Artist: The Hold Steady Track: "Constructive Summer" Album: Stay Positive Listen

I've already linked to a Hold Steady song from their great new album. But summer is waning, and it's making me a bit sad. This has been the best summer I've had since I was nine years old, an active summer spent outdoors, finding new hobbies (Aussie rules football) and rekindling old ones (ripping on my skateboard).

This is music for summer, the kind of summer you can only have in the American Midwest when you're young and happy and brave.