Yesterday was the perfect storm of awesomeness to issue Spring into Halifax. As the sun made a cameo appearance, thousands of people deliberated painfully with a spring jacket in one hand and a winter coat int he other. Then, like the mother in The Good Son, we let our winter jacket fall to an early death, turned and embraced thinner and less intrusive outwear. Throw in the drunken douchebaggery of St. Paddy’s Day and the opening tip of the greatest (non-World Cup) tournament in the world and someone better call Nelly as it is indeed getting hot in herrrrrrrrrr. Feeling summery yet? Well, here are a couple of summer jams that might put some pep in your step and get you fantasizing about that next road trip or trek to the beach.

 

Sun Wizard - World’s Got a Handle
This classic rock tinged guitar beast is a tribute to summer. Shimmering notes and soaring harmonies grab your ear, but the infectious bass line and pounding drums are the perfect counterpoint. As much as you want to singalong, you can’t help but bang along on the steering wheel and as you almost break the god damn volume nob off. Somehow this song perfectly captures summer nights driving around with nothing better to do and still makes you want to roll one up, hit the beach and play in the coastal swells.

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MP3:: Sun Wizard - World’s Got a Handle
WEB:: http://www.myspace.com/thesunwizard

Kalle Mattson - A Deepened End
Kalle Mattson is back, and most of the rootsy tendencies the band revealed on their cracking debut have been left to reminisce on the porch. More muscular and amped this time around, the young Ontario band opts for riffage and noise over subtleties. This is a slab of 90′s indie rock that triggers memories for this old bastard, and should jump start any night of tom foolery. Like May 11th?

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MP3:: Kalle Mattson - A Deepened End
WEB:: http://www.kallemattson.com/