Hear This: Tegan And Sara know what makes a perfect summer jam

In Hear This, the A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, since we’re getting into the summer groove, we’re picking what we’d like to be this year’s song of the summer.

Tegan And Sara, “Stop Desire” (2016)

A few years back on The A.V. Club, then-senior editor Sean O’Neal and music editor Marah Eakin discussed whether or not it still made sense to claim something as a “song of the summer.” Sean argued that popular culture had become far too fragmented into niches and fiefdoms for anything to earn the moniker, which he felt should mean a tune everyone has heard and knows, whether they want to or not. Conversely, Marah suggested not only that such songs still exist (you just have to be open to hearing them from any random source, like a grocery-store speaker system …

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