The beaches are open, your armpits are perpetually damp, and last year’s bathing suit doesn’t quite fit—it’s summer! This is the time of year when indie pop bands crawl out of their musky studios and into the radiant summer light. Longer exposure to the sun is boiling bubbly, sultry music to the top of fresh music pot. I've learned to embrace my inner party girl for the June playlist.
Frith is all about the lady who can get lit but still make it home while ROOSEVELT is basically cocaine for your ears. Don't worry, there are plenty of sad ambient songs to even out the upbeat. Soft Ethnic, the new solo project from Brooklyn darlings Strange Names, simmers the stew and makes room for low-key tunes. Pools, my long-standing pillar of tiny ambient beauties, returned last month with “blue“ and I found your new favorite soulful bedroom hip-hop from Kenji, an 18-year-old definitely headed somewhere.
Get that AC unit secured so it doesn’t kill someone on your street and celebrate the beginning of a season of sweat with these tracks.
This fucking song. I can't stop listening to it. It's also terrifically honest. "I just need a girl who gets down on the floor. Someone who can dance all night but still lock the door."
Like walking through one of those beaded doors on loop. FYFE is on the come up folks.
If you need to get pumped for anything, turn on any ROOSEVELT song and your blood pressure, adrenaline, and motivation will go up ten-fold.
A subtle turn-up song, for when you need to just sing it but still be cool about it.
Rockin' genuine gold.
Feather Beds have a rain on a summer afternoon vibe that could soothe a rattled rattlesnake.