Whenever seasons change, I find myself going back to specific albums. Sometimes its because I feel the music that echoes the mood of the coming weather and atmosphere. Other times its because a record has a memory or experience associated with it. I might be the only dingus who does this. BUT if there are some of you out there who do the same thing, I thought it could make for interesting discussion. When spring hits and we all start gearing up for summer, what are the records or songs you flip on? I'd love to hear a little about why too. I'll start with my top three - Dillinger Four - "Midwestern Songs of the Americas" This record always gets me hyped and has so much fun, raw energy. I turn this on in the mornings in particular because it gives me all this anticipatory energy. Particularly the opening riff on "#51 Dick Butkus" just makes me want to run around like a dipshit. Latterman - "No Matter Where We Go!" People either love or hate this band, but I fucking adore them. This record is perfect for summer evenings. Hearing it makes me want to crack a beer, sit on the porch, and bullshit with friends. Ceremony - "Rohnert Park" Huge departure from their first two albums, but this record rules. It came out the year I moved to LA for grad school and I have so many good memories associated with it. I met so many of my best friends that first summer, and it culminated that September with one of my favorite shows I've ever been to - Ceremony in some tiny weird warehouse in downtown LA. They played in a mini-ramp. It was fucking awesome. What records do you turn to as a sign of spring and/or summer?