Fresh off their US tour including dates supporting the Smashing Pumpkins (check out these interviews Aan did with Artist Direct, Impose, while on tour with the Pumpkins), Portland’s Aan have three shows beginning this Friday in Washington state, including an appearance at Elkfest in Spokane. Details below…
Welcome back to Cool Summer Records and to 2013! 2012 was quite a year for us, four new bands on the roster, three physical releases, two digital singles, countless shows, and an epic day out at the Independent Label Market in Los Angeles. We’ve already got some amazing releases slated for 2013 we can’t wait to share, but in the mean time we wanted to catch you up on some things you might have missed while wrapping up 2012….
Aan Announced Pacific Northwest Tour Dates
Portland’s Aan will be releasing their Mystery Life 7” on Cool Summer Records Feb 5th, and will be playing some shows around their neck of the woods around the release date. The dates include some shows with Incan Abraham and Cuokoo Chaos, Built to Spill, and a record release party in their home town! More on the 7″ release soon…
2/1 Boise, ID – The Red Room *
2/2 Pendelton, OR – Pendelton Center for the Arts *
2/4 Bellingham, WA – Red Light *%
2/5 Seattle, WA – Barboza *%
2/6 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *%
2/8 Pullman, WA – The Belltower #
2/9 Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater #
* w/ Incan Abraham
% w/ Cuckoo Chaos
# w/ Built to Spill, FinnRiggins
Cool Summer Records Featured In Independent Label Market LA’s Video
Cool Summer Records founder, Dave Mount, was featured in this video from the Independent Label Market LA event that was held back in November. Featuring Southern California’s best independent labels and the people that run them, this video highlighting the ILMLA gives some insight into why there’s still interest in music in the physical form and the importance of having places for people to listen to, shop, and discuss these physical releases.
Summerays Releases Digital Full Length
On New Years Day, Summerays released their first full length to the world. Cool Summer Records proudly released Summerays’ Toyohashi 7”, the shimmering and nostalgia-steeped single from Cleveland surf popper Luke Teeters. On 1/1/13 Teeters unveiled the next chapter in the Summerays story: Summer Daze. The pay-what-you-want debut album is available via Bandcamp and is filled to the brim with the beach born pop gems we’ve come to expect from Teeters’ songbook.
Lead single “Sunshine” is true testament to the feel good vibe of Summer Daze. It’s an upbeat and catchy little love song that ambles along merrily by way of Teeters’ sun drenched and reverb soaked guitar tones. Check it out here, then head over to their bandcamp page to hear the rest!
That should get you up to speed with everything that’s been going on with Cool Summer Records and our bands over the holiday break. There’s so many things we’re beyond excited to share with you in 2013. It’s going to be an epic year!
This past Spring while in Denton, TX for the 35 Denton festival, Aan participated in the Violitionist Sessions, where bands perform 3 songs live and answer 3 questions. Check out their performance of “Wake Me With a Kiss,” the first taste of another new song from their forth coming full length, Amor Ad Nauseaum, below. Then go over to Violitionist to see the rest of their live performance and read what the band has to say about being a band in a city with a saturated music scene, the benefits of co-op labels, and where they find motivation to create.
That’s right! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Cleavland, OH’s Summerays will be releasing their 7″ on Cool Summer Records. The vision of 22 year old Luke Teeters, who crafted the Daydream EP all on his own, combining jangly, garagy guitar riffs, and infectious surf rock leads with honest, heartfelt lyrics, for a truly modern take on the timeless genre. Cool Summer Records is proud to give “Toyohashi” and “Spacious” two surf pop gems from the EP, a proper physical release via the Summerays 7″ which will be released July 31st 2012.
Pre-Order the 7″ here and it will ship by July 31st
Check out the official video for “Toyohashi” and stream the track below
Cool Summer Records is pleased to announce that the newest band on our roster is Portland, OR’s Aan. With an EP and a 7″ under their belt (which you can listen to here) they have moved into a heavier, more streamlined direction as exemplified by the first taste of their new material. Here is “I Don’t Need Love,” off their forthcoming full length, Amor Ad Nauseum.
The track is available for download from their bandcamp page and check out the live performance of “I Don’t Need Love” captured by Portland blog Into the Woods below.
In September, Cool Summer Records will be releasing a 7″ featuring another track from Aan’s Amor Ad Nauseum, as well as an exclusive B side that will only be available on the 7″. Stay tuned for more details!