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The Pharmacy – Masten Lake Lagoon (Stream)

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Burger’s at it again. This time in the form of The Pharmacy’s incredible new record/tape/whatever, Spells. To celebrate its existence in the world, the label’s streaming “Masten Lake Lagoon” an undeniable basement pop tune. Weaving in some classic psych elements while retaining a rock n’ soul style always seems to come effortlessly to The Pharmacy, who are now five full-lengths deep and following up what was their previous high point, Stoned & Alone, with a brand new one. Spells is one hell of a record and the decision to stream “Masten Lake Lagoon” was the right one; it’s the record’s defining moment. Just as perfect for a sunny day is it is a stormy night spent with friends, “Masten Lake Lagoon” is a triumph no matter when it’s spun.

Listen to “Masten Lake Lagoon” below and use it to soundtrack a camping trip this summer.

PAWS – Owls Talons Clenching My Heart (Music Video)

It’s only been a few weeks since the review of “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” went up, along with the assertion that Youth Culture Forever was among the years very best LP’s. Since then, PAWS have endured a massive, unexpected amount of scrutiny following a debacle with Morrissey. While the band picked up a considerable amount of press because of it, nothing’s changed: Youth Culture Forever sounds as good now as it did a month ago and “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” is still an undeniably strong song- and now it has a music video to match it. Essentially just a cinematic tour diary, it’s surprisingly striking visually and the tone’s a nice complement to the song itself. It’s also impossible to say no to fireworks, open skies, open roads, and skateboarding. “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” spans a lot of the US and it features more than a few recognizable landmarks (what’s up, First Ave?) in the process. Most of all, it’s a nice reminder that winter’s finally over and doing most of the things that happen in the video is possible again.

Watch “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” below and take a road trip to enjoy the sun.