They say not to stare into the sun because it will make your whole world go bright and you won’t be able to see the things around you anymore. With Hans Island in my ears that doesn’t really sound so bad…
Nobody likes to feel inadequate but we all know those people that just ooze a coolness we cant help but envy. “Cool Friends” rides a weird line between fragile anthem and smitten ode. It’s aspirational and self effacing all at once. A raw tale of feelings that we can all relate to. Read more
There isn’t much to do in this October California heatwave then strip off your sticky clothes and put on a record for daydreaming. Drift off into a nap or think about that one time, well, you remember… I’m a little late to Seoul’s stellar album I Become A Shade but its the exact right record for these afternoons. Dreamy and groovy in all the right ways. Turn it up and float away.
The Zolas have always been kicking out grooves and keep the fun(k) coming with a new bundle of tunes perfect for keeping your step pepped as you navigate the Frogger-eque city life that stands between you and Monday greatness. Crank these up and keep moving!
I had a thought, running through my head
Now you’re gone, I don’t remember it
I had the life, and then I see you
Now our love is all see through
Bear Mountain said they wrote this new one about being “Hopeful” for the future and the paths ahead which is fitting because hopeful is exactly much how I feel whenever I hear their jams. Something about their upbeat grooves and down to earth vocals are surefire way to get my mood up. For severe cases of mood funk just go see them live because thats a damn treat. Looking forward to more from these guys this year! Read more
Things get a bit weird when you hang out with Earth Moves Along. Well, to be fair, they start out pretty weird, but get even weirder too. Crumbling cars give way to crippled bikes. Stray dogs become wingmen at the bar. Dial up modem sounds turn into a drinking song. Its all a haze in the end but your wallet didn’t take much of a hit so you stab a flag of victory in the next morning’s egg sandwich. Read more
Take a step back from the hullabaloo and bask in the light of the Summer with the calming sounds of Avid Walker massaging your Thursday nerves. “Sun In Eyes” is the perfect song for the calmer side of these hot months. Basking solo by the pool. Getting into that book you have meaning to finish. Exploring abandoned desert shacks. Or just walking. Avidly walking. Like we are supposed to do when we want a break from life. Read more
Old friends and old faves Young Empires continue dropping gems from their forthcoming follow up to my much loved Wake All My Youth EP. “Uncover Your Eyes” slows things down for an introspective oooh-along groover that I think we can all relate to. Or at least have a few people we would wish uncovere their own eyes. Read more