Tag Archives: Mexican Summer

Lace Curtain-The 3rd EP

Lace Curtain’s third release is simple titled The 3rd EP. The music is pretty straight forward Electro-Rock with some Disco Dance and Synth Dance underpinnings. The EP contains four tracks making it a tight and tidy EP. RIYD: !!! Tracks: 1,3

QUILT: HELD IN SPLENDOR ( MEXICAN SUMMER )

Boston psych-rock trio w/ male-female harmonies, snarled guitars, reverb , phasers, punchy rhythms, poetic lyrics, peaks & valleys. PLAY: ALL RIYL: WOODS, ROSE WINDOWS, IRON & WINE

NO JOY – “PASTEL AND PASS OUT EP”

Noisy guitar walls, expansive atmospherics, airy vocals, blissed-out peaks & melodies. PLAY: 1, 2, 3 RIYL: WAX IDOLS, FRANKIE ROSE

CONNAN MOCKASIN – “CARAMEL”

White-boy soul from a New Zealand freak-folkster. Smooth bass, lush guitar, romantic vocals, Kraut synths. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 RIYL: DIANE COFFEE, FOXYGEN , PRINCE

HAPPY JAWBONE FAMILY BAND – “SELF-TITLED”

BRATTLEBORO, VT freak-folksters: Listeners familiar with the jamborees of Happy Jawbone Family Band’s tape-collecting comp Tastes the Broom will be at least a little surprised by “Everybody Knows about Daddy,” which renders their dumb glee in something like hi-fi. Recorded with Woods‘ Jarvis Taverniere, “Daddy”– from the band’s forthcoming self-titled LP,  is rooted in a […]

THE FRESH & ONLYS – “SOOTHSAYER EP”

60’s psych-folk with pop melodies. From the opening title-track, with its jaunty bridge and studied ’60s pop sensibility, it’s clear that the band are still masters of the (deceptively) simple melody. “God of Suez” is a swaying, beach-ready boogie, with a charming Mamas & Papas guitar lick, whilst “Forest Down Annie”‘s slow, reverent pace and […]

Lace Curtain-Falling/Running

Falling/Running is an EP from Lace Curtain. The music is a mix of Electro Indie Rock with a Slow Synth Dance edge to it. The EP contains two versions of the two tracks and they all have a good sound to them. Check it out. Tracks: All Good

Travis Bretzer – “making love”

Hailing from the isolated climes of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), 23 year old Travis Bretzer has an appropriately singular, off-beat take on guitar pop. An adroit songwriter and true troubadour, Travis sidesteps easy pigeonholing – his breezy, classic songs touching on the new-pop of Orange Juice, the playful idiosyncrasies of Prefab Sprout, with a freewheeling sensibility […]

Ashrae Fax- “static crash”

Originally released in 2003 on CD-R’s to little fanfare. Reissued here by Mexican Summer, Gothic ethereal noise/pop with distorted, swirling guitars & electronics/synths, dark female vocals. play: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 RIYL: Tamaryn, grimes, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie Sioux, Empress of, Beach House

Part Time – “PDA”

Undeniably fun record, and a colorful pastiche that cycles through Speck’s choice 80s pop tropes; guitar jangle, keytar leads, sexy basslines, fried synth wiggles and a karaoke songbook chock full of lost hits by The Smiths, The Cure, The Cars & DEVO AMAZING! play: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 RIYL: Wild Nothing, John […]

Mood Rings – VPI Harmony

Mood Rings debut album is a poppy, synth rock album with influences ranging from the 60s-80s. Hushed vocals, smooth guitar, and an upbeat drummer combine to bring you a dreamy debut from Mood Rings. Play: 2, 4, 5 ,6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Still Corners, Wild Nothing, The Cure

No Joy – Wait To Pleasure

      Scuzzy pop-rock with dreamy female vocals and some drowned out synth. Song 11 reminds me of Twin Peaks. Play: 1, 8, 11, 2, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lower Dens, Tamaryn, Cocteau Twins

Lilacs & Champagne: “danish & blue”

Lilacs & Champagne, the project of Grails’ Emil Amos and Alex Hall, is built on warped samples and scorched guitar solos, creating a playful, psychedelic take on damaged funk and pop. Made up of sounds sourced from Scandinavian porn and hyper-obscure b-movies from the late ’60s. “Hamburgers & Tangerines” is built on moody keys and […]

Autre Ne Veut- Anxiety

Autre Ne Veut is an electro indie dude named Arthur Ashin from Crooklyn, NY. Off of Mexican Summer, this is anything but grunge rock. The album is a mix of Diamond Rings-esque shrill and confessional vocals and warped 1990s R&B samples. The album is accessible, yet it takes risks. There is a dissonance to each […]