The sun is blazing sphere of hellfire that will eventually consume the earth and/or your soul—soak in the backlight of your laptop instead with this week’s wrap-up.

 

You’re Probably No Fun if Vundabar’s “Darla” Doesn’t Make You Groove Hard

High school homies turned international cool guy rockstars Vundabar premiered a song from their forthcoming album, Gawk, this past week, showcasing a catchy post-punk shuffle with just enough of a surf rock edge to get everyone and their dads riled up. Take a listen to the tune below, preorder the record here, and make sure to catch these guys at the Middle East this Friday with the New Highway Hymnal, Moniker, Thick Wild, and more.

 

Tall Heights and World’s Most Adorable Dog Tease New EP

You might remember Tall Heights from January’s impossibly tight Sofar Sounds performance, or perhaps from their impossibly dreamy “Spirit Cold” music video. Now, the folk duo (and a very camera-friendly pup) are announcing a new EP come October, sure to be packed with more wistful acoustic serenades that welcome autumn a bit more gently than syllabus week and pumpkins with faces.

 

NPR Wants to Know What (Boston) Bands You’ve Been Jamming To This Year

As a segment of NPR’s All Songs Considered, music sponge superhuman Bob Boilen is calling out for your musical discoveries of the year (so far), and what better way to shout out Boston’s up-and-comers than to throw them in the mix? Head over here to get the scoop and enter in your favorites.

 

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