off Bon Iver to listen to something a little more upbeat. So with that, here are 15 songs (some old, some new) perfect for this time of year. Put that text book away, and let your ears do the work. 

1. Go Outside - Cults

2. Until the Night - Hands & Teeth

3. Days - The Drums

4. Purple Yellow Red and Blue - Portugal. The Man

5. Telling Nobody - Onward Soldiers

6. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes

7. Say La La - Keegan DeWitt

8. Doses & Mimosas - Cherub

9. Little Numbers - BOY

10. 40 Day Dream - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

11. One & One - Hudson and Troop

12. No Stranger - Small Black 

13. Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston

14. Silly Boy - The Blue Van

15. Take Me Over - Cut Copy