14 Underdog Songs For The Dog Days Of Summer
    • THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

    • Posted by: John Robinson

    With the 4th of July passed, summer has officially reached its half-way point. Back-to-school commercials and fall sales are waiting just around the corner to ruin everyone's good time. But thankfully, you don't have to worry about that just yet. Whether it's a week off of work or your summer break on the beach, you should be able to enjoy every last minute that you can. To aid your summer savor, we've compiled a list of underrated songs that are sure to serve as the perfect soundtrack to staying planted by the pool. Physicians also say it can ease early symptoms of PVSD (Post-Vacation Stress Disorder).

    Brika - Mumbai

    A track that sounds like lounging near the beach as your butler hands you a third cocktail. Brika pulls you into her world with her dynamic vocals and a song dipped in samba.

    Snakehips ft. Sinead Harnett - Days With You

    "Days With You" is a track that instantly sounds like a 90s throwback. Sinead Harnett stretches into an almost doo-wop style and keeps you mesmerized the whole way.

    SZA - Moodring

    SZA delivers another hauntingly beautiful track. Her hushed vocals creep under a plethora of chimes and twinkles to form a very relaxed and magical vibe.

    James Fauntleroy - Mo'nin

    Fauntleroy's clear, silky smooth vocals might make you swoon a bit, as he talks about getting "lost in the moment" with a special lady. If you don't already have a summer love, grab your closest option and hold them tight to this passionate, acoustic track.

    MNEK - Wrote A Song About You ( Kaytranada Edition)

    What is this incredibly groovy track? Just another incredible Kaytranada rework, but this time to MNEK. This Canadian producer never disappoints when it comes to making songs that toe the line between modern disco and house. The strings are tight and the synths are heavenly, but let's talk about that drop though...

    Louis Futon - Sir Rock

    This celestial, futuristic R&B song opens up with intricate percussion and warbles that are pure bliss. It also has a rowdy bassline that will shake the sand right out of your hair.

    ODESZA ft. Monsoonsiren - Memories That You Call

    ODESZA's latest shines with the catchiness of a Coldplay song but with a more robust atmosphere. The heavy beats part beautifully for crystalline vocals, like sun through the clouds.

    Black Handed Kites - Up

    This little ditty does a great job of mixing a simple folk song with a powerful chorus. It will having you running wild and free in the next field you find.

    Foster The People - Best Friend (Dim Sum Remix)

    #NuDisco is correct! Just imagine dancing through Studio 54 with Liza Minelli and Andy Warhol, boogying the night away. Dim Sum make an exciting rework out of this Foster The People newb.

    Miami Horror - Real Slow (Plastic Plates Remix)

    A jump track that's a revamp of 80s style synth. This happy tune will have you hoping for Fall to come real slow. This is notable remix among the many from Plastic Plates.

    Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne

    Saint Pepsi may have just captured all of those summertime feels with this one. It has an infectious guitar groove that makes it a strong underdog contender for the song of the summer title.

    Birdmask - I'm Fine (And Other Lies)

    Fall into the vibe of the lo-fi goodness of this tune. Birdmask gives us some upbeat campfire cheeriness that will excite you with an added bonus of a restlessly clapping shuffle beat.

    Teebs - Viewpoint

    This musician/painter gifts us with another complex soundscape to run away with. It's hard not to envision yourself floating through the sonic heavens with this one.

    Co. Fee - Rio

    An experimental hip-hop track that captures the tropical sounds of Bossa Nova. Co. Fee keeps it bouncy and lively with a jazzy tune nestled into an intricate kick and snare. Go ahead, put on those over-sized retro shades and lay yourself out next to the pool.

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