rachel twelmeyer



During college, I chose to spend a couple of summers in town; I wasn’t really taking classes, but I was working a 10pm – 2am custodial job on campus. Because of that, I didn’t have much of a social life, but I did have plenty of time to ride around on my bike going to farmer’s markets or K-Mart, and to watch old episodes of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. When I think about those summers there are these anthems that accompany them: like the summer we randomly saw Natalia Lafourcade at a music festival in Pasadena and then didn’t stop listening to her album, or the summer that “Home” came out by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and I would  listen to it in my room and dance.

I recently came across La Luz on NPR’s First Listen series, and I was struck by how they managed to capture a “Summer” sound that didn’t seem corny or cliche. And even though I’m missing out on trips to the lake and long bike rides on country roads, this playlist is making things a little bit better.


Listen here, or below.

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