This week in Friday Favorites I’m focusing on indie tracks that remind me of summertime, in lieu of it getting closer and closer to the summer solstice. Hope you all enjoy and definitely check out these tracks – they are some of my favorites that I’ve listened to for years.
Among Dreams – Ariel Pink
Ariel pink is an excellent musician, and this song from his album The Doldrums is really summery. The instrumentals remind me of some of the Grateful Dead songs I listened to growing up so overall the song has a nostalgic feel. Very much picnic/laying in the grass vibes, 10/10.
Have Fun – Bleeding Knees Club
This song is super energetic and is descriptive of a young love or teenage friendship. It describes growing older together and reflections of growth over the summer. I love it, it’s a great upbeat song for summer.
Sweet Thing – Twin Peaks
This song portrays to me a picture of lovers singing to each other in a field of flowers. I like how the vocals sound rough though the lyricism is playful and light; the guitar strumming also really adds to this. I love it a lot.
Offer – together PANGEA
This song has a really catchy melody and has that almost-punk sound that so many indie Californian bands have; this band is pretty unique. This song is simple but good and is perfect for a summer drive.
I Think it Is Beautiful That You Are 256 Colors Too – Black Moth Super Rainbow
This is one of my favorite indie songs. It has really gorgeous instrumentals and compelling drum beats, and the lyrics are melancholy but intriguing. It’s very much an end-of-summer reflection type of song, which is why I adore it.
As usual, you can find this week’s tracks as well as all of my Friday Favorites from past weeks at this link on WKNC’s Spotify. Check it out!