One part boisterous New Orleans street musicians, two parts summer heat, a dash of Regina Spektor-esque boldness, and VOILA! you have “Hot Night” by New Orleans based Carsie Blanton.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of late night summer heat – the kind where even a thin cotton sheet is too warm. And drink something with ice cubes in it!
Mount Everest. Mount Everest. This Mount Everest!! This one guy, Jesse Mitchell Lindsey, has been making a song every Monday for the past 298 weeks. YES!! So, now we can hear what music sounds like when someone makes a song every week for 298 weeks! And better yet, what delicate gems of life are to be found in this intricate collection of music?!
Folky, introspective, and vulnerable – the latest Mount Everest track (which features Jesse’s wife) is a masterful depiction of the refuge found in love.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of hand holding on a clear, windy night, while looking up at the stars and realizing the universe goes on forever
Are you experiencing loads of travel and transitions this summer? What to listen to when these things are happening?? Well – for a start, this Beach House-y track by SALES! With its haunting half-mumbled vocals and laid back spring-reverbed out guitar licks – it is a great way to quiet the mind and step back from the rush of everything: computer beeps, GPS commands, text alerts, family dysfunctions, the inevitable degeneration of the human body, and the ever increasing speed of time.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of not giving a FLEEP anymore, but in a good way ; )
Mix two parts Rainer Maria from 2006, one part Le Tigre, and a dash of The Cranberries and you may find yourself with the veritable cocktail of jangly low-fi pop that is Snail Mail’s latest single “Thinning.” The self proclaimed “3 piece band from bmore” delivers a melancholy summer track with a truly indie soul that makes me nostalgic for something I’m not sure I ever experienced. And it feels so good.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of sticking your head out the window on a hot and breezy day
Joey Dosik is a musical beast. And his latest release, The Game Winner, is a masterpiece of soulful goodness. Dosik – who has played with artists such as Princess, Vulpeck, and Mocky – released a 6 track EP this summer that is refreshingly authentic. Check out the warm crunchy sounds, masterful musicianship, and timeless vocals that make this EP a joy to listen to:
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of fresh lemon balm iced tea
Glistening with tinkly guitars, washy reverbs, groovy acoustic drums, fuzz, and breezy vocal harmonies – “Okinawa” is a great song to welcome the summer with. This song is from the cheekily titled EP – Songs from 2014 by the Californian trio, Sure Sure, and hints at the 1970s, Tame Impala, good jam bands, Kings of Convenience, and a nice day at the beach.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of closed eyes on a lawn chair