'Tis the season for outdoor dining and backyard grill fest, where there's every reason to take your time, spend the evening outside with the aromas and flavors of summer. Merge Records, one of the most important independent rock and pop record labels, teamed up with retailer West Elm to assemble this great, free playlist full of sunshine-filled tracks from their artists. They say, "To start the mix, we wanted to find songs that either were specifically about the sun/spring/summer or that conveyed a feeling of those things. As the playlist continues, the weather changes and the rain comes, but it’s not a bad thing – it just changes the mood from a lazy, carefree day to more of a party, which how we thought the day should end."
I'll be listening this weekend while the coals get nice and hot. Get the full Spotify playlist on West Elm's blog, Front and Main: