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mvyradio HOT SEAT

Especially here on the Vineyard, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. I’m taking the Hot Seat on Monday night – an hour on mvyradio where the host gets to play something a little different…anything they want. I decided to play music that I love listening to when it’s beautiful and sunny outside… summertime tunes…warm weather artists. Here’s my playlist:

Michael Franti – “Sound Of Sunshine”
311 – “Speak Easy”
Guster – “Careful”
The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”
Jack Johnson – “You And Your Heart”
Grateful Dead – “Shakedown Street”
Frightened Rabbit – “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”
Bob Marley – “Easy Skanking”
Xavier Rudd – “Time To Smile”
Trombone Shorty – “Something Beautiful”
Toots and the Maytals – “54-46 Was My Number”
Sublime – “DJs”
Galactic feat. Irma Thomas – “Heart Of Steel”
Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”
Spoon – “The Underdog”

TUNE IN MONDAY NIGHT AT 9PM!
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Song Of The Day

Vampire Weekend – “Horchata”

I may sound like a broken record about these guys, but on a gorgeous sunny day cruising around the island with the windows down, their music is perfection. Especially loving the opening track of their new album Contra… it’s called “Horchata”:

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Song Of The Day

Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”

I can’t tell you how much I’ve been enjoying Vampire Weekend’s new album Contra. It’s basically been on repeat in my car and on my iPod. They’ve just put out a fun, star-studded video for the song “Giving Up The Gun”. Check it out:

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NEW Music: Vampire Weekend

I was psyched to check out the highly anticipated sophomore release from NYC-based Vampire Weekend. This band has created such a buzz…so many people love them and so many others love to hate them. Well, I love FEEL GOOD music and Vampire Weekend never lets me down. Literally within the first 10 seconds of the first track,”Horchata”, they had me smiling. This might be my favorite track on Contra with vibes and drums making for a fun, catchy beat. Track #2, “White Sky” is probably my other favorite. It’s got electronic video game-like sounds and a delightfully playful chorus.

The album goes in several different directions, with the more guitar-driven “Holiday”, the extremely frantic “Cousins”, and the piano-centric “Taxi Cab” and echoic “California English” – both complete with strings. The album winds down with the reggae-ish “Diplomat’s Son” and the dreamy title track, “I Think Ur A Contra”.

Vampire Weekend’s debut album was my absolute favorite of 2008, and I’m thrilled to start off 2010 with this solid release!

Listen to CONTRA on VW’s website
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