Summer '09 playlist: Refresh!
Suffering from “Boom Boom Pow” fatigue? Wishing the insanely omnipresent Lady Gaga was Lady Gone-Gone from the airwaves? The Music Mix has the answer for those looking to update their playlists. Stream one new song of summer below, plus nine more after the jump. –Leah Greenblatt and Simon Vozick-Levinson
Florence andthe Machine, “Kiss With a Fist”
Brit import Florence comes off like a saucy love child of the Ting Tings and the White Stripes on this punchy guitar anthem from her new full-length U.S. debut, Lungs.Kiss With A Fist – Florence and the Machine
Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Deathof Auto-Tune)”
You may not agree with Hov’s list of grievances against the ubiquitous vocal effect, but there’s no denying the head-knocking beat backing him up.D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) – Jay-Z
Spoon, “Got Nuffin”
Austin’s indie overlords recently released a three-track EP teaser, and this thumping rocker is definitely the best of the bunch.Got Nuffin – Spoon
Vistoso Bosses, “Delirious”
Their name sounds fairly menacing, but in fact the Bosses are two young women from Atlanta with a knack for crafting lighter-than-air pop hooks. One listen and you’ll be feeling delightfully dizzy yourself.Delirious – Vistoso Bosses
Jeremih, “That Body”
It employs almost the same melodic turns and lyrical themes as his smash “Birthday Sex.” So what? They’re just as catchy the second time around.That Body – Jeremih
Basement Jaxx, “Raindrops”
The world’s wildest house duo — whose last album came out in ’06 — makes up for lost time with an over-the-top comeback single.
Wilco, “I’ll Fight”
Big beats and bigger choruses are all well and good, but every BBQ needs mellower numbers, too. Try this standout from the retro-rockers’ latest.I’ll Fight – Wilco
Miike Snow, “Animal”
The Swedish production team Bloodshy and Avant (they’ve made hits for Britney) unleash a disc ofcrystalline synth-pop jams; this dancehall-flecked tingler startsit off with a bang.Animal – Miike Snow
Discovery, “Osaka Loop Line”
The indie superduo — Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot frontman Wesley Miles — kicks out the electro boogaloo.Osaka Loop Line – Discovery
Jay Reatard, “Wounded”
His name is all wrong. But this extra-melodic garage-punk nuggetis so right — it practically comes with its own built-in trampoline!