Some Cool Summer News You Might Have Missed

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!

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