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ange on 05/10/2013 at 10:15AM

Music for Video: Bring May Flowers

art by arimoore (flickr/cc by-nc-sa)

A mix of songs that are inspired, euphoric, and a little flirty. Tracks that remind you that it's getting warmer outside every day, and things are starting to grow.

As a follow up to our moody April Showers Mix, a collection of instrumentals for new loves, new creative challenges, and that feeling when the air outside perfectly matches your body temperature. A mix for noticing flowers on trees. For when all the girls start wearing skirts without tights again, and you leave your jacket at home. Let's go outside and enjoy every minute together.

1. Springtide (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - You just got home from high school, and your favorite show is on TV. What it sounds like to think about moving to California. For more permissions contact the artist.

2. Small Colin (websiteCC BY-SA) - This song adds the right amount of significance to anything you pair with it. Try playing this while you tell a boring story. See? Contact the artist for more permissions.

3. Asthmatic Astronaut (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - Dancing while you wait. This track is just a minute long, and will leave you wanting so much more. Contact the artist for more permissions.

4. Plurabelle (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - Growing confidence. The sound of trying something for the first time, full of caution, curiosity, and hope, and then finding out you're pretty good at this.

5. Mermonte (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - Indie instrumental with joyful bells and shakers. The Mermonte album art shows a girl in a blue dress, walking on a beach alone and barefoot. Vocals enter about a minute into the song.

6. Origami Repetika (websiteCC BY-NC) - This track is rooftop party tested, and evening air approved.


7. Bass Assassin (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - 8bit meets Dub at a digital dance party. They exchange numbers and become fast friends.

8. Lucky Dragons (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - Simple and lovely. A song you'll like so much you'll have a hard time finding a worthy project to use it in. Email the artist for more permissions.

9. Robin Grey (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - This song isn't going anywhere. Like a long, quiet walk with a friend, where you have nothing to say and just enjoy the company.

10. Rho (websiteCC BY-NC) - This track from Rho has the painful euphoria of a night without sleep, where everything aches, and you remember we're all connected and beautiful. For more permissions contact the artist.

11. The Custodian of Records (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - I think this might be love. A meditation on new feelings. Contact the artist for more permissions.

12. The Womb (websiteCC BY-NC-SA) - A calming song. Evening light casting long shadows.

Don't forget to send us links to your proud creations. We'd love to pluck them and make a bouquet.

Before using any Creative Commons music for a project, make sure you follow the track's license. To do this, just click on the track names and look on the right hand side of the page. You can read more about the various Creative Commons license combinations here, and check out our help and faq for more information.

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You can find a list of all of the music featured in Music for Video here.

This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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macedonia on 05/02/13 at 02:43PM
Wonderful playlist. Always loved "Emo Step Show," nice to see that one included.
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