The mercury is pushing 80, the days are already longer, and with the weekend right here, we've definitely got a heavy-duty case of spring fever. And since many of you have made it abundantly clear that you want, need, have to have our latest Springtime Playlist...well, here it is. As always, we've whipped up a fruity blend of our favorite bands alongside some new finds that we're excited about. And for an extra special scoop on your cone, we asked Grizzly Bear front-man Ed Droste to be our soundtrack curator. Aside from being an exceptional songwriter, Ed has a keen ear for great bands and exciting new voices. On this playlist, he's stacked up R29 faves like Beach House and Owen Pallett, with old favorites like Alicia Keys and Massive Attack and emerging bands, including Memoryhouse and the Morning Benders. Our playlist serving Instructions: Download the whole thing (it's free!), mix up a pitcher of spiked summer punch (ie: whatever you have in your fridge and freezer), and press play...enjoy!
For 70 minutes of continuous spring listening, download our Refinery29's Spring 2010 Playlist [MP3].