Friday Playlist: Tristes Tropiques

Songs for when summer happens without you.

I made this playlist last summer when I was stuck in my sweaty bed with bilateral tonsillitis during a record heat wave. My boyfriend had just left for three months, and I already missed him with all my non-inflamed organs. Even though these songs made me feel hotter, more melancholic, and horny, they also helped me feel better.

Illustration by Minna

Illustration by Minna


  • alienbabe June 8th, 2013 12:13 AM

    These songs are all really cool and mellow omg I love it.

  • Lulu June 8th, 2013 1:28 AM

    Having this to listen to as well as the Triple J Top 100 is presenting a problem for lil’ aussie me ^.^

    • goldielocks June 8th, 2013 7:33 PM

      I feel you :)

    • whyamidreamingwhenimstillawake August 3rd, 2013 2:58 AM

      High five for aussies!

  • giov June 8th, 2013 1:50 AM

    uhm yes? the timing is uncanny, as usual.

  • Lea June 8th, 2013 1:55 AM

    I love the Claude Lévi-Strauss reference for the title! :)

  • gothsloth June 8th, 2013 3:20 AM

    ‘until we bleed’ is such a nice song! mikael karlsson did a cello version to the song, and it’s so hauntingly beautiful : )

  • Pearl June 8th, 2013 4:03 AM

    Any playlist with Grimes & M.I.A will always have a special place in my heart. Love!

  • elliecp June 8th, 2013 5:22 AM

    These are so cool…I like the occasional radiohead song thrown in there! ^_^

  • Sophie ❤ June 8th, 2013 6:37 AM

    I LOVE this playlist! I’ve already tried a few songs and adored them!!!

  • harriet.the.unicorn June 8th, 2013 7:06 AM

    Love this! So cool.

  • Yip June 8th, 2013 11:03 AM

    It’s perfect!

    And it’s also great when you have to study… stupid exams :(

  • Kimono Cat June 8th, 2013 12:16 PM

    This is my new favourite playlist!

  • LeavesThatAreGreen June 8th, 2013 5:03 PM


  • goldielocks June 8th, 2013 7:39 PM

    Get Free was the soundtrack to my summer which just ended (in the southern hemisphere) brings back some great memories, and some things I don’t really remember haha! It sounds like sleeping in the sun, dancing weirdly at 1am and chilling with my friends drinking tea, sigh… :)

  • krystalavender June 9th, 2013 2:41 AM

    so good <3

  • thatchocoholic June 9th, 2013 4:32 AM

    Just started listening to this but wow is it perf.

    <3 <3 <3


  • elisabeth June 9th, 2013 12:23 PM

    I really like most of the song and the Lévi-Strauss’s reference! (I’m one of his fan, if I daresay)

  • Kriss June 11th, 2013 9:09 AM

    My oh my, this is awesome, I can’t wait ’til I’m done with my exams this Thursday – then I’m gonna put this playlist on, dig out that bottle of wine I’ve been keeping to celebrate the beginning of the summer and let loose!

  • dianabanana June 12th, 2013 5:06 PM

    yessss so glad to see grimes on here, i love her!

  • Ginny Mannox June 20th, 2013 6:58 AM