POZ Discussion: Essential Summer Listening
It’s August already, but we’re going to try to hang onto summer for as long as we call. To celebrate PropertyOfZack’s Tank Top Season we’re launching a new Essential Summer Listening Discussion filled with TeamPOZ’s favorite albums for this season. Check out our guide, listen along, and feel free to reblog with your favorite spring records!
The Hotelier - Home Like NoPlace There Is
I don’t think I would typically consider an album like The Hotelier’s Home Like NoPlace There Is as an Essential Summer Listening record, but it’s the majority of what I’ve actually been listening to this summer. So here we are, then. I tend to go on a lot of walks to detach myself from Tumblr and Twitter after working on the internet all day to try to make things that will turn into memes for youngsters.
While on those walks, I’ve found Home Like NoPlace There Is cuts through the cooler-at-night summer air and packs and even more special punch than it does in the colder months of winter that I first experienced when the glorious album came out. - Zack Zarrillo
The Gaslight Anthem - The ’59 Sound
Some records demand to be played while driving down the thruway, windows down, volume cranked, and arms stretched out like you’re flying. I don’t know if that necessarily makes those records summer albums, but to me it does and The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound is the definitive summer album in my book. Brian Fallon’s
obsession with Americana and blue-collar living runs through every vein of The ’59 Sound and these “Every-Man” ideals strike a certain chord in my heart that reminds me of naïve summers spent wasting gas and sleeping on more floors than I could care to count.