I’m happy to report there’s a whole lot of prettiness coming your way, something perhaps for those hot summer days and cool fruity drinks. This will be the first in a series of bands that captured my ears recently, including a few curious electronic/experimental projects. First up is some trippy warm weather fare from San Diego band The Glass Canoe. They recently released their debut album Chimera, which is full of moody and dreamy atmospherics. Especially flashback inducing is the aptly-titled “Happy”, with a waterfall of strings and layered elfen vocals. They alternate nicely between a pleasant musical ether and a purposeful driving beat, so you don’t drift too far from shore. They’ll be performing at the Cubbfest Music and Arts Festival in San Diego on July 31st.

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