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11 Schools, One 'Cac

It’s August - time to soak up every bit of summer we can before it’s back to the ‘Cac. Here’s a mix of some of the summer’s better indie hits (Arctic MonkeysChvrchesHaim) and some reliable winners shuffled in. Enjoy!

For all your Fourth Plans: a solid indie mix that is (vaguely) ‘Merican themed! Some Lana, some Vampire Weekend, and even some Naked and Famous.


Eighttracks: “red, white, & blue in the sky”

Second Wind-ter: a Late Winter Break Playlist

2nd Winter

  Hannukah, was swell! [insert socks joke here]. Christmas, great! [insert problematic family comment here]. And don’t get me started on Kwanzaa! [I actually celebrate it, but like no commentary needed]. But here lies the issue, the holidays are over. No more awkward family food fests, or cheesecake, or excitement from your parents. Yes, seeing all your best friends from home was great but you can hold your friends hair back at school [Here’s to you New Years’s]. You need a boost to get you through! [Download after the jump]

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Noise Violation: A Back to School Playlist

Let’s be honest, whether or not the summer was good to us, we are sort of ready for school. Ready for friends and the quad, and donating endless hours in the library. Well maybe not the last part but either way, whether you are back in dorms or in your off campus digs you will need some tunes to bump while the weather is still nice! Make sure to crank it, we’re sure everyone even your cranky RA and crotchety neighbors will jam.

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Summertime ‘Cac Playlist vi: Slices of Ameri’Cac: A Classic Happy 4th Playlist

There is something cathartic hearing Jimi Hendrix shread the Star Spangled Banner bleeds America. His redefinition of America is what inspired this playlist, some classic rock, some deep soul and some disco to shake it up. America is about fun, revolution, innovation. This playlist is a SLICE of that. Just the beginning!


Hope you enjoy this classic playlist! Perfect prep for your BBQ, or post fireworks drink! Checkout our other summer playlists! And check out our new Men’s Blog BasementFridge!

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Summertime ‘Cac Playlist v: Songs of Purple Summer: a nighttime is the righttime playlist

And all shall fade The flowers of spring

Summertime has finally gotten into its groove. The days are long, the nights are stormy, and all shall know the wonder of Purple Summer. By this point in the summer, one of two things has happened: 1) your internship fling is finding its footing and you in the throws of midsummer nights romp. 2) the loose ends from your spring awakening are crumbling around you and you have the whole summer to reflect….


EITHER WAY: this playlist is for you. Put it on if you’re getting down, or getting over it! From slow jams by the Weeknd and Ellie Goulding, to ballads from James Blake and Bon Iver.


  1. Hold On by SBTRKT
  2. Rather Go Blind (Etta James Rework) by Lucky Paul
  3. Hustle Blood (Feat. Jamie Foxx) by Big Boi
  4. High For This by Ellie Goulding
  5. Coming Down by The Weeknd
  6. White by Frank Ocean
  7. In this Shirt by The Irrepressibles
  8. Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
  9. Lua  by Bright Eyes
  10. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Greg Laswell
  11. The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice
  12. A Case of You by James Blake
  13. Where Does My Bluebird Fly by The Tallest Man on Earth
  14. I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bon Iver
  15. Song of Purple Summer by Spring Awakening: Original Broadway Cast

Make sure you download our previous playlists and tweet at us @inthecac #summercac for more music requests!    

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