Yo La Tengo – Beach Party Tonight // Atlas Sound – The Light That Failed // Real Estate – Pool Swimmers // Wild Nothing – Drifter // Broken Social Scene – Looks Just Like The Sun // Tamaryn – Sandstone // Toro Y Moi – Minors // White Hinterland – No Logic // Washed Out – Feel It All Around // Tortoise – Glass Museum // Brian Eno & Harold Budd – The Chill Air
So we’re roughly at the midway point of Summer, approaching that point where the sunsets are more intense, the tones more sepia-tinged, the walks a little more languid. Or maybe that’s just what comes to mind thanks to some recent tracks by US artists like Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Wild Nothing and Real Estate. Listening to these songs endlessly over the last few months brought to mind songs that have always had that indistinct, sleepy suburban Summer feel to me, such as ‘Looks Just Like The Sun’ by Broken Social Scene and pretty much the whole of Yo La Tengo’s underrated Summer Sun record.
Anyway, enjoy. First time using Mixcloud, seems rather brilliant. Show announcements on their way!
Note on the cover: Image taken from a vintage American slide photograph. See it at View From Other Side, our online gallery of found slides, many of which have featured in our artwork.