Brand New Slum Summer Single
Slum Summer is the San Diego outfit formed by Hugh J Noble upon his move from England; he once played in an early version of what is now the Wave Pictures. But enough of the past, as his new band has this brilliant pop single for you today. His voice is quite distinctive, low down in the register, but I love how he runs his syllables together, not necessarily worried about rounding out the edges to brandish sheen pop. The rhythm section is spot on, giving the song this natural uplifting quality, that works in contrast to the heavy tones of Noble’s voice; it oddly reminds me of an indiepop version of Pedro the Lion, though I can’t say that’s what that working towards. The group will release ABABO via Jigsaw Records on January 18th of next year!