This New York-based record label, Mexican Summer Records, has been in the news lately.
Last month, they announced that they signed The Fresh & Onlys to their label. The F&O are finishing up their new LP, with a Spring tour announcement:
02/19 Seattle, WA Chop Suey #
02/20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge #
02/23 Los Angeles, CA The Echo #
02/24 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriets #
02/25 San Diego, CA Casbah #
# = w/ Disappears
Read more about The F&O on W♥M
Next up, Mexican Summer will be releasing Mike Wexler's Dispossession on March 6th, 2012. You can preview "Pariah" on Soundcloud.
4. The Trace
Speaking of album signing, Jon McLaughlin just signed with Razor & Tie Records for a new studio album, Promising Promises, out on May 22nd (incidentally that's Morrissey's birthday).
In the meantime, his first single, "Summer Is Over", is available now on iTunes and Amazon.com. The single features a duet with Sara Bareilles.
Not much else I can add, I'll leave you with a quote about the forthcoming album:
This missed my Christmas 2011 series, but thankfully, they can fit here.
"Christmas Eve for Two" is available as a free download on bandcamp. I wasn't given a whole lot of information to work with, so I'll just mention that Bill Ricchini, the man behind Summer Fiction, seems to really love beautiful photographs of beautiful people in beautiful clothing.
If you end up listening to the xmas song, I want to say that it's Ricchini doing his own backing vocals?
* PS, I know I'm complaining that it's cold, but to be fair, it can get hot here too.