Label Spotlight: Mexican Summer
This month, the esteemed indie label Mexican Summer celebrates its five-year anniversary. Its diverse roster has boasted acts as disparate as Philly-pride folkie Kurt Vile, proud collagist Oneohtrix Point Never, masterful surf-besotted duo Best Coast and avant-soul man Autre Ne Veut. The only sonic commonality seems to be the good quality of the artist's tunes. Other acts under the Mexican Summer umbrella include the strutting Soft Pack and the dubby, psychedelic Peaking Lights, along with Happy Jawbone Family Band, Pink Playground and Light Asylum. Here's to another five years of forward-thinking indie rock.