If you have been looking for the perfect downtempo summer jams to play while you lounge at a beach or cruise around, look no further than SummerSalt. The trio from Texas plays pleasant indie rock ballads reminiscent of the beach boys, seamlessly integrating tropical sounds and easy going rock.
With three releases under their belt via Bandcamp, the band continues to establish their sound and add original elements to their newer music. It’s exciting to see young artists integrate classic sounds into their music, showing respect for the summer rockers of the past. The EP Driving to Hawaii is my personal favorite.
Definitely give them a listen, and keep some tabs on them as they continue to make music.
Here is the band camp:
While the crew at Dungeon Dwelling cooks up more meaningful content, enjoy this little appetizer. This is the late June playlist, or “Heatwave.” We cultivate mainly new music (give or take a few months) and mixed it with a few old ones to create a playlist you can listen to with the windows rolled down on a hot day. The playlist is dominated by synth pop and electronic tinted RnB.
The Drums return finally with some better quality music, differing slightly from their past projects. Honestly, it’s not that different because of the drums crazy limited sound style, but at least it sounds good again.
Brock Hampton tears out of the gates of upcoming hip-hop with their knockout album saturation. The group combines Odd Futures rebellious themes with lighter, more intelligent elements.
And finally, perhaps the most notable is the Larren Wong song “Stunt w/ Me.” Why is this so notable? Mostly because my friend goes to school with this guy at Northwestern and he apparently also plays football for the wild cats. Can you say multi-Faceted? Damn.
This post represents the conception of a music blog that I have wanted to create for a long time. To begin with, each day, I will post some sort of musical content I find interesting. This is not the goal in the long term, the long term goal is to have a specified niche that I cover, and to get my articles in actual text format, perhaps in the way of a magazine printed only annually or semi-annually.