With the arrival of another spring, our friends over at Refinery29 bring us their latest downloadable seasonal playlist. Some of the songs came out in the winter, but they were so sunny and optimistic that they had to be pulled out again for the spring (we're thinking of El Guincho's "Palmitos Park"). Others are newfound favorites that just feel perfect for this time of year. Finally, there are quite a few dance tracks for good measure. Because dancing is always in season.
Whitest Boy Alive—Golden Cage, "Golden Cage—Fred Falke Remix"
Whitest Boy Alive gets the jubilant French house treatment. It's a marriage made in dancefloor heaven.
MGMT—Oracular Spectacular, "Electric Feel"
There's something about the falsetto vocals, retro synths, and propulsive drumbeat in this song that has us totally hooked.
Hot Chip—Made in the Dark, "One Pure Thought"
The arrival of a new Hot Chip album is a cause for celebration, and this track is getting the job done when we need a fix bad.
Air France—On Trade Winds, "Beach Party"
We love the ethereal feel of this song, like a dream about beachside dance party. Sublime summer music.
El Guincho—Alegranza, "Palmitos Park"
One of our favorite new artists, the leadoff track from El Guincho's new album uses odd samples to re-create the sound of Brazilian tropicalia.
Atlas Sound—Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel,"Recent Bedroom"
Atlas Sound's new album is such a completely enchanting listening experience that it's hard to choose a favorite track. We tried anyway.
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