We’re leaping right into summer this week, everyone. Around here, things are heating up in more ways than one. But let’s focus on the music, shall we?
These three cuts will help to keep things cool.
“Tangerine Tree” by Laura Carbone
Name: Laura Carbone
From: Manheim, Germany
Sound: Ethereal and moody post-punk influenced indie rock ala Beach House and Mazzy Star.
Story: Spending time in LA to write, and taking memories of industrial German landscapes with her, this song evokes the sunshine of one with the somewhat overcast bittersweetness of the other. The song is taken from her new record Empty Sea.
“Pennies” by Erin Pellnat
Name: Erin Pellnat
From: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sound: Relaxed and socially-conscious folk pop with a sixties pop feel and in the spirit of Belle & Sebastian. Also: accordion!
Story: Sometimes in our darkest hours when the world around us has gone completely insane, the small joys in our lives become the most important. That’s the grain of truth to be found in this song from Erin Pellnat, a solo artist and also a member of rock band Caertaker, too.
“Fantasy Du Jour” by Cold Fronts
Name: Cold Fronts
From: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sound: Self-proclaimed surf rock, with a languid and hazy guitar-jangle crafting wistful chord progressions (my favourite!)
Story: This is a classic tale of love never realized, a tradition that’s grand in pop music history, of course! The reason for the video for this song according to lead vocalist Craig Almquist? To secure the band’s position as a boy band. Well, listeners; you be the judge! The song is the title track from their newest record out right now.
What say you, dear readers? Give me your impressions, and tell me what new stuff you’re hearing as we sail into summer.