It’s that time of the year when the best chilled records are being lined up to be released just in time for those first rays of UK sun. Last year I managed to get consistently wrecked and mangled to Brightblack Morning Light’s unbelievable dreamy long player, but this year I have a sneaky feeling that Speck Mountain may have just made a claim for the come down record of 2008.
Sleeping comfortably in the noisy realms of Chicago, this 3-piece fronted by the 60’s infused vocals of Marie-Claire Balabanian use various instruments to provide a laid back soundtrack that would not be out of place in a record store laying next to classics such as Mazzy Star and The Velvet Underground. Close your eyes and think about a mix of pulsating vintage organs, lazy piano’s, teasing guitar riffs and lo-fi percussion and you are almost there. ‘Summer Above’ is a wonderfully dreamy folk and indie record that will melt your mind and take you on a journey, look out for it this month.