Morning Mixtapers! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing, SNATCHING THE PBR OFF YOUR FAVORITE edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes when it finishes listening to bands that are so indie they haven't even written a song yet. The weather is warm, the Summer Shandy is cold and the fire pit is crackling. What better time to make a little Mixtape for all of the hipster members of our audience who would rather sweat to death in 100 degree weather in a knit cap and sandals than anything else in the world. Today, we're ending this week of the Mixtape by putting together a super hipster-y summer mix of tunes that you and your friends can busily not dance to all summer long. But before we apathetically nod along to stuff, it's time for us to first:
First up, Weiner-Gate shows no sign of ending as reports are saying that Mrs. Weiner aka Huma Abedin may will be knocked up by her Tweet-loving husband Rep. Anthony Weiner. Weiner has reportedly turned to former President Bill Clinton for advice, seeing as Huma is a close member of the Hilary Clinton inner circle. And also because John Edwards must have been too busy fighting his own allegations to answer his calls. A lot of people say that this will end Weiner's career, in spite of the tiny little detail that his constituents don't seem to have a problem with. And really? Ted Kennedy left a girl for dead in Chappaquiddick so many moons ago so at least this scandal has in its favor that it doesn't have, you know, A BODY COUNT.
In movie tea, Warner Brothers plans on altering Ed Helms' tattoo in "The Hangover: Part II" in order to avoid a lawsuit over copyright infringement. If only they could digitally alter the film to have a different plot from the first.
In news that will surely lead to a spike in hospitalizations amongst English majors, Chris Colfer of "Glee" fame has inked a book deal to write some young adult novels. We were personally hoping for a Chris Colfer Guide to Singing Like You Lost Your Dentures book, but we'll just have to wait for that to happen.
And that's the tea for today! Next up, we get our hipster party on.
Hey Hipsters! Thanks for putting down that well-worn copy of "Franny and Zooey" (because only total plebians ACTUALLY love "The Catcher in the Rye) long enough to come here to the Majak Mixtape's summer music mix. You may be sweating your balls off in your skinny jeans from American Apparel and your thrift store loafers, but that doesn't mean you still can't accidentally sway to the music every once in awhile while rolling your own cigarettes. We kick off this Mixtape with the latest single of Swedish act (seriously, Sweden and Iceland are locked in some competition to see who can produce the best pop acts in the world) Le Kid and their song called "America."
We've adored Le Kid since their debut single "Mercy Mercy" first made waves with its vaguely Girls Aloud "Call The Shots" sound.
Next up Mystery Jets, along with Laura Marling, extol the virtues of youthful love in their song "Young Love."
Members of Mystery Jet also did one of our favorite summer-y tunes with The Count and Sinden, "After Dark."
Next up is from singer Anita Blay aka CockNBullKid and her catchy slice of pop in "Asthma Attack."
But what summer party would be complete without some party games. Here are some terrific party games that you and your hipster friends can play all summer long:
1. Pin the Frown on Morrissey. Yes, that's right kids. Instead of pin the tail on the donkey, we're placing the smile upside down on the lead singer of the Smiths, the notoriously morose Morrissey.
2. Two-Legged Race. Normally it's a three legged race with a partner. In our version of the game, you just wear the tightest pair of skinny jeans you can find and try to hop over the tiniest of hurdles without splitting them in two.
3. Hipster karaoke. It's the magical karaoke where you're forced to sing sad, dreary covers of upbeat pop tunes.
Next up, Walter Meego goes around upskirting a bunch of ladies to their tune "Girls." It's actually a tid bit more classy than my description.
Who needs to make sand castles when you have Crystal Castles and Robert Smith?
And that's our little Mixtape for today! As always we wish you love, peace and downloads!