Playlist: The River in Summer

In early summer, the river surges from snowmelt, then lessens as the melt tapers off later in summer. Within the river, the flow crescendos from deceptively smooth but swift sections to cacophonous cascades of whitewater. I tried to match the varied tempos of the river with this playlist.

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  1. Telegraph Road – Dire Straits
  2. Annan Water – The Decemberists *
  3. Time is Running Out – Muse
  4. Politik – Coldplay
  5. Two Against One – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Jack White
  6. No Can Do – Mark Knopfler
  7. Lex – Ratatat
  8. Ava Adore – The Smashing Pumpkins
  9. #1 Crush – Garbage
  10. Whites Only Party – The Dears
  11. Lady d’Arbanville – Cat Stevens
  12. Dark Star – Crosby Stills and Nash
  13. 16 Military Wives – The Decemberists *
  14. Lost in My Mind – The Head and the Heart *
  15. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
  16. Things That Scare Me – Neko Case *
  17. Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse *
  18. Brand New Colony – The Postal Service *
  19. Animal – Neon Trees
  20. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

* denotes Pacific Northwest musicians

About Tracy Durnell

Seattle-area graphic designer and SFF writer inspired by the Pacific Northwest, crafting a sustainable and intentional life.

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