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Aan West Coast Tour Begins Today!

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Portland’s Aan are heading out on their final west coast tour of 2013 and start with a show in Reno tonight. LA’s Gothic Tropic will be joining them for most of the dates and they will be playing with other great bands along the way, Diane Coffee and Fever the Ghost to name a few. Check out the full list of dates below and catch them before things start to get crazy for Aan in 2014!

11/2—Reno,NV::::The Holland Project

11/3—Santa Cruz,CA:::The Crepe Place

11/5—San. Francisco,CA:::Brick and Mortar

11/6—Fresno,CA:::Frank’s

11/7—Los Angeles,CA:::Naud Haus (warehouse party) % @

11/8 – Los Angeles, CA ::: Bootleg Bar w/ Harper Blynn

11/9—Santa Barbara,CA:::Muddy Waters % &

11/10—Oakland,CA:::Night Light %

11/11—TBA %

11/12—Portland,OR:::Bunk Bar %

11/13—Seattle,WA:::Sunset Tavern %

11/14—Bellingham,WA:::House Show %

11/15—Vancouver,BC:::Future Sound %

11/16—Olympia,WA:::The Northern %

%_ with Gothic Tropic
@_ with Fever the Ghost
&_ with Diane Coffee

Summerays Begin East Coast Tour Today

Since releasing their debut 7″ on Cool Summer Records, Cleveland’s Summerays have been perfecting their live performance with home town shows and will take their unique combination of surf pop, garage, and shoegaze on the road for the first time. Beginning today in Columbus, OH, Summerays will set of for a week of east coast dates with stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. If youre in any of these cities we highly recommend take advantage of this rare opportunity to see this unique band live and help them feel at home on their first tour!

08/12 – The Basement/Columbus OH

08/13 – Kung Fu Necktie (Upstairs Gallery)/Philadelphia PA

08/14 – Metro Gallery/ Baltimore MD

08/15 – Pianos/ New York NY

Cool Summer Presents A Summer Concert Series Featuring Pure Bathing Culture, Nite Jewel, and No Age!

 

Cool Summer Presents, Shelter Social Club, KCSB, KXLU, Origami Vinyl, and Warbler Records & Goods Announce Ojai Rancho Inn Summer Concert Series featuring Pure Bathing Culture, Nite Jewel, No Age

Beginning in July and running through September, the Ojai Rancho Inn will host a concert a month on its beautiful grounds, located in the picturesque mountains of Ojai, CA. A short drive from Los Angeles, Ventura, or Santa Barbara, the Rancho offers a welcome escape from the routine city venues, as well as a scenic spot to catch intimate performances by these hand-selected artists. Think California campground meets rustic charm in a spiritual vortex.

Besides providing a magical backdrop, the Ojai Rancho Inn will be opening its doors at 4 p.m. on show days for ticket holders to enjoy a meal on the venue lawn (bring a picnic or grab a bite from the on-site food truck), sip a drink, or cool off with a dip in the pool.  More info will be coming soon about openers, DJ’s, and other entertainment at these events.

Throughout the next three months we will be teaming up with our media sponsors, KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angelesand KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara for on-air ticket giveaways. Tickets are also currently available for purchase online at www.coolsummerpresents.com and in person at Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles or Warbler Records & Goods in Santa Barbara. All shows are all-ages and start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12, and combo tickets for all three events are available for $30.

Concert Schedule:

  • Pure Bathing Culture: Wednesday, July 3: The brainchild of Vetiver members Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille, Pure Bathing Culture makes the kind of breezy, sparkling pop that only gets better with age. For their EP, the pair mixes smooth ’80s-inspired synths with Versprille’s high and lilting vocals and Hindman’s reverb-laden guitar hooks. Standout track “Lucky One” is an infectiously upbeat, island-tinged number, while “Silver Shore’s Lake” manages to channel Cyndi Lauper with its languid, yacht-rock-inspired guitar tones.
  • Nite Jewel: Thursday, August 15: California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her Los Angeles home. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments she could find, she quickly developed her sound and began performing live in the L.A. area under the moniker Nite Jewel. Over the past few years, Nite Jewel has honed its pop-funk craft with releases on reputable indie labels Italians Do It Better, Mexican Summer, and L.A.’s own Gloriette Records. In that time, her airy but often distant voice has found new gravitas and charisma. Meanwhile, the synth lines have gotten more agile and the bass pops tighter, with stuttered ‘80s synths and R&B melodies that unfold into one another in ways both giddy and deceivingly nonchalant.
  • No Age: Wednesday, September 25: Forever cascading forward in a positive direction, gleefully instinctive, No Age erupt out of your speakers, blasting away the clouds above L.A.’s smoggy cityscape to reveal a solar flaring sun. With an ecstatic force bubbling around and beyond their music, they release contagious energy like they’re main-lining a field full of whirring wind turbines, while tuned into an ancient celestial power source.
About Cool Summer Presents:
Founded in early 2013 as the promotions arm of Cool Summer Records, Cool Summer Presents is based in Santa Barbara and dedicated to exposing new music and art to Southern California through unique shows, parties, and events.

About Shelter Social Club:
As the umbrella company for Santa Barbara’s Agave Inn and Sama Sama Test Kitchen, Solvang’s Hamlet Inn, and the Ojai Rancho Inn, Shelter Social Club designs, curates, and manages creative, forward-thinking ideas in hospitality, food spaces, and events.

Aan Remaster “Wet and Dripping”, Mystery Life 7″ Pre-Order Available Now!

Aan’s Mystery Life 7″ will be out February 5th, but you can ensure you get your copy by pre-ordering now.  This release is limited to 300 copies and will primarily be available at shows. These will go quick so we recommend pre-ordering now to guarantee a copy.

Pre-Order the 7″ here. Records will ship by 2/5.

And to tide you over, here’s an oldie but goodie, “Wet and Dripping” completely remastered for your listening pleasure…