Whether we like or not, summer is slowly fading away, and some artists (Los Campesinos! & Willis Earl Beal] are blunt in coming to grips with it. On the bright side, others revealed tracks this week that can put a little groove in our step (Darkside), influence the inner headbanger (Migrant Kids & Throwing Muses), or just simply blow us away (Paul McCartney & TV on the Radio). Be sure to wake up with a brighter smile this weekend, and take a listen to these MP3s.
10. Jacuzzi Boys – “Be My Prism”
Jaccuzi Boys newest reveal from their upcoming LP may be the most uplifting garage rock song ever. They know “you want a riot”, and they don’t play to disappoint. The band cruises with contagious chords and gang harmonies to draw listeners in, but throw their groove in multiple directions when it approaches its half-time chorus, commanding their audience to “wake up!” If that isn’t enough, the blaring horns sections encourages vigorous fist-pumping, even if there isn’t a party of people around. Prepare your fists for their third self-titled release to hit shelves on September 10th via Hardly Art. –Sam Willett