Summer is almost upon us, and with it comes the search for the ‘song of the summer’. I’ll put the new Austin Cannon remix of Zealyn’s “Summer Day” up as entry #1, not only for the appropriate title but for the fact that it is immediate and nostalgic at the same time–the beats are hypnotic and midway between chillout and an insistent club anthem, while the lyrics are yearning for someone to “take me back to that summer day.”
Originally released on Zaelyn’s debut EP Limbic System, this is the third of seven remixes being issued weekly until the full EP Limbic System: Reimagined is out June 9th.
Stream it below via Soundcloud and bask in the bright, warm new rays of a sunny, summertime song:
From today’s edition of the Columbia Free Times, my review of local songwriter Todd Mathis’ new album:
via Music Review: Todd Mathis’ Love in the City | Music | free-times.com
Nashville-based act Volunteer is the creation of Floridian Cory Quintard, who has an epic songwriting mind if his band’s debut EP is any indication. Like Coldplay with cojones, The World Will Begin Again offers up grandiose choruses, ringing guitars, majestic keyboards, and arena-scale drumming that will sound great blasting from your speakers even if they’re 3-inch ones attached to your computer. The full EP is out February 17th, check the title track out in the video below:
Some bands just ooze summertime, and with a name like Beach Day, how could you not be a breezy indie pop outfit? Beach Day‘s second album Native Echoes is out on the 19th, but check out the video for single “Don’t Call Me On the Phone” below. Lead singer Kimmy Drake channels Ronnie Spector in hairstyle and vocal sound, like a one-woman Ronettes, and the organ wash vs. guitars effect is like a gauzy, dreamy take on the Ramones–not a difficult thing to imagine now with all the original members of that band in rock ‘n’ roll heaven.