Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer Mixtape

Amrit Singh | July 3, 2012 - 1:53 pm

It’s just about time to sign off and launch into a 36-hour salute to our country tis of thee, which means it is also the time of year during which to present you with this year’s Cruel Summer. It spans two volumes, just like 2010 and 2011’s editions of this popular heartbreak of a mixtape. These 24 songs are handpicked from the pool of this year’s finest freely available MP3s, and then lovingly selected and sequenced to soundtrack rooftop goodtimes and/or backyard BBQs and/or emotional breakdowns. Grab it for your 4th of July parties, or just as a keepsake of the year that’s been. Then play the fun game that we just did and dust off the previous editions to measure your life via mixtapes.

Download it below. It’s entirely free, just like AMERICA.

Direct links:
Cruel Summer 2012: Vol. 1
Cruel Summer 2012: Vol. 2


Cruel Summer 2012: Vol. 1
01 Diplo – “Express Yourself” (Feat. Nicky Da B)
02 Death Grips – “Get Got”
03 A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”
04 Bear In Heaven – “The Reflection Of You”
05 Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”
06 Delicate Steve – “Afria Talks To You”
07 Physical Therapy – “Drone On” (Feat. Jamie Krasner)
08 d’Eon – “Now You Do”
09 Big Baby Gandhi – “Blue Magic” (Feat. Das Racist)
10 Sunny Ali & The Kid – “Chai”
11 Tanlines – “All Of Me”
12 Princeton – “Florida”

Cruel Summer 2012: Vol. 2
13 DIIV – “How Long Have You Known?”
14 Grimes – “Genesis”
15 Lower Dens – “Brains”
16 El-P – “The Full Retard”
17 Action Bronson – “Steve Wynn”
18 Evian Christ – “Thrown Like Jacks”
19 YVETTE – “Cold Sweat”
20 Cloud Nothings – “No Sentiment”
22 Yeasayer – “Henrietta”
22 Port St. Willow – “Amawalk”
23 Lemonade – “Neptune”
24 OMBRE – “Cara Falsa”

Happy 4th! Be safe out there, friends.

(via Videogum)

[Mixtake cover design by Jaci Sabbathi, photo by Rob Sheridan.]