Summer. The Cars once sang, “Summer…it turns me upside down. Summer, summer, summer. It’s like a merry-go-round.” Oh, oh, it was magic. I guess that’s about right. Except now I’m old, so instead of days off at the beach all I get is a sweaty upper-lip on my morning drive to my shitty office job. It kinda sucks getting older, doesn’t it? Kids have the freedom of summer but no money or car to really do anything with all that time. I have (a very small amount of) money and a car and I’m stuck in an climate-controlled death-chamber pushing papers like a drone. It’s not fair.
The romantic in me likes to think that that somewhere, someone is having THE summer of their lives. While it’s hard for me to believe that Summer 2012 is an amazing, stupendous event…Blonde Summer have just released a song that’s (nearly) made me a believer once again.
“Slow Days Fast Company” is everything that summer should have been but never was (for me at least) growing up. Listening to it’s shimmering guitar tones and murky vocals is like spending an entire week at the beach with your best buds. Like an echo from a simpler time, Blonde Summer have let me feel the magic of summer once again. I guess that’s something. Sure, it’s hipster shit…but it’s hipster shit that makes me feel briefly good about life.
The rest of SLOW DAZE is pretty good, too. You should check it out–either at the beach or while you’re one your way to your crappy office job.