Like he has the last two years, Angelo from Power Pop Criminals assembled a superb sampling of sparkling summer songs* meant to be blasted at high volume. Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, after all, so we don’t want to waste any time as the daylight starts fading away!
This year’s compilation features The Knack, The Waking Hours, Michael Carpenter, The Nines, The Liquor Giants and twenty more bands. As always, Angelo added awesome artwork* as the icing on the cake.
Click here to read about the set and download.
If you haven’t gotten the 2009 and 2010 collections, do so. Hope you find a few familiar favorites* alongside some new gems. That’s the whole point.
(*Almost all alliteration accidental.)
Realized that my three weekend posts were rather depressing, although in truth I am celebrating the lives of Pete, Tommy and Dige more than mourning their passing. Every year brings loss, some more than others. The first six months of 2010 have been very difficult, though.
There’s something about the turning of the seasons that brings solace, however, especially in the Northeast where the winters can be brittle and brutal. Spring will juggle nice days and wet weather, but Summer…ahh, now you’re talking. Granted, the joke up here is that it only lasts a week, but it’s really a pretty glorious three months, which my math skills say is all you can really expect from one-fourth of a year.
And summer means summer music! So today I point you to yet another marvelous compilation by my friend Angelo at PPC, whose talent for assembling mixes is only matched by the wonderful artwork he designs to accompany them.
Volume Two of this collection features a bevy of great bands like The Lolas, The Lackloves, The Squires of the Subterrain, The Flashing Lights and The Reckless Hearts. Household names? Nope. Great bands not getting enough attention? You bet!
So go get it, roll down those windows and crank it up!
And if you pay attention while you’re there, Volume One is also available.
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