Songs For Spring


Between melting and freezing
The soul’s sap quivers. There is no earth smell
Or smell of living thing. This is the spring time
But not in time’s covenant.
—T.S. Eliot

For some reason this song always reminds me of spring. I think a friend made me a mixed-tape one March and since then I cannot think of a more fitting tune for my favourite season. I love when things melt, when maple syrup flows like milk and honey and when the repressed twenty-somethings of Kingston shed their knits and go buck wild. In short, I’ve got Spring fever. Here are some tunes to get you started in your own spring playlist. Say good riddance to winter and post some songs if I’ve forgotten any!

1. Annunals—Springtime
2. Belle and Sebastian—Asleep On A Sunbeam
3. Belle and Sebastian—Song For Sunshine
4. Caribou—Sundialing
5. The Concretes—Sunbeams
6. Dirty Projectors—Temecula Sunrise
7. From Bubblegum To Sky—Even The Sunbeams
8. Herman Dune—When The Sun Rose Up This Morning
9. Jason Collett—I’ll Bring The Sun
10. The Lucksmiths—T-Shirt Weather
11. M.Ward—Here Comes The Sun Again
12. The Magnetic Fields—Love Goes Home To Paris In The Spring
13. Nick Drake—Saturday Sun
14. Of Montreal—Our Spring Is Sweet Not Fleeting
15. Sergeant—Sunshine
16. Stereolab—Cellulose Sunshine
17. Tom Waits—You Can Never Hold Back Spring
18. Tune-Yards—Sunlight
19. TV On The Radio—Staring At The Sun
20. The Weakerthans—Sun In An Empty Room

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