Golden Haze by Wild Nothing.

Well, summer is slowly coming to a close. The kids are back in school and you’ve just fit in that last-minute vacation before it’s back to work and cooler weather. Why not throw in one last summer song to end it with grace?

Golden Haze was released in 2010 from Wild Nothing’s EP of the same name. It came out shortly after their debut album, Gemini, which was very popular on the indie circuit. They have since released a third album, Empty Estate, this past May.

Above is a live performance from KEXP Seattle.

Hit the Waves by The Mary Onettes.

This is my second entry about The Mary Onettes. Great music. Some of their lyrics are a little dark for my taste, but songs like this are perfect daydreaming tunes.

Hit the Waves was released in March of 2013 from the band’s third album of the same name. If it wasn’t for Spotify, I never would have found them. I really think these guys deserve more attention. I can’t believe they aren’t on the radio or in SPIN magazine or something.

I hope one day they gain some well-deserved popularity. Until then, here’s an honorable mention! 🙂

To read my other entry, click HERE.

Nocturne by Wild Nothing.

I think the music in this song is really beautiful. Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing has a gift for making dream pop. Every time I hear one of his songs, my mind goes on a vacation to the beach or anywhere that’s calm.

Nocturne was released from the album of the same name in August of 2012. I’m not sure if he’s made his way onto the radio yet but he’s definitely making progress on the indie circuit through sources like SPIN Magazine, iTunes, and playlists for Urban Outfitters and Spotify.

I featured two other songs from Wild Nothing on my blog as well. If you like this song, check out the other entries HERE and HERE.

iTunes recently voted Nocturne as one of the best albums of 2012.