12 Songs to Inspire Summer Travel

As the weather in Brooklyn steadily improved this week, I began to notice a corresponding increase in my own eagerness to travel. Sunny skies and wanderlust just seem to go hand in hand. That and it's been months since I last left the Eastern Seaboard. So, without a trip to look forward to in the immediate future, I decided to troll through iTunes for songs to inspire a journey instead. Herewith, in no particular order, are my selections:
  • The Drums—Let's Go Surfing (Summertime!)
  • White Rabbits—Tourist Trap (Fort Nightly)
  • The New Pornographers—Go Places (Challengers)
  • Bishop Allen—The Chinatown Bus (The Broken String)
  • The Lucksmiths—The Year of Driving Languorously (Why That Doesn't Surprise Me)
  • Fountains of Wayne—New Routine (Traffic and Weather)
  • Camera ObscuraHoney in the Sun (My Maudlin Career)
  • The Walkmen—Louisiana (A Hundred Miles Off)
  • Ted Leo—La Costa Brava (Living with the Living)
  • The Shins—Australia (Wincing the Night Away)
  • Beirut—Nantes (The Flying Club Cup)
  • David Mead—New Mexico (Indiana)
Which songs or albums make you want to pack your bags and head out for points unknown?

4 comments:

  1. Caribbean Queen, Billy Ocean.

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  2. Nice call, Jared. I'm fond of their cover of Little Honda.

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  3. This Time Tomorrow - Kinks.

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