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We’re still not entirely sure what Misun’s self-imposed “Aquawave” tag means, but if it has anything to do with the island-pop sounds of their latest single “Travel With Me,” then we’re in.

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If Animal Collective spent more time on the beach, they would have sounded something like Vadoinmessico. Based in London, the global five-piece — whose members hail from Mexico, France, Italy and Austria — make free-spirited psych-pop blended with beachside melodies not unlike those woven by fellow globetrotters Trails and Ways. Their latest single “Perfect Strangers” is […]

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The boys from Robby Hunter Band are back with a new single, “Bust,” in preparation for the release of their debut album, Magic City Hippies, out this Friday, July 19th. “Bust” is a sultry R&B number that stays true to the band’s sun-drenched, funky aesthetic. Everything the Miami based three-piece has released thus far has […]

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Do you ever experience DJ anxiety? Do thoughts like “will my playlist be good enough?”, “OMG! WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON NEXT?”, “does this song reflect the current state of my friends’ inebriated minds?” or “will someone catch onto my early-90’s references!?” echo through your head? Fear no more, sweet children. Air Zaire has whipped […]

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What’s not to like about Velociraptor? Not only are we fans of their party-starting, beach-ready garage rock, but this Brisbane outfit is comprised of not three, not five…but twelve Aussies. Yes, TWELVE. We can’t help but feel like that’s the coolest thing ever. Velociraptor: you are hereby certified rad. Strap on your swimming shorts and […]

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Today we’re delighted to debut the official video for “Farther,” a highlight of Vacationer’s blissful and bewitching 2012 album, Gone. This fan-made montage of concert footage and time-warped technicolor naturescapes is the perfect backdrop for the band’s unique brand of easy breezy beautiful tropical pop. “Farther” is like a lucid dream of fifties AM gold […]

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Los Angeles duo Classixx are back with a new single, “Holding On.” Appearing on their upcoming album, Hanging Gardens, the track is a springtime tease evoking beaches and sunshine. With glistening keys, funky basslines and a driving beat laced with tropical percussion, “Holding On” will come in handy when ushering in the change of seasons. […]

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Yesterday, Stephen wrote on the Knocks’ “Sunshine” as a serious contender for summer jam of the year. Before you lock in your vote, I suggest you consider Dent May‘s “Fun” for the title as well. Dent sounds a bit like he drank from the same psychedelic, Beach-Boys-inspired spiked punch as Cut Copy, but sings over […]

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