Bask in the sunshine with these ear-clobberin' smoothies (remember the suncream), or cower from the thundery rapture, using these as lullabies. Either way, the songs below are sublime.

  • Artist: Willis Earl Beal
  • Track Name: 'Until We Die'
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Ana Leorne

Following his departure from left XL Recordings earlier this year, Chicago-based artist Willis Earl Beal is now preparing to release his new album Experiments In Time via CDBaby (i.e., on his own).

After sharing first track 'Travelling Eyes', he's now back with the equally breathtaking 'Until We Die'. Listen below. Experiments In Time is due out on August 8th.

  • Artist: Glass Animals
  • Track Name: 'Love Lockdown' (Kanye West cover)
  • Location: Oxford, UK
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

If you've seen Glass Animals any time in the last few months, whether it was at Glastonbury or at any date along their sold-out US tour, you probably saw them do a rousing rendition of Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak tune 'Love Lockdown'. Thankfully the boys decided to record a studio version, and you can listen to it below. I think I may actually prefer it to the Kanye version - let us know what you think!

  • Artist: Lydia Ainsworth
  • Track Name: 'PSI'
  • Location: NYC, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Matt Korman

Just a month after debuting her hypnotic four-track Right From Real - Pt. 1 EP, multi-instrumental wizard Lydia Ainsworth has introduced the first single from her similarly titled Right From Real debut full-length, 'PSI'.

Much like the aforementioned EP, 'PSI' envelopes a world of sparring elements; from textile electronic fixtures to a subtle wave of orchestration. Ainsworth splits the means, bringing an exuberant poppy element to temper the lofty production, making for an eerie and accessible effort.

  • Artist: Walter Sobcek
  • Track Name: 'Midnight Crush'
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Russell Thomas

Oooo yeah! There's something beautifully nostalgic about this track by Parisian duo Walter Sobcek – maybe it's the robotic vocoder snippets, the far-off saxophone samples, the deliciously '80s digital glockenspiel sounds, the catchy pop vocals, the epic guitar solo… Maybe it's just all of it put together in that French-touch, slo-house style. Anyway, it's called 'Midnight Crush' and it features the slightly Kylie Minogue-esque voice of LA-based singer,Mereki. It sounds like a cascading of past summer jams all flowing together and, as I look out onto the sunlit world outside - with all its promise of hot holidays and fun with friends - I couldn't wish for a better track right now.

  • Artist: Racing Glaciers
  • Track Name: 'VHS'
  • Location: Macclesfield, UK
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

Macclesfield five piece Racing Glaciers have been hard at work recording new music, and our first taste of that is the explosive lead single 'VHS'. From the very first note it's clear what their intention is, and that's to blow you away with their immersive and powerful sound that's seen praise from the Radio 1 and tons of love on the HypeMachine charts. With more and more bands turning to an electronic-leaning sound, it's good to have bands that stick to a straight-forward alt/rock sound, especially when they do it with the mastery of 'VHS'.

Even better, is the band have put the song up for free download over at their MusicGlue page (where you can also pick up their EP on vinyl and other formats if you're feeling up to it)! What's better than free music, hmm? I'd venture to say not too much. Stream 'VHS' below.