The beginning of June marks the unofficial start to summer for many, and with that comes the summer festivities typical to our Florida lifestyle. This means poolside parties, beach days and lots of music. Let's get this summer off to a banging start with a Tune-Up that is sure to play nice with your outdoor activities.
Six albums in and Wavves hasn't changed much. On their newly released LP You're Welcome, you'll hear the familiar sun-soaked garage pop that they're known for. You're Welcome is a fun offering that screams summer and booze. Give "Hollowed Out" a listen and find yourself wanting to explore the rest of the record.
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) is back with dance grooves that are hard to deny with Shake The Shudder, the dance-punk outfit's new album. "Dancing Is The Best Revenge" is a welcomed track for the warm months that's centered around a thick bass line and catchy hook. It's an undeniable song that will have your foot tapping. Shake The Shudder doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's just in time.
After sitting in the sun with the aforementioned jams, it's time to take things a bit more serious. Scottish post-rock kings Mogwai just shared their new track, "Coolverine" (What a great title!) from the newly announced LP Every Country's Sun, due out September 1st. "Coolverine" opens delicately, then coasts through with beauty and brawn. I enjoy the new single quite a bit, but I'm also a huge fan of Mogwai, so they do little wrong in my ears.