Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Great Big Folkin' Soundtrack To Your Summer

So here it is, your Great Big Folkin' Soundtrack. Thank you all so much for the emails and comments I received that helped make this project such a fantastically communal effort, you guys really put the volk in folk. I especially liked hearing tunes and bands I'd never listened to before. Apologies to those whose music didn't make it to STFU, there was way more folky summer music than I ever could have realised. We'll definitely have to turn these playlists into a seasonal thing, I'd be really interested to see how much Halloween folk we could rustle up together.

I don't know about you but August is always the saddest part of summer for me and it'll be even sadder this year because soon I'll be leaving the beaches and palm trees and tanned American girls of Southern California for the rain and lecture halls and piles of laundry that I have to do myself in Bristol.

In the meantime, let's cheer ourselves up with The Great Big Folkin' Soundtrack To Your Summer. I was getting a little tired of, you know, not being able to understand how ANYTHING WORKS on the internet, and so have opted just to make a simple little box that you guys can dip into and download the tunes from. You can stream the music by clicking on each song title, or you can download each tune individually to listen to later lying on your ass in front of the TV at the gym, by hovering over the song title, clicking on the the little blue box that appears on the right and selecting 'download'.

Now hurry up and get listening, we only have a few more weeks to stress ourselves out with trying our best not to take the summer for granted.


A Few Honest Words
- Ben Sollee
Becoming a Jackal - Villagers
Bullet - Scarlett Johansson / Steel Train
Good Music - Juzzie
Good Old War - Coney Island
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Me and Jiggs - Josh Ritter
The Unwritable Girl - Gregory Alan Isakov
Vienna - Matt Costa
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Yellow Brick Road - Angus & Julia Stone
Zorbing - Stornoway


  1. Excellent timing! I needed some new summer music and I only know two of these songs already so this is perfect. Thanks! Long live the mix tape!

  2. Now THIS music player my browser likes. Hooray!

    I must confess, I was too intimidated to suggest a song, but thank you for sharing the final product with everyone. I can't wait to dig in.

  3. What an awesome playlist, good work Luke!