I figured I would stop regurgitating exactly what was on HI54LOFI.COM and start using this tumblr as a mostly wordless representation of the things I've been listening to, watching, reading and any other verb that keeps me from doing the things I should be doing.

THE BEACH PARTY | MAY2012

THE BEACH PARTY | MAY2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

This mix is not meant to evoke a beach party that is like something out of a Girls Gone Wild video, but more like one of those beach parties where a small group of friends has a fire on the beach - where legal and illegal substances are taken, but the results are more introspective and bonding, rather than a loud, testosterone fueled, spontaneous wet t-shirt contest.

You know, a beach party. Here are the artists featured on this mix:

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To truly experience the hidden powers of a ‘summer album’, I think it needs to be listened to in the cold of winter. In the heat of the summer, when pretty girls seem to not only be everywhere, but looking even more pretty than usual, when the coffees are served on ice and the sun never seems to set, everything you listen to seems to have a summer vibe to it anyways. It is not until all of that goes away that one truly needs to have an EP like Teen Daze’s Beach Dreams in their back pocket. Winter will break you, if all you do is lay under the covers listening to early Bright Eyes albums.

Especially when you live in a bitterly cold place like Edmonton, where the winter is literally half of the year, having music to reminisce about those few months of beautiful weather and bliss is just as important as indoor heating.

You can head over to Teen Daze’s Bandcamp page and pick up Beach Dreams for whatever price you want. Just make sure you go grab it.

I’m going to be busy and away from a computer for most of the next 3 weeks, so I won’t be posting as infrequently as I normally do. If you are looking for the perfect summer EP and you haven’t already, you need to grab Glass Cakes’ Demonstrations.
Not only is it free, but it is way more summer than the intense sunburn I got today.
LISTEN / DOWNLOAD for free

I’m going to be busy and away from a computer for most of the next 3 weeks, so I won’t be posting as infrequently as I normally do. If you are looking for the perfect summer EP and you haven’t already, you need to grab Glass Cakes’ Demonstrations.

Not only is it free, but it is way more summer than the intense sunburn I got today.

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD for free

Friendly Fridays - July 2nd Side A

It’s a hot summer day. We should go outside.

2nd Of July - Side A by Hi54lofi on Mixcloud

This is an unfinished mix tape that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. It features some songs by some friendlies, off of albums you can listen to for free.

In order of appearance: Glass Cake, Me and the Horse I Rode In On, The Bravest Ghost, Emil Brynge’s Maple Mountain and Biggles Flys Again.