Download: Summer’s End Reggae Mixtape

I hate to say “end of summer,” but it really is almost over. School supplies are being advertised and the only perk is that I won’t die of heat exhaust (even in Oregon) and all the little twerps will be back in school.

I’ve compiled a playlist of all my favorite reggae songs, from the 60’s to the 90’s, originating from Jamaica, Africa and even France.

Reggae is universal, especially for people my age (and older) and one of the most fitting sound of summer besides relentless pop music.

Download: Summer’s End Reggae Mixtape (zipped folder, 121 MB)

Complete tracklist after the jump…

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Pete Wentz Is In A Fake Reggae Band

Pete Wentz, the former Mr. Ashlee Simpson, penis-exposing Fall Out Boy bassist, has a new band. While Fall Out Boy was largely considered a pop act, especially later on, his new project, Black Cards, is heavily leaning in the pop direction and also the fake reggae/ska direction.

And  by fake reggae I mean that it sounds like somebody misinterpreted a few Bob Marley or Specials songs then took the blurry misheard outline of  of them, injected them with mediocre electro-pop steroids and released them upon the world at one of the biggest music festivals in the world.

Wentz teamed up with his producer friend Sam Hollander, bandmates Nate Patterson, Spencer Peterson and previously undiscovered pop singer Bebe Rexha, who is actually a decent pop singer. (I see a solo career in her future)

Black Cards claims to be Brit-pop influenced, and recently performed songs like “Club Called Heaven” at 2011’s Lollapalooza and earlier in March at SXSW in Austin, TX. Their song “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Fame” was already released on a benefit album for Japan after the earthquake that occurred in March.

Dear Pete Wentz:
You know you’re no longer relevant when you have the same haircut as Kate Gosselin.