Friday Playlist: Summertime Bummertime

Black on the outside, dancing on the inside.

Feeling mean inside when it’s nice outside doesn’t make you any less deserving of a solid summer jam. These dark tracks should hit the low notes.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • 12jenaveve12 August 16th, 2013 11:17 PM

    Love these songs!

  • Suzy X. August 16th, 2013 11:37 PM

    hello this is my favorite Rookie playlist yet

    goth summer 2k13 never forget~

  • Hunter August 16th, 2013 11:38 PM

    Good list.

  • Cvltgrrrl August 17th, 2013 12:15 AM

    Praise the goddesses! Mortal Mirror by Quix*O*tic is one of my all time favorite albums!

    • Ladymia69 August 17th, 2013 12:36 AM

      Hear, hear! Have you heard White Magic, Mira Billotte’s other band? If not, decorate your ears with that deliciousness!

  • kathryn-s August 17th, 2013 1:19 AM

    Today I was rereading old posts in the archives and actually feeling like SENTIMENTAL? and EMOTIONAL??

    Anyway, this is super amazing. Good job, Lola and Marie!

  • Erin. August 17th, 2013 12:16 PM

    One of the best Rookie playlists in a while. I had never heard of any of these bands/artists, but that gives me new people to check out! Thanks!

  • KatGirl August 17th, 2013 12:43 PM

    Summer goths! :D

  • ronnie pope August 17th, 2013 1:47 PM

    The whole playlist is wonderful! Summer soundtracks!

  • salmonds August 17th, 2013 3:46 PM

    i was looking ALLL over for the second song, it isn’t by “Dirty Dancer”, its by “White Gallery”. love it.

    • Lola August 19th, 2013 12:06 AM

      oh crap, you’re right–thanks! i changed it.

  • Sophie ❤ August 17th, 2013 7:04 PM

    The best music ever! Love it so much!

  • lubs August 18th, 2013 9:48 PM

    As soon as I read the title of this playlist Alison started playing in my head and BAM there it was people ain’t lying when they say you read minds

  • Julianne August 18th, 2013 10:43 PM

    the Supercute “Paint It Black”! !!!!!!

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  • annakarenina August 19th, 2013 11:04 PM

    I Know It’s Over by The Smiths is so beautiful and sad and gah my soul. Major love for the play list babes!