Okay, Renae

All photos are taken by me, Renae Weaver

Check out this mix on @8tracks: I Should Be Doing Math Homework by Okay Renae.

Check out this upcoming band, The Blue Dawns, from York. Their garage-band sound is classic UK music. You can obviously see their personalities and sense of humor in this music video. Add that to great music and you’ve got a pretty awesome band.

I can’t wait until they release their debut EP, I’ve Seen the Signs, on August 2nd!

Follow them here: thebluedawns.tumblr.com 

And here: @thebluedawns on Twitter 

Everyone stop what you’re doing and hit the play button. I just came across The Wind and the Wave and I’ve fallen in love. This female-led band is heavily folk-rock. They come from Texas, which you can tell influences their music.

They’re debut record comes out August 5 on iTunes! 

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Lions Den
Grafton, Wisconsin
Lions Den
Grafton, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Josh Thompson
Fish Day
Port Washington, Wisconsin

I am always one to support upcoming bands, especially ones as good as PHOX. With a sound that’s a mix of the whimsical vibes of Vampire Weekend, and a hint of Two Door Cinema club, PHOX is a force to be reckoned with. Hailing from Baraboo, Wisconsin, this indie band brings a bit of midwestern flare to their music. 

Their self-titled album, PHOX, was released on iTunes June 24.

Key Tracks: Slow Motion, 1936, and Kingfisher

First Aid Kit are one of my favorite bands. The combination of both sisters’ voices are what makes the uniqueness shine through. I love the lyrics on this song because I’m pretty sure most of us at one point in our lives can relate. Their new album, Stay Gold, is out now.

Abigail Rose
Summerfest
Milwaukee, Wisconsin