Paint Me A Picture

It’s been over 90 degrees for the past few days. That sort of heat brings on a drag in your step. It’s too hot to eat. Too hot to ride bikes. Too hot for life. 90 degrees makes you want to find some shade and lay in the grass.  Maybe you bring your favorite bottle, or light your favorite smoke?  Any way you choose, there’s nothing better than kicking your feet up and wasting away a summer day.

Louisville’s Murals are the soundtrack for my lazy Wednesday in the sun.  Their smokey, trippy take on folk-pop has me grinning from ear to ear.  It’s always nice when the right mood and the right sound click into place.  Murals have a touch of the wispy cuteness of The Shins but remind me The Coral, an oddball outfit from England.  

The vocals are distant and seemed delivered from a payphone, while the drums are brushed ever so slightly to keep things moving. It has a dreamy quality perfect for that space between nodding off and knowing you left the TV on. Ideal music for drifting away in the July sun.

Their new record On A Passing Cloud is streaming below.  If you like it, buy it.  You cheapskates.


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