I'm a sucker for beats and this single from Beck hits on all cylinders. While the lyrics are a bit cheesy, offering up gems like, "Girl in a bikini with the Lamborghini shih tzu," "Wow" is the kind of song you can crank up during this onslaught of 90° weather. This song may or may not be on a new record that's due out in late October.
Speaking of songs built for the sweltering heat, "I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside" sounds like it's melting right along next to you at the pool. Morgan Delt recently signed with Sub Pop and his record is due out in August.
I wasn't familiar with Adam Torres when he self-released his debut in 2006, but part of that could be lack of publicity since he "has spent the past decade volunteering in rural Ecuador, completing a graduate degree in Texas, and working to improve the water quality of the Rio Grande River," according to Pranav Trewn over at Stereogum. I'm glad he had time to write a few songs while he was down there. This one's a treat.