The quintessential summer song from the quintessential ’90s indie band. While “Summer Babe” has been played endlessly, it manages to remain fresh. As Stephen Malkmus resignedly sings, “You’re my summer babe,” the song manages to tug at your heartstrings as your head bobs along to the melody. It remains the perfect ode to summer loves.
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