I admit going to great lengths for new music compilations. I'll happily hand over my email or even pay for such things, always looking another favorite song to add to my next playlist. In a recent email from The Olms, the new band with Pete Yorn, there was a link to a free eight-song compilation produced by Starbucks which I snapped up immediately. It has "Wanna Feel It," The Olms' song that is found on my own Summer 2013 New Music Playlist, as well as the self-titled song by California band Cayucas (the group's song, "High School Lover," was featured on my Spring 2013 New Music Playlist). There's also "Ride On/Right On" by Phosphorescent, another band from that playlist but represented with "Song for Zula."
Plus there are two songs I have cued up for my next playlist, so it brought mixed emotions to see them already posted. The compilation includes the new single, "It All Feels Right," from Washed Out's upcoming album, Paracosm, which I wrote about here. Brazos' "How the Ranks Was Won," is a sweet tune that stuck with me after a listen through a publicity email. Check out a live and official video for the song in my post about the band back in April. The 10th anniversary edition of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" rounds out the collection, along with a song by Jenny O. and Marie 7 the redCat.
Pick up your own copy of the "Starbucks Sounds of Summer," now through July 29 here.