As you’re firing up the bbq and sipping some beers this weekend, throw on this mix of bright and airy tunes to get you into the summer mood (unless you’re in Australia, where it’s almost winter). For me this weekend will be spent helping my wife plant our vegetable garden along with the much procrastinated cleaning of the garage. To provide a bit more musical accompaniment for the festivities, I’ll be spinning tracks like these on Radio Outersound tomorrow for most of the day, so tune in, turn it up and try not to get sunburned.
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Dead Leaf Echo “Language of the Waves” (0:00) – From one of the hottest releases of the year, Thought & Language. They’ve just wrapped up a long-distance US tour and are getting ready to announce more shows this summer.
Chatham Rise “Oncoming Daze” (9:48) – From their recent self-titled album. The band will be playing a major festival in their hometown of Minneapolis over the 4th of July weekend with Highspire, Dean & Britta and more – get updates on their Facebook page.
A*Star “Catch the Moon (15:58) – Kim Welsh and Perry Pelonero have been making music under many monikers for quite awhile (bliss.cty.east, Skywave, SPC ECO), and A*Star is their current artistic incarnation. From their latest EP Any Given Moon.
Applied Music Vol. 1 “State of Matter” (26:24) – Closing out with some electronic tones and arpeggios to keep you cool. Read more about the album here.