Savory Summer Sounds (with Kevin and Alexis)
A little taste of what some of our staff is spinning this summer…
Disclosure’s highly anticipated debut “Settle” is everything that one would expect from this British dance duo. Its fast-paced beats and impressive collaborations make it an album perfect for hiking those beautiful Boulder Flatirons.
Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold
Many would not consider punk to be summertime music, but Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts have put together an album that brings together the best elements of punk and stoner rock. Their noisy 90’s-inspired sound leaves the listener itching for more.
Broncho: Can’t Get Past the Lips
Another album for all of you punk lovers out there, this time with more of a surf-rock feel. Good for listeners who like a more fast-paced listen, this album is excellent for any mood and makes me feel like running through a field…or something.
For a sweet summer listen, pick up Bigfoot by Cayucas. This debut album has a bright bass, driving percussion, and every new lyrical line is laden with summertime imagery. The rhythms throughout the album are flirty and invite the listener to travel down to the sleepy coastal California town for which the band is named. Cayucas makes music for all of your summer occasions – from the hot beach days to the cool, kicked-back nights on the porch.
Surfer Blood: Pythons
In 2010, Surfer Blood impressed listeners with their debut, Astro Coast, and it was even featured as Radio 1190’s CD of the Month. Three years later, their mix of smooth, light-hearted pop and gritty surf rock doesn’t disappoint.
Koop: Koop Islands
Koop Islands is one of my favorite nighttime albums. This dreamy, timeless blend of jazz and electronica creates a smooth album that offers the best of both old and new.