You’ll be sick of them by Labour Day, but right now, nothing will get the heart racing faster than a sweaty summer fling. Of course, I’m referring to summer jams: those irresistible earworms that burrow their way into your skull, start to percolate after a sangria or two, and won’t leave until it’s time to go back to school.
The debut album by a great new neo-post-punk band, PLUS a fresh tune by local crooner Sean Nicholas Savage and a wet and decadent video by Vampire Weekend.
In a year full of free blowing and intricately composed heads (that’s jazz talk, folks), 2012 produced one particularly fine out-jazz record: Emergent, by Paul Giallorenzo’s Gitgo. Also, hear the latest track by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich’s Atoms for Peace, and watch Mac DeMarco model 18th century duds.