Sorry dear readers;
I have been absent for some time now. This is for two reasons: 1) there hasn’t been anything that has wowed me recently, so I haven’t had a strong desire to write about anything and 2) I have a new writing job with one of my favourite websites, The Impersonals (you should check it out). But, I didn’t want to ignore you any longer so I thought now would be a good time to write a post.
Like I said, with the exception of Santigold and Jack White, there hasn’t been a lot of anything new I have really wanted to share. So I went back into my listening history and noticed I have been listening to MGMT quite a lot. Their debut album, Ocular Spectacular (released in 2007) is a perfect album to pair with sunshine, sandals, and shorts. More simply, it is great summertime music; specifically the song Time to Pretend.
MGMT are, for the most part, super upbeat, complex and very interesting with hooks that’ll stay in your head for weeks. Driven mostly by the keyboard, MGMT’s music comes off as light and vibrant. Kind of what it feels like to be a carefree teen on summer break: life full of friends, parties, and late nights.
So. Spend your summer with an excellent soundtrack and listen to Ocular Spectacular on repeat.