We are now well into August and for some people, that means the hottest days of the year. Dealing with the heat is just part of these hazy summer days. Some people stick poolside, some hole themselves up inside their air conditioned home and some just drive around with their windows down. One thing all these people have in common is that they need some summer tunes to go along with these daily escape rituals. To assist you in the choosing of these albums, we asked our friends at Permanent Records to curate their "Top 10 Summer Burners."
Check out the list below and don’t be shy, stop by Permanent Records in Eagle Rock to talk about their picks!
We are also hosting a pretty amazing vinyl giveaway with some of Permanent Records' favorite artists that are performing at this year's FYF Fest. Click here to enter.
Ty Segall "Slaughterhouse" 2x10" (In The Red)
Many long-time Ty fans were thrown for a loop by his last long-player, "Goodbye Bread". It was a mellower, more sophisticated record that showed Ty's softer, singer-songwriter side more than any of his previous full-throttled garage blasters. "Slaughterhouse" isn't a exactly return to form, but rather an extension of the Ty's dark side previously only exhibited on the "Spiders" 7" from last year. If you're up for a carnal rock 'n' roll ride, this one's well worth flipping all four 10" sides for.
Slug Guts "Playing In Time With The Deadbeat " LP (Sacred Bones)
"Howlin' Gang" was one of my favorite records from 2011, so I've been looking forward to Slug Guts' follow-up all year. My wait is finally over. Slug Guts has returned to Sacred Bones for their third LP. As close followers of the Oz already know, the Australian underground took a major hit this year with the loss of Negative Guest List chief Brendon Annesley. This loss affected me intensely, so I can only imagine how it affected his close friends and family. The band also had to deal with some other legal, mental, and physical disasters since their last record. "Playing In Time With The Deadbeat" reflects these hardships very clearly in its dark, murky pool of gothic swamp punk.