It’s always great to see the clichéd ‘songs of summer’ posts pop up around the web during the weakest of all the seasons (yeah, I said it), with tried truisms like “summer songs [are] one of rock’s truest pleasures” and their inability to get away without something Beach Boys related. So I figured I’d get my hands dirty with this gimmicky ploy, and thus present to you Shook Foil’s “Some Heavy Weight,” ‘the perfect soundtrack for those lazy, summer days spent out sunning by the pool.’
Aaron Hodgin’s baritone is a bit jarring stacked up against the appropriately breezy and whimsical psych-folk air the song carries itself with. Almost as if to slightly derail the masses slathered in sunscreen yelling “IT’S SUMMER.” It’s light acoustic strumming and airy, “Two Weeks” esque, backing vocals don’t challenge but are content to be pleasant. Escaping boredom by being ruthlessly effective, never pretending to be anything its not.
With that said, why not check out the song below? The boys are in the midst of touring the east coast and will wind up in Athens on August 7th at the Caledonia. And hey, I can’t stop if you feel the need to visit the band’s Bandcamp page.