Volume six of our weekly anthology of summertime tracks emerged from the ocean this morning. It’s on the beach now, waiting for you to press play. Stream it HERE and read some words about each track below.
Tonstartssbandht – “Holiness Aside”
Let’s call upon the great Floridian brothers in the sky, for an opening hymn.
Jeans Wilder – “Evaporated”
Grasp this hypnotic groove as it essentially goes nowhere. Which is just fine when nowhere gets plenty of sun, it seems.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Only In My Dreams”
The second single from the forthcoming Mature Themes continues that catchy, weirdly refurbished-retro present thing Pink does so well, and dreams of girls and beaches—no complaints there.
Erika Spring – “Hidden”
On break from duties as one third of synth-pop act Au Revoir Simone, Erika Spring Forster decided to craft an EP of her own, and the results are predictably pretty.
Lone – “Spirals” [Ft. Anneka]
This densely textured neo-rave trip though Galaxy Garden (see: album art) is one of this year’s most surreal.
NGUZUNGUZU – “Delirium”
The only sign that the crystalline mind trickery of “Delirium” is earth-born are its police sirens and air horns; then again maybe the aliens just chose those samples as a way of relating to us.
Teams – “Love Distance”
Bending and stuttering some remnants of a decadent 80s vacation, this glam-funk outing from LA-based producer Sean Bowie is essentially the term ‘life is good’ in audio form.
Therapies Son – “Touching Down”
I’m looking forward to whatever young Alex Jacob does next because “Touching Down” and the rest of his cinematic acid test of an EP last year as Therapies Son got it right on the first try.
Taj Mahal – “Happy Just To Be Like I Am”
1971′s “Happy Just To Be Like I Am” could be the most positive-minded song of all time—pure happiness from a blues legend.
Dirty Projectors – “Impregnable Question”
Safe to say we love the Dirty Projectors and their new album. And that “Impregnable Question” is real and perfect love song.
Photography by Landon Speers