Friday Playlist: California Dreamin’ With Rodarte

For warm summer days.

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura made us this playlist and it is PERFECT for warm summer days spent indoors, dreaming of the West.

Illustration by Minna

Kate and Laura Mulleavy started the label Rodarte in 2005. They live in Pasadena, California.


  • y0 June 22nd, 2012 11:19 PM

    otis redding!!!

  • ivoire June 22nd, 2012 11:24 PM

    HJASDJH,AEH,KDAVJasmlsacljcsaj.k ITS THE MULLEAVY SISTERS!!!!!!!! LOVE this playlist.

  • Tyknos93 June 22nd, 2012 11:28 PM

    Whoa never thought I’d see the day Nate Dogg and Warren G share a playlist with Elvis!?

  • Eryn June 22nd, 2012 11:31 PM

    Totally fangirling over Laura and Kate Mulleavy. No one else deserves to be fangirled more. I love you guys. Like a lot. I’m going to listen to this playlist. Like a lot.

  • ToriLynne June 22nd, 2012 11:31 PM

    “California Dreamin’ with Rodarte”… my two favorite things in one description. Love Rookie!! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve listened to “California Dreamin’” this past week, ohmygod.
    xo, Tori

  • TopazOwl June 22nd, 2012 11:55 PM

    Our choir did California Dreamin’ for our spring concert- such a pretty song.

  • Susann June 23rd, 2012 1:19 AM

    Totally love this playlist! California Dreamin’ is a amazing song!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • Be June 23rd, 2012 4:24 AM

    I’m kinda sad about the Rookie Road Trip. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad you do this kind of things and this lil’ internet community can get more real, or whatever. What I ment is, I’m from Mexico and I’m here miles away seeing everyone having fun but me :’c

    Alguién más es de México por aquí?

  • UK.JP June 23rd, 2012 4:43 AM

    Otis Redding <3

  • aeryn June 23rd, 2012 9:21 AM

    I love this site – I know it’s for teens but in some ways I feel like it’s made for me because it’s so nostalgic! Put together this list on a spotify playlist:

    Just couldn’t find the Jonathan Richman song.

  • suburban grrrl June 23rd, 2012 11:05 AM

    Ha ha I love “The Unheard Music” but I think it fits more with “California Nightmarin’”

  • beyoncechology June 23rd, 2012 11:42 AM

    this is a REALLY GOOD garage sale playlist

  • old hands June 23rd, 2012 12:22 PM

    crying reminds me of gummo. ho ya

  • Eleonore June 23rd, 2012 12:43 PM

    I don’t mean to put an unrelated comment under this totally awesome playlist but I have a question about the road trip and I didn’t know where else to ask it. Roughly how long do you think you’ll be in BK on Monday? Like 4-5 or like 4-7? Can’t wait!!

  • purrr June 23rd, 2012 4:15 PM

    this playlist is perfect for treating breakups :’(

  • purrr June 23rd, 2012 4:26 PM

    this playlist is actually really bad for breakups i want to crawl onto the wall now :’(

  • June 23rd, 2012 8:48 PM

    This is an awesome summer time playlist! I LOVE Rodarte :)

  • deuxiemesexe June 23rd, 2012 11:50 PM

    “…warm summer days spent indoors…”

    My mind went to: “Spending warm summer days indoors. Writing frightening verse. To a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg.” Morrissey knows it all.

  • gogobionicgirl June 30th, 2012 4:11 PM

    When I drove to California I made a similar playlist :)

    I would suggest “Sunshine Highway” by Jonah P. Jones and She & Him “Home”

  • BritishFish August 7th, 2012 3:50 AM

    Amazing. Everyone should also listen to Midnight Voyage by The Mamas & The Papas. Your ears will be in heaven.