Sumer is icumen in

We haven’t posted in a couple of days, so here’s a quick one for you. I say “quick” because, if you act quickly, you can download lal meri’s “Dreams of 18” for free at Amazon. It’s only available today (3 May), but if you miss it, just head over to the band’s MySpace where there is a widget that will let you download it tomorrow or whenever. Also, I have a widget for you, no downloads, though. If you click it (which a lot of you won’t for some reason) and it works (which these things never seem to do), you will hear exactly what you’d expect from a Six Degrees band.

What’s that? You say you don’t know what to expect from San Francisco’s Six Degrees Records? You’d better click that button, then. And also, know that you’re missing out on one of my all-time favorite labels (Pacificka, CéU, Bebel Gilberto, and Cibelle once upon a time). Lal meri, like the others, has that trademark laid back sound but with a distinct Indian influences (sadly I can’t differentiate between North and South Indian influences anymore, but it’s good to hear a tabla outside of a World Music class). Add to that Nancy Kaye’s vocals (which have that sandy Fiona Apple quality) and the occasional guest spot from the lovely Pooja Lal and you’ve got a sort of Indian trip hop with a Brazillian flourish. It’s perfect for summer. Very sexy. Sexy is good.


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