I don’t know what everyone else is talking about with all this nonsense about summer drawing to an end because, as far as I’m concerned, it’s still beach weather and I’m wearing shorts! Summer’s still here guys, and so are the jams. To prove it, we’ve got some stellar music picked out, and then I’m outta here to enjoy this summertime greatness!
Literature starts us off with the quintessential feel-good, sunshiny-day kind-of album. The good ole’ fashioned Indie Pop dude band gives you eleven reasons to open your windows to the breeze and dance around barefoot at any given time. There’s mention of smelling the flowers on one track, and another that leans heavily on ample amounts of Garage Pop and 80s Pop-Rock. Plenty in there for everyone!
Onto the big-hitter tracks of the week. First up, there’s Soul-Punk indie darling Jessica Hernandez and her Deltas luring in the masses with doo-wop. Then, a vivacious, foot-stomping cutesy-Pop sample from Emilyn Brodsky that makes for a nice segue into Johnny Aries’s (of The Drums) new-age Smiths-style crooning. Pretty & Nice are back with hand-clapping Pop-Synth, Au Revoir Simone hand over their original piano-driven track for a totally danceable remix version by I Am The Cosmos, and Foxes in Fiction delves into a fuzzy, keyboard & synth-based medley.
As for videos, not a whole lot going on this week. But there is one beauty that’s not to be missed: Catey Shaw’s sensational B&W live studio recording. The lady and that piano meld together for a sweet-spot of melodies.
There they are, Freeloaders! Your weekly, hand-picked musical goodies. Now off to revel in this pure summer beauty!
Literature: Full album stream via Hype Machine
Chorus out August 19 on Slumberland Records
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas: “Sorry I Stole Your Man” track premiere via USA Today
Secret Evil out August 19 on Instant Records
Emilyn Brodsky: “” track premiere via Refinery29
Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings out September 23 on Dead Stare Records
Johnny Aries: “This Grave Is My Bed Tonight” track premiere via Stereogum
Unbloomed out 8/26 on Frenchkiss Records
Pretty & Nice: “Summer Boyz” track premiere via Brooklyn Vegan
Infinity Forever out August 12 on Lost Colony Music
Au Revoir Simone: “Love You Don’t Know Me (Remixed by I Am The Cosmos)” track premiere via Beat
Spectrums out August 26 on Instant Records
Foxes in Fiction: “Ontario Gothic” track premiere via Pitchfork
Ontario Gothic out September 23 on Orchid Tapes
Catey Shaw: “Show Up (Live)” music video premiere via YouTube
The Brooklyn EP out September 9 on Complex/Lefthook