Just in time for the summer season, Austin’s Summer Swells have released a new single titled The Herbalist (b/w Intentions). The title track feels like a country dance hall meets beach party with its surf rock vibe, tambourine crashes, twangy, reverb soaked guitar riffs and vintage Hammond organ fills. The B-side takes you just to the country dance hall with its winsome, mournful vocals and slow dance shuffle.
If you can’t make it over to the Blackheart on Friday for the SOTO PRESENTS show with Major Major Major, The Mole People and Löwin, then you should consider attending Summer Swell’s single release party at Cheer Up Charlie’s. It’s a solid show that also includes the adventurous indie rock of Royal Forest, who are working on the follow up to the stellar 2013 album, and the sunny, laid back grooves of Sounds Del Mar, who are planning to release their first full length this summer.