August, already? It came too fast, but you’ll gladly welcome the last month of summer once you hear who’s visiting.
Three sisters, one brother and one best friend make the band, Eisley. Hailing from Texas, these guys have been playing since 2000—even touring with Coldplay in support of “Room Noises” in 2005. If you’re fond of Stars, Tegan and Sara, or Rilo Kiley, you’ll fall for the light and graceful voices of the DuPree sisters. Eisley will play in Salt Lake tomorrow, touting their new full-length album, “Combination,” due in stores August 14.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Telescope Eyes.”
Here’s a blast from the past. Remember this?: “If you’re down with P, well then your friends with me.” The Rentals‘ “Friends of P” hit the airwaves in 1995 and it unexpectedly became a hit. Now they’re back and playing in the Venue on August 8. Hoping they’ll play “The Love I’m Searching For” and “These Days.” But they’ve also released some new catchy songs.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Last Romantic Day.”
A rare combination of Spanish flair, country, jazz—even surf music—makes up the sound of Calexico. Their catchy rhythms are unpredictable and unforgettable. Calexico recently joined with Iron and Wine to release an EP filled with beautiful melodies and story-telling lyrics. I caught up with Calexico when they opened for Wilco a few years ago, and they had me toe-tappin’. The best part? You can tap along for free when they illuminate the Twilight Concert Series on August 23.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Roca.”
And finally, if you’re aching for more summer days (and they are numbered), this FineTune mix will help. It’s filled with tunes reminiscent of perfect summer days, never-ending sunsets and long, warm nights—dabbled with a handful of songs from bands making Salt Lake cameos this month. Check it out here.
Listen up and enjoy!
Here’s what else is on for the month, starting tonight with Peter Bjorn and John:
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